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Wide Range of Automation Solutions Featured at Automate 2011

POSTED 02/23/2011

Ann Arbor, MI – A wide range of automation solutions designed for companies in every industry will highlight the Automate 2011 show in Chicago, March 21-24, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), two of the sponsors of the event.

“The very first exhibits that visitors will see at Automate 2011 are complete solutions incorporating robots, machine vision, motion control and related automation technologies,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA and AIA. “We know companies in all industries want to see the solutions, not just the latest products, so that’s why we’re putting them front and center.”

Burnstein said that solutions will include:

• Pharmaceutical vial inspection
• Automated test system for the gaming industry
• Vision guided spindle welding
• High speed part inspection
• Robotic machine loading and unloading
• Robotic laser welding
• Robotic layer forming
• Vision guided robotic flexible feeding
• Glass vial inspection
• Porosity inspection on machine metal components
• Vision guided robotic packing and palletizing
• 3D robotic guidance and material handling
• Ultrasonic welding
• Part tracking
• Cad to path robotic deburring
• 7-axis robotic parts handling

“The best part of the solutions exhibits is that they will be shown by system integrators, companies who have experience integrating these solutions in a wide variety of industries,” Burnstein explained. “As a result, the end users who visit Automate 2011 will discover new solutions and meet and compare various integrators in order to find the right solutions partner.” 

RIA and AIA expect over 20 leading integrators to participate in the Integrated Solutions Center including:

• Aspect Automation
• ATS Automation
• Compass Automation
• Creative Automation
• Cyth Systems
• Decision Technology
• Dunkley International
• Ellison Technologies Automation
• Factory Automation Systems
• Fusion Systems Group
• Genesis Systems Group
• HTE Inc.
• Intelligrated
• JR Automation
• Lanco Assembly Systems
• Mikron Automation
• PaR Systems
• Phoenix Imaging
• ROI Machinery & Automation
• Schneider Packaging Equipment
• Sensor Control
• Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing

Automate 2011 also features an in-depth conference focused on successfully applying robotics, machine vision and motion solutions. “We believe the combination of seeing the solutions on the floor and learning how to best utilize them in conference sessions makes attending Automate 2011 a unique opportunity for companies who want to automate in order to be stronger global competitors,” Burnstein asserted.

Automate 2011 is sponsored by the Automation Technologies Council, which includes the Robotic Industries Association, the Automated Imaging Association, and the Motion Control Association. Together these trade groups represent some 575 companies that supply, integrate, and use robotics, machine vision and motion control, as well as leading research organizations and consulting firms.

For complete details on Automate 2011, visit www.automate2011.com or call ATC Headquarters at 734/994-6088.

Jeff Burnstein