Exhibitors & Sponsors

Automation World Conference & Expo offers companies a focused venue for connecting with automation professionals across all industries, including manufacturing, processing and packaging operations. Our program is designed to facilitate networking and includes a limited number of tabletop exhibits. For information about exhibiting and sponsorships, please contact your PMMI Media Group sales rep or Kurt Belisle at 815-549-1034.

At Inductive Automation, our mission is to create industrial software that empowers our customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By crosspollinating IT with SCADA technologies, we created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential.

Lapp is one of the world’s leading providers of cables, leads, cable accessories and systems of the highest level of quality. Our products are used throughout the world in automotive plants, machine tools, instrumentation, medical electronics, telecommunications, robotics, industrial automation, transportation, general industrial control systems, and many more applications.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology and industrial software.

NTI AG is a global manufacturer of high quality tubular style linear motors and linear motor systems and thus focuses on the development, production and distribution of linear direct drives for use in industrial environments.

Founded in 1993 as an independent business unit of the Sulzer Group, NTI AG has been in operation since 2000 as an independent company.

Krones offers complete solutions for all our customers' technical needs, ranging from planning and installing fully integrated processing, packaging, and bottling line systems to replacing or upgrading individual single machines. In short, we supply the beverage and liquid food industries with everything they need for their value chain.

For over forty years, customers around the world have trusted Red Lion Controls. Our award-winning industrial automation and networking solutions provide critical information and controls to improve productivity, working with numerous devices and diverse protocols to access data.

Kepware®, a PTC business, develops software solutions that connect diverse industrial automation devices, machines, and software. Kepware customers include industry leaders in Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and other manufacturing fields. Kepware solutions help fuel Smart Manufacturing and IoT initiatives across the world, and helps thousands of businesses improve performance, operations, and decision-making. KEPServerEX®—Kepware’s flagship product—enables users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software through one user-friendly, integrated platform. 

Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process control and factory automation solutions. Celebrating over 40 years of innovation in the United States and over 80 years globally, Festo continuously elevates the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions.

Oden Technologies is an intelligent industrial automation provider that combines wireless industrial IoT and proprietary cloud-based analytics into one simple platform for manufacturers to monitor and optimize production in real time, from any device. Oden's Industry 4.0 platform combines data acquisition and analytics into one solution for factories to increase output, eliminate waste, and gain the competitive edge with actionable insights.

For over 40 years, Opto 22 has manufactured reliable, easy-to-use hardware and software products for industrial automation, energy management, remote monitoring, and data acquisition. Famous worldwide for its reliable industrial I/O, the company recently released groov EPIC (Edge Programmable Industrial Controller). The cutting edge technology that is part of the groov EPIC system is crucial for IIoT and automation projects in today’s world. 

Opto 22 is known for its continuing policy of providing free product support, free training and free pre-sales engineering assistance. All products are manufactured and supported in the U.S.A

Bimba Manufacturing Company provides industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic and electric solutions, including a variety of stainless steel body air cylinders that are easy-to-use, reliable and ready for your engineering challenges.

Moxa is a leading provider of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions for enabling the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 25 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 30 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries.


B&R, a member of the ABB Group, is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.

Maplesoft has provided mathematics-based software solutions to educators, engineers, and researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for over 25 years. Maplesoft’s flagship product, Maple, combines the world’s most powerful mathematics engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. Building on this technology, the product line includes solutions for online assessment, system-level modeling and simulation, and online STEM courseware. Maplesoft products and services are used by more than 8000 educational institutions, research labs, and companies, in over 90 countries.

As a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, Lenze offers you products, drive solutions, complete automation systems, engineering services and tools from a single source. We are one of the few providers in the industry who are with you through the entire development process of your machine – from initial ideas to the after-sales, from the control system all the way to the drive shaft. With our motivated and committed approach, we'll work together with you to create the best possible solution that will set your ideas in motion - regardless of whether you are looking to optimize an existing machine or develop a new one. Our top priority and the focus of our action is you!

Tosibox was born from the idea that secure remote access doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or time-consuming. In the summer of 2010, Veikko Ylimartimo was one of many hard-working and ambitious IT professionals. With a long career in challenging IT positions for an internet operator and an equipment manufacturer, Veikko turned his experience towards consulting for companies that needed safe and reliable remote connections. He had a clear vision – he wanted to develop an easy way to work remotely and securely manage technical devices.

Having developed and patented the world’s first remote access device with Plug & Go™ technology, Tosibox sold its first device out of its Oulu Finland headquarters in 2012, quickly expanding abroad followed by the establishment of three subsidiaries in Germany, Scandinavia and the USA. TOSIBOX® products are now sold across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products, services, and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance, and repair. We bring together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected with a market-leading online community where engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information, and project resources.

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international open network organization founded in 2000 dedicated to the technical development and promotion of the CC-Link family of open automation networks. Its main activities include the development of CC-Link IE and CC-Link technical specifications, conducting of conformance tests, development support, and promotion of the CC-Link technologies. The CLPA's key technology is CC-Link IE, the world's first and only open gigabit Ethernet for automation and an ideal solution for IIoT & Industry 4.0 applications due to its unmatched bandwidth. CC-Link IE is an open industrial automation network that process control, information & diagnostics to provide efficient, integrated factory-wide industrial & process automation. Delivering 'IIoT Ready' high speed, deterministic communication seamlessly linking a wide variety of automation devices. The CC-Link IE Field Ethernet-based network operates at 1Gbit, providing extremely fast and inherently deterministic communication from the field/sensor/actuator level to the control level of a manufacturing operation.