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The special show will be organized under the motto "Process Industry: Future Production is Modular & Open". The focus will be, on the one hand, on the core technology of modular automation – the Module Type Package (MTP), which gives the individual modules a digital description – and, on the other hand, on the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA). This latter enables a secure second channel for vital data, among other things for monitoring and optimization of process plants, without disturbing the actual process.

Hannover. "Modular production means that process plants can be created and converted quickly," says Felix Seibl, Head of Metrology and Process Automation at the ZVEI (German Electro and Digital Industry Association). "At the same time, it enables companies to respond flexibly to new market requirements and significantly reduce engineering effort."

Modular production with MTP is an important part of the digitalization of the process industry, which is increasingly being driven by plant operators. Thus, important KPIs of process plants can be improved significantly. On average, time to market can be halved, engineering effort reduced by 70 percent, and flexibility increased by 80 percent.

"NOA is the concept for digitalization in the field," says Nils Weber, Managing Director of NAMUR e. V. "It enables additional data to be made available securely across the complete automation layer and is effectively the bridge to APL. Additional data is imperative if you want to implement concepts such as predictive maintenance today."

NOA is also a core element of the digitalization of the process industry. "Stranded" vital data can only be achieved with enormous engineering effort and remains unused in 80 percent of plants to date. NOA reduces this effort and makes more usable data available to users. Thus, the demand for measurement data is increasing because the utility of the data is increasing. A win-win for users and manufacturers.

The special show (booth D44, Hall 11) is being organized by NAMUR, PNO, ProcessNet, VDMA (German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and ZVEI. Various exhibits and demonstrators will make the topic tangible. Companies such as ABB, Copa-Data, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, Hima, Krohne, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Semodia, Siemens, Wago and Yokogawa will support the trade fair appearance. Academia – Dresden University of Applied Sciences/P2O Lab, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer IFF – as well as a large number of users such as BASF, Bayer, Bilfinger, CHT, Covestro, Evonik, Heubach, Lanxess and Merck from the chemical-pharmaceutical industry are also participating in the special show in cooperation with module builders.