Europe’s Biggest Measurement Fair – End of May in Nürnberg

The 24th international measurement fair, the SENSOR+TEST, will be held from the 30th of May to the 1st of June, 2017, on the fair grounds of the Nürnberg Exhibition Center. This is the communication platform across all branches of industry for developers, design engineers, and users in the area of sensor, measuring, and testing technology. It is also a must for students of natural sciences and engineering. State-of-the-art sensors and measurement technology are crucial for future advances in technical devices, machines, systems, and processes. And without the latest testing equipment, the continuously increasing requirements for reliability of products and processes cannot be met. Particularly, the digital world of Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet, and the Internet of Things requires more and more precise data from real processes to derive added value from this information.

There is no comparable platform in all of Europe, where users can meet so many innovative suppliers of sensor, measuring, and testing technology from all over the globe. The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement, the major supporter, and the AMA Service GmbH, the organizer, are counting this year on approximately 600 exhibitors and about 9,000 visitors.

Special Topic 2017: Networked Measuring for Mobile Applications
The SENSOR+TEST stays abreast of the growing importance of sensor, measuring, and testing systems for today’s networked world. The range of products and services will cover mobile systems for measurement on humans to instrumented vehicles, mobile machines, and aerospace technologies. The data is supplied by autonomous measuring sensors or sensor networks comprising numerous sensors. The essential advance in tomorrow’s networked world is the availability of local measuring results. Thus, the benefits derived from the data by the user and the context of their use is decisive for the efficiency of such systems. Many such applications can be seen live at the Action Area – including secure data transfer to the respective stand of the exhibitor. The focus of the special topic of the SENSOR+TEST 2017 at the forum in Hall 5 will deal with new solutions and concepts as well as questions regarding data security and worldwide networks, distributed and continuous data acquisition, user-friendly software for mobile applications, networking of test tasks in the Internet of Things, or data management with sensor technology.

The AMA Innovation Award will be bestowed for the seventeenth time at the SENSOR+TEST. The renown 10,000-Euro award is presented annually by the AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement. The award goes directly to the winning developer team, not the enterprise or institute. There is also an award for the best young enterprise in the competition. The jury, comprising representatives from universities, institutes, and enterprises, especially consider the degree of innovation and the clear usability in applications. All accepted submissions will be published with a brief description of the project in the brochure “AMA Innovation Award 2017 – the Competitors.” It can be downloaded free of charge.

With about 600 exhibitors, the SENSOR+TEST is the most important measuring fair in Europe. From 30 May to 1 June, 2017, the AMA conferences SENSOR 2017 and the IRS² 2017 will be held parallel to the trade fair. Two expert forums in Halls 1 and 5, a Forum Innovative Testing and on 30 May in Hall 5 the special topic Networked Measuring for Mobile Applications. Live demonstrations are to be provided on all three days of the fair, including test driving by suppliers of mobile measuring technology at the outdoor Action Area. For research by topics, products, applications as well as an overview of the many programs, there are offers on the Internet (, for mobile handhelds ( and the social media (, Follow the up-to-date information posted by the organizers and exhibitors during the fair with the hash tag #sensortest on Twitter.