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D&MM: Check Out The Robotics And Automation Theater

New to Design & Manufacturing Midwest is the Robotics and Automation Theaer, which brings leading robotics and integrator companies together for a three-day educational program embedded within the rest of the trade show.

New to Design & Manufacturing Midwest is the Robotics and Automation Theaer, which brings leading robotics and integrator companies together for a three-day educational program embedded within the rest of the trade show. The presentations are tailored to increase awareness of robotics applications while assisting small- to large-sized Midwest manufacturers get more from their plant floor.

Check out the itinerary below:

TimeDay 1: September 10Day 2: September 11Day 3: September 12
11:00 am - 11:30 amEmerging 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?

Panelists Include:

Jim Diederich, Director of Sales, Ixmation
Sam Schenck, Director, Strategic Partner Relations, Yaskawa America 

11:45 am - 12:15 pmRisk 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 pmCollaborative robots: Improving the cooperation between robots and human operators with overlapping workspaces in order to achieve an optimal degree of automationUsing 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 pmExtreme situations: Clean rooms and robotics

Jim McClellan, President, McClellan Automation Services

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 pmThe 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

 
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