HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
Guided tours

Exhibition tours to the highlights

Join the innovations! Trained tour guides lead you to the exhibition stands of selected companies whose offering is relevant to your topical industry theme.

Guided Tours

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a clear and concise overview of the show topics you are most interested in. HANNOVER MESSE Guided Tours guarantee you'll never miss the highlights in your special area of interest.

During the tour, which lasts approx. 2 hours, exhibitors will provide exclusive 15 minute demonstrations of true innovations and optimal solutions.

The tours covering a range of topics, you're sure to find the right offering for your special area of interest.

Guided Tours Monday, 23 April to Friday, 27 April 2018
Meeting Point/Registration Information Center (IC)
Times Monday from 2.00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Friday only at 10.00 a.m.
Tour length approx. 2 hours
Tour language English
Participation fee € 18.00/person (deposit for headset: € 50.00)
Registration Ticket

The Tour Themes 2018 at a glance

Tour 1: Industrial Automation & IT

What does it take to make production both resource-efficient and flexible? What do manufacturers need in order to respond swiftly to changing market conditions and growing customer demand for product individualization? The answer is automation. To be part of the digital age and stay competitive, manufacturers need to invest in the latest automation technology. This tour focuses on advanced factory technologies and associated software solutions and highlights the vital importance of seamless data flows, from the initial product idea and the associated planning and engineering processes, right through to production and after-sales service. It is your chance to discover the latest solutions and innovations from IT and industrial automation and find out how robotics and automation technology can make your factory more efficient.

Tour 2: Industry 4.0 & Industrial Internet

Keen to see first-hand how today’s industrial machines communicate using sensors? How individualized mass production works? Or how products can be programmed with their own production instructions? Then this is the tour for you! The companies we’ll take you to on this tour are pioneers of the fourth industrial revolution. The digital integration of all industrial processes has moved from vision to reality, and this tour is your chance to experience it in all of its many forms, including smart factory technology, virtual reality solutions and the Internet of Things. Discover the latest Integrated Industry technologies and learn how you can leverage them in your own manufacturing processes.

Tour 3: Industry in Digital Transformation – Connect & Collaborate

Digital integration is an imperative in all industries, whether manufacturing, logistics or energy. It facilitates seamless connectivity between data capture and processing systems, and by interconnecting users from multiple disciplines via industrial IT platforms and the like, it enables new ways of harnessing data that can transform entire value chains and open up completely new business models. This tour will show you successful examples of cross-industry digital collaboration, including pioneering ventures between automation specialists and providers of industrial IT solutions. You will witness trailblazing solutions and applications for integrated production and more.

Tour 4: Predictive Maintenance 4.0

Powered by intelligent data analysis and real-time data availability, predictive maintenance is an increasingly important driver of value in modern industry. Getting the most out of it starts with choosing the right partner. The Internet of Things is about interconnectedness – the digital integration of machines, products, components and up- and downstream systems. Predictive maintenance is a key part of this Industry 4.0 landscape – not to mention a vital, cost-saving improvement on conventional maintenance strategies. This tour is your opportunity to network with innovative companies that are already actively using predictive maintenance systems. It is an excellent way to experience the latest ideas, solutions and applications first hand.

Tour 5: Process Automation

Process automation confers benefits on companies from a whole range of industries, including the chemicals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and metal industries. During this tour, the participating exhibitors will show you how process control systems, measurement and control technology, instrumentation products and solutions, and systems for automating and optimizing industrial processes can boost your productivity while at the same time conserving energy. Whether you’re looking for advanced smart sensors that can measure gas and dust emissions or track fluid levels in your manufacturing processes, or need state-of-the-art smart measuring and control solutions to boost your production efficiency, this tour is an excellent way to "get your bearings" and start your journey of discovery.

Tour 6: Integrated Energy – Energize Tomorrow

Industry runs on energy, so it’s vital to have a cost-effective, reliable supply of it. Energy harvesting from waste heat, efficient energy management and energy self-sufficiency are all ways in which you can reduce your energy bill, secure a reliable supply and get an edge on your competitors. They are also integral parts of the energy transition – an exciting future of new opportunities and business models that you will discover on this tour. Learn more about the latest developments as municipal utilities, energy companies and grid operators continue their quest for new technologies and ideas for generating, storing, transmitting and distributing energy. Find out where the future is headed as the world transitions from conventional energy infrastructure to virtual power plants, renewable energy and new, clean mobility solutions. Join this tour and be part of the convergence as energy meets industry to spark new load-management and Internet of Energy technologies for digital factories and innovative business models and solutions for tomorrow’s digitalized energy supply sector.

Tour 7: Innovations for the Mechanical and Plant Engineering Industry

The mechanical and plant engineering industry is a key driver of innovation that is increasingly investing in smart, efficient and sustainable solutions, including lightweight construction. This tour will give you a quick yet comprehensive overview of the plant and mechanical engineering innovations on show at HANNOVER MESSE. The participating exhibitors will present automation solutions, measurement and control technologies, condition monitoring systems and the latest innovations in lightweight design and construction. Your encounters with exhibitors will serve as a springboard for new directions and exciting new partnerships.

Tour 8: Logistics 4.0 meets Industry 4.0

There can be no Industry 4.0 without logistics. That is because advanced intralogistics systems and intelligent supply chain solutions are fundamental to realizing many core promises of the Industry 4.0 vision, including total transparency, integrated processes, small batch sizes, multiple model variants and decentralized control. This tour takes a close look at the interrelationships between and interdependence of Logistics 4.0 and Industry 4.0. It shows how they work together to enable self-controlling processes and facilitate greater automation and transparency across all stages of the production and supply chain.

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Apart from one of the standard Guided Tours we offer you a guided tour which is specifically tailored to your needs.


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