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Innovate & Automate is Theme for 2009 International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show

October 24, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MI – The 2009 International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show has announced that “Win Globally: Innovate & Automate” is the theme for North America’s largest event dedicated to these technologies. The show, which is held just once every two years, takes place June 9 to 11, 2009, at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois.

“In the increasingly competitive global manufacturing arena, it’s not enough just to innovate to succeed, you also have to automate,” says Jeffrey A. Burnstein, Executive Vice President of Robotic Industries Association, a sponsoring organization for the event along with the Automated Imaging Association and the Motion Control Association.

“Improving productivity, boosting product quality, reducing scrap, getting new products to market faster and cheaper – all of these issues are more important than ever today,” Burnstein explained. “Robots, machine vision and motion control have a proven track record of success in helping manufacturing companies, which is why our trade show is such a great forum for companies seeking these products.”

Suppliers of these technologies strongly support the show, which has been successfully reaching customers since the late 1970s.

Space sales are strong at this point in large part because the success of the 2007 event has created a great deal of excitement for our 2009 show. Companies interested in reserving space can contact Carol Calini or Susan Reuter at (203) 483-5774.

Burnstein said that more than 5,000 potential customers are expected to attend the show, all looking for the latest products and systems that can help them become stronger global competitors.

In addition to showcasing the latest products and services, the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show gives attendees a chance to get “hands-on” opportunities. “Anyone who thinks these technologies are difficult to implement will have an eye-opening experience when attending the show. Our ‘Hands-on Highway’ offers exhibits that attendees can simply operate on their own with no formal training,” says Burnstein.

However, for more advanced systems, training is very important, which is why the show is accompanied by an in-depth conference focused on practical, real-world issues. “Our conference sessions are taught by experienced industry professionals and focus on issues that will allow companies to successfully apply robots, machine vision, and motion control once they return to their companies. We don’t spend a lot of time on theory or research projects that are many years away from fruition,” says Burnstein.