Test the best: automatica TestZone

The live robotics and automation application experience

2023 presents a new opportunity to test away! With its exciting robotics exhibits from the fields of cobots and no-code, the interactive TestZone in Hall A5 offers automation newcomers a unique opportunity to experience several innovative robotics and automation applications live and up close. And above all: to try them out for themselves.

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The robotics exhibits at the world’s leading exhibition clearly show: People are finally taking center stage. The current state of development suggests that robots will very soon be just as easy to operate and set up as devices such as smartphones are now. It is already possible for users to put together their own modular systems with very little prior knowledge using configurators. And robot travel paths can be taught with ‘no code’ – i.e. without programming or IT skills. In brief: Automation is becoming more and more accessible. For all of us.

The automatica TestZone lets you take a first look at this ‘democratization of robotics’. It is a place for non-committal learning by doing and trying out new technology under expert guidance – at your leisure and without prior registration. Whether they are specialized in no-code, cobots, or low-cost; whether large established manufacturer or newcomer taking a leap forward – they all have one thing in common: an innovative spirit.

Seize this unique opportunity to explore how robots can transform and facilitate your business. The TestZone is located in Hall A5 – right next to the automatica Forum. Together, these events create a perfect combination of theory and practice. Now it’s in your hands: Test away!

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What can you expect at TestZone? A diverse spectrum of exhibits that illustrates one thing above all: robotics is constantly reinventing itself:

Realtime Robotics shows a cell in which four robots from different manufacturers with different 'languages' interact with each other in a very confined space. The real-time software RapidPlan coordinates the motion paths of robots, simplifying programming and handling. This reduces programming and operating costs, shortens cycle times, while increasing production volumes.

With the SIEMENS Whac-A-Mole cell, you experience 3D visualization and diagnosis of movements as well as commissioning of kinematics with ease: on a touch panel, you send moles back into their moles, competing against safe kinematics.

The future is collaboration: try FANUC's CRX Cobot Series and create an application in minutes thanks to simple drag-and-drop programming. The robots are suitable for a variety of tasks such as arc welding, assembly, handling, machine operation, packaging, palletizing and more.

With the CoLab, SCHUNK opens up the possibility of having applications and products validated. Especially in the area of "handling of workpieces" as well as in the area of "processing with the robot". How such validations are carried out and what added value is associated with them can be tested and experienced live using various products and applications.

The iiQKA education kit of KUKAenables you to learn the simple operation of KUKA cobots. With the ready-to-use starter kit, basic tasks and robot programs can be realized easily and without prior knowledge of code-based programming. In just a few steps, you can create your first robot program. For this purpose, the kit is equipped with a gripper and a suitable application in addition to the robot. Ready-to-start.

IGUS presented its marketplace for low-cost robotics where both ready-to-run turnkey solutions for common automation tasks and individual components from leading manufacturers are available. The latter could be put together using a configurator as part of a modular system with guaranteed compatibility.

Designed to work with both humans and machines, the OMRON TM Collaborative Robot lets you attain better efficiency with its wide range of industrial applications while ensuring workplace safety.

Franka Emika presents ist Production 3, the force sensitive robot platform made in Germany, an industry certified system that ignites productivity for everyone who needsindustrial robotics automation.


Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30, 2023


Daily 9:00 to 17:00 (Tu-Th) or 16:00 (Fr)


Hall A5, Stand 530