Control 2014 Measurement, quality control take centre stage in Germany

Editor: Eric Culp

With quality assurance playing an increasing role on the manufacturing shop floor, a German trade exhibition seeks to provide visitors with an overview of the latest products and services and the sector in general.

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Choosing the right quality control equipment can be a balancing act for shop owners, but the German exhibition may point them in the right direction.
Choosing the right quality control equipment can be a balancing act for shop owners, but the German exhibition may point them in the right direction.
(Source: Culp)

Called an industry meeting place for information, communication, business, and events by its organiser, the 28th Control trade fair for quality assurance will open its doors on 6-9 May, 2014.

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The event, touted as the world’s leading fair for quality assurance, reportedly has shown strong growth rates for exhibition floor space and domestic and foreign exhibitor numbers.

Expect more companies, floor space, technologies

“Where technologies, processes, products and systems are concerned, significant growth is apparent above all in the areas of image processing and vision systems, as well as test equipment for automotive components and assemblies,” according to organiser P.E. Schall. Control Project Manager Gitta Schlaak elaborated on the shift. “Due to the fact that we’ve always had adequate expertise in the fields of image processing and vision systems, it was a logical consequence for numerous manufacturers and distributors to turn to Control – a situation with which we are naturally quite pleased.”

Serving a wide range of manufacturing sectors

Organisers noted that the show has also become a haven for manufacturers and distributors of end-of-the-line test systems for mass-produced modules in the automotive and consumer goods industries, areas where companies are required to become involved with all aspects of inline quality assurance.

“Due to the bare necessity of understanding the complex subject matter of quality assurance as an overriding key function within the company, end-of-the-line test systems can no longer be viewed as more or less isolated units, and must be integrated into production strategies right from the very start,” Schall said. It explained that the show provides the setting required – from quality assurance technologies and processes, products and assemblies, to complete system solutions.

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