Automate & ProMat 2019 took place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL April 8th - 11th. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

RoboticsTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage<br>Automate & ProMat 2019

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General Information


Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire automation industry.

Nowhere else in North America will you have the opportunity at a single event to experience first-hand cutting-edge robotics, vision, motion control, and related technologies that are dramatically impacting business.

Thousands of visitors from around the world come to Automate looking to discover how they will advance their processes to improve product quality, lower costs, and grow their competitive strength in the marketplace.

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Featured Automate & ProMat Articles & Q&A's

Automate is the Show for Automation Solutions

There are over 450 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in robotic, vision and motion control automation technologies. If you want to see your business grow with the times, Automate is the show to attend.

Automate 2019 Introduces "Automation Works!" Day to Help Manufacturers, Exhibitors Fill Record Number of Open Jobs

Automate Q&A with IPR Robotics

Automate Q&A with Octopuz

Automate Q&A with MiR

Automate Q&A with Elmo Motion Control

Talking Automate 2019 with TÜV Rheinland

Talking Automate 2019 with ATI Industrial Automation

Talking Automate 2019 with PIAB

Talking ProMat 2019 with Schmalz

Talking Automate 2019 with Dorner Conveyors

Talking Automate 2019 with Zimmer Group

Talking Automate 2019 with Honeywell Intelligrated

Talking Automate 2019 with LMI Technologies

Talking Automate 2019 with Universal Robots

Talking Automate 2019 with OnRobot

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Automate 2019 with KEBA

Automate 2019 with Precise Automation

Automate 2019 with Dynatect

Talking Automate 2019 with Zaber

Automate 2019 with Helukabel

Automate 2019 with Güdel Inc.

Automate 2019 with Emulate 3D

Automate 2019 with Bosch Rexroth

Automate 2019 with KingStar

Talking Automate 2019 with Kawasaki Robotics

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What to See at the Shows

Automate 2019

Exhibitor List & Floor Plan:  

The Conference:  

Get practical training that you can put into practice right away. Classes are taught by experienced industry professionals who know your challenges. Take one class or four full days of training, this highly valuable training experience is immediately worthwhile.

Keynote Presentations:

Automations Works:

Automate is dedicating Thursday, April 11 to jobs in automation. Attend theater sessions focused on working in automation and connect with exhibitors on the show floor looking for new employees. Bring your resumes and ask for the on-site contact to talk about job openings.

Win the Future Theater:

Throughout the show, a series of presentations and panel discussions will explore automation trends in the “Win the Future” theater, located at the back of the Automate exhibit hall near the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) booth. (McCormick Place North Hall) These sessions are free and open to any Automate attendee.

Launch Pad Start Up Competition:

The seven finalists will compete for the top prize at Automate 2019 on April 10 at 3:00pm in a theater on the exhibition floor at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they will pitch their technology solution to a panel of judges. All finalists will also be awarded booth space at Automate, giving them the opportunity to engage with over 20,000 expected attendees.

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ProMat 2019

Exhibitor List & Floor Plan:

Show Floor Seminars:

Choose from 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.

Networking Events:

MHI Industry Night with Craig Ferguson
Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum
MHI Young Professionals Networking Event
Featured Partners Booth Number



ATI Industrial Automation



Honeywell Intelligrated


MiR - Mobile Industrial Robots Inc.


Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)





Zimmer Group US, Inc.


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Partners Booth Number

Oriental Motor Corp. USA


Harmonic Drive LLC


Staubli Corporation


Omron Automation


OCTOPUZ Robotics


LMI Technologies Inc.


IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.


TUV Rheinland of North America




Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.


Encoder Products Company


SICK, Inc.


Dorner Mfg. Corp.


Omron Microscan


Denso Robotics


Zaber Technologies Inc


IPR Robotics


maxon precision motors


News Headlines
Double-speed SCARA hits the US market
Fulfillment Automation Provider 6 River Systems to Unveil New Mobile Sortation Solution at ProMat 2019
US Robot Density Now More Than Double That of China - IFR Says
ABI Research Analysts to Provide Strategic Guidance About Industrial-Specific Transformative Technologies to ProMat and Automate 2019 Attendees
Geek+ Robotics Bringing Their Multi-Product Advanced Warehousing Solutions to ProMat
Energid and ModuleWorks Team to Bring Enhanced Robotic Motion Control to Complex CAD/CAM Robotic Development
Automate 2019: Elmo Motion Control Continues to Reshape the Future of Motion Control
Epson to Showcase Award-Winning Line of SCARA and 6-Axis Robots at Automate 2019
ASI Technologies Focuses on the future as ASI Drives, and New AGV Pallet Robot, FRED2500
MHS to showcase turnkey automation solutions, robotics at ProMat 2019
ABB to showcase its latest robotic technologies at Automate 2019
Festo Displays Solutions That Boost OEM Productivity
Open Sky Group ProMat Presentation Shows How to Solve Warehouse Staffing Challenges
Polaris' Innovative Taylor-Dunn Horizontal Material Handling Systems to be Displayed at ProMat 2019
Automate 2019: Innovation in Bright and Directional Illumination
North American Machine Vision Market Grows Nearly 10% in 2018, Hits Record Numbers for Sixth Straight Year
Majority of Exhibitors at North America's Largest Automation Show Select Universal Robots for Collaborative Robot Applications
Logic Supply Unveils Karbon 300 Compact Rugged PC, Built For IoT
From AI to 3D vision: IDS cameras and solutions help with automation projects
Global Motion Control and Motors Market Sees Record Growth in 2018
Voxware to Showcase Its Augmented Reality Solution Through Virtual Reality Experience During ProMat 2019
Stäubli to Complete Full Range of Tool Changers, Showcase Multi-Coupling System at Automate 2019
Kindred's Intelligent Picking Robot Overcomes Supply Chain Challenges with AI Technology
Shuttleworth to Partner with Soft Robotics at Automate 2019
Vecna Robotics announces fully autonomous Tugger with auto-hitching and auto-charging capabilities
Global Motion Control and Motors Market Sees Record Growth in 2018
Omron to Demonstrate Advanced Solutions for Flexible Manufacturing, Traceability and More at Automate Show
ASG Automation to Exhibit at Automate 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
IFR: Global Race for Leadership in Robotics And AI
GreyOrange to showcase new modular sortation system at ProMat 2019
Automate Announces 2019 Launch Pad Startup Competition Finalists
OnRobot Launches Converter Kit at Automate 2019, Enabling Direct Compatibility Between its Grippers and a Wide Range of Robot Arms
Stäubli to Showcase New Industry 4.0 Solutions at Automate 2019
Automate 2019 Announces Conference Sessions, Certifications Opportunities
OCTOPUZ to Demonstrate Path Analyzing & Solving Features for Offline Robotic Programming at Automate
Zivid demos high precision color 3D for robotic inspection
Vecna Robotics Expands Product Line with Fifth Generation Pallet Jack
JLT Mobile Computers Further Increases Worker Productivity with StayLinked Terminal Emulation - The Most Reliable and Secure TE Solution for Mobile Devices
RIA to Present 2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset
Universal Robots Targets Manufacturers' Primary Business Challenge with New Solutions for Fast-Growing Applications in Industries Facing Labor Shortages
Basler Exhibits at the Automate Show 2019

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