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ATI Automation Expo – May 9th Schedule of Events

8:00am – 8:15am Doors Open at ATI Industrial Automation
8:15am – 9:00am Early tour of ATI facilities
9:00am – 9:30am Cobots and the ‘Human Touch Revolution’
Jürgen von Hollen, President, Universal Robots
This session explores the perspectives and approaches that manufacturers and businesses need to meet the demand for flexibility and “human touch” products, and the critical relationship between workers and technologies to stay competitive – an interplay we call “Industry 5.0”.
9:30am – 10:00am Robotics Industry Update
Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
This session highlights the current state of the robotics industry. Learn about challenges and opportunities on the horizon as robotic automation surges in popularity. How has robotic technology gained acceptance in recent years? Are there new applications that can benefit from robotic automation? Will these new ventures impact jobs?
10:00am – 10:15am 15 minute break
10:15am – 10:45am Robots and Manufacturing–A Perfect Partnership
Mick Estes, General Manager US Distribution & Sales, FANUC America
This presentation illustrates the transformation of robotic automation and the urgency to do more with robotic automation in the future. How do we maintain growing success into the coming years in the emerging markets? Do partnerships play a fundamental role? How are the dynamics of the workforce addressed?
10:45am – 11:15am The Future of Robotic Material Removal
Carl Doeksen, Global Robotics & Automation Leader, 3M
Scott Barnett, Application Engineering Manager, 3M
Manual material removal operations such as grinding, polishing, deburring, sanding, etc., exist in literally every manufacturing plant in the world. These jobs are undesirable and characterized as difficult, dirty, and dangerous. Industrial robots have the advantage to provide consistent, standardized, solutions in a safe working environment.
11:15am – 11:25am Robert Little
ATI Industrial Automation’s CEO summarizes his vision for end-effector advancements.
11:25am – 11:35am Henrik Schunk, SCHUNK
The CEO of SCHUNK shares his outlook on the future of automation technology.
11:35am – 1:00pm Lunch - Carolina BBQ (w/vegetarian options) outside tent, accessed through the Expo area
1:00pm – 1:30pm Machine Learning in Industrial Automation
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
Warehouses, factories, and distribution centers are looking for robots to improve workflows while interacting safely with people, forklifts, and other material handling equipment. This session chronicles the state of significant research efforts and recent real-world successes of machine learning in industrial automation.
1:30pm – 2:00pm Robot or Not: Benefits of Automated Material Removal
Dan Merritt, Material Removal Product Manager, ATI Industrial Automation
In this session, learn how robotic deburring streamlines operations such as grinding and polishing, enhances product quality, and improves safety. Understand how industry players leverage existing technology for competitive advantage, and how your company can successfully develop and implement an optimized material removal system. You’ll also hear about ATI’s latest Deburring and Material Removal products.
2:00pm – 2:15pm 15 minute break
2:15pm – 2:45pm Six-axis Force/Torque Sensing and Smart Manufacturing
Ian Stern, Force/Torque Product Manager, ATI Industrial Automation
This session focuses on the implementation of Force/Torque sensors in a variety of applications from simple decision making to complex active path modification. Discover alternative ways to implement force sensing, review the components of a successful application, and how complementary technologies give robots a sense of touch in any environment. Learn what’s next for ATI’s Force/Torque products as well.
2:45pm – 3:15pm Trending Topics for Tool Changers
Houston Outing, Director of Sales, ATI Industrial Automation
For over thirty years, automatic tool changers have catalyzed change in the industrial manufacturing landscape. They increase process flexibility and continue to evolve to meet increasing demands for higher payloads and faster communication. This session explores current trends for ATI’s Tool Changer technology and how these products are poised for the future.
3:15pm – 4:00pm Late tour of ATI facilities
3:15pm – 6:00pm #ATIExpo2019 Social - Join us upstairs for beverages & hors d'oeuvres on our new outdoor patio!

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