Interest in participation in the 60th International Engineering Fair is the highest in the last decade. All halls are sold out and approximately 1650 companies from more than 30 countries will participate. Exhibitors want to attract visitors by the quality and imaginativeness of their expositions, and thus people can expect an attractive show in each pavilion. Top-class machines will be producing in real time, robots will demonstrate co-operation with human colleagues, viewers will be transported via virtual reality to factories operating on Industry 4.0 principles. At the same time however, we will look back on history, recall the legends of Czech and Slovak industry and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of a common state.
MSV is the flagship of a set of several industrial trade fairs. This year, another five international fairs will be held together with it; these are held in Brno only in even years. IMT will be a showcase for metalworking and forming machines, Fond-Ex will focus on foundry, Welding on welding technology, Profintech will present surface treatment technologies, and Plastex is a trade fair for plastics, rubber and composites.
Along with Czech companies with domestic or foreign suppliers, we will see stands of exhibitors from all over Europe and other continents. The share of foreign participants will reach fifty percent, as in all recent years. Most of them come from Germany, while Slovakia, Italy and Austria will also have a large representation.
Top cutting machines and a new era of roboticsThe Brno trade fair will of course not be missed by the leading Czech manufacturers of machine tools and forming machines, who are announcing the launch of several interesting novelties. Tajmac-ZPS, a producer from Zlín, will occupy nearly 400m2 in Hall P; they will exhibit four machines, including a highly upgraded vertical machining centre MCFV 1260iP. Another unforgettable exhibition by Kovosvit Mas will feature the new KL 285 MC compact lathe alongside other machines. The new machine, in accordance with principles of Industry 4.0, reports by itself on its utilization capacity, and is ready for robotization, automation and integration into production lines. The company Šmeral Brno certainly deserves attention among all the manufacturers of forming machines, they will present a breakthrough in their production programme in Hall B: a hydraulic precision cutting machine with a type designation FBM Šmeral 440.
Hall P will also feature ABB, whose exhibition stand titled "The New Era of Robotics" aspires to be one of the most attractive stands at the fair. Visitors can look forward to practical demonstrations of robotic solutions and, among other things, a part of the line for the automotive industry, pipe bending, a demonstration of the Bin-picking technology or the assembly of small parts. Curious visitors will find news and interesting applications in the fields of digitization, simplification and collaboration with the use of new technologies and more intuitive programming of robots. Their main attraction, the one-armed version of the collaborative YuMi robot, is ABB's most agile and compact robotic solution yet. Only a 9.5 kg robot can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and integrated into any production environment.