31st Control – International trade fair
for quality assurance
09.–12. MAY 2017 STUTTGART
13.04.2017

Control 2017 – Lived Quality Partnership


CONTROL 2017 with Attractive Supplementary Programme

With more than 939 exhibitors from over 31 countries, 31% of whom come from outside of Germany, the Control international trade fair for quality assurance is firming up its recognised reputation as a global industry meet. Numerous manufacturers and distributors from around the globe will exhibit world’s firsts at the 31st Control, and will present their companies and services to the demanding expert audience.

And it doesn’t stop there, because Control has distinguished itself for many years with a world-class supplementary programme for which longstanding collaboration partners have been assuming responsibility for just as long. These include, for example, the Fraunhofer Institute IPA with its Event Forum and the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance with its special show covering “Contactless Measuring Technology”. The Fraunhofer Institute IPA will participate at Control already for the tenth time with its special activities. The DGQ with its workshops, the Business France collective booth und the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) with its “Vision Talks” are also amongst the partners who will dedicate themselves to the issue of quality assurance together with Control initiator and promoter P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG.

Not least of all, the presentation of the Baden-Württemberg Competence Award, which will take place for the tenth time in 2017, also deserves considerable attention, because the TQU and the trade fair promoter work together successfully in this regard and it will be exciting to see who goes home with the award this year. Accompanied by the highly popular exhibitor forum which is booked out every year, as well as “Happy Friday” which will take place for the first time, the supplementary programme will be one of the central elements at Control 2017. Just how important a technically oriented platform of this sort is in actual practice for presentations, talks and interdisciplinary information procurement – above and beyond the introduction of new products and solutions – was recently made plainly apparent by the recent recommendation of the international G3-Initiative consortium regarding directive VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632, sheet 2.

After careful examination, the G3-Initiative, consisting of important associations active in the field of industrial image processing, amongst others the US association AIA, the China Machine Vision Union (CMVU), the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JILA) and the German Engineering Association (VDMA), decided to recommend adoption of the directive as a G3 standard by association members, as had also been the case in the past with EMVA 1288, GenICam, Camera Link and GigE Vision. The directive provides a guideline for the preparation of a requirement specification for stand-alone and complete solutions within the broad-ranging field of industrial image processing systems. Project partners are thus provided with a basis upon which services and interfaces can be clarified.

The 31st Control international trade fair for quality assurance will take place in halls 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 9th through the 12th of May, 2017.