ATX Midwest Crucial for Automation & Assembly Industry

Automation is at the core of the U.S. market's rising competitive advantage. American manufacturing is re-shoring and leveraging automation and supply chain innovations to compete globally. Observe automation technology in action and see why ATX Midwest is crucial to keeping pace with changing needs, meeting new customers, and engaging in valuable thought-leadership conversations.

With a reach encompassing the power players in the Midwest region, ATX Midwest provides a sourcing platform for companies in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Iowa. Expecting a predicted 5% increase on average per year for robotic sales between 2013-2015, automation continues to lead the way to increased productivity and reduced costs. Decision makers from 2,701 company facilities conducted 27,666 project development meetings with 415 exhibiting companies during the 2012 co-located event in Chicago.


A new area in ATX Midwest, PackZone, will feature your packaging solutions in an ideal location on the ATX show floor with increased exposure and attendee traffic. Also, the New Advanced Manufacturing Seminars feature shorter modules, allowing attendees to split their day between sessions and show floor activities.

With the return of PLASTEC Midwest & Quality Expo this year, along with the other co-located events, MD&M Chicago and Design & Manufacturing Midwest, expect a larger crossover audience and more potential prospects.

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; Philadelphia, PA; 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.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.