Futureworx to showcase autonomy and AI

By Leila Steed16 February 2022

FutureWorx concept image (Image: CEA)

New programme details have been revealed for the UK’s upcoming Futureworx event and conference, which is taking place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough on the 30th and 31st of March.

The CEA has formed partnerships with National Highways, HS2, the Supply Chain Sustainability School and COMIT2Drones to deliver the Futureworx event, and plans are well underway to showcase the latest in technology and cutting edge innovations to make the workplace safer, smarter and more sustainable, as we head down the road to net-zero.

The event will focus on, telematics, the connected site, GPS systems, safety systems and advances in autonomous and electric and hydrogen machinery. The show aims to highlight sustainability, productivity and advances in future fuels such as hydrogen, electric and HVO.

Companies that have committed to the event include Hitachi Construction Machinery who will be showcasing its CTFleet Link.

A brand new and complete fleet management solution, the telematics system allows customers to access a live online portal through which they can monitor not only the performance and location of their Hitachi equipment, from ZX-5 through to the latest ZX-7 excavators, but also that of other manufacturers in their fleet. Hitachi will also be demonstrating this system at the event

Komatsu Europe International will be showcasing remote controlled machine technology equipped with integrated machine control.

Site safety people plant interface management is a common theme amongst exhibitors.

Spillard Safety Systems is showing human detection systems and video telematics, whilst Xwatch Safety Solutions is demonstrating a new conceptual safety system - although details of this are under wraps until the event.

Integrated machine control experts, GKD Technologies has also confirmed its presence at the show as has FTC Group, which specialises in safety systems across the industry. 

FTC will be demonstrating the latest in Pedestrian Detection and Avoidance systems, that do not require the use of ‘Tags’.

Safety Shield Global has also confirmed its attendance and is demonstrating its semi- autonomous plant and AI collision avoidance system.

Plantforce Rentals is bringing the latest hybrid and semi-autonomous machines from Kobelco, in addition to bringing its state of the art simulator to promote advanced operator training. The company will also be linking live to a connected site.

Other companies using Futureworx as a platform to showcase new and innovative technologies are SMT GB (Volvo) who will be featuring its electric offerings in addition to showing its dig assist and load assist, Merlo, who will be showing the future of electric telehandlers.

Futureworx 2022 logo

Alongside them, Snorkel will also be exhibiting at the show. They company will present its next generation of lithium-powered access platforms and also will also reveal details of a concept machine.

Danfos Scotland will be showing delegates the technology to gain energy efficiencies and enhanced electrification.

Bomag is planning on demonstrating semi-autonomous equipment equipped with obstacle detection and data collection systems all of which are on the path to the ultimate solution, ROBOMAG – a fully autonomous tandem roller.

Onwave, a company provide connectivity solutions for the construction sector and currently support over 1200 projects across the UK and Europe, has also signed up. Onwave also develop digital technology and have a solution called OWL that helps reduce buried service strikes and reduce people/plant interface risk.

Hydrogen lighting will be presented by Taylor Construction Plant and Prolectric is showing solar powered lighting. New companies are signing up daily to show their future technologies – more details to follow in the coming weeks.

The conference programme is taking place on day two of the event, 31st of March, and speakers confirmed are from, Hexagon, Skanska, Costain, MachineMax and many more.

The conference will also investigate future fuels where there will be a panel of experts discussing how to power the machines of the future.

Visit www.futureworx.uk for the full programme of events.

Registration is now open for day two (31st March) of the event – for the conference and exhibition showcase. Please visit https://futureworx.uk/rsvp using the code KHLC22. Tickets are FREE, but places are limited and space is filling up fast.

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