Beckhoff at Interpack 2014
At Interpack, which ran from 8 to 14 May 2014, around 2,700 exhibitors presented themselves to a total of 175,000 visitors at the fully-booked Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. The leading trade show for the packaging industry and the related process industry thus attracted 9,000 more interested parties than the previous event in 2011. With foreign visitors making up 66 % of the attendees, a record was also achieved with regard to the internationality.
Beckhoff also enjoyed a successful Interpack with a significantly increased number of visitors, because it is precisely the main topics at this year’s trade show – resource efficiency in machines, plants and the use of packaging means as well as flexibility for faster product cycles – that can be optimally implemented with PC-based control technology from Beckhoff. Apart from PC Control as an integrated solution, from the wide range of I/O to the highly dynamic servo drive technology, interest was also focused on the two innovation factors – the multi-touch panels and the eXtended Transport System (XTS). They enable completely new, i.e. extremely flexible and efficient machine applications, which in addition are simply and intuitively operable.
Frank Würthner, Business Management Packaging, Beckhoff, is extremely satisfied with the way the trade show went: “The Interpack is one of the most important trade shows in the industry for Beckhoff and it is precisely at this leading trade show that it becomes apparent that we are perceived as an expert full-range supplier for the automation of packaging applications. In addition to that, end users are increasingly prescribing the use of PC-based control technology such as our PC Control. The reasons for this are the growing amounts of data, e.g. for the increasingly complex tracking and tracing, and the increasing demands placed on the speed of the control technology.”