SPS IPC Drives 2017

SPS IPC Drives 2017

Visit Phoenix Contact at Europe's leading specialist trade fair for electrical automation.

November 28 - 30, 2017 in Nuremberg
Hall 9, Booth 310

Welcome to Phoenix Contact at Europe's leading specialist trade fair for electrical automation. We look forward to a successful fair in November 2017. You will find out all about this year's topics here.

Visit Phoenix Contact from November 28 - 30, 2017 at SPS IPC Drives: Hall 9, Booth 310. The quickest route to our booth is via the Mitte entrance.

SPS IPC Drives floor plan [PDF, 70 KB]

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Key topics for 2017

Be our guest at SPS IPC Drives 2017. Meet our experts and experience the world of Phoenix Contact innovations and technologies. Experience the first controller live with PLCnext Technology. This new controller allows you to work freely with your favorite programming languages, development tools, open-source software, and apps. Determinism, real-time behavior, and cycle-consistent data exchange are guaranteed at all times.

We will be happy to show you many other innovations and trends in the fields of connection, interface, and automation technology. Talk with us about our solutions for new IoT-based business models. Experience Industrie 4.0 using adaptive software, cloud-based systems, modern connection and industrial communication technology.

A look back at SPS IPC Drives 2016

Phoenix Contact exhibition booth 2016  

Phoenix Contact exhibiting at SPS 2016

Phoenix Contact is pleased to report that the 2016 trade fair was a success. SPS IPC Drives 2016 drew 63,291 visitors and 1,605 exhibitors from around the world.

Visitors showed particular interest in future-oriented topics such as Industrie 4.0 and solutions for the future. Based on the much-discussed digital transformation, exhibitors and visitors addressed the following questions: Where are we headed? What is coming? How will applications need to be designed in the future?

With its innovative products and solutions, Phoenix Contact has already provided some answers: we are blazing the trail toward digitized industry with our industrial communications solutions, electronic circuit breakers, stable WLAN for machine building, new technology for an open controller platform, and industrial Cloud solutions,.

A look back at the core topics of the trade fair

Phoenix Contact announces Proficloud  

Phoenix Contact announces Proficloud

Automation has been experiencing a paradigm shift for quite some time. Classic system structures are developing into globally interlinked production systems. The demand for digitization, smart maintenance, and flexible production processes is growing. Young engineers and software developers are shaping new working methodologies.  Future-oriented business models are becoming possible thanks to cloud computing.

At SPS IPC Drives 2016, Phoenix Contact presented a broad-based portfolio of components, systems, and solutions for every task related to connection and automation technology: for example, our universal Push-in fast connection technology and innovative concepts for future-facing automation on the way to a Smart World.

Attendees had the opportunity to experience the world of open automation live with Phoenix Contact. Along with the professional Cloud solution Proficloud, Phoenix Contact debuted its PLCnext Technology: the open control platform for limitless automation. PLCnext Technology makes it possible to implement automation projects without the limitations of proprietary systems.

Phoenix Contact at SPS IPC Drives

Phoenix Contact exhibition booth 1993  

Phoenix Contact at SPS IPC Drives 1993

Phoenix Contact participated in this trade fair for the first time in 1993. At that time, there were a total of 156 exhibitors and 4,923 visitors. Up until 1996, SPS IPC Drives was held in Sindelfingen, after which it moved to Nuremberg in 1997.

For the past 24 years, Phoenix Contact has been present at the fair in Nuremberg every year to showcase its innovations in automation technology. The title of the first of these trade fairs in which Phoenix Contact participated -back in 1993 - was: International Specialist Trade Fair and Conference for Programmable Logic Controllers, Industrial PCs, and Electric Drive Technology.

This year, our experts will be providing you with the latest information across the board on the topics of automation and electronics. We will be presenting you with future-ready solutions for the age of Industrie 4.0.

View of SPS IPC Drives 2017

We look forward to seeing you. Visit Phoenix Contact in 2017 at Europe's leading specialist trade fair for electrical automation in Nuremberg:

  • November 28 - 30, 2017
  • Hall 9, Booth 310
Messezentrum 1
90471 Nuremberg
Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the trade fair city of Nuremberg, the trade fair program, exhibitors, accommodation, tickets, tours, and much more, visit the SPS IPC Drives web site.

What is SPS IPC Drives?

SPS IPC Drives is Europe's leading specialist trade fair for electrical automation. You will find the perfect platform for your search for the right solutions for your automation tasks in Nuremberg. Exhibits will include products and services from the following areas:

  • Control technology
  • IPCs
  • Electrical drive technology
  • Operation and monitoring
  • Industrial communication
  • Industrial software and digital production
  • Interface technology
  • Mechanical infrastructure
  • Sensors

Come and see us for an overview: we will help you find the topics to match your specialization. Feel free to contact us for more information; we will be happy to help you at our booth in Hall 9.

Our tips for your visit to SPS IPC Drives

You will find our personal tips for your visit based on two decades of trade fair experience here.

The Nuremberg Exhibition Center can be reached easily and quickly by car, train, plane, or public transportation. U-Bahn (subway/underground) lines U1 and U11 (toward Langwasser Süd) will take you directly from the main railway station to the Exhibition Center. The journey time from the main railway station to the trade fair is only eight minutes.

Just enter Nuremberg into your navigation system. One of the most modern traffic and parking direction systems in Europe will guide you to your destination. Dynamically adjusted to the current traffic situation, it will direct you along uncongested approaches and to one of around 14,000 parking spaces around the Exhibition Center.

Demand for hotels near the Exhibition Center is high during SPS IPC Drives. If you are looking for something a bit farther away, the city of Nuremberg and its immediate surroundings offer perfect accommodation opportunities. It is worth a look: the surrounding communities also offer guest houses and interesting accommodation options where you can relax after an exhausting day at the trade fair.

To help you prepare for your visit to SPS 2017 in the best way possible, we recommend downloading the SPS IPC Drives app. The app will keep you updated with the latest information on schedules and events, and includes a layout of the Exhibition Center.

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