Show Preview: Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018
23 Jan 2018
There’s much to celebrate as one of the biggest engineering shows in the UK, Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, celebrates its second decade from 6-8 February at Farnborough Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough for its 20th anniversary – an event made all the more significant as it coincides with the show’s relocation into a new permanent venue currently nearing completion.
With its world-class facilities and easy access, the ultra-modern two-storey 20,000m² Hall 1 complex at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre looks likely to transform the visitor experience for attendees and enable the evolution of the show as it enters its third decade.
As always, the show offers a wide selection of engineering solutions across a broad range of categories presented by an estimated 800 participating firms; from components and sub-assemblies to production hardware, plant equipment and subcontract engineering services.
The show offers a wide selection of engineering solutions across a broad range of categories presented by an estimated 800 participating firms
Among the familiar names will be igus UK, HepcoMotion, Heidenhain, Hitaltech and IEC.
Kabelshlepp Metool showcases its new Master drag chain system at Southern 2018, designed to meet the demands of Industry 4.0 applications.
One of the new exhibitors is Fuji Electric Europe. The company will display high-performance inverters that offer automatically-controlled motor operations for a wide variety of AC drive applications including conveyor systems, pumps, fans, HVAC, and lift applications.
As one of the biggest and most important engineering shows in the UK, Southern 2018 will witness a host of new product reveals.
CamdenBoss showcases a number of recent introductions, including its CFTBN range of fuse holders. It has become one of the first to meet the latest fire safety standard EN 60127-6 that came into force in October 2017.
Diamond Electronics presents a new range of keyboards and accessories designed for use in clean industrial applications.
RF Solutions will be showcasing its brand new battery-less remote control systems– capable of up to 300 metres range with no additional power source. Utilising a secure, high-speed RF protocol, the Kapbox and Kaptrap systems have a myriad possible applications.
Hylec-APL exhibits its TeePlug TH381 plug and socket electrical micro connector designed for underwater use and harsh environment installations.
The IP68/IP69K-rated TeeTubeTH381 models are designed to be impervious to even high-pressure water ingress and also prevent dust and dirt ingress.
ODU will be showing its new Mini-Snap self-securing circular connection, and Yamaichi Electronics will share its recently launched IP68-compliant waterproof addition to its popular Y-Circ P connector family, the T-series.
As one of the biggest and most important engineering shows in the UK, Southern 2018 will witness a host of new product reveals
A full listing of exhibitors and a searchable database of the tens of thousands of products on show can be found on the exhibition website.
Pre-registered visitors will also receive free copies of the show’s preview magazine and detailed show guide.
A free seminar programme offers perhaps the most comprehensive range of topics yet. A total of 34 sessions over three days will address a variety of issues, from lithium ion battery technology, Industry 4.0 and the rise of the cobots, to IP rights protection, life after Brexit for manufacturers and the implications of the forthcoming GDPR regulations.
All sessions are free of charge, although pre-booking is recommended. A complete listing of sessions and the online reservation form is available at www.seminars.industrysouth.co.uk.
Admission is free and the conference centre offers free on-site car parking and is easily reached by road, air or public transport.