2022 Agenda

Tuesday October 25, 2022

The ASSEMBLY Show's in-depth workshops take a deep dive on specific topics and are available for an additional fee.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Workshop #1 Metal Welding Overview for Battery Packs
EWI will present descriptions of several processes used for battery assembly and similar applications including a comprehensive overview on ultrasonic, resistance, laser, wire bonding, and pulse-arc welding. Advantages and disadvantages will be listed for each process. EWI will outline typical materials and joint designs that can be welded and provide examples of weld applications. The attendee will leave with a basic understanding of these joining processes, where they can be utilized in various applications, and operator training and safety considerations.
Olga Eliseeva, Ph.D., Project Engineer, EWI
Produced by:
EWI
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Workshop #2 Lean Manufacturing - The Culture of Kaizen
The Kaizen as a mindset and culture differs greatly from the popular Kaizen event and other continuous improvement approaches. This workshop is an interactive and hands on way to understand the key concepts of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. Through simulations, you will understand the principles of seven wastes, Just in Time and Kaizen that have been a consistent philosophy at Toyota since its early days. The topics that will be demonstrated with exercises include the Kaizen Teian methodology, its purpose, implementation techniques and standardization elements. There will also be a series of pictorial examples from Toyota Japan to show how they handle this foundational step to make it a culture.
Sammy Obara, Partner, Honsha
Darril Wilburn, Partner, Honsha
Produced by
Honsha
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Workshop #3 Thriving with Manufacturers’ Reps
Savvy sales managers know the truth about working with manufacturers' reps: "It's not just business, it's personal." Although many sales managers think of reps as coin-operated – "they send orders, and we send commissions," many of rep sales forces' key motivators are not financial.

Manufacturers' Agents National Association's CEO, Charles Cohon, starts this session by sharing details about low-cost and no-cost practices and programs that will earn you more of your reps' mind share so they will bring you more orders. Then he'll moderate a panel of reps and manufacturers who will answer your questions about how they thrive in long-term, mutually-profitable rep/manufacturer relationships.
MODERATOR Charles Cohon, CEO and President, MANA
PANELISTS Jason Barton, Director of Business Development, DUKANE
Bill Eppich, Vice President, Weiss
Marty Grimes, President & Owner, Assembly Solutions, Inc.
Tony Marquette, President, Instrumentation Resources Inc
Glenn Nausley, President, Promess
David Scaggs, Director of Sales, Cincinnati Test Systems
Kurt Sieber, President, EDGE Manufacturing Technologies
Produced by
Manufacturers' Agents National Association
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Workshop #4 Fundamentals of Plastics Welding
Miranda Marcus, Applications Engineer, EWI
What is plastic welding, really? That question answered, and more, as we explore the theory behind plastic welding and the practical approaches to accomplishing it. Learn about how to choose a welding process and the basics of popular processes such as: ultrasonic, vibration, laser, hot plate, etc!
Produced by:
EWI
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Workshop #5 Electric & Autonomous Vehicles: The Future is Now
The shift to autonomous and electric mobility has been escalating over the past decade. New tools, techniques, processes and strategies are being developed every day. This workshop will focus on what you need to design, build and test any type of electric vehicle and will cover the latest information on everything from batteries and wiring harnesses to components, subassemblies and finished vehicles. Panelists will share their experience with race towards e-mobility and challenges that come with it.
MODERATOR Austin Weber, Senior Editor, ASSEMBLY
PANELISTS Boris Baeumler, Vice President of Technology, DEPRAG Inc.
Jeff Ellis, Senior Technology Leader, EWI
Chuck Hagyard, Director, eMobility Business Development, Cincinnati Test Systems
Gordon Splete, Product Manager and Marketing, Cincinnati Test Systems
Russell Tyler, Sales Manager-System Technology, Zimmer Group US, Inc.
Produced by
ASSEMBLY Magazine
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Workshop #6 How to Develop the Next-Generation Manufacturing Workforce
When the National Association of Manufacturers asked companies to list their biggest challenges, 83 percent said “attracting and retaining a quality workforce.” Only supply chain disruptions and rising material costs ranked higher. Indeed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. manufacturers had 858,000 unfilled jobs in November 2021. And, the problem is only going to get worse. Baby Boomers represent 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce, and 10,000 of them are retiring daily. At the current pace, there could be 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030. This conference track will teach you innovative ways to find, develop and retain the next generation of skilled workers.
MODERATOR John Sprovieri, Editor-in-Chief, ASSEMBLY
PANELISTS Simone Cook, Vice President of Operations, The Chicago Lighthouse
Stephen F. Hamilton, Professor Emeritus of Human Development, Cornell University
George Hinson, P.E., Director of Technical Operations, SCHUNK
Steve Lehr, Director of Business Development, Festo Didactic Inc.
Philip Leighton, Apprenticeship Program Lead, SCHUNK
Produced by
ASSEMBLY Magazine
4:00 PM CT

