Automation event to feature robotics, Industrie 4.0 developments

The Association for Advancing Automation's (A3) of Automate 2017 event at McCormick Place will feature developments in collaborative robots and smart factory/Industrie 4.0 initiatives.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3) March 29, 2017

The Association for Advancing Automation’s (A3) of Automate 2017 event is a biennial event devoted to leading-edge technology and business innovation at Chicago’s McCormick Place from April 3-6. The Automate 2017 show and conference centers on the technology, innovation and automation solutions that are transforming manufacturing and service businesses globally. This year’s show is projected to be 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.

"These technologies and solutions can provide manufacturers and service providers the competitive boost needed to win in the global marketplace," said Jeff Burnstein, A3 president.

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. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will also garner attention, demonstrating the ability to drive material transportation efficiencies for smart factory/Industrie 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.

– Edited from a Association for Advancing Automation (A3) press release by CFE Media. A3 is a CFE Media content partner. See more Control Engineering robotics stories.

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