ABB Robotics to hold 2015 Americas Customer Days and Open House May 20 - 22 at its Auburn Hills, Michigan facility

Event to feature over 55 live robotic demonstrations and 53 technical training seminars; Friday afternoon Customer Center doors open to Friends and Family

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (May 6, 2015) - ABB Robotics will host its 12th annual Americas Customer Days and Friends & Family Open House May 20 - 22, 2015 at their North American robotics headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The event will feature over 55 live robotic and related equipment demonstrations, and 53 technical training seminars. Customer Days is targeted to benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation, as well as those looking to upgrade or expand their existing robotic lines.


Applications to be covered include packaging, material handling, assembly, machine tending, welding and cutting, press automation, painting, automotive and transportation, and training and service.

In addition to the experiencing the demonstrations and technical seminars, attendees will have an opportunity to network directly with ABB Value Providers and colleagues from the United States and abroad—including intimate interaction with executives, top level technical experts, and product managers. For more information and to register please visit the ABB Customer Days website.

The Friends & Family Open House concludes the event, Friday, May 22nd from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, with ABB opening its doors to the general public and all schools, robotics teams, local university students, friends and family members.

This year Customer Days will feature the first North American appearance of YuMi®, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm robot. Don't miss your chance to be one of the first in the world to see the new era of robotic co-workers and discover how it can fit into the future of your business.

Agenda highlights:

Wednesday, May 20:

12:00 pm -12:45 pm: Registration opens and lunch is served.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Demo floor open and Technical Seminars conducted.

Thursday, May 21:

8:00 am- 8:45 am: Registration opens and breakfast is served.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Demo floor open and Technical Seminars conducted.
12:00 pm -12:45 pm: Lunch served to all attendees.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Demo floor open and Technical Seminars conducted.

Friday, May 22:

8:00 - 8:45 pm: Registration opens and breakfast is served.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Demo floor open and Technical Seminars conducted.
12:00 - 12:45 pm: Lunch served to all attendees.
1:00 - 2:00 pm: Demo floor open.
2:00 - 5:00 pm: Friends & Family Open House, Demo floor open, early dinner and refreshments served.

The ABB facility in is located at 1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Please call 248-391-9000 for additional assistance. There is no charge for the event.

About ABB
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.

About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics (www.abb.com/robotics) is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

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