Hall A

Exhibit Hall Opens
4:00 PM - 7:00 PMCT

Hall A

Taste of Rosemont Welcome Reception & Taste of Rosemont
What better way to kick off The ASSEMBLY Show than with a reception right on the show floor? Join us for a Tuesday evening welcome reception, aptly named the Taste of Rosemont, to sample local fare and get a sneak peek of the various exhibits, tools and displays.
Sponsored by
Bosch Rexroth
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM CT

Conference Room 13

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
John Sprovieri, Editor-in-Chief, ASSEMBLY Magazine
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM CT

Conference Room 13

ASSEMBLY Plant of the Year Award Presentation
Austin Weber, Senior Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine
The Assembly Plant of the Year award was initiated in 2004 to showcase world-class production facilities in America, and the people, products and processes that make them successful. Join us as we announce the 2022 Plant of the Year award winner!
Sponsored by
ASSEMBLY
9:10 AM – 10:00 AM CT

Conference Room 13

Keynote Presentation
Using Lean to Prepare for Manufacturing 4.0
Charles Wetherington, President & COO, BTE Technologies
It is an exciting time for sea change in manufacturing. Companies large and small are embracing Industry 4.0 and the improvements in information, productivity, quality, and speed to market that it portends. Small manufacturers have unique challenges in the quest, however, and must be intentional about where they focus. Chuck Wetherington, President and COO of BTE Technologies, a manufacturer of hi-tech medical devices for physical rehabilitation, is leading such focused change in his company and will share about their journey. Chuck will discuss the importance of thorough situation analysis to determine the right opportunities on which to target change. Industry 4.0 is exciting, but it should be viewed as a toolbox. Deciding which tools to apply and when is the art (and science) that will help small and medium ventures to truly thrive in the decade to come. Chuck will share his views of this through the lens of having spent the first half of his career in Fortune 100 companies then migrating to smaller businesses, where choices become outcomes at light speed.
Sponsored by
Promess
10:00 AM CT

Hall A

Exhibit Hall Opens

Learning Theater Presentations

The ASSEMBLY Show's Learning Theater Presentations, presented by exhibiting companies right on the exhibit hall floor, will cover various topics and demonstrate expertise on some of the latest technological advances in assembly.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #1
Why Automate? – Manufacturing Considerations in Today’s New Normal
Scott Marsic, Group Product Manager, Epson America
As the world begins to emerge from the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: manufacturing will never be the same. This webinar will explore the "how" and "why" of manufacturing from the vantage point of today's decision-makers as they evaluate robotics and manufacturing within their business.
Sponsored by
Epson Robots
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CT

Theater #2

Learning Theater Presentation #2:
Manufacturing Attacks Labor Shortage and Turnover with AGVs
Bruce Buscher, Vice President, Smart Handling Group, Diafuku NA
For over 100 years, Daifuku has been leading the way in automating assembly lines. They have manufactured AGVs for the longest time in North America. These innovative AGVs help to solve issues associated with ergonomics, safety, workforce turnover, and cost reductions. This presentation will focus on how assembly lines are using AGVs to reduce the labor force required on an assembly line, which also reduces the risk of high employee turnover.
Sponsored By:
Daifuku
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #3:
Best Practices for Laser Plastic Welding: From Design to Production
Josh Brown, Global Sales Manager, Laser Plastic Welding, DUKANE
This session will cover the various types of laser welding process and how to select the right one for your application. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing leads will learn about design best practices, common pitfalls, materials selection, the development process, production concepts, and equipment selection well suited for their application.
Sponsored by
Dukane
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Hall A Main Entrance

