FLUID POWER & SYSTEMS 2022 AND AIR-TECH 2022 PREVIEW 20 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS October 2021 www.hpmag.co.uk Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech are set to take place again at the NEC, Birmingham from 5 to 7 April. Fluid Power & Systems is the only event in the UK that is 100% focused on a comprehensive range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, together with products that facilitate better electro- mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics. Fully supported by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine, Fluid Power & Systems comprises the largest gathering of first-rate companies from around the world displaying and demonstrating the latest in mechanical and electro- mechanical equipment. Whatever your industrial sector, whether engineering, construction, offshore/marine, oil & gas, agriculture/farming, automotive, aerospace etc., Fluid Power & Systems – with free entry for visitors – offers a convenient one-stop shop for all your fluid power and system requirements, including: Hydraulics: industrial and mobile, including pumps and power packs, cylinders, valves, motors, heat exchangers, and accumulators. Filters and sealing technologies. Pneumatics: valve and valve islands, linear and rotary actuators, air motors, FRLs and other treatment technologies. Systems: Electro-hydraulic & pneumatic systems design; CAN bus technology; process automation; monitoring & control; modelling & simulation. Instrumentation: Sensors, switches and controls as applied to fluid power: Temperature, flow, pressure, liquid level, position. Air-Tech – fully supported by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), together with Hydraulics & Pneumatics and Plant & Works Engineering magazines – will again cover the very latest in compressed air, vacuum and generators from the UK's largest gathering of world-class companies. Visitors to Air- Tech will be able to see a wide range of equipment and solutions, including the following: Accumulators, actuators, air delivery systems and air motors. Compressors, cooler tools and cylinders. Vacuum systems and generators. Displays & meters. Filters, fittings, heat exchangers and hoses. Instruments, lubricators, manifolds and mobile compressors. Pumps, regulators, sensors, software and valves. Co-location advantage Fluid Power & Systems 2022 and Air-Tech 2022 are co-located with Drives & Controls, Plant & Asset Management and Smart Industry Expo exhibitions. These 5 exhibitions showcase the best of British manufacturing and engineering excellence with regular visitor attendance in excess of 13,500. These co-located events will also be staged alongside MACH, expected to bring over 40,000 visitors to the NEC over a single week. The co-located shows are being held in association with BCAS, BFPA, BVAA, GAMBICA, AEMT, EPTDA, CEA, BARA, PI (Profibus, Profinet) and EPMA. Digitalisation and Engineering Forums Located at the heart of the 2022 co- location will be The Digitalisation and Engineering Forums. Engineering Forum With a strong emphasis on technology, the Engineering Forum will bring together all aspects of hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics and automation, plant and asset management, energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, legislation, system strategies and technological developments. Featuring representatives from across industry including government agencies, research bodies, trade associations, and manufacturers. Digitalisation Forum The Digitalisation Forum, sponsored by Pilz, will fully reflect the ongoing global transformation to the smart manufacturing era and provide a fascinating insight into the potential plants of the future, covering all aspect of the digital transformation across the manufacturing spectrum. Leading experts will address the vast array of information around 4IR, discussing the practicalities, technologies and issues surrounding transition and implementation of digitalisation in UK manufacturing. The Talking Industry Live The wide range of topical panel discussions of the popular Talking Industry webinar events will move temporarily from the digital sphere to live panel discussions at the NEC under the Talking Industry Live brand for three days during the co-located shows. In addition, as part of the MTC’s significant presence at the co-location of events in April 2022, The Manufacturing organisation will lead the discussion on the changing manufacturing landscape, including the challenges and opportunities that will help provide practical steps, which manufacturers can take on the journey to embrace digitalisation in the post COVID- 19 era. Biggest event to date DFA Media’s managing director, Ryan Fuller, comments: “In the wake of unprecedented social and economic challenges over the past two years, the whole team at DFA Media are more than ever looking forward to what promises to be our biggest co-located event yet, with more exhibitors and more extensive floor space than ever before. We are also delighted to launch our brand-new Digitalisation and Engineering Forums at the 2022 shows. The industry niches these exhibitions represent are rapidly evolving technologically, and this event will provide visitors with the ideal opportunity to learn more about these recent developments and how they could potentially prove to be of major value and benefit to their businesses. We very much look forward to welcoming both our exhibitors and visitors to the industry’s main event in April.” Fluid Power & Systems 2022 exhibitor taster Just some of the many companies exhibiting at Fluid Power & Systems 2022 include: Abdex Abdex is looking forward to exhibiting its full range at the Fluid Power & Systems 2022. New Uniflex Green and clean production machines are better for the environment with more efficient motors and clean crimping heads. Longer lasting The wait for the return of our industry’s main event is nearly over