Copyright: Tobias Ritz

The Exhibition & Sponsoring

The 11th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems will present components, system approaches and applications of smart actuators and low-power electromagnetic drives based on conventional (electromagnetic) and innovative working principles (new actuators), and associated subjects. The range of topics also includes measurement techniques, control concepts and circuits, driver components and units, system integration, layout and simulation tools etc.

Within the online exhibition area, we will again have application oriented presentations on a product level, besides the in-depth conference programme. This Exhibition Forum provides additional information about the exhibition topics on the product level especially to visitors of the exhibition. Exhibitors and other parties are therefore invited to show contributions and demonstrate their products. 

Components, system approaches and applications of smart actuators and low-power electromagnetic drives and related topics dedicated to

Applications in

  • Acoustics / ultrasonics
  • Analysis / measuring technique
  • Fine- / precise- / nanopositioning
  • Micro- / nanomanipulation
  • Fluid handling
  • Microfluidics
  • Noise and vibration control

Related to areas such as

  • Adaptronics
  • Automation / micro robots / robots
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing technique / micro assembly
  • Medicine / medical engineering / biotechnology
  • Motor vehicles / aviation
  • Optics / laser
  • Precision engineering

Your opportunities as sponsor and exhibitor: 

Sponsoring Package (2.000, - EUR + VAT)

  • Sponsors may place a banner on the homepage of the virtual conference platform, size 700 x 700 pixels.
  • 2 free conference tickets
  • The main sponsor is top listed in the list of sponsors (if there are multiple main sponsors in alphabetic order).
  • Sponsors receive a profile page (microsite) within the virtual venue to professionally present themselves and their services.

The multiple options are displayed here


Exhibition Package (1.000, - EUR + VAT)

  • The exhibitors will figure with name and logo on all conference materials, this means currently on the website, on the virtual conference platform, and they will be included in our mailings.
  • 1 free conference ticket
  • The exhibitor is listed in the list of exhibitors in alphabetic order.
  • The exhibitors receive a profile page (microsite) within the virtual venue to professionally present themselves and their services.

Sign up for sponsoring and exhibition

Online Exhibition Hours

Wednesday, February 17, 2021: 12:00h to 18:00h

Thursday, February 18, 2021: 12:00h to 18:00h

Friday, February 19, 2021: 12:00h to 15:00h



Cedrat Technologies is an internationally recognized mechatronics specialist and manufacturer of piezo and magnetic actuators offering a wide range of standard products:  amplified, pre-stressed piezo actuators, XY piezo stages, fast steering mirrors, stepping motors, shutters, magnetic actuators, the associated electronics and also customised products. The company has a strong experience in developing compact, precise and dynamic solutions for demanding applications (air & space, optronics, biomed, instrumentation, production machine…).

ETO Gruppe Beteiligungen GmbH

Since 1948 customers around the world rely on ETO GRUPPE’s innovative spirit and passion - both are roots for the worldwide recognized competence of ETO regarding electromagnetic actuator and sensor technology. With about 2,400 employees at eight locations in Europe, America and Asia the companies of the ETO GRUPPE research, develop and produce customer specific innovative valves, actuators and sensors. They are the impulse generators in the customer system - the heart of the machine, so to speak - and are found wherever highly dynamic processes take place and improve safety or efficiency and environmental sustainability - in electronic brake systems with ABS and ESP functions, camshaft valve control systems as well as automatic transmissions or injection systems for conventional and alternative drive systems. In the mobile and stationary hydraulics as well as in medical technology, actuator-sensor-systems from ETO ensure an increased level of safety.


The SMA-network is a platform for companies currently working with shape memory alloys or simply those interested in this exciting field of technology.

The main goal is to establish SMAs and their advantages in new markets as “multi-functional material” through innovative processes, products and services.

Such a network is, however, only successful through the active exchange of knowledge and experience from its partners.

To learn more about shape memory alloys or the SMA-network please visit our site at or contact us.

MDPI actuators

Message from the Editor-in-Chief 

We are just entering the Next Wave of Technology (NWT) where actuators will play the same role as the computer chip did for computers/social media approximately four decades ago. Just in the U.S., production of $1 trillion year of electromechanical systems (vehicles, orthotics, manufacturing cells, freight trains, aircraft, etc.) will be impacted by the NWT, all driven by actuators. Five key trends can be found for the future perspectives: “Performance to Reliability”, “Hard to Soft”,  “Macro to Nano”, “Homo to Hetero” and “Single to Multi functional”.We invite papers that primarily impact these economic sectors; those illustrating basic scientific principles are also welcome.

Read more

Physik Instrumente (PI)


Sateco XT develops and industrializes soft and flexible elastomeric sensors and actuator solutions for applications such as active feedback, shape-changing surfaces (morphing), immersive stimulation, user’s posture monitoring and force sensing. The company is part of the Sateco Group, which produces elastomeric electromechanical components for vehicle HMI and supplies to the global automotive industry. We turn high manufacturing precision and technical knowhow into a unique user experience by ensuring functionality and haptic branding. Sateco XT is headquartered in Switzerland and is represented by the Groups’ international offices in Europe, U.S., China and Japan

Netzwerk Smart Production

Das Netzwerk Smart Production

ist ein leistungsfähiges Industrie 4.0-Cluster an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Verwaltung. In einem starken Verbund entwickeln unsere Mitglieder gemeinsam anwendungsorientierte Technologieprojekte und effektive Implementierungsverfahren für die Welt von Morgen. Entwickelt und implementiert in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar.

Über 50 Mitglieder; Regional verankert; Produzierende Industrieunternehmen; Globale Konzerne; überwiegend Mittelstand; kleine Manufacturen; Start-ups; Beratungen; Demo Fabrik I4.0; Digitalisierung real erlebbar gemacht.