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Integrated industry – creating value

22 March, 2017

Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, will take place in Hanover, Germany from the 24 to 28 April.

The event has become the global hotspot for issues such as Industry 4.0, energy efficiency and smart grids. Approximately 6500 companies from 70 countries are set to exhibit this year, and showcase their innovations and products to over 200,000 visitors.

The exhibition will unite all elements of industrial technology by covering all key technologies and core areas of industry, including the following themes:

• Integrated Industry.

• Industrial Automation.

• Motion, Drives and Automation.

• Digital Factory.

• Energy.

• ComVac (compressed air and vacuum systems).

• Industrial Supply.

• Research and Technology.

Across all these topics a broad range of forums, conferences and special events will offer visitors the chance to learn about the key issues affecting their particular disciplines. The opportunity to develop new sales leads in other sectors, unique access to new products and technologies and a huge international presence attract exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

Visitors will have the chance to see first-hand a host of product innovations and the latest technology, compare notes with industry leaders and pick up valuable knowhow to give them the edge they need to keep their business on track and ahead of the pack.

In recent years Hannover Messe has been a main focus for Industry 4.0 – a technological development that made such a profound impact on workplaces in such a short time. What previously was a vision is now a reality and ready for use in factories. Hannover Messe 2017 will continue to give this trend further momentum – not only with new technologies, but also with the mature Industry 4.0 technologies that have concrete applications that are being explored onsite in Hannover to complement the business models that they enable.

Last year international trade visitors were informed step-by-step how to transform their production facilities into smart factories for the digital age and how to build intelligent, networked systems for energy generation, distribution and storage. In 2017, the lead theme: ‘Integrated Industry – Creating Value’ conveys a clear message – the trial phase is over and integrated industry has begun to pay dividends.

What value-added benefits are available to your company? How can cobots, digital twins and predictive maintenance be deployed profitably? Answers to these questions will be found at Hannover Messe 2017.

In addition, high-calibre speakers from business and government will be taking part in the conference programme. A broad range of forums, conferences and special interest events will offer visitors the chance to learn more about the key issues affecting industry, including:

• Global Business & Markets, Hall 3. Featuring a conference programme and an Investment Lounge, this foreign trade platform focuses on export and investment opportunities.

• Young Tech Enterprises, Hall 3. At this hotspot, visitors will meet creative

visionaries and encounter innovative, trend-setting industry start-ups, spin-offs and young enterprises. This is the ideal place to share ideas and visions.

• Job and career, Hall 16. Here, visitors can meet senior HR managers and explore the options for developing their career. Information about vacancies and career paths will be posted on a multimedia Job Wall.

• Tec2You, pavilions adjacent to Hall 11. In the course of this organised programme, young persons will experience at first hand the wide-ranging career opportunities available in science and technology.

• WoMenPower careers conference, Convention Centre. Extend your knowledge and make valuable new contacts: at the 14th WoMenPower careers conference on 28 April.

This year’s partner country is Poland; a country with vital industrial links to neighbouring powerhouses Germany, Russia and others. Poland is not only Germany’s largest trading partner; it also has an impressive track record in terms of growth and innovation. The country’s development plans centre on re-industrialisation, the promotion of innovative enterprises and expansion onto foreign markets. Poland will showcase its entire technological spectrum in Hannover – with a special emphasis on IT and energy.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics is a media partner for Hannover Messe 2017 and is offering its readers an exclusive offer of complimentary visitor tickets for the entire duration of the show. To claim your free visitor ticket to the show in April, visit the Hannover Messe homepage on www.hannovermesse.de/en then click on the tickets page. To activate your ticket, use the promotional code nzapz to be part of the world’s industrial revolution.

For more information contact the UK team: hannovermesse@sectormarketing.co.uk

Exhibitor taster

Just some of the many companies from the fluid power, automation and related technologies sector exhibiting at this year’s event include the following:

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco will unveil its latest innovations in industrial vacuum pumps at ComVac 2017 in Hannover.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the GHS 3000-5000 VSD+, the newest addition to Atlas Copco’s range of intelligent and super-efficient oil-injected rotary screw vacuum pumps, offering up to 5000 m3/h. With this extension, larger companies will be able to benefit from the advantages of the existing GHS VSD+ range, which offers users energy savings of around 50 per cent and significantly reduced noise compared to traditional technologies.

During the exhibition, Atlas Copco will also introduce the GVS A range of single-stage, oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps, plus new DZM multi-claw vacuum pumps (up to 4 pumps in a canopy with VSD technology) and TR models for liquid ring vacuum pumps.



