Robotics Focus at Industrial Automation NA

  • July 14, 2014
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July 14, 2014 – Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will experience the next generation of robotics solutions in the exciting, fast-growing area of robotics for industrial automation. Global exhibitors at Industrial Automation NA 2014 will demonstrate collaborative robotics, vision guided robotics, material handling robotics, as well as servo drives for robotics applications, robotics integration software and services.    According to the International Federation of Robotics, the trend towards automation is dramatically increasing the number of robot installations across the globe. The Federation estimates that robot installations will increase by six percent on average per year through 2016.  As factories modernize and expand production capacity to stay competitive and robots continue to become easier to use, safer, less complicated and lower priced, manufacturers in North America and emerging markets, as well, will increase their robotics installations. “Manufacturers continue to look for more efficient ways to automate their operations, to fill the gap created by an aging workforce, and to address a shortage of skilled labor. In response to their needs, robotics solutions providers are designing faster, cost effective and more user friendly robots,” said Larry Turner, President and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. “Robotics solutions with enhanced capabilities that allow employees to quickly reprogram robotics for a variety of tasks are adding value to both large and small factories and will be on hand at this year’s Industrial Automation NA.” Robotics exhibits at the Industrial Automation NA 2014 will cover more than 12,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up 230 percent over the 2012 event. Companies such as Beckhoff Automation, Elmo Motion Control, ixmation, Nachi Robotic Systems, Rethink Robotics and Universal Robots will showcase their latest robotics solutions on the show floor. About Industrial Automation North America 2014 Following the trade show’s launch in 2012, Industrial Automation NA is well on its way to becoming North America’s leading trade show for process, factory and building automation. Industrial Automation NA has already distinguished itself as the showplace for the automation industry’s most innovative solutions and technologies. Industrial Automation NA and the inaugural Motion Drive & Automation North America 2014 (MDA North America) trade show and conference are co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 8-13, 2014. About Hannover Fairs USA Hannover Fairs USA develops and manages marketing programs at Deutsche Messe events in Hannover, Germany and the United States, as well as in such key emerging markets as China, India and Turkey. Working closely with its clients, Hannover Fairs helps them maintain their competitive position on and off the event floor. The company’s programs reflect the global scope of Deutsche Messe's activities and include such world-renowned B-to-B trade fairs as CeBIT (information and communications technology), DOMOTEX (floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), and LIGNA HANNOVER (forestry and wood industries).

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