InduSoft recently concluded the China International Industry Fair 2013 in Shanghai, China. InduSoft presented from the booth of partner ICP-DAS. The InduSoft team was able to make a few observations during the show this year that should lead to exciting market trends in the near future.
The transformation to LED lighting is complete in the automation industry. Where florescent or even incandescent lighting used to be the norm for stack lights, push buttons, or even the backlights for flat panel displays, everything is now LED. Some of the booths were almost too bright to look at.
Industrial Automation motion control has become a very active topic. As manufacturing in China increases, so does the need for motion control in automation. Drives, gearboxes and motion in general were everywhere. One booth featured a machine capable of juggling three balls. The robotics show was also heavily attended this year.
InduSoft would like to thank our partners, ICP-DAS for their support during the show. ICP-DAS has translated and localized some of our brochures and data sheets for the Chinese market. They have also produced a Chinese version of the DVD, and are hosting training classes in Chinese. With offices in Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Nanjing, Harbin, Shenzhen and Chengdu they have great sales and support staff.