2018 Automation Technology Fair


Automation, Inc.
4830 Azelia Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55429

Automation, Inc. will hold its annual Automation Technology Fair Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

This complimentary industry networking and educational event will feature live automation demonstrations, technology presentations and the latest information on automation trends. The Automation Technology Fair is held at Automation, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.

Seminars 8:30 AM to 2:50 PM

The seminars feature some of the latest technology in automation! Each seminar is 50 minutes long and space is limited! Please select which seminars you would like to attend on the registration form. Seminars all typically fill before the Tech Fair.

*If a seminar is missing from the registration form, it has filled. There may be last minute availability due to no shows, check in at the seminar door before the class for 'walk-in' information.*

Expo 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

We convert the 'IPS Design Center' into an Expo Hall. See live robot, vision, and pneumatic demonstrations. Talk to experts from leading electromechanical, motion, safety, and pneumatic manufacturers. Beverages will be provided for a 'Happy Hour' from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Lunch 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Complimentary lunch by Famous Dave's BBQ.

Raffle Prizes

Fill out your 'event passport' that you receive at check-in and be entered to win 1 of 15 raffle prizes! Prizes this year include a GoPro Camera (with accessories), Rhode 20 Yeti Cooler, Gazelle portable gazebo, and more! Winners will be announced after the show, you do not need to be present to win.

Meet Virtual Engineer in the 'Parker Room' 9 AM - 1 PM (no appt necessary): Information Here


**Pre-Registration is closed. Register at the door.**


Time Session Presenter
Using IIoT Technologies to Eliminate Operations Blind Spots
How to apply IoT focused Edge Technologies to one of the strongest value propositions of the Industrial IoT, eliminating blind spots.
Mike Fahrion, Advantech Chief Technology Officer
Modern Barcode Reading and Verification Technologies
Learn about Barcode Verification, Validation, Grading Standards, and more!
Christian Eberhart, Cognex Sensor Engineer
Laser Marking, Medical Devices
UDI initiative, high power laser marking, and pulsed lasers
Jon DuCoin, Panasonic Sr. Strategic Accounts
Industrial Robots: Review of control architecture and programming options
Industrial robot controls and programming.
Adrian Lovatt, Mitsubishi Electric Automation USA
Mobile Robots for Intralogistics in a Lean Smart Factory Environment
Examples of successful implementation, safety, and more!
Nic Temple, MiR Regional Sales Manager
Gauging and Other Advanced Machine Vision Applications
Lighting and lens considerations to solve and optimize your critical applications
Alan Chen, Moritex
A Proven Path to Successful EOAT Applications
How to identify, evaluate, and deliver a reliable End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) solution.
John Pinchek, SAS Automation
Machine Vision Technology Update
The latest advances in Machine Vision: High Res Smart Cameras, 3D inspection, 2D profilers, and AI
Billy Evers, Cognex
Introduction to Machine Safety
Introduction to machine safety, risk assessments, safe circuit design, and more!
Nicholas J Styler, Schmersal Regional Sales Manager
Collaborative Robotics: A guide to successful implementation
Answering the question: "Can collaborative work for my business?"
Josh Davis, Rethink Robotics Field Sales Engineer
Digital Transformation with InduSoft Web Studio: Software for IoT Edge, HMI, & SCADA solutions
InduSoft Web Studio is an easy-to-use complete solution for projects that range from IoT, HMI interfaces, and more.
Fabio Terezinho, InduSoft P&L Leader
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