Making its debut at Austech 2017 in Melbourne this May, the Digitalisation Pavilion is a brand new dedicated area that will explore the latest developments at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology today.

Manufacturing is entering a new era of rapid, drastic change. Often described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it will see advances in areas such as robotics & automation, the interconnectivity of devices, big data and Cloud computing, that together will usher in the smart, connected factory of the future.

“We’re constantly hearing about stuff like Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and so on, but a lot of people are still in the dark about what it all means,” says AMTIL’s CEO and Exhibition Director Shane Infanti. “That’s why we decided to introduce the Digitalisation Pavilion at Austech this year. We felt a show like Austech is a great opportunity to bring together some of the key players and the latest technology in this field, so that people can come along and find out about it first-hand.”

At the Digitalisation Pavilion visitors will have the chance to learn about the implications of these developments for their businesses, and discuss how they can capitalise on the opportunities this new technology will create. Exhibitors will encompass a broad spectrum of different product categories, such as robotics and automation from the likes of ABB and KUKA, and process control systems from Festo, Sick and Balluff.

The Digitalisation Pavilion will also be the venue for a comprehensive speaker program, where exhibitors will be staging presentations on a range of subjects. Among the companies participating in the speaker program will be Kaeser Compressors, who will be giving a talk exploring air compressor technology and energy efficiency.

“The digitalisation of industry has been advancing for quite some time,” says Peter Eckberg, Managing Director of Kaeser Compressors Australia. “In the ultra-flexible Industry 4.0 production environment, intelligently networked compressed air systems provide the optimal compressed air power and quality required. Moreover, potential issues within the compressed air network are identified at a very early stage so that appropriate service measures can be taken before a fault even occurs.”

The pace of technological change today continues to get faster and faster, and amid ever-growing competition, it is vital to not get left behind. That’s why the Digitalisation Pavilion is a must-see for anyone visiting Austech 2017.

“We know there is significant interest from our members and the industry in general to better understand what this technology and knowledge will bring,” adds Infanti. “We think this is a great opportunity to showcase the latest technology in this space.”

Austech, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9-12 May.


The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is the peak national body that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. Since its establishment in 1999, AMTIL has engaged in a numerous initiatives to support the industry in Australia. These include: Austech, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition; the industry-leading publication AMT Magazine; and a range of services for AMTIL members.

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