As part of its new format designed to reflect the way the industry is developing and to make it easier for visitors to navigate the show itself, productronica 2015 features a number of new "clusters" including one for cables, coils and hybrids. productronica takes place in Munich and runs from November 10 to 13.
For the first time ever, the subject of cables, coils and hybrids will come together in Hall B2. About 160 exhibitors involved in these product areas will present their latest technologies and products. For example, Komax Wire will showcase a unique networking solution for crimping that can link several bench-top presses with one another. The Swiss company will also demonstrate how to process extremely sensitive aluminum cable while maintaining a high level of quality. Komax Wire will also introduce the next generation of fully automatic crimping machines - more details after the show.
Coiled-product manufacturing is also one of the sectors in this cluster. With the trend towards automation, it is currently undergoing radical change. For example, when it comes to small and medium-sized transformers and e-motors, highly automated manufacturing has become widespread. In addition, the topic of energy efficiency plays an increasingly important role among manufacturers of coiled products—and is influencing how they think and act during the manufacturing process. More and more frequency-controlled motors are being used to implement energy-efficiency guidelines. The associated use of frequency converters and switching power supplies calls for a new way to look at partial-discharge issues and a correspondingly careful approach to processing with regard to insulation spacing and choosing an insulation system. productronica 2015 is an important gathering for discussing these issues. Exhibitors such as Marsilli, Meteor, Ruff and TE Connectivity will present products and solutions for dealing with these challenges. productronica will also give hybrid components a platform.
A total of 58 exhibitors will demonstrate that the combination of metal and plastic has enormous potential to offer the electronics industry. After all, combining different materials can result in customized, multifunctional components that can be used for a large number of applications.