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ABB Robotics Technology Days 2010 to feature robotic and automation technology for the full range of industrial applications

ABB Inc.

April 21 & 22, 2010 event at Auburn Hills, MI training facility to include demonstrations from a variety of ABB business units, outside technology providers and ABB partners

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – ABB Robotics will host their annual Technology Days event on April 21st & 22nd, 2010 at their North American headquarters training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  In addition to numerous live demonstrations and dozens of in-depth seminars on the latest in industrial robotic technology, this year’s event will also feature presentations and exhibits from a variety of ABB business units, outside technology providers and ABB partners.  General and application specific information will be provided to benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation and those looking to upgrade their existing robotic lines.  ABB experts from all over the world will be on hand to answer your questions as you tour the 55,000 sq ft ABB Robotics facility. 
 
Wednesday, April 21: The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is dedicated to all current and prospective ABB customers.  In addition to the on-floor demonstrations, over 30 topic specific seminars will be held throughout the day.  This is a great opportunity for industry professionals to gain first hand intelligence and network with their peers in the industrial robotic, motion, control and automation industries.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
 
Thursday, April 22:  Is the Open House from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - open to anyone interested in learning more about robotics, including old friends, new friends, family, youth organizations and students.  Though there will be no formal seminars on this day, the full demonstration floor will be open and all ABB experts will be on hand.  Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
 
A sampling of the nearly three dozen robotic exhibits and demonstrations includes cutting edge applications in welding, laser cutting, packaging (picking, packing and palletizing), painting, tool changing, unmanned military vehicles, refurbished robots – before and after, entry level robotic cells and much more.  
 
Each of the 45 minute long technical seminars will be presented several times on Wednesday so attendees can see as much as possible.  Seminar topics include emerging technology and innovations in robotic safety, welding, high-speed picking applications, material handling, material removal, press automation, remote monitoring, off-line programming and more.
 
New for 2010 will be the presence of exhibits from other divisions of ABB.  The new ABB Automation Products Rolling Road Show, a 45 ft long, 60,000 lb expandable trailer will be in the parking lot featuring an array of product and service solutions from the Drives, Low Voltage Products, and Low Voltage Motors business units.   Additional products from the Discrete Automation & Motion and Low Voltage Products divisions will be featured, including a working demo of the ABB Wireless Interface for Sensors and Actuators (WISA) and working demos of the new ABB Motor Control Center and Low Voltage Switchgear product. Also, there will be active demonstrations of the Ultra Low Harmonic drive, AC500 PLC communicating multiple protocols, drive dynamometer applications, and a pump simulation that demonstrates the ability to control 3 drives simultaneously without the need of a PLC as a master control.
 
For more information including a full list of seminars and demonstrations, and to register for the event please visit http://robotics-events.com/2010TechDays/index.aspx.
 
The ABB facility in is located at 1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.  Please call 248-391-8400 for additional assistance.
 
About ABB, Inc.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.
 
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics (www.abb.com/robotics) is a leading supplier of industrial robots – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong customer focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety.  ABB has installed more than 160,000 robots worldwide.

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