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Automate 2019 Report: Final show in Chicago sees record numbers

Automate 2019 Report: Final show in Chicago sees record numbers

April 30, 2019 Automate ended its eight year run in Chicago with record numbers. According to preliminary figures, more than 20,000 walked the show floor at the biennial event – an increase of 25 percent over 2017 – to see the advancements in robotics, vision, motion and advanced automation technology from over 500 exhibitors from around the world.

Innovative Mechatronic Systems B.V.was the 2019 winner of the $10,000 Launch Pad Startup competition for its Archimedes Drive. This is a toothless gearbox with speed reducer technology. Thibaud Verschoor and six other finalists had five minutes to present their innovations before the judges chose the winner. One judge, Oliver Mitchell of Autonomy Ventures, wrote that IM Systems “universally stood out for its important contribution...with potential to generate a billion-dollar valuation with its promise of bringing down the cost of adoption and quickening the speed of deployment.”  

At Automate, A3 also announced the date and location for Automate 2021. It takes place May 17-20 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The Association for Advancing Automation is a global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) and A3 Mexico.

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