Guided Tour #1Autonomous & Electric Mobility
Tour Guide Austin Weber, Senior Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine
Global sales of electric cars, trucks and motorcycles are expected to grow from 4.1 million units in 2021 to 34.7 million units by 2030, a cumulative annual growth rate of nearly 27 percent. That sort of demand has both established OEMs and a slew of startups scrambling to ramp up production—not just of vehicles, but batteries, electric motors and charging equipment. This tour will take you to a variety of suppliers that have developed technologies specifically for assembling and testing electric vehicles and their components.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE Cincinnati Test Systems
DEPRAG, Inc.
Dürr Systems Inc.
IMA Automation North America
Telsonic Ulstrasonics Inc.
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CT

Theater #2

Learning Theater Presentation #4:
Efficient Force-Displacement Monitoring and Process Control That Result in Cost Savings
Louis Remynse, Sales Engineer, Kistler Instrument Corp.
Manufacturing in today’s world is centered around high speed, quality, traceability. But how do we get there? Zero-defect production and 100% traceability do not happen by accident. It takes planning, engineering, and execution. Come learn with Kistler and see how we can assist in innovating the world around us.
Sponsored By:
Kistler
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #5:
How to Improve Quality with a Torque Verification Process
David Cash, Technical Application Specialist, Mountz
Relying only on time-based calibration intervals for torque tools exposes manufacturers to risks. The best process for engineers to be certain torque tools are not falling out of tolerance is to regularly test and verify the tools. Keeping tools in calibration requires frequent torque verification.
Sponsored by
MOuntz
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM CT

Theater #2

Learning Theater Presentation #6
How to Apply Production Leak Testing Best Practices
Paul Chamberlain, CEO, LACO Technologies
For many engineers, production managers and technicians, leak testing is viewed as a “black box” technology. However, understanding how leak testing works and how to ensure the leak test system is performing can be a “game changer” for improving the quality and consistency of your production. Paul Chamberlain, President and CEO of LACO Technologies, will share his insights and knowledge gained from over 30 years of production leak testing experience. Paul will discuss topics ranging from selecting the proper leak test method, to proper design, maintenance and calibration that will ensure a quality product. He will include practical solutions for addressing the most common challenges in production leak testing. This presentation will provide industry best practices for anyone involved in production leak testing.
Sponsored by
LACO Tech
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CT

Hall A Main Entrance

Guided Tour #2 Robotics
Tour Guide John Sprovieri, Editor-in-Chief, ASSEMBLY Magazine
With product lifecycles getting shorter, the need for flexible automation is becoming more important. As a result, manufacturers worldwide are increasingly investing in robotics. Today’s robots are faster, more precise, and easier to use than ever, and their connectivity is playing a key role in today’s increasingly digital manufacturing environments. This tour provides a look at the complete range of assembly robots, including SCARAs, six-axis robots and the hottest technology today—collaborative robots.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE Epson Robots
FANUC America Corp.
Janome Industrial Equipment
PHD Inc.
Universal Robots
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #7:
The Intersection of Automation & Augmentation: Where AR Fits into the Equation
Paul Ryznar, CEO, LightGuide
Jake Hall, The Manufacturing Millennial
Today's manufacturers are combining the precision of technology with human intelligence to empower a new era of man/machine collaboration. In today's session, Paul and a panel of Industry 4.0 experts will discuss how augmentation technologies, like AR, are transforming the future of work. They'll touch on the advantages, applications, and use cases of augmented reality - workforce development, training/upskilling, accelerated production, improved quality, and better traceability/data.
Sponsored by
LightGuide
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT

Theater #2

Learning Theater Presentation #8
The Path to Automation Integration
Joe Campbell, Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing & Applications Development, Universal Robots A/S
How easy are cobots to install yourself? What options exist to help you integrate, and what factors should be considered? Join Joe Campbell and learn how you can increase productivity in your manufacturing facility by deploying UR cobots. In this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons to the three main paths to automation integration and hear success stories for each.
Sponsored by
Universal Robots
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #9
Connecting Your Tools Can Be Easy (Despite What Some People Say)
Ryan Kuhlenbeck, Co-Founder and CEO, Pico MES
You just walked around a show filled with tools that are on many wishlists. Here’s how to connect them throughout your factory. Whether it’s the tools currently in your production line or the new tool on your wishlist, this presentation will walk you through how to connect and consolidate all of your tools to gather the data in one location.

