FUTURE PACKAGING 2024 - Live Production Line since 1997

"See the REAL DEAL" - Automation and Digitalization for robust processes and technologies

In 2024, the »Future Packaging« line will pay particular attention to the robustness of the individual process steps in the production line. The aim is to examine how a higher degree of digitalisation and automation can make production processes more robust against disruptions and external influences and how they can react more quickly and flexibly to any changes in status or possible changes to the machines and work equipment. Organised by the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin, the line participants and co-exhibitors will provide an insight into both the current status and future possibilities, particularly with regard to the effects on the processes used.

For digitalisation, all exhibitors want to show what interfaces are possible on the respective machines in order to demonstrate end users how the new machines and devices can be integrated into the data handling structures of the respective produc-tion processes.

During the three daily guided tours in German and English, all new machine innovations for all pro-cesses and technologies in the field of assembly and connection technology for modern assembly production will be shown along the value chain. Competent contacts will be available to visitors at all times throughout the three days, even outside the guided tours.

The »Future Packaging« line has been presented annually since 1997. In 2024, visitors will therefore experience the 26th edition of this impressive joint effort, where they can always rely on a very large pool of expertise and always find the right contact person for their specific challenges in order to discuss and develop approaches and ways forward in a solution-oriented manner - even beyond the trade fair itself.

Visit our booth and tour our line every day at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.


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The Future Packing production line


The Future Packaging Joint Booth is a great example of industry and research working together efficiently. Its live production line provides a unique glimpse of the manufacturing process and the technologies that make it possible. Visitors get to judge the performance of the machines for themselves by seeing them in operation in an environment that mimics actual manufacturing conditions. The booth also showcases a wide range of exhibitors, including research institutes, machine manufacturers and component suppliers.

Facts about the line








The "Future Packaging" line has been part of the event since the first SMT trade fair. Every year, Fraunhofer IZM as the organizer and the participating machine exhibitors aim to demonstrate the current possibilities in the individual processes and technologies. Coordinating the logistics of the various partners with the local trades in such a way that stress-free production is possible during the trade fair becomes more difficult from year to year: there are always bottlenecks with components or parts for the machines, so that everything has to be planned in detail in advance in order to avoid all the imponderables. Right from the start, the focus is on maximizing the knowledge gained by visitors.

In 2024, exhibitors will be addressing the question of how far-reaching automation and digitalization can be used to design the individual process steps in such a way that maximum robustness against errors in the processes is achieved. Regardless of which fluctuations in the supplied materials, auxiliary materials and media need to be compensated for in terms of quality, dimensional accuracy or similar, when is it detected, how is it documented and forwarded and which countermeasures can be carried out automatically by the individual machines. Where exactly does the extended digitalization start and up to what point is it useful or at what point is it just pure data storage. These are just some of the aspects we would like to discuss with our visitors.

Tours along the line


June 11, 2024

10.00 a.m. - Line guidance (German)

12.30 - 13.00 p.m. - Forum presentation (German)

1.00 p.m. - Line guidance (German)

3.00 p.m. - Line guidance (English)

June 12, 2024

10.00 a.m. - Line guidance (German)

1.00 p.m. - Line guidance (English)

3.00 p.m. - Line guidance (German)

June 13, 2024

10.00 a.m. - Line guidance (English)

1.00 p.m. - Line guidance (German)

3.00 p.m. -Line guidance (German)

Contact persons at Fraunhofer IZM


Ulf Oestermann

Conception & Technology

Phone: +49 30 46403-235
Mobile: +49 174 160 24 84