Robotics Automation Theater

NEW FOR 2013!
Robotics and Automation Theater

In conjunction with leading robotics and integrator companies, we are proud to announce a major robotics education program at this year's event. The theater is designed to increase awareness of robotics applications while assisting small to large-sized Midwest based manufacturers maximize their potential.

 

Time Day 1 - Sept 10 Day 2 - Sept 11 Day 3 - Sept 12
11:00 am - 11:30 am Emerging robotic applications

Mustansir Faizullabhoy, Director of Engineering, Festo

Panel discussion: Choosing the right robotic integrator?

Moderator: Jim Beretta, Marketing Strategist, Capital Equipment Industry
Panelists: Joe Gemma, Chief Executive Officer, Staubli
Jim Diederich,
Director of Sales, Ixmation
Steve Smith,
Midwest Sales Engineer, Lanco
Sam Schenck, Director, Strategic Partner Relations, Yaskawa America

Panel Discussion: What's new for robotic assembly?

Moderator: Jim Beretta, Marketing Strategist, Capital Equipment Industry
Panelists: Jim Diederich, Director of Sales, Ixmation
Sam Schenck,
Director, Strategic Partner Relations, Yaskawa America
Glenn Hewson, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Adept

 



11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Risk mitigation perspective of robotic technologies for the small to mid-size company - Accessible costs coupled with a sensible implementation strategy

Andy Glaser, Vice President of Sales, Yaskawa America, Inc.



12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Using robots that speak your language – PLC: A universal language for robotic programming

James Cooper, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kuka Robotics

Achieving efficient manufacturing and higher ROI through the flexible blend of robotic and automation technologies

Glenn Hewson, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Adept



1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Extreme situations: Clean rooms and robotics

Jim McClellan, President, McClellan Automation Systems

The re-shoring of manufacturing and how robots are bringing back manufacturing jobs

Brian Rhoades, Director, FANUC Robotics

Best practices in designing and building robot end effectors

Steve Howlett, Western Regional Manager, Sommer Automatic



2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The re-shoring of manufacturing and how robots are bringing back manufacturing jobs

Brian Rhoades, Director,
FANUC Robotics

Strategic approaches to verification and validation- Your final step in machine integration

JR Musselman, Senior Project Engineer,
Wright/Doerfer

 
Read Qmed's article for more information on the showfloor theaters!

AdeptEllison Manufacturing TechnologiesFESTOixmation North AmericaKUKALancoMotomanStaubliYaskawa

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