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The present and future of IoT in the manufacturing sector displayed at EMO 2017

Leading international trade fair for the most modern and innovative metalworking techniques, EMO Hannover 2017 successfully took place in September.

Key players of the industry included Turbotecnica Engineering, an Italian company that has been a point of reference for shot blast machines and sand blasting chambers over the last 30 years.

After the successful Milan-based edition of the EMO event in 2015, Hannover - located right in the heart of Germany and regarded as one of the major purchasers of machines for the sector - hosted the international trade fair for the metalworking industry.

EMO 2017 was attended by exhibitors from countries worldwide and from the most diverse sectors of the machine tool, robot and automation industry for steel and metalworking.

As is the tradition, the innovations presented at EMO exceeded those of any other trade fair for the industry thanks to a varied and extensive offer.

The number of exhibitors from Italy was second only to that of Germany. The major companies attending included Turbotecnica Engineering SpA, which, as a leader in the Italian shot blast machine and sand blasting chamber market and after 30 years of experience, has established its presence at international trade fairs with credibility.

Over the years, Turbotecnica has not only designed and manufactured standard shot blast machines but also special systems, which are tailor-made to meet the specific needs of customers who are leaders in their respective sectors - including the automotive, aerospace, steel, shipbuilding and railway industries - with a special focus on automation, the Internet of Things and the digitisation of production processes.

At EMO 2017, Turbotecnica Engineering not only presented its machines but also explained how the materials and objects we use in everyday life, and whose construction we often take for granted, are processed. The shot blast machine process is really interesting, as it cleans, strengthens and polishes almost any surface of metallic material, as well as marble and granite, to make special, artistic and decorative products.

Edoardo Cavagnetto, Sales, Marketing & Business Development Manager of Turbotecnica Engineering, explained the work of the Italian company and its outlook on the future of this industrial sector.

“Our shot blast machines have automated processes that previously needed to be done manually. The mechanical sector in general is becoming increasingly automated, investing more in the entire production process, not only in the machine park.

“I hope that the manufacturing industry will head even further in this direction in order to automate the entire process and make it smarter. When you observe a machine, you should no longer see a tool alone but rather a part of a production process. Today, Japan and Germany are the most progressive countries in the IoT and in digitisation applied to the manufacturing industry.”