• More than 400 exhibitors
• 20,000 visitors from 72 countries
Automate, the biggest trade show dedicated to automation solutions in the United States, will be held in Chicago this year from April 3 to 6.
Every other year, thousands of professionals from around the world come to the show to check out the latest technologies and learn about new ways to optimize their processes, improve product quality, reduce costs, and be more competitive.
Once again this year, the Stäubli Robotics team will be on hand to showcase company products.
For Automate 2017, the company will introduce the TX2, its new generation of collaborative robots, with a demo of 4- and 6-axis robots that raise the bar for rigidity, speed, and precision. The Stäubli booth will also feature a Smart Factory where visitors can learn about Industry 4.0 and the interactions between Man and Machine, the hallmark of Stäubli Robotics.
The fourth biggest industrial robot market after China, South Korea, and Japan, the United States operates 16% of the world’s robots. In 2015, robot sales in the U.S. reached 28,000, a 5% increase over 2014. Since 2010, robot density has been growing a pace, rising from 118 per 10,000 workers in 2010 to 176 in 2015. Density is even higher in the automotive sector. This fast-growing industry is the country’s biggest robot customer, followed by electricity/electronics, and manufacturing.
The main driver for America’s growth in robotics is production automation, for the purpose of bolstering American industry worldwide.
Interestingly, while the United States has few robot manufacturers (robots are mostly imported from Japan, South Korea, and Europe), the country boasts a large number of integrators.