Automate Show 2017


If you want to discover the best in automation products and solutions and how you can use them to make your company a stronger competitor, then be sure to get out and explore the future of automation at the Automate Show. Automate 2017 will be held from April 3-6, 2017, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The automation world continues to grow and has become widely dynamic due to mobile and collaborative robots, cloud computing, smart manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and many other innovations. So you can expect some of the best exhibits yet at Automate 2017!

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) puts on this biennial event that has become the largest showcase devoted to automation in North America. It will feature nearly 400 incredible exhibitors who make up many of the industry’s leading manufacturers and system integrators of robotics, machine vision, metrology, software, safety, motion control, and motors. These leaders in robotics will be coming from across the globe to display the latest and greatest. Furthermore, Automate will be hosting more than 20 robotics suppliers from China and Korea. 

A3 is helps to promote automation technologies and ideas to help transform the way business is conducted. They are global advocates for the benefits of automating.  A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,000 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

A3 is expecting more than 20,000 participants that come from a wide range of industries, including corporate decision-makers and press/analysts. They want to see how the latest automation technologies can benefit their operations, in person. Automate is able to help answer specific problems that representatives bring. This helps the business owners find real solutions to remain competitive in the global marketplace and make crucial business decisions, in person. Additionally, the International Symposium on Robotics-Americas (ISR) is an event that brings together leaders from around the globe to discuss the latest applications and research in robotics and other automation technologies; the ISR is fully integrated with Automate.

Automate 2017 will display an incredible overview of the entire automation industry, including the latest, cutting-edge technologies that are making a huge impact on manufacturing. Automate provides the perfect way to connect with knowledgeable automation integrators and learn how to enhance processes, lower costs, sharpen the competitive edge, and improve product quality. Automate will also help business owners discover additional benefits and how and when to deploy it all.

Attendees can join the “Expert Huddles” that take place across the show floor, asking any questions, and watching demonstrative innovative automation technologies that are solving real-world challenges.  There will be over 60 sessions that will cover a wide variety of topics such as machine vision, robotics, supply chain automation, motion control, automation strategy, IIoT, safety, workforce development, machine learning, image processing and automation case studies.

Additionally, there are several keynote speakers that will share their practical knowledge such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and NBA Hall of Famer. Magic Johnson will be speaking about “The Power of Magic: Know your customer and where they are going.” Andrew Winston, sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold will be presenting on “Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from leaders in innovative facility design.” And Markus Lorenz, the Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, will be discussing “Industry 4.0 - How intelligent machines are transforming supply chains.”  

There are also coursework offerings and exams available for the AIA’s Certified Vision Professional (CVP) basic and advanced certifications, and the Motion Control & Motor Association’s (MCMA) Certified Motion Control Professional training.

Furthermore, attendants of Automate 2017 will also gain admittance to ProMat2017, the largest exposition for manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain professionals in North America. If you are interested in attending Automate 2017, register today here!

It is easy to see that Automate 2017 will be chocked full of speakers, exhibits, and events you definitely do not want to miss! Stay ahead of your competitors, boost your automation business, and learn more about what the future of automation has to offer at Automate 2017.

RobotWorx is a certified integrator for FANUCMotomanABB, Universal Robots, and KUKA robotics and has a multitude of new and used robots from all of these manufacturers, for sale.  These four manufacturers produce amazing automation equipment and will be on the floor at Automate 2017. Be sure to check out the exhibitor list for booth information. 

RobotWorx takes pride in keeping their experts up to date on the future of automation and by doing so, maintains a global competitive edge. If you have any automation questions before or after attending Automate 2017, please contact our representatives online or at 740-251-4312.

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