LIGNA 2021, 10 - 14 May
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Focus Topics LIGNA.21

Woodworking Transformation

The Woodworking Transformation will be one of the focus topics of the upcoming LIGNA in Hannover. The focus will be on current and future developments in digitization and the consequences for the industry.

Digitization as the Driver of Innovation,

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As a driver of innovation, digitization is bringing about a fundamental change in the entire value-added chain of the woodworking industry for all those involved – from SMEs to industrial enterprises. LIGNA, too, is focusing on digital change, continuing the successful focus themes of previous years.

Industrial plant providers are increasingly opting for robotics systems for materials handling, human-machine interaction and surfacing functions. Key themes include cloud-based data management, standardization and interfaces, building information modeling (BIM), timber flow management and augmented and virtual reality applications.

Digitalization is also opening up major opportunities in the skilled trades, both when it comes to meeting the rising demand for custom solutions and the implementation of complete concepts.

LIGNA.21 is all about Woodworking Transformation

LIGNA.21 under the impact of the focus topic

In industrial manufacturing digitization and networked production are at the forefront. Among other things, you will find solutions from the area of robotics, from material handling to human-machine interaction to the user interface, cloud-based data management, standardization and interfaces as well as augmented and virtual reality.

Digitalization also offers great opportunities for SMEs, both in the increasing individualization of customer projects and in the implementation of complete concepts.

In forestry technology the digital focus is on networked machinery and tracking the flow of goods, wood flow control, the use of VR glasses for machine control and apps for various activities in the forest.

The topic of IT security runs through all exhibition areas as an overall aspect.

Special Formats

The following special formats reflect the focus topic at the upcoming LIGNA:

  • Guided Tours
  • LIGNA.Forum
  • Special presentations and joint stands on individual fields of application


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