Control 2017 – Business and Showtime in Quality Assurance
Measuring technology, materials testing, analysis equipment, optoelectronics, image processing and vision systems, hardware and software for quality assurance – the Control international trade fair for quality assurance is coming on strong once again in 2017 with a comprehensive portfolio of components, modules, stand-alone solutions and complete systems! And that’s not all – entirely new demands for suppliers all over the world are resulting from ever stricter requirements on the part of manufacturing companies with regard to the integration of Industry 4.0 structures and more in-depth use of, for example, 3D measuring technology and industrial image processing. In keeping with tradition, convincing answers will first be presented to the expert visitors by the manufacturers at the 31st Control, which will once again be held at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 9th through the 12th of May, 2017.
Not only have the developers and manufacturers of the corresponding hardware and software made a significant contribution to the current state-of-the-art of industrial quality assurance, but rather above all the research institutes, university laboratories, institutions, associations and scientific organisations as well. They often initiate new approaches, generate ideas for innovative developments and stimulate the expansion of existing markets and the penetration of new ones. As a logical consequence, the Control international trade fair for quality assurance will mobilise everybody who’s anybody in the industry sector once again in 2017 – on the one hand with more than 900 exhibitors (Control 2016 had 914 exhibitors from 31 countries) who will showcase worldwide offerings for QA hardware and software and, on the other hand, by means of collaboration with leading institutions and opinion makers from all areas of industrial quality assurance.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) and the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance can be mentioned here as longstanding collaboration partners. The IPA will hold its Event Forum for the 10th time (!) already at Control 2017, which is currently dealing with issues involving “Quality Over the Course of Time – a Look at the Last Decade and the Future of Quality Control”. The Fraunhofer Vision Alliance has been on-board even longer and will promote the special show for “Contactless Measuring Technology” for the 13th time (!) at Control 2017. The second Fraunhofer Vision Alliance booth will focus on “Monitoring Throughout the Product Lifecycle with Image Processing” this year. The unstoppable advance of image processing and vision systems in all areas of quality assurance is one of the reasons that the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has also been a collaboration partner since Control 2016, and has gotten off to a very successful start with the “Control Vision Talks”.
This success has prompted the EMVA to organise the “Control Vision Talks” once again on the occasion of Control 2017, which will address technology issues including “The World of 3D: From 6-DoF to Point Cloud”, “Optical Metrology: Offline – At Line – Inline”, “Metrology Throughout the Whole Spectrum: From Infrared to Hyperspectral” at this year’s event and will thus surely be of great interest to the expert visitors. Amongst others, further collaboration partners include xpertgate who has taken on the responsibility of researching and preparing Control’s special trade fair guide for “Image Processing” already for the fourth time, and not least of all the TQU GROUP with whom trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG have organised the presentation of the Baden-Württemberg Competence Award since 2008 under the patronage of the Steinbeis Foundation in Stuttgart. With a mix of worldwide offerings for QA hardware and software, the analysis and discussion of current problems with experienced suppliers and open communication with insiders from the industry sector, expert visitors from near and far will be able to gain more than just an overall picture, thus providing them with adequate decision-making security for their routine daily work.