Atos claims to offer the only range of proportional valves in the world entirely based on digital technology, at the same price of the analogue ones. Atos digital proportionals integrate advanced diagnostics and latest generation of industrial Ethernet fieldbus; in line with Industry 4.0 methodology.

Basic silver executions offer:

• Analogue command signal – voltage or current.

• Digital high performances at competitive price.

• Rugged design against vibrations and shocks – up to 50g.

• Extended temperature range -40degC ÷ +60degC.

• Water & powder proof – IP66/67.

• Tropical coating on electronic PCB.

• Zinc protection coating for 200 h in salt spray.

Full black executions add to the above features:

• A wide range of fieldbus interfaces.

• Optional alternated P/Q control.


Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

Throughout the world, Bürkert is synonymous with competence in fluid control systems. Users get complete system solutions from Bürkert combining state-of-the-art technology with the highest degree of cost effectiveness. Besides one of the most comprehensive product ranges for all fields of fluid control, the company offers a diverse portfolio of services, ranging from consulting and engineering to set-up and maintenance, to provide competent solutions for the user’s every requirement.


Eaton Hydraulics

Eaton Hydraulics will showcase integrated industrial solutions at Hannover Messe. The company will showcase solutions within the field of power management and control, plus hydraulic hoses and filtration products. Visitors to the Eaton stand can learn how to improve energy efficiency, integrate digital connectivity, and decrease maintenance needs with a higher performing new generation of products.

On display will be integrated electro-hydraulic technologies that demonstrate the future of factories. Eaton`s smart components feature digital connectivity and facilitate integration across the control and production layers, thereby helping to pave the way for a new era in manufacturing characterised by intelligent, self-optimising and autonomous processes.



Hannover Fair will once again be the showcase for the latest technological developments in automation from Festo. Picking up on this year’s theme ‘Integrated Industries, Creating Value’, Festo will be revealing a new key technology aligned to the digitalisation of pneumatics. Festo will also be exploring Industry 4.0-related topics demonstrating developments linking pneumatics, electric and control in industrial automation and training, visualised through the latest Bionic and Future Concepts.

The latest developments of superconductivity for specialist areas of automation will also be revealed, with Festo showing novel applications for contactless and frictionless drive technology. The Bionic Learning Network has continued its exploration of recent themes such as light weight, natural structures and how humans and machines can interact.


Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver is set to draw in the crowds at this year’s Hannover Messe, as the company launches what it describes as a revolutionary new compressor, as well as showcasing its extensive portfolio of pressure, vacuum and blower solutions.

Visitors to the stand will be able to learn about the company’s latest compressed air technologies, meeting three critical needs: intelligent innovation, exceptional levels of efficiency, and sophisticated connectivity, in line with the demands of today’s advanced manufacturing and process applications.

Gardner Denver will also be highlighting the benefits of oil-free technology throughout the show, with key offerings on display including its PureAir series, the associated PureCare maintenance programme and Robuschi’s ROBOX screw system, as well as extensions to Elmo Rietschle’s product range for heavy-duty and industrial applications. The exhibition will also see the official launch of iConn, offering innovative machine-to-machine connectivity.


LISK Ireland

LISK are busy in preparation for this year`s Hannover MDA Messe. This year a range of new products will be launched at the company’s stand; including the mobile hazardous coil (MH Coil).

The MH coil was developed for use in potentially hazardous or explosive environments such as oil & gas, power generation and turbine control. This coil has an Ex d (Ex tb) robust design for cartridge valve type applications. It is suitable for use on 13 and 16mm solenoid tubes and can be customised to suit the customer’s existing solenoid tube if required. Features include a screw-in or 4-bolt interface, with additional on-off and proportional options. The MH Coil is also fitted with vibration resistant push-to-connect terminal blocks and carries IECEx, ATEX, and CSA (for North America) certification to aid with global reach in both gas and dust applications.


Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin will present a network of smart solutions at this year's Hannover Messe. Parker’s technologies enable industrial companies to optimally utilise the enormous benefit potential-of digital networking. The company will also present components for smart IoT solutions from a single source that can be easily integrated into plant and machinery to provide a comprehensive technology- system solution made up of hydraulic, fluid connection technology, electromechanical and pneumatic components. The range forms a platform for process and productivity improvements.


British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) Pavilion

The BFPA is hosting its Pavilion in Hall 21. The list of participating companies on the Pavilion is as follows:

Abbey Seals

Established in 1983, Abbey Seals is a second-generation, family-run company with offices in Dublin and Cork. With over 30 years’ experience the company has grown into one of the most successful and proficient companies in this sector; not just within Ireland but also internationally.

