This was a special year for the SPS show that took place on 26-28 November in Nuremberg. It celebrated its 30th anniversary, having grown into one of the leading industrial automation shows in the world. The event also saw a change of name from “SPS IPC Drives” a reflection on the industrial automation hardware focus, to “SPS-Smart Production Solutions”, the ongoing trend in the industry's focus in digital transformation.
Analysts identified two topics that took precedence of others at SPS 2019, namely, connectivity (including 5 & TSN), edge computing. This event summary discusses these themes as well as other key takeaways from the event.