Control 2016 Germany: France participates with a joint booth

Author / Editor: Barbara Schulz / Lisa Saller, Lisa Saller

For the first time, Business France, the national agency dealing with the internationalisation of the French economy, has organised a joint booth featuring 126 m² at the trade fair Control from 26 to 29 April 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Control 2015 attracted more than 25,900 visitors from 95 countries. This year, French companies will exhibit on a joint booth.
Control 2015 attracted more than 25,900 visitors from 95 countries. This year, French companies will exhibit on a joint booth.
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Whether big, small and medium-sized, or micro companies: French exhibitors at this year's Control show serve a broad variety of international industries. This year, French companies have the chance to jointly exhibit at Stuttgart's renowned trade show (Hall 1, Booth 1230). The French association for production machines and technologies, Symop, is the official partner of the joint booth.

The French industry for measuring and inspection systems excels by a large variety of products intended for numerous applications such as civil engineering, aerospace, the chemical industry, the food industry, as well as the energy and transport sector – selling markets for this industry.

The essential market leaders in this field are international groups such as Itron, Schlumberger, Zodiac Aerospace or other major French groups such as Thales and Safran. Nonetheless, the industry also includes many independent micro as well as small and medium-sized companies: Many of them boast a specific know-how enabling them to become established in France and abroad. In general, these companies are specialising in top activities and established in niche markets.

Three-dimensional inspection systems in the production line

One example is Mesure Systems 3D. The company is said to have many customers from the high-tech industry: Airbus, Audi, Boeing, Bombardier, Porsche, Volkswagen, Skoda, and Siemens. MS3D develops and installs solutions for non-contact three-dimensional inspection of geometric compliance. For large batches of industrial components, these inspections are directly integrated in the production line with very short cycle times.

Another exhibitor is Stil. According to the organisers, the company is a global player in the field of chromatic confocal sensing. Stil has developed two product families of point sensors (CHR and CCS) and one family of line sensors (MPLS) on the basis of chromatic confocal imaging. The high-resolution non-contact sensors of Stil meet the requirements of metrological applications irrespective of whether microtopography, analysis of geometries and textures, roughness measurements, or Reverse Engineering are concerned. Stil offers self-contained chromatic confocal sensors as well as a "turn-key" 3D measuring station (product designation "Micromesure") which is fitted with a highly precise sensing system and a sophisticated software.

Of course, Control 2016 will feature many international exhibitors from around the globe. One of those is Walter Ewag UK, showcasing the Helicheck 3D. The machine – which will be complemented at the show by the Helicheck Plus, the Heliscale and the new manual Heliset tool and grinding wheel measuring machine - digitises tools and production parts to create three-dimensional model data that can be saved, processed, analysed and measured, the company says.

Available in the UK from Walter Ewag UK, the Helicheck 3D utilises a new method of digitising to enable items to be scanned and digitised quickly and easily, the company says. The machine’s 3D Tool Analyser software can lay horizontal, vertical and freely selectable cutting planes at any position on the 3D model.