2022 GUIDED EXHIBIT HALL TOURS

Held on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, six free guided tours of the exhibit floor will be led by ASSEMBLY editors. Tour participants will gather in the main entrance of the exhibit hall on The ASSEMBLY Show carpet at designated tour times where ASSEMBLY editors will then lead them to 5 key exhibits and discuss different products and solutions at each stop.

 

TOUR 1: AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC MOBILITY

OCTOBER 26, 2022 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm CT

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 Ultrasonics Inc.
 

TOUR 2: ROBOTICS

OCTOBER 26, 2022 @ 1:30 - 2:30pm CT

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

 

TOUR 3: PRESSING & RIVETING

OCTOBER 26, 2022 @ 3:30 - 4:30pm CT

Tour Guide:  Jennifer Pierce, Multimedia 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.

 

TOUR 4: FASTENING TOOLS

OCTOBER 27, 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:00am CT

Tour Guide:  Jennifer Pierce, Multimedia 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

 

TOUR 5: AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY

OCTOBER 27, 2022 @ 11:15am - 12:15pm

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: 

  • Afag Automation
  • ATS Automation: Symphoni™ Digital Assembly Platform
  • Koops Automation Systems
  • SWANSON-Erie
  • Weiss North America

 

TOUR 6: FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

OCTOBER 27, 2022 @ 12:30 - 1:30pm CT

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

 

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