Abbey Seals’ manufacturing hub in Cork is home to Abbey Seals Xpress, an express in-house manufacturing service for both seals and gaskets using the highest quality materials.

Abbey Seals states that it is able to manufacture a comprehensive range of products promptly and ship the same day worldwide. Abbey Seals’ customer base is as diverse as the company’s product range; with over 40,000 products in different sizes and materials available to ship on a next-day delivery service.


Custom Fittings

Custom Fittings is a stockists and manufacturers of stainless steel hose fittings, tube fittings and adaptors. The company’s mission is to offer off-the-shelf and bespoke solutions for customers, which are of the highest industry standards. Trading for over 30 years, Custom Fittings offers one of Europe’s most comprehensive ranges of high quality, stainless steel hose and tube fittings. The company also maintains high stock levels of raw materials and finished products to ensure customers’ needs are met with a speedy delivery. All our products meet Custom Fittings’ Quality Assurance policy as outlined in the ISO 9001 certification.


FPE Seals Ltd.

FPE Seals Ltd. is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic seals, seal kits and cylinder parts, with worldwide shipments made on a daily basis.

The company supplies seals to distributors, mobile and heavy plant operators, ram repairers, mechanical handling and process control companies. Its extensive stock comprises most International and UK manufacturers seals.

FPE Seals Ltd. carries non-OEM seal kits for a wide range of plant machinery; including the popular Hercules and Bulldog ranges covering-Komatzu, JCB, Hiab...etc. – and also for industrial machines; Parker, Hydroline, Miller, etc.

FPE Seals Ltd. has a large stock of individual hydraulic and pneumatic seals, which can be purchased individually.


MAC Fittings

MAC Fittings is a UK manufacturer and stockist of a wide range of hydraulic, pneumatic and associated fittings. The company is a family-run business with over 40 years’ experience in production and precision engineering.

MAC Fittings will be attending Hannover Messe as part of the BFPA and looks forward to showcasing the excellence of British manufacturing. The company comments that Hannover Messe has always been a good opportunity to re-connect with old friends and forge new partnerships. During the show, MAC Fittings’ sales team of Paul Collins and Neil Sharma will be joined by director Roger Sharma, as well as our technical staff.



At Hannover Messe, Webtec will showcase its latest range of hydraulic components and hydraulic test equipment, and visitors will have the opportunity to discuss their hydraulic custom solution requirements and the recently introduced 7-day service on single piece directional control valve orders, with company representatives.

Products on display will include the VFD range of three-port flow control valves designed to improve efficiency by up to 33%, thereby making hydraulic systems run cooler while also using less energy.

In addition, the company’s latest portable digital hydraulic multimeter will also be on show. Featuring ‘Quickcert’, this iPhone app saves time by emailing a test certificate while in the field. Visitors to the stand will also be able to learn more about the 180 and 280 series of aluminium and stainless steel zero-leak hydraulic rotary control valves which are available on the rapid 7-day service.


BFPA booth wall panels

The BFPA booth will also feature wall panels representing Oilgear (a member of the BFPA) and Abdex (a member of the BFPDA).


Oilgear’s UK headquarters, based in Leeds, is one of Europe’s leading centres of excellence for the manufacture and testing of hydraulic components. Backed up by a strong engineering department, the facility is able to build bespoke systems for applications as diverse as sub-sea ROVs, offshore rig motion compensation systems and movable seating in football stadiums. The site has been manufacturing hydraulic components for over 60 years and boasts modern machining and bespoke built test rigs.

On-site capabilities include lean manufacturing of components and the design and assembly of complete systems, including integrated control panels. All parts are subjected to extensive quality control procedures, ensuring that ISO9001 standards are met – as well as a variety of industry standards. The test rigs include pressure and flow tests for pumps, valves and manifolds as well as a multi-fluid test rig for mineral oil, water based fluids, Skydrol, glycols and biodegradables.

At Hannover Messe, Oilgear will also have a stand in Hall 19.



Abdex offers low, medium, high and ultra-high pressure fluid transfer solutions up to 60,000 psi (4,135 bar). In addition to the company’s complete hose solutions, it also offers a large variety of fittings, valves and instrumentation components as well as pressure test systems and hose manufacturing machinery.

Abdex has formed strategic partnerships with many of the best quality suppliers to serve the oil & gas, water jetting, mining, hydraulic, automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and manufacturing markets. Abdex is an ISO9001 certified company with NATA pressure testing facilities to 5000 bar, which is fully supported by the company’s experienced technical staff. Abdex supplies its growing customer base worldwide.


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