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What is there for the world of process automation to see in Hannover?

| Author / Editor: Frank Jablonski / Matthias Back

Attractions along the red carpet route are to be found in all of the Industrial Automation halls. One tip for those who are planning to attend: a shuttle bus service from the Laatzen ICE rail station will be available to take visitors to the point where the tour starts at entrance South 1.
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Attractions along the red carpet route are to be found in all of the Industrial Automation halls. One tip for those who are planning to attend: a shuttle bus service from the Laatzen ICE rail station will be available to take visitors to the point where the tour starts at entrance South 1. (Picture: Hannover Messe)

The HANNOVER MESSE covers a lot of ground, and a wealth of technologies will be on display again this year. In the automation sector, the spectrum ranges from wind turbines to small sensors. As was the case in previous years, a large contingent of exhibitors will be putting their latest process automation products on display in Halls 11 and 9. A walk along the red carpet.

Hannover - Visitors will have the opportunity to take a closer look at existing instrumentation and new models designed for the standard set of process parameters (pressure, temperature, flow and fill level). The AMA Association for Sensor Technology has described its Center as a “marketplace for sensors, measurement technology and automation”. Equipment may not be on sale here by the ounce, but in finely dosed portions the exhibitors will be showing the latest additions to their product portfolios including everything from sensor elements, sensors and instrumentation to systems and complete solutions. The Association is looking forward to a "pulsating dialogue in the midst of a competitive environment where products and solutions can be compared head-to-head”. (Hall 11, Stand B 34)

Equipment supplier or full-range provider?

On the equipment side, Endress +Hauser for example will be concentrating on two-wire technology for flow and fill level instrumentation. Three new device technologies have been added to the portfolio. Level detection using free space radar technology, magnetic-inductive and ultrasonic flow detection and new models for Coriolis mass flow rate detection will be on display.

Endress+Hauser has expanded the horizon beyond conventional field instrumentation. The company reports that it offers "an extensive, innovative range of process automation solutions" including energy management systems, loading/unloading systems and system integration.

Visitors in Hannover will find out that the portfolio extends beyond automation solutions. The company also offers services ranging from commissioning to maintenance strategies. Endress+Hauser claims that this opens the door to a wealth of optimization opportunities in plant operations. Visitors should make their way to Hall 11, Stand C39.

Control systems also on display

Instrumentation and more could be the calling card for another supplier in Hall 11. At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE, ABB will present new versions of its Freelance and System 800xA process control systems.

As announced at a press conference in the run up to HANNOVER MESSE 2013, the enhanced Automation Sentinel program is an effective service tool for optimal operation of a production system over the entire lifecycle.

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