2019 Automation Technology Fair


Automation, Inc.
4830 Azelia Ave N
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55429

Automation, Inc. will hold its annual Automation Technology Fair Thursday, October 3, 2019 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 Early Afternoon

The seminars feature some of the latest technology in automation! Each seminar is 50 minutes long and space is limited! Seminars all typically fill before the Tech Fair and will be listed below when they are announced in early September.

Expo 9:00 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. 

Lunch 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Lunch to be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ.


Registrations Are Closed, please register at the door!

Time Session Presenter
How to leverage Automation Inc’s Product Specialist Engineering Team for your projects

How to engage with our team to assist in developing Feasibility and ROI for your automation projects.

Sam Liebo, Automation Inc
Application Engineering Team
Vacuum System Fundamentals for Optimal Performance

This presentation will provide insight on how to achieve an optimized vacuum system in high speed pick and place applications.

Andy Lovell, Piab
HMI ( Human Machine Interface) and control panel computing latest trends

 A presentation on the latest trends driving PC based control systems and HMI’s Including a discussion on security trends and Technology.

Timothy Stone- Global Product Manager Advantech HMI
Latest Trends in safety solutions

•    Safe Drive Monitoring Functions
•    Serial Diagnostic Safety Bus
•    Programmable Safety Controllers

Nic Styler Schmersal USA
Why use a light controller in your Machine Vision System?

Presentation on the benefits of utilizing a lighting controller in your Machine Vision application.

Rick Miller -Gardasoft
Factory 4.0 Recipe for Brownfield Sites

Brownfield manufacturing sites have the most to gain from Industrial IoT, yet most companies are struggling to implement practical solutions in sites where machines are decades old and often lack n

Ted Phillips, Advantech B+B Smartworx
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision

Presentation on the current state of AI as it applies to Machine Vision Technology.  Current solutions, application considerations and anticipated future developments.

Bill Oberdeck, Cognex VIDI team
Lighting and optics strategies for successful inspection deployments

•    Lensing Tutorial – optics considerations for image formation
•    Presentation will include discussion on techniques and lighting technologies including:
o    Backlighting

Alan Chen, Moritex
Robotic 3D Bin Picking – The Technology & Advantages

3D Bin picking technology provides alternative product assembly solutions.

Ben Sagan MEAU Business Development -Robots
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