Event Details

SPS 2021


Location: Messezentrum Nürnberg


Map and Directions

SPS now means “Smart Production Solutions” (previous “SPS IPC Drives”) 

Update Nov 19th, 2021:

The SPS show has been canceled by trade show organizers due to pandemic situation in Bavaria

The OPC Fundation will postphone the OPC Foundation press conference also.

Update Nov 16th, 2021: The OPC Foundation will not participate on-site at SPS show

  • The reason is that the incidence rates here in Germany are rapidly rising (Nuremberg currently over 480, Bavaria over 570).
  • Independent from the incidence rates the hospitals are fully occupied.
  • State of Bavaria has declared complete state of Bavaria as “catastrophe area”.
  • In addition, the Robert Koch Institute (the official government advisor) highly recommendation to not visit and avoid or organize large events

Therefore, after multiple sync calls internally, the OPC Foundation decided not to be present on-site in Nuremberg.

The press conference has been planned as hybrid event and we will run this as virtual press conference.

This was no easy decision especially as we were looking forward to meet at SPS exhibition and show to the public the achieved progress: especially the first OPC UA FX multi-vendor demo including 20 companies with their devices but also a world first “OPC UA over MQTT” demo from PLC controllers like Beckhoff and Siemens to Microsoft cloud systems (including announcement about aws, GoogleCloud, IBM, Mindsphere and SAP).

We have started to work on an alternative plan to build up the demo at some other location to do the final integration, testing and also think about other means to communicate the achievements to the public (e.g. Webinar, Videos, …).

OPC Foundation booked a 275 sqm booth at SPS 2021 to show status of OPC UA technology,  products and solutions from OPC members – join our booth H5-140

Entry Ticket: To get your free of charge entry voucher please contact karola.wauro_at_opcfoundation.org

Public Press Conference on Nov 23rd, 2021 at 16:45h – 17:45h (CET)

  • See agenda and topics of OPC Foundation Press conference here
  • Participation:
    Onside: SPS show, Nuremberg, NCC Ost, Room Istanbul
    Remote: Please register here to attend remotely the press conference

Demos 2021

  • Demonstrator “Controller-to-Controller” communications based on OPC UA FX
  • Demonstrator “OPC UA Safety”
  • Demonstrator “OPC UA over MQTT” from controller (Beckhoff & Siemens) to cloud (aws, GoogleCloud, IBM, Microsoft Azure, SAP, Mindsphere)

Partners: List of of 2021 Partner pods at the OPC booth:


Guests 2021

  • LNI – Labs Networks Industries
  • Standardization Council Industrie 4.0

Additional details on SPS may be found here.