Automate 2017 will be held from April 3rd - 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for Automate 2017

Brandon Hetherington for | - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Automate 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions. From traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies, you'll find ways to automate every process in your company. It's held just once every two years, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to find the right solutions to meet your automation challenges, all at this one great show.


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This article will assist you in finding what you are interested in at Automate 2017.


At Automate 2017:

The Show floor at Automate 2017:  

With hundreds of exhibitors Automate 2017 showcases a great cross section of the entire automation industry as well as the latest technologies that are making an impact on manufacturing today.  View the Exhibitors list here:


Keynote Presentations:

Keynote talks are open to all registered Automate 2017 and ProMat attendees and exhibitors free of charge. You’ll need your show badge to gain entrance.  More here:

MONDAY:  8:45 - 9:45 AM


TUESDAY: 8:45 - 9:45 AM


WEDNESDAY: 1:00 - 2:00 PM



Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition:

Eight (8) semi-finalist companies will be invited to participate in the competition that features a grand prize of $10,000. Companies will have three minutes to pitch their technology to a panel of investors and automation experts. Eligible companies include those in the automation space (robotics, vision, motion control, etc.) who were founded in the last 5 years; raised less than US $2 million since creation; and are not affiliated with a larger group. More here:


Visit Sponsors at the show:


ATI Industrial Automation - Booth #1621


igus - Booth #2221


SAS Automation, LLC - Booth #2428




SCHUNK - Booth #1421



Zimmer Group US, Inc. - Booth #2228


maxon precision motors - Booth #2464

Dorner Mfg. Corp. - Booth #1059

Epson Robots - Booth #1235

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. / MEAU - Booth #367

Oriental Motor Corp. USA - Booth #352

Staubli Corporation - Booth #1240

Universal Robots USA - Booth #1245

Allied Motion - Booth #2250

Zaber Technologies Inc - Booth #2430

Encoder Products Company - Booth #156

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. - Booth #1069

Festo - Booth #856

Harmonic Drive LLC - Booth #845

IPR Robotics - Booth #2535

KINGSTAR - Booth #349

KUKA Robotics Corporation - Booth #1640

OCTOPUZ Robotics - Booth #2642

Omron Adept Technologies, Inc. - Booth #2235

Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.) - Booth #2037



Check out our Special Newspage devoted to this years Show.

Check out our Partners in our Automate Product Spotlight.


Other must read articles and resources about Automate 2017 from around the internet.

Twitter - Follow Automate on Twitter
A3 - Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Announces Launch Pad Competition for Startups - Talking Automate 2017 with Dipesh Mukerji, VP Marketing & Strategy for KINGSTAR - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR Robots) - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Universal Robots - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with TM Robotics - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Eddie Stevenson, DENSO - Talking Automate 2017 with Bob Lord, SAS Automation LLC - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with ATI Industrial Automation - Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Ken Wyman of Allied Motion 
A3 - Automate 2017 - A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition 



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