Every two years the wonderful city of Chicago hosts the bi-annual Automate show. And Automate 2019 promises to be one of the biggest yet.
The organisers say that Automate will feature exhibitors than ever before from across the globe. Countries being represented include Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Brazil.
With over 500 of the leading automation companies attending, the event will showcase the latest advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, motion control, motors, vision, metrology, sensors, assembly and other automation technologies.
One of the features of the show occurs on the opening day of the show, Monday, with the International Automation Day in the floor theater. They will begin programming in the afternoon with the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) roundtable, Global Race for Leadership in Robotics and AI. Panelists from Asia, Europe, and the US take a closer look at who is currently leading the robotics market.
“ With over 500 of the leading automation companies attending, the event will showcase the latest advances”
What’s more, Mexico has become a hot spot for robotics and automation over the last few years, which is why the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently created A3 Mexico to help support and grow the industry in the country. This panel will discuss the opportunities that exist in Mexico along with strategies to help attendees successfully do business there.
One company which will be at Automate 2019 is very familiar to MVPro readers, Montreal based Matrox Imaging. It will use the event to showcase the latest innovations in machine vision and industrial imaging hardware and software.
This year’s focus is Matrox Design Assistant X, the latest edition of the company’s flowchart-based vision application software, which integrates a host of new tools to perform image classification using deep learning, highlight surface imperfections using photometric stereo techniques, as well as the ability to interface directly with third-party 3D sensors.
Applied Motion Products
Another company who will be exhibiting at Automate 2019 is Applied Motion Products.
It will demonstrate a selection of new integrated motors and drives for both servo and stepper motors.
Products on Display Include:
- MDX Integrated Servo Motors that combine high torque density, low inertia servo motors with on-board drives and controllers to create all-in-one integrated motor solutions that save on space, wiring, and cost over conventional servo systems with separate motor and drive components;
- StepSERVO Integrated Motors that provide cost-effective and high-torque motion control for high through put applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, and automated assembly;
- STF Stepper Drives that support a range of industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus network protocols including EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, Modbus, Ethernet and RS-485, as well as a proprietary Serial Command Language (SCL) for efficient network communications over Ethernet (UDP or TCP) and RS-485. Using STF Stepper Drives, system designers and machine builders have the flexibility to control step motors using the network protocol of their choice;
- SV200 Digital Servo Drives that operate on 24, 48 or higher DC supply voltages for space-constrained and multi-axis motion control applications.
Applied Motion Products specializes in high-precision, cost-effective motion control products including stepper and servo motors, drives, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies.
The company serves a diverse industrial and OEM customer base with both standard and customized products. Every two years the wonderful city of Chicago hosts the bi-annual Automate show. And Automate 2019 promises to be one of the biggest yet. “ With over 500 of the leading automation companies attending, the event will showcase the latest advances”.