Sneak preview of Automate 2017 shown

Posted By : Anna Flockett
Sneak preview of Automate 2017 shown

A preview of Automate 2017 has been released by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), showing this year’s biennial event devoted to technology and business innovation in North America, which is due to take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place, 3rd-6th April.

This year’s show is over 40% larger than the last show in 2015 and features more than 400 exhibitors showing their latest technologies for the entire spectrum of the automation industry. More than 20,000 attendees are expected to attend Automate 2017 from across the US and more than 70 countries.

Registration is free for attendees walking the show floor. The Automate 2017 show and conference is based on the technology, innovation and automation solutions that are transforming manufacturing and service businesses globally.

“As the largest North American event devoted to automation, Automate enables current and prospective users from throughout the world to quickly survey the industry’s array of robotics, machine vision and motion control solutions,” said Jeff Burnstein, A3 President. “These technologies and solutions can provide manufacturers and service providers the competitive boost needed to win in the global marketplace.”

Automation technologies will be at the forefront at Automate 2017, including the fast-growing segment of collaborative robots that are designed for safe, collaborative use alongside human workers. The relatively new segment of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) will also garner attention, demonstrating the ability to drive material transportation efficiencies for smart factory/Industry 4.0 efforts. And the show will highlight a full array of the latest industrial robots, innovative visions systems, and new technologies in motion control and motors.

Networking opportunities
Attendees can connect with industry experts by attending over thirty expert huddles, held throughout the event on the Automate show floor on topics ranging from ‘getting started with automation’ to ‘true cost of ownership’ to ‘challenges in infrared imaging.’

The ‘World of Automation Networking Party’ will be held Tuesday 4th April at 5pm at McCormick Place - North Hall. Join the leaders in the automation industry for an international themed evening of networking with exhibitors, speakers, and attendees featuring entertainment, beverages, and international food.

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will honour the winners of the Engelberger Robotics Awards, the world's most prestigious robotics honour, at an awards dinner Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 6-10pm at The Adler Planetarium.

Automate conference and International Symposium on Robotics – Americas (ISR)
The Automate 2017 Conference also includes the International Symposium on Robotics – Americas, which brings together thought leaders in robotics applications and research. With over 100 sessions, participants will explore the newest developments in robotics, machine vision, imaging, motion control and other automation technologies featured at Automate 2017.

The conference also offers coursework and exams required for the AIA’s (Advancing Vision+Imaging) Certified Vision Professional (CVP) basic and advanced certifications, and the Motion Control and Motor Association’s (MCMA) Certified Motion Control Professional training.

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