On March 29 and 30, 2023, the TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS will once again be all about hands-on testing of innovations and new developments in warehouse and material handling technology. The target group of the international test event are innovation-oriented B2B decision-makers from all areas of logistics. Up to 100 selected innovations await the participants.
After two test runs under corona conditions, the TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS in Hall 3 of Messe Dortmund will be starting with two new special test areas. Ergonomics and occupational safety are the focus at “Exoskeleton & Co.”, where visitors can try out for themselves how it feels to work with exoskeletons, suction systems and other devices. The new “Order Picker Safari” is a highlight for retailers and all those who attach great importance to order picking. Horizontal order pickers from various manufacturers will be available for testing and picking on a set measuring around 400 sq m.
As in previous years, participants can also try out the products and solutions of the nominees for the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2023, which will also be tested by the 26-member jury from 20 nations, including Peter MacLeod from Logistics Business, the UK’s only representative. Finalists for the world’s largest intralogistics award will go through the three-stage IFOY audit as part of TEST CAMP, which begins as early as March 27.
Driving forklifts, operating all types of warehouse technology yourself, interacting with logistics robots, trying out software – all this is possible in the hall with more than 9,800 sq m of space. Booths with demonstration areas, a get-together and an indoor restaurant invite guests to intensive networking discussions without the hustle and bustle of a trade fair.
“Spot on Innovation” is also the motto in the congress area of TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS. In order to facilitate knowledge transfer among logistics experts, the organiser is once again setting up a conference programme with prominent panel discussions on both days. The popular thematic highlight tours are also planned again.
There will also be a reunion with the AGV Mesh-Up initiated by the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association and its member companies. Following its world premiere in 2021 and its continuation in 2022, the new edition of the live test of the VDA 5050 communication interface, which will be held exclusively at TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS, promises a spectacular setting with new technical challenges. The aim of VDA 5050 is for Automated Guided Vehicles in the warehouse to communicate via plug-and-play technology, regardless of manufacturer.
They drive with different navigation modes, such as line-guided or contour-based, but communicate with the higher-level control system. B2B visitors will have the unique opportunity to observe the deployment of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) from various manufacturers on 500 sq m and to exchange ideas with developers and scientists.
The green orientation of the new event format in logistics will also be consistently continued in 2023. The organiser has made sustainability a principle and taken numerous measures to conserve resources. The focus is on recycling and reusability, a central stand construction, the use of regenerative energies and the principle of dispensing with equipment that is not absolutely necessary.