Hannover Messe 2017 – 5th day #HM17

Hey hey, another day done and gone #HM17! We left after the fourth day, but we collected a lot of notes and pictures to share with you. Are you enjoying the Visaya live feed? We ran through the entire fair to bring you as much of the event as possible and to keep you updated on the new tech there.

In fact, we saw a lot of great ideas to bring the industry to another level. I still have concerns about the hype we call Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, we’ll find the best ways to capture and use all the data we get from the field.

We had a fascinating chat with the reps for Microsoft Azure about partnerships and integration. They made it clear that theoretically you can integrate everything, and they even made it look simple. However, some companies don’t give access to all the data their field devices pull. If you can’t use it, why pull it? Hmmm.

SAP and other IT companies had similar approaches to cloud solutions. On one hand, we have brands like Emerson, Yokogawa, and Beckhoff using these third-party systems. On the other, you have companies building their own, also powerful enough to read all your field data.

Today’s highlights focus on companies with digital field protocols, the first step of the IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts. You need digital devices to integrate with cloud solutions, and options for wireless communication on PROFINET or Ethernet/IP can help.

So take a look at some of these protocols and a good example of a calibration workstation. Enjoy!


1 – Turck is stuffed full of all the experts and bits you need to create your fieldbus network. The TURCK booth had several networks and solutions set up to show how to increase your plant’s performance. The company’s huge portfolio has power conditioners, junction boxes, multibarriers, and more.

2 – Pepperl+Fuchs has a strong focus on wirelessHART solutions. SAP drives its IoT innovation by partnering with different companies, so Pepperl+Fuchs has joined SAP on this journey.

3 – I already mentioned our talk with the crew with ODVA, but I want to point out ODVA’s field devices that have Ethernet/IP built in or available through converters. You have a wide range of vendors!

4 – Endress+Hauser has a ton of experts and a vast and varied portfolio. Fortunately, that portfolio also has a wide range of digital protocols. Endress+Hauser consolidated its wirelessHART solution into most of its products as part of its IIoT strategy.

5 – Last but not least, we have a Brazilian company called PRESYS! Its president talked about its calibration solutions. PRESYS’s handhelds can simulate signals as well as read data from devices. It has a great workstation too. As a bonus, it has wifi for sending data to the software.


As you can see, we have so many options for you! You can find the right instrument for the right application no matter what you need.

Here are the links to our other Hannover Messe 2017 articles:

Recap day 03 – Smart Instrumentation, Fieldbuses and Industry 4.0: On this occasion, we had more time and we spent it meeting with colleagues and discussing products. We also tried to go into more details about some of the devices and solutions at the fair, so we could share views and insights on the live feed!

Recap day 01 – Press tour and opening ceremony #HM17: The other company that I want to focus on is GE! Their show started with a solution that we called ‘the real minority report’. Have you watched the movie? Because the solution is similar to the movie reality. We also had a conversation with the guys from the industrial internet control system. Check it out

Top technologies you must see at Hannover Messe 2017 #HM17: It’s almost here! The 24th of April (this Monday) will officially begin the Hannover Messe 2017 #HM17. We’ll be there on Sunday for the opening, so stay tuned to Visaya Solutions, where we’ll have a live page with minute-by-minute updates. Then check out our daily recap and extras!

10 companies you should visit at Hannover Messe 2017: We’ve checked out all the companies who said they’ll come play. We hope to cover most of them to keep you updated on new trends and pending launches and to bring news on process automation in general. Furthermore, to help optimize your time at the fair, we created a list of 10 companies you should check out before you leave.

Hannover Messe – are you ready for it? Hannover Messe is the biggest automation trade fair in the world.  This week in Visaya we’ll start coverage of it! If you want more details about any technology or service in this year’s show, please leave your comments. We’ll do our best to help you out!

Visaya visits Hannover Messe 2017: Visaya will attend this year’s Hannover Messe 2017 between April 24th and 28th to provide in-depth coverage like you’ve never seen. Our broadcast of the event will include booth tours and interviews with various companies, and we’ll share it through our website and social media channels.

The road to Hannover Messe 2017: This year Visaya Solutions will cover Hannover Messe, the biggest event in the automation world. It will be held from the 24th to the 28th of April at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover.

Hannover Messe: Visaya is an independent digital platform for process automation. Since January we have shared all types of content with you, and today on our 10th episode of Visaya weekly, we want to highlight why we do what we do.

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