Here’s why it’s important:
With this information, you can put in pattern recognition, notifications and summaries that allow you to actually do your job (instead of putting out fires all day). It’s foundational tech for your factory. Save time, correct errors in real time and find answers quickly.
Sponsored by
Pico Mes
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM CT

Theater #2

Learning Theater Presentation #10
Smart Visual Quality Inspection with Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry
Rajesh Iyengar, Founder & CEO, Lincode
Advancements in the overall technology scenario have raised the bar for modern manufacturing. IIoT, AI, and ML are rapidly outpacing traditional technologies with advanced approaches and even expanding their presence to one of the major challenges faced by the industry - Visual Quality Inspection. This session will cover how smart inspection with AI is helping automotive manufacturers address their QA concerns.
Sponsored by
Lincode
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Hall A Main Entrance

Guided Tour #3 Pressing & Riveting
Tour Guide Jennifer Pierce, Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine
Assembling one part to another usually requires a third material—screws, adhesive or filler metal—but it doesn’t have to. In fact, sometimes all you have to do is bend, fold or deform a feature on one part to capture the other. As long as one of the parts is made of a malleable material, engineers can use a press to crimp, stake, swage or clinch it to retain the other part. Alternatively, assemblers can simply insert one part tightly into a hole in another part. This tour will introduce you to five top suppliers of pressing and riveting technology.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE BTM Company
Kistler Instruments Corp.
Orbitform
RivetKing
SCHMIDT Technology Corp.
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #11
Vodka, Electronic Assemblies, and Toilet Repair – Make Human Decisions Consistent with AI
Ed Goffin, Senior Marketing Manager, Pleora Technologies
Human inspection is still an important part of manufacturing, especially for companies specializing in short-run, customized, and regional products. However, when we get tired, bored, or distracted we tend to make mistakes that translate into downtime, rework, waste, and customer returns that eat into profitability and damage brand reputation.

This presentation will discuss how AI is bringing automated decision-support to manual visual inspection. In particular, the session will focus on how a distillery and electronics manufacturer are using these tools in their operations. It will discuss how the distillery uses AI tools for in-process operator assistance during manual labeling, and is now adapting the technology to help provide a final quality control check. In the example of the electronics manufacturer, the session will highlight how the company uses AI decision-support alongside more traditional machine vision inspection and why collecting data from manual processes is important for their business.
Sponsored by
Pleora
5:00 PM CT
Exhibit Hall Closes
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Harvest Hoedown Harvest Hoedown Networking Reception
Attendees and exhibitors will gather for a Harvest Hoedown in the adjoining ballroom to kick back and relax over some barbeque and country music! Participants have an opportunity to establish new connections and solidify existing business partnerships in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
Sponsored by
ASG
Thursday October 27, 2022
9:00 AM CT

Hall A

Exhibit Hall Opens
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT

Hall A, Main Street

Morning Mingle Morning Mingle & Breakfast
Join us on the final morning of The ASSEMBLY Show for complimentary continental breakfast and coffee right on the exhibit floor. This crowd favorite provides a final opportunity to network and solidify business connections before you hit the road back home.
Sponsored by
Kinexon
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT

Hall A, Booth #2023

New Products Awards Presentation
John Sprovieri, Editor-in-Chief, ASSEMBLY Magazine
Hundreds of exhibitors display the latest products and services at The ASSEMBLY Show. Fasteners, power tools, adhesives, dispensing equipment, conveyors, robots, software and, of course, automated assembly systems are among the myriad new products on display. To help draw attention to the breadth and quality of new technologies on display, The ASSEMBLY Show holds an annual "New Product of the Year" contest at the show. Join us as we announce the 2022 New Product Award Winners voted by The ASSEMBLY Show attendees. Learn more about New Product Awards.
Presented by
ASSEMBLY
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Hall A Main Entrance

