Robotics to Take Center Stage at IANA During IMTS
July 22, 2014—
Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will experience the next generation of robotics solutions in the exciting, fast-growing area of robotics for industrial automation. Global exhibitors at Industrial Automation NA 2014 will demonstrate collaborative robotics, vision guided robotics, material handling robotics, as well as servo drives for robotics applications, robotics integration software and services.
According to the International Federation of Robotics, the trend towards automation is dramatically increasing the number of robot installations across the globe. The Federation estimates that robot installations will increase by six percent on average per year through 2016. As factories modernize and expand production capacity to stay competitive and robots continue to become easier to use, safer, less complicated and lower priced, manufacturers in North America and emerging markets, as well, will increase their robotics installations.
“Manufacturers continue to look for more efficient ways to automate their operations, to fill the gap created by an aging workforce, and to address a shortage of skilled labor. In response to their needs, robotics solutions providers are designing faster, cost effective and more user friendly robots,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. “Robotics solutions with enhanced capabilities that allow employees to quickly reprogram robotics for a variety of tasks are adding value to both large and small factories and will be on hand at this year’s Industrial Automation NA.”
Robotics exhibits at the Industrial Automation NA 2014 will cover more than 12,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up 230 percent over the 2012 event. Companies such as Beckhoff Automation, Elmo Motion Control, ixmation, Nachi Robotic Systems, Rethink Robotics and Universal Robotics will showcase their latest robotics solutions on the show floor.
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