From the 9th to the 12th of May 2023, the 35th Control international trade exhibition for quality assurance will be held in Stuttgart, showcasing innovations in vision systems, image processing, and sensor technology, as well as measuring and test technology. Modern software, inline inspection methods, and AI-assisted systems are current concerns.
A few weeks remain till the Control international trade expo for quality assurance (QA). Industrial participants are anticipating personal contacts in Stuttgart. It is the most significant trade show of the year for Schneider Messtechnik of Bad Kreuznach, Germany, for instance. “Control has become a permanent fixture on the trade show calendar for the whole metrology industry.” Schneider Messtechnik has been an exhibitor since the very beginning, and we have been able to attend Control at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre without interruption for the last 35 years. It is and always has been our most significant annual trade show, explains Uwe J. Keller, chief marketing officer at Schneider Messtechnik. “We particularly like the high concentration of experienced attendees at Control, who arrive with actual projects and engage in conversations with the exhibitors. We also appreciate Control’s evolution into the premier quality assurance trade show.”
Trend: Devices with Simple Operation and Automation
One of the most significant contemporary technological advancements in quality assurance is the development of very user-friendly and intuitive measurement instruments. Particular emphasis is placed on measurement software, which should offer the greatest possible support to the operator. To this purpose, Schneider Messtechnik has created proprietary software that meets current market criteria. Moreover, automation is a trend. Schneider Messtechnik has developed specific machine series for this use, allowing users to link their CNC measurement equipment into partial or complete automation systems. Both of these developments reflect the current state of the labor market: on the one hand, an increasing number of individuals must be able to use and operate measurement devices, and on the other hand, the existing shortage of staff must be compensated for by automated operations.
Deep Learning as a Trend for Classification Tasks
Current QA measures aid in addressing production difficulties such as resource conservation, efficiency, and sustainability. In order to maintain effective operations, information on the present state of each link in the process chain must be readily accessible. For this purpose, dependable quality assurance is needed. According to Markus Riedi, CEO of Opto GmbH, predictive maintenance has become a crucial requirement for improving quality assurance efficiency. According to Riedi, “big data assessments of manufacturing processes and feedback to intelligent production control will be able to sustainably reduce energy usage and increase product quality.” According to him, the future of quality assurance rests in the automation of quality procedures and in deep learning for categorization jobs, which is gaining prominence. “After a few years, data will demonstrate that the outcomes of AI-assisted measuring and testing systems surpass DIN-based techniques by a significant margin,” adds the Opto CEO. Solino imaging modules, which are inline, process-capable sensors, will be delivered to Stuttgart by his Grafelfing, Germany-based firm. Riedi notes, “Control has been our most important trade show for decades.” “We demonstrate new products at the exhibition, bring all of our dealers up-to-date, and present ourselves as a creative firm for microscopy job automation. Control acts as a deadline for our product development process, towards which we strive throughout the year.”
Full Closed-Loop and Robot-Based Measurements
Exhibitors and seasoned visitors strongly respect Control’s worldwide focus and extensive coverage of the whole sector, from callipers to universal measuring devices. The time-tested, practice-oriented trade fair idea, simple accessibility, and consistency of Control’s content have made it a set date on the trade fair calendars of several enterprises. This is also supported by the Metrologic Group: Control is a significant event in the field of quality assurance on both the European and international levels. Personal interactions of all concerned parties facilitate technical talks and the launch of new company. “We regard virtualization, automation, robotics, and digital twin technologies as industry trends and issues,” explains Control project manager Fabian Krüger. “This year will witness the integration of comprehensive testing circuits with Factory 4.0, including data flow management, new programming solutions, and robot-based measurements. These contemporary measurement techniques guarantee improved precision, increased output, and fewer faulty components. This gives industrial enterprises with substantial assistance in minimizing scrap and raw material waste.”
High Internationalism with Four Fully Booked Halls
Bettina Schall, managing director of trade show organisers P. E. Schall, says, “Along with all of the exhibitors and expert guests, we’re looking forward to four halls (3, 5, 7, and 9) brimming with exciting developments in the domains of quality inspection and quality assurance.” “We also anticipate a large number of international participation. As representatives of our exhibitors, the exhibitor advisory board has once again welcomed the high levels of internationalism and emphasized the worldwide relevance of Control. The trade show has been and will continue to be a topic-focused, application-oriented industry focal point, making it a very useful commercial platform. The 35th Control will be held in Stuttgart from May 9-12, 2023.