With 871 exhibitors from 33 countries and 27,252 exhibitors, the 33rd Control international trade fair for quality assurance once again met with great success at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 7th through the10th of May, 2019. The world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance organized by P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG focused attention on digitalized and connected QA systems, and above all industrial image processing.
Increasing levels of automation and integrated networking amongst industrial production systems are currently driving the market for quality assurance (QA), which is undergoing continuous transformation as a result. This development is made plainly apparent by strong growth in the industrial image processing and vision systems sector. Alone in response to this issue, more than 250 Control exhibitors presented suitable components, modules, subsystems and complete solutions at this year’s Control, and portrayed current worldwide offerings for industrial image processing, vision, camera and sensor systems. Once again, Control proved itself the ideal marketplace for this product portfolio. Expert visitors experienced globally unique offerings in the field of industrial image processing. New applications for image processing, involving routine daily industrial practice as well intra-logistics and autonomous vehicles for freight forwarding and passenger traffic, substantiate the need and the necessity for the implementation of modern quality assurance with future-oriented industrial image processing systems. To an ever greater extent, industrial image processing and vision systems are replacing conventional measuring and testing equipment, and are establishing themselves as the number one key technology for automation – because 100% inline testing is gaining a stronger and stronger foothold in industrial manufacturing and evolution from tactile measuring technology to optical inspection is rapidly advancing.