Plant and equipment in the process industry need to be increasingly reliable, flexible and intelligent. And the production environment presents challenges of its own. Mechanical, thermal, chemical, hygienic and safety requirements can make components more expensive and have a negative impact on the goods being processed. Monitoring temperature and pressure is a difficult task, but controlling those parameters is fundamental to ensuring product integrity. Even the simplest processes require machines that can deliver maximum precision with a maximum of energy efficiency, reliability and safety. HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors will be offering products and solutions for the further development of the process industry on the road towards digitization, thus increasing plant availability via intelligent data analysis. Smart energy management moreover allows the user to optimize the energy efficiency of his/her plant and equipment, with the aim of identifying the sweet spots for increased efficiency and cost transparency.