Hannover, Germany. Under the motto “Smart Technologies Driving Tomorrow's Production”, the EMO will be showing what modern-day production technology looks like and who is offering it. A new exhibition area IoT in production underscores its claim to position itself as a platform for networking in production. Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, managing director of EMO organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), explains: "IoT in production pro-vides a complete overview of the central aspects of networking, including data security, data analysis, process monitoring, predictive maintenance, smart data management and much more." Robotics and automation are among the key technologies for ensuring lasting international success. Cobots interact directly with humans and give manufacturing companies a competitive edge in the market. At EMO Hannover 2019, trade visitors will find countless automation solutions and collaborative robots aimed at enhancing productivity. Automation and digitalization can be used to make manufacturing processes more efficient.