Guided Tour #4 Fastening Tools
Tour Guide Jennifer Pierce, Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine
Error proofing, quality control and flexibility are essential on today’s assembly lines. As a result, manufacturers are increasingly investing in state-of-the-art fastening tools. Today’s tools allow engineers to adjust fastening speed to match various applications and control more aspects of the tightening process, including key parameters such as torque and angle. The ASSEMBLY Show features numerous suppliers of fastening tools and accessories. This tour provides a look at six leading vendors.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE ASG, Division of Jergens Inc.
Desoutter Industrial Tools
ESTIC America Inc.
Ingersoll Rand
Sumake North America LLC

Learning Theater Presentations

The ASSEMBLY Show's Learning Theater Presentations, presented by exhibiting companies right on the exhibit hall floor, will cover various topics and demonstrate expertise on some of the latest technological advances in assembly.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #13
Introduction to Automation Implementation Workshop
Matt Malloy, Engineering Group Leader, Automation, EWI
Looking for some practical guidance for your first automation technology implementation? This workshop will provide an overview of the various automation components you’ll need to consider, recommendations on moving your project forward, and help with understanding your return on investment.
Sponsored by:
EWI
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM CT

Hall A Main Entrance

Guided Tour #5 Automated Assembly
Tour Guide John Sprovieri, Editor-in-Chief, ASSEMBLY Magazine
There are many ways to automate an assembly process: standalone cells combining manual and automated processes; synchronous systems based on rotary or linear indexers; and asynchronous systems based on pallet-transfer conveyors. Regardless of which direction your project leads, The ASSEMBLY Show is where you want to be to get the ball rolling. This tour will introduce you to five of the nation’s top systems integrators.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE ATS Automation: Symphoni™ Digital Assembly Platform
Afag Automation
Koops Automation Systems
SWANSON-Erie
Weiss North America Inc.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CT

Theater #1

Learning Theater Presentation #14
Case Studies in Thinking Differently About Robotic Assembly
Steve Thomas, Manufacturing Engineer, Aptiv
The presentation will showcase a few interesting and novel and approaches to assembly challenges, such as upside-down dispensing and adhesive tape application. Topics will also cover overall machine framework approaches as well as part transport. PC-based machine control and leveraging .NET capabilities will also be discussed.
Sponsored by:
Aptiv
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Hall A, Main Entrance

Guided Tour #6 Factory of the Future
Tour Guide Austin Weber, Senior Editor, ASSEMBLY Magazine
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about connectivity and data: collecting it, analyzing it, and acting on it, all in real time. Savvy suppliers of assembly technology are beginning to cater to this trend. Fastening tools, robots, conveyors, dispensing equipment, and even pneumatics are among the many assembly technologies offering Internet connectivity and data transmission. This tour will introduce you to five companies that can help you get the most out of that data to improve your operation.
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE Acerta Analytics Solutions Inc.
Aegis Software
Engineering USA
KINEXON
LightGuide
2:00 PM CT

Hall A

Pre-Show Webinars
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
Panel Discussion Automated Assembly Systems
PANELISTS Peng Sang Cau, Vice President of Emerging Markets and Symphoni, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
Dave Hoshaw, Manager Applications Engineering, IMA Automation USA Inc.
Bob Kuniega, CEO, Lanco Integrated
Brian Romano, Director of Technology Development, The Arthur G. Russell Co.

According to ASSEMBLY’s annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey, 25 percent of U.S. factories make more than 1 million products annually. The only way to meet that kind of volume is with automation.

Whether your company assembles auto parts, consumer products or medical devices, The ASSEMBLY Show is the place to be to get the ball rolling on an automated assembly project. At least 10 systems integrators are exhibiting at the show, along with numerous suppliers of parts feeding equipment, indexers, conveyors, robots and other automation technologies.

