GlobalSpec Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,900 Attendees

94 percent of engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

East Greenbush, NY (May 31, 2012) – The “Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems” online trade show and event on May 23 hosted by GlobalSpec drew more than 1,900 participants, with 94 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

GlobalSpec’s “Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems” event provided opportunities to explore the latest developments in motors, drives, and controllers. Attendees were able to gain knowledge from leading suppliers about industrial robots, networking protocols and new product introductions. They also had the chance to interact with exhibitors, network with their peers and attend educational sessions.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

“Participants at the recent Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems event gained useful knowledge about important developments in their industries that can help them run their manufacturing operations more efficiently” said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. “Once again attendance was terrific and delivered a highly desired audience for our exhibitors.”

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • Integrating the iPhone/iPad with Control Systems – Apple has revolutionized mobile computing. This presentation discussed how to use iOS or Android to mine data from control systems and push this information to the people who need it. The presentation also demonstrated how to architect, develop, and distribute these applications.
    Presented by Keith A. Jones, P.E., President, Prism Systems, Inc.
  • Servopneumatics for Optimized Machine Design – As a cost-effective alternative to electromechanical solutions, servopneumatic technology can be used to fulfill a broad range of motion applications. This presentation introduced a new system that is both modular and scalable, offering insight into the trends of this technology area.
    Presented by Nuzha Yakoob, Product Manager - Positioning, Festo
  • A Less-is-More Approach to Robotic Cable Management – Over the years, cable management methods have not kept pace with the increasing use of robots. Under-estimating cable management issues, however, can lead to significant downtime, lost revenue, and damaged reputations. This presentation describes a best practice approach for attaching and guiding cable.
    Presented by Kevin Wright, Country Sales Manager, igus® inc.
  • Managing Your Motion Control Options – Building a controller has never been easier – or more confusing. Today’s market offers an almost limitless combination of technology, devices, and products from which to choose. With constantly changing technology, the designer needs to reduce these options to a manageable level.
    Presented by Chuck Lewin, Founder, VP of Engineering, Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: igus® inc.; Altech Corp.; Pentair Technical Products; ACE Controls Inc.; Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation; Hope Industrial Systems, Inc.; Lumberg Automation - A Belden Brand; Maplesoft; Myostat Motion Control, Inc.; Rose+Bopla Enclosures; and Visumatic Industrial Products.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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