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SENSOR+TEST 2016: Sensor, Measuring, and Testing Technology – Innovative Exponents for Future Industry


The 23rd international measurement fair, the SENSOR+TEST, will be held from the 10th to the 12th of May, 2016, on the fair grounds of the Nürnberg Exhibition Center. This is the communication platform across all branches of industry for developers, design engineers, and users in the area of sensor, measuring, and testing technology. It is also a must for students of natural sciences and engineering. State-of-the-art sensors and measurement technology are crucial for future advances in technical devices, machines, systems, and processes. And without the latest testing equipment, the continuously increasing requirements for reliability of products and processes cannot be met.

There is no comparable platform in all of Europe, where users can meet so many innovative suppliers of sensor, measuring, and testing technology from all over the globe. The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement, the major supporter, and the AMA Service, the organizer, are counting this year on approximately 580 exhibitors and about 8,000 visitors.

Special Topic for 2016: Measuring in the Cloud

The future belongs to measuring technology. Data is the blood in the veins of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. The rapid development of new Internet technology, such as open interfaces, cloud computing and big-data systems generate a plethora of data and provide a worldwide ubiquitous, mobile presence. Data is supplied by self-measuring sensors or sensor networks. The critical advance in the networked world of tomorrow is the global availability of local measuring results. Decisive for the efficiency of such systems is therefore the degree of usability provided by the data and the context in which it is to be used.

To actually gain information from the data, you need intelligent algorithms that can link and evaluate the amassed data. As decided by the Exhibitor Committee, this rapid development – and thus all the inherent risks, such as data security and data integrity – is to be examined at the SENSOR+ TEST 2016 within the Special Topic “Measuring in the Cloud.” Thus, the forum in Hall 5 will be dedicated to this special topic of the SENSOR+TEST 2016, focusing on new solutions and concepts for transmission, processing, analysis, and security of data acquired in the worldwide web.

Product Overview of the SENSOR+TEST 2016

The following text is based on the preliminary information given by the exhibitors to AMA Service, the fair organizers, up to end of January 2016. It comprises a preview of products, services, and trends presented at this year’s SENSOR+TEST from 10 to 12 May 2016. The structure follows the trade fair’s nomenclature.

Overviw of Topics
Geometric Parameters
Mechanical Parameters
Dynamic Parameters
Thermal Parameters
Climatic Parameters
Optical Sensors / Acoustic Measuring Systems
Chemical Sensors
Measuring Technology
Testing Technology
Special Topic: Sensors in the Cloud
Components for Sensors and Measurement
Calibration Systems

With about 580 exhibitors, the SENSOR+TEST 2016 is the measuring fair in Europe – with exhibitors from all over the world. Two conferences will be held parallel to the trade fair from 10 to 12 May 2016: the 18th GMA / ITG “Sensors and Measuring Systems 2016” und die 36th etc2016 – European Telemetry and Test Conference as well as two expert forums with presentations in Halls 1 and 5 – the “Innovative Testing” forum on 11 May in Hall 1 and the special topic “Measurement in the Cloud” on 10 May in Hall 5. And further special topics are to be found at the theme stand “Vision Sensors and Systems” and a community stand supported by the BMWi for young, innovative enterprises – a rich and varied offer from the Measurement Fair SENSOR+TEST 2016.