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.

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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.

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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.