Robotics Industry News
Win Globally: Innovate & Automate is Theme for 2009 International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show
Robotic Industries Association Posted 09/03/2008
Exhibitors Signing Up at Brisk Pace
Ann Arbor, Michigan – The 2009 International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show has announced that “Win Globally: Innovate & Automate” is the theme for North America’s largest event dedicated to these technologies. The show, which is held just once every two years, takes place June 9-11, 2009, at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois.
“In the increasingly competitive global manufacturing arena, it’s not enough just to innovate to succeed, you also have to automate,” said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, Executive Vice President of Robotic Industries Association, a sponsoring organization for the event along with the Automated Imaging Association and the Motion Control Association.
“Improving productivity, boosting product quality, reducing scrap, getting new products to market faster and cheaper – all of these issues are more important than ever today,” Burnstein explained. “Robots, machine vision and motion control have a proven track record of success in helping manufacturing companies, which is why our trade show is such a great forum for companies seeking these products.”
Suppliers of these technologies strongly support the show, which has been successfully reaching customers since the late 1970s.
“Space sales are 15% ahead of where we were at this point prior to the 2007 show, in large part because the success of the 2007 event has created a great deal of excitement for our 2009 show,” The current roster of exhibitors is listed at www.robots-vision-show.info, the event’s website. Companies interested in reserving space can contact Carol Calini or Susan Reuter at 203/483-5774.
Burnstein said that more than 5,000 potential customers are expected to attend the show, all looking for the latest products and systems that can help them become stronger global competitors.
In addition to showcasing the latest products and services, the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show gives attendees a chance to get “hands-on” opportunities. “Anyone who thinks these technologies are difficult to implement will have an eye-opening experience when attending the show. Our ‘hands-on highway’ offers exhibits that attendees can simply operate on their own with no formal training,” said Burnstein.
However, for more advanced systems, training is very important, which is why the show is accompanied by an in-depth conference focused on practical, real-world issues. “Our conference sessions are taught by experienced industry professionals and focus on issues that will allow companies to successfully apply robots, machine vision, and motion control once they return to their companies. We don’t spend a lot of time on theory or research projects that are many years away from fruition,” noted Burnstein.
Among the topics on the agenda will be robotics basics, lighting & optics for machine vision, successfully integrating robot and machine vision systems, new developments in robot safety, the business case for using robots, getting started with machine vision, how to select motion control components, technology considerations in designing a motion control system, and vision guided robotics. Interested presenters can submit an abstract at www.robots-vision-show.info.
Other event highlights include special pavilions on service robots and systems integration, plus daily prize drawings open to all attendees. The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show is co-located with two other leading automation events: Sensors Expo and Fastener Tech.
People interested in attending the event can be added to an early mailing list by calling 734/994-6088 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full registration details will be available in the Spring of 2009.
The sponsoring organizations, all not-for-profit trade groups, represent more than 550 automation companies from around the world. Full details on the sponsors and their members can be found at their respective websites: www.robotics.org, www.macihinevisiononline.org, and www.motioncontrolonline.org, or by calling 734/994-6088.