Control 2022 - A review

The 34th Control - International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance - took place from 03 to 06 May 2022 with great success. More than 600 exhibitors finally experienced QA innovations live and up close again after the two-year break due to the pandemic. Current and future-oriented further developments include artificial intelligence (AI) technologies as well as production-integrated inspection processes.


18,531 trade visitors to Control 2022 finally experienced QS advancements from the fields of vision technology, image processing, sensor technology, and measurement and inspection technology again in Stuttgart - up to date, live and present. 617 exhibitors showed solution innovations and efficient QS cutting-edge technologies on nearly 23,000 square meters in six halls from May 03 to 06, 2022.



At the 2022 industry highlight, 31 percent of exhibitors came from abroad; six percent of exhibitors came from Switzerland, four percent from Italy, three percent from the USA, and just over two percent of exhibitors came from the UK. Fabian Krüger, Control project manager, expressly thanked every exhibitor, including the trade show teams, for making the Control restart a reality.


Control is regarded as a pacesetter in terms of quality assurance and provides trade visitors with everything they need to score points in international competition with excellent QA in manufacturing. In all the halls, it was consistently noticeable that there is a huge demand for personal exchanges on new developments. In the past three years since the last Control, quality inspection and quality assurance have taken on a new importance due to growing automation and digitalization, non-contact processes and remote services, small batch sizes, zero-defect manufacturing and data analysis. Therefore, news around measuring and testing technology, materials testing, analysis equipment, vision technology, image processing, sensor technology as well as weighing and counting technology were eagerly awaited. Above all, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) processes also met with great interest. The fact that AI has long since arrived in production and significantly simplifies QA processes could be experienced in many places. One of the current topics is that measuring, testing and inspection processes are an integrated part of the manufacturing processes. Instead of taking place in specially created measuring environments, inspection processes are instead taking place in environments with dust and vibrations as well as under time pressure, resulting in new challenges for measuring machines and inspection equipment.


The following SpectroNet clusterpartners were also present:

  • Fraunhofer Geschäftsbereich Vi c/o Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS

  • Fraunhofer IOF Bildgebung und Sensorik

  • Fraunhofer IOSB

  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

  • Gesellschaft für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung (GBS) mbH

  • JENOPTIK

  • LUCID Vision Labs GmbH

  • MICRO-EPSILON Messtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

  • Opto GmbH

  • Steinbeis Qualitätssicherung und Bildverarbeitung GmbH (SQB GmbH)


For more information visit the Control website.