With the cost of automated assembly systems running six or even seven figures, choosing the right integrator and establishing a good relationship are critical. So, before you vist The ASSEMBLY Show exhibit hall, tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the top systems integrators in North America: Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc., ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., IMA Automation North America and Lanco Integrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how to choose and work with a systems integrator.
  • Describe how to write an RFQ and how to evaluate proposed designs.
  • Identify the differences between synchronous and asynchronous assembly systems.
  • Discuss tips and tricks for designing products to facilitate automated assembly.
  • Assess how Industry 4.0 concepts are influencing assembly system design.
Sponsored by:
ATI
BalTec
Promess
Weiss
Universal Robots
Earn: 0.1 IACET CEU;
.1 ASQ RU*
The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
*CE credits only available for the LIVE webinar
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Panel DiscussionRobotics Technology
PANELISTS David Cappellani, Regional Key Account Manager - US and Canada, Universal Robots USA Inc.
Robert Little, President and General Manager, ATI Industrial Automation
Scott Marsic, Group Product Manager, Epson Robots
Jerry Perez, Executive Director for Global Accounts, FANUC America Corp.

Robots are less expensive and easier to use than ever. The technology is well within the reach of even small and midsized manufacturers. According to the International Federation of Robotics, there are 228 robots for every 10,000 manufacturing workers in the U.S. That’s more than twice the global average. The skilled labor shortage and the increasing popularity of collaborative robots will only increase that trend.

Whether you need a six-axis cobot for machine tending or a desktop Cartesian robot for dispensing adhesive, you’ll find it at The ASSEMBLY Show. A dozen suppliers will be displaying the latest robots, grippers, tool changers, compliance devices and other technologies at the show—and that doesn’t include systems integrators, which can create turnkey robotic lines for your plant, or companies like MTA Automation, which offer robotic workcells for soldering or dispensing.

Before you visit the show floor, tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the nation’s top suppliers of robotic technology: ATI Industrial Automation, Epson Robots, FANUC America and Universal Robots.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of Cartesian, SCARA, six-axis and delta robots.
  • Explain when to use cobots—and when traditional industrial robots might be better.
  • Identify how and when to use tool changers and compliance devices.
  • Describe how to robotize common manufacturing operations, such as machine tending.
  • Assess how and when to use vision guidance.
Sponsored by:
ATI
BalTec
Promess
Weiss
Universal Robots
Earn: 0.1 IACET CEU;
.1 ASQ RU*
The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
*CE credits only available for the LIVE webinar
Thursday, September 8, 2022
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Panel Discussion Fastening Technology
PANELISTS Boris Baeumler, Vice President of Technology, DEPRAG Inc.
Tim Haper, Division Product Manager, ASG, Div. of Jergens Inc.
Russ Hughes, Marketing Manager, Desoutter Industrial Tools.
Aziz Lokhandwala, Senior Product Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

In most assemblies that are joined with threaded fasteners, the cost of the fasteners is not as important as the cost of installing them. That makes choosing the right fastening tool of paramount importance. Pneumatic tools are inexpensive, but DC electric tools offer more control and precision. Cordless tools enable assemblers to access fasteners in confined spaces, but they’ll need a steady supply of fully charged batteries. Do you need torque control, angle control or both? Is it a hard joint or a soft joint? Is it an ordinary rundown or a “safety-critical” joint? Could the materials crack or strip if the fastening parameters are insufficiently controlled? Do the fasteners need to be installed in a particular sequence? Is data collection and analysis important? Is ergonomics a concern? If production volumes are high enough, you might be able to justify an automatic screwfeeding system or even a screwdriving robot.

Whether you need a handheld torque wrench or a fully automatic screwdriving system, you’ll find it at The ASSEMBLY Show. Nearly two dozen suppliers will be displaying the latest fastening technology at the show.

Become an informed consumer! Before you visit the exhibit hall, tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the nation’s top suppliers of fastening tools: ASG, DEPRAG, Desoutter and Panasonic.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of pneumatic tools vs electric tools.
  • Match a tool’s clutch or drive system to the application.
  • Identify how to error-proof fastening operations.
  • Collect and analyze data from fastening operations.
  • Justify investment in a fully automatic screwdriving system.
Sponsored by:
ATI
BalTec
Promess
Weiss
Universal Robots
Earn: 0.1 IACET CEU;
.1 ASQ RU*
The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
*CE credits only available for the LIVE webinar