Harry Plotter - A success story since 2003

Harry Plotter is Stockholmsmässan's own robot plotter whose job is to draw stand locations and walkways before a trade fair.

It all started as a development project back in 2003. Stockholmsmässan then contacted the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with the aim of developing a robot plotter that could facilitate the work in creating stand placements for trade fairs - a task that many other organizers still do by hand.

It takes Harry about five hours to draw out the entire C hall for a fair. The marks that Harry drew are then used together with the coordinate system in the floor (the markings are a total of 8x8 meters) when laying out the walking mats. The programming means that Harry has an accuracy of a full 2 cm in his placement, says Rikard Skärebo, production manager at Stockholmsmässan.

Today, Stockholmsmässan has the robots Harry, Hagrid and Hanna, three heroes who create great deeds with their work.

The robots help us:
- reduce production costs
- shorten lead times
- reduce tedious work

How does it happen then?
- The hall is cleared
- CAD-drawing is loaded
- Drawing starts

This is what we call sustainable innovation at its very best, says Linda Elmén, Head of Sustainability at Stockholmsmässan.

This supports our three focus areas: 
Sustainable Community, Sustainable Environment och Sustainable Innovation