ATX South Brings Automation Suppliers and Educational Opportunities to Charlotte

This April, automation suppliers will meet in Charlotte at ATX South to showcase their latest developments. Featured technologies include robotics, motion control, and sensors. Tech Theater, Speed Networking, and Learning Labs are top educational and networking highlights at the event.

This April, automation suppliers will meet in Charlotte at ATX South to showcase their latest developments. The exposition rotates every year between Charlotte, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida. Automation is making a growing contribution to the profitability of manufacturing operations across all industries. The technologies and applications featured at ATX South include custom automation and assembly, robotics, motion control, sensors, vision inspection systems, and control software and hardware.


Tech Theater, Speed Networking, and Learning Labs are top educational and networking highlights at ATX South. Tech Theater sessions include 3D Printing 101 and the iPhone 5s vs. the Nexus 5. Speed Networking matches professionals based on preferences for maximum fun and effective networking. Learning Labs are 2-hour educational sessions devoted to identifying, exploring, testing, and delivering practical solutions, and include: New Technologies to Modernize the Factory Floor and Innovations in Robotic Technology.

ATX South will take place April 15-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Attendees will have access to all four co-located events with their ATX South registration: SouthPack, Design & Manufacturing South, PLASTEC South, and AeroCon.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon is the leading producer of face-to-face trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced technology-based manufacturing sector, including co-located events in Anaheim, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL; Charlotte, NC; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Toronto, ON; and Montreal, QC. UBM Canon's extensive manufacturing portfolio includes events for medical design and manufacturing, packaging, process technology, design engineering, assembly and automation technology, plastics processing, quality assurance, and electronics. UBM Canon's signature strategic co-location of these events has resulted in the largest design and manufacturing events in the United States.

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.