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Two Exciting Events Announced for the 2018 ASSEMBLY Show including the Inaugaural New Product Awards and the First Illinois Robotics Team

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October 9, 2018
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OSEMONT, IL, October 9 2018 - 

For the first time The ASSEMBLY Show will offer a New Products Awards program where attendees will be able to vote for their favorite new product through the official event mobile app.  In addition, the show floor will feature The FIRST Illinois Robotics Team during the Tuesday evening welcome reception.  Over 5,000 industry professionals are expected at this 6th annual event being held October 23-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  In addition to these two special events, The ASSEMBLY Show will include timely educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies displaying products and services for manufacturing plants, a dynamic keynote speaker and exciting networking receptions.

 

“At the end of the month over 315 companies will be displaying the newest products and services to enhance assembly lines.  Our editors have worked diligently to identify a dozen new products to be voted on by our attendees in our first ever New Product Awards,” said Tom Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine. “Attendees can view the products on-site and vote through the Official Show Mobile App. In addition, we are thrilled to be working once again with FIRST Robotics to bring two promising high school teams to showcase their robots during our welcome reception.”

The New Product of the Year Nominees include:

  • ASG - HIOS Intrtorque is a new screw and bit combination. While hexalobular bits are traditionally flat, the HIOS Intrtorque bit has a tapered end. The bit glides into the recess of the screw and prevents any unnecessary movements or wobbling upon engagement.
  • CINCINNATI TEST SYSTEMS - The QualityWorX CTS DataHub helps engineers find answers to the causes of leak defects and helps optimize leak tests to meet quality and yield objectives. The system allows engineers to monitor all processes on the assembly line to identify defects as they occur.
  • DEPRAG, INC. - Adaptive DFS from DEPRAG Inc. automatically installs flow-drill screws. Servo control ensures complete, adaptive adjustment of every variable of the process, including driver speed, torque, angle, axial force and fastener depth.
  • HOOSIER FEEDER COMPANY - Heavy-Duty Centrifugal Feeder can withstand heavy, hard or sharp parts. The inner disc is supported near the circumference to prevent deflection. A discharge conveyor replaces the typical “tub” reaching into the bowl, following the inner circumference
  • KUKA - The LBR iisy is a collaborative industrial robot for use in dynamic work environments previously untenable for automation. It can be quickly integrated into automated production lines, and programmed for numerous assembly and testing tasks, such as loading or unloading machines.
  • LASER GAUGE - The LaserGauge System accurately inspects and measures gaps and flushness on translucent, shiny or opaque surfaces around vehicle headlights, taillights, windows and chrome while the car is advancing on a moving assembly line.
  • NORDSON EFD - Film-Pak is a collapsible, film-based cartridge for dispensing two-component adhesives. The cartridge reduces waste by more than 85 percent compared with conventional cartridges for two-component material.
  • PHD - Pneu-Connect is a pneumatic end-effector for collaborative robots from Universal Robots. The device connects to the robot via on-board directional control valves, so installation only requires a single air line and the tool port of the robot.
  • PROMESS - Servo-controlled Electromechanical Platen Press is designed for assembly and material preparation applications in battery manufacturing, aerospace component production and similar areas requiring precise application of high force over a large area. The machine uses multiple electromechanical assembly presses to move the platen and apply the specified force.
  • SCHUNK - The ERP Electric Rotary Actuator simplifies the process of commissioning automated assembly systems. The 24-volt component is simply connected to the control unit via digital I/O; the angle of rotation is defined via the end stops (90 degrees or 180 degrees); and if necessary, the end position is fine-tuned mechanically (±5 degrees).
  • SIMPLESTAKE - The SimpleStake System creates consistent heat on-demand for staking plastic bosses of all shapes and sizes. “Heat-on-demand” process control is ideal for assembling sensitive electronics and parts that are susceptible to excessive heating and pressure damage.
  • VISUMATIC - VCM-3X.2 Collaborative Robot Module for automatic screwdriving includes an automatic screwfeeder, drive system, skeleton robot program, and an end-effector for mounting directly to the wrist of a collaborative robot.

More information on the New Product of the Year Nominees and Awards can be found on the website.  

The ASSEMBLY Show is also proud to feature two FIRST Illinois Robotics high school teams who will demonstrate the robots they have built, using technology applicable for assembly manufacturing.  FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is  a  501(c)(3) not for-profit public charity which designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. 

In addition, the 2018 ASSEMBLY Show will feature a Keynote Presentation by Eric Pope, Vice President of Operations at US Synthetic Corp; an Exhibit Hall featuring over 315 exhibiting companies; Learning Theater Presentations; two half day workshops focused on Automated Assembly Systems and Robotic Assembly; Guided Tours of the Exhibit Floor; two Valuable Networking Opportunities, and much more. For more information and to register, visit www.theassemblyshow.com

The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com), a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

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Amy Riemer, Media Relations Representative
978-475-4441 (office)
978-502-4895 (cell)
amy@riemercommunications.com

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