Stop by one of our free Expert Huddles on the Automate Show Floor to connect with industry experts in small groups and discuss the hottest topics in automation. 

EXPERT HUDDLES SCHEDULE

HUDDLE 1
Booth 2202
HUDDLE 2
Booth 2911
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
11:00 am
HUDDLE 1
Camera Set-Up Challenges in Infrared Imaging
Martin Ettenberg
Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
What Motor Technology is Right for Your Automation System?
Ken Wyman
Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.
1:00 pm
HUDDLE 1
Considerations when Selecting PLC, PC, CNC, Motion and Robot Controller Architecture
Ben Sagan
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
Lessons Learned Integrating Collaborative Robots
Rick Vanden Boom
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
1:45 pm
HUDDLE 1
Considerations in Motor Sizing for your Motion Control System
 
HUDDLE 2
Getting the Most Out of Automation Systems
Matthew DeNio
FANUC America Corporation
2:30 pm
HUDDLE 1
When Does it Make Sense to Move to Robotic Material Removal?
Dan Merritt
ATI Industrial Automation
 
HUDDLE 2
When to use Collaborative Robots Instead of Hard Automation
Nicolas De Keijser
ABB Inc.
3:15 pm
HUDDLE 1
Considerations in Selecting a System Integrator
Mike Kunkle
MEK Consulting
 
HUDDLE 2
The Challenges of Sourcing in China
John Ebert
Yunsheng USA
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
11:00 am
HUDDLE 1
Preparing for an Automation Project: The Advanced Manufacturing Process
Jason Fortune
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
 
HUDDLE 2
What Challenges Do You Have Implementing the R15.06 Industrial Robot Safety Standard and How Can the Standard be Improved?
Carole Franklin
Robotic Industries Association
Roberta Nelson Shea
Universal Robots A/S
1:00 pm
HUDDLE 1
How do you Calculate the ROI for Your Project?
Dean Elkins
Yaskawa Motoman
 
HUDDLE 2
The Pros & Cons of Camera Placement – Robot Mount or Fixed Position?
Josh Person
FANUC America Corporation
1:45 pm
HUDDLE 1
A Discussion on How 3D Printing can Enhance Automation Projects
Juergen Kortberg
ASS End of Arm Tooling, Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
How Small and Medium Sized Companies can Benefit from Automation
Scott Beute
JR Automation Technologies LLC
2:30 pm
HUDDLE 1
Important Factors in Choosing your Machine Vision System<
Jim Reed
LEONI Engineering Products & Services, Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
A Discussion on Connected Lighting and Lens Controllers and What is Needed by Industry
John Merva
Gardasoft Vision Limited
3:15 pm
HUDDLE 1
When Should I Automate?
Mark Lewandowski
Proctor & Gamble
 
HUDDLE 2
Smart Sensors vs. Smart Cameras vs. Vision Processors
Jim Anderson
SICK, Inc.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
11:00 am
HUDDLE 1
Mistakes You Will Make in Your First Robot Installation
Bob Rochelle
Güdel, Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
Can 3D Scanning be Used for Machine Vision?
Ruben Uribe
Imaging Technology Solutions
1:00 pm
HUDDLE 1
Where can Collaborative Robots Best be Used in Packaging Applications?
Sean Douglas
FlexLink Systems Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
Exploring the Difference Between AGV’s and Collaborative Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen
Mobile Industrial Robots Inc.
1:45 pm
HUDDLE 1
Should You Use Robotics in Your Automated Assembly System?
Sven Schmidt-Rohr
ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH
 
HUDDLE 2
Self-Driving Robots in Material Handling
Tony Melanson
Aethon, Inc.
2:30 pm
HUDDLE 1
Can you Avoid Pitfalls while Driving Automation Forward?
Jason Fortune
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
 
HUDDLE 2
What New Technologies Can Solve Complex Packaging Challenges?
Carl Vause
Soft Robotics Inc.
3:15 pm
HUDDLE 1
Where 3D Vision Fits in to the Automation Puzzle
David Dechow
FANUC America Corporation
 
HUDDLE 2
Questions to Ask When Selecting a Conveyor System
Bill Dick
mk North America, Inc.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
11:00 am
HUDDLE 1
What You Should Know About Collaborative Robot Safety
Jeff Fryman
JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
 
HUDDLE 2
The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Machine Vision in a Robotic Arc Welding Cell
Terry Tupper
FANUC America Corporation
1:00 pm
HUDDLE 1
Should You Work with a System Integrator instead of Going it Alone?
Gerd Walter
Creative Automation Inc.
 
HUDDLE 2
How Do You Determine the True Cost of Ownership for Robotics?<
Peter Cavallo
DENSO Robotics
1:45 pm
HUDDLE 1
What's New in Machine Imaging Technologies for Quality Inspection?
Mike Muldoon
Radix Inc./Active Industrial Solutions
 
HUDDLE 2
Getting Started with an Automation Project
Carol Woten
Genesis Systems Group, LLC