SPS 2014 – A First Look

PROFINET, PROFIBUS, IO-Link, PROFIsafe, and PROFIenergy were featured on the PI stand at SPS/IPC/Drives along with a combined PROFINET and PROFIBUS application wall for process.

[Some nomenclature: “Stand” is typically used where Americans would say “booth.” So, we were “on the stand” and “in the booth.” Americans call SPS/IPC/Drives a “show” while locals call it a “fair.”]

The stand covered 321 square meters (3,455 sq. ft.) with

  • 100 co-exhibitors
  • 120 PROFINET devices
  • 50 PROFIBUS PA devices
  • 140 IO-Link devices
  • 13 PROFIsafe devices
  • 150 staff for the stand

Construction of the booth started in June and assembly on site began the Tuesday before the show.

This photo gallery will give you some idea of the scale of the stand (click to enlarge and start slideshow):

[Photo credit: Andreas van Eckendonk from the PI Support Center. Taken Thursday morning before the fair opened.]

–Carl Henning