Preh IMA Automation at the AUTOMATICA 2016
(2016/07/11):Munich/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Amberg. Two weeks after participating at the AUTOMATICA 2016, the leading trade fair for industrial automation and mechatronics, the management of Preh IMA Automation GmbH (PIA) took stock of the company’s presence and drew a positive conclusion. “We’ve already assessed all the discussions we had and are extremely happy with the number and quality of our trade fair contacts,” the PIA Managing Director Günter Brosch stated. “In Munich, we were not only able to impress our existing customers but also potential new customers with our innovation. The international nature of the trade fair contacts should also be highlighted, since half of our visitors came from abroad.” At the AUTOMATICA 2016, PIA presented itself to customers as a global player for assembly and automation solutions for the first time since the merger between the two corporate divisions in Bad Neustadt and Amberg.
The international positioning of the Preh Group automation specialists was highlighted by the presences of the PIA locations Ningbo (China) and Evansville (USA). In early May 2016, Preh IMA Automation acquired the US company EVANA and integrated it into PIA.
Preh IMA Automation’s trade fair highlights included the user interface PIA smart.TIA, which provides user-friendly, intuitive machine operation for a range of different industrial applications. Trade fair visitors were especially excited by the PIA Roboflex Haptics testing cell, which integrates robots to provide flexible, cycle-time optimised haptics testing for control dials, buttons and switches and was specially developed for automotive customers.
A much-discussed trend at the AUTOMATICA 2016 was the theme of Industry 4.0. Trade fair visitors to the PIA st and were also presented with an overview of that theme with the help of various animations. An interactive multitouch application demonstrated the processes of the future and provided insight into the production methods of tomorrow.
The AUTOMATICA is the world’s leading trade fair for mechatronics and automation and is regarded as an innovation platform for the production industry and therefore an essential event for all investment decision-makers in the industry.