2020 Agenda Preview

This two-day conference is packed with networking opportunities and industry-leading keynote speakers to set you up for success.


Keynote, Panel and Technology Workshop topics may include:

Leaders in Automation 2020
Announcing the Digital Accelerator Awards. Automation World recognizes successful projects leveraging digital automation technologies.

Augmented/Virtual Reality
Get insights into how CPG manufacturer Beech-Nut is using augmented and virtual reality technologies to streamline maintenance, train workers and improve production operations.

Learn how Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) worked with Piedmont Automation to build a monitoring and control system to enable DTNA’s operators to call for help and still keep the continuous assembly lines running. This system also accommodates DTNA’s requirements for data logging to identify potential problem areas and provide critical production metrics that helped the company improve its overall efficiency.

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
With 3D printing moving beyond protypes and producing production ready parts, learn how manufacturers are increasingly able to rely on 3D printed parts for repairs and as components for OEMs.

Digital Twins
Hear from an OEM of machining tools and equipment about how they were able to animate a static 3D model of a machine using real world PLC data to reduce time to market by four to six weeks and provide an important training tool for its customers.

As collaborative robots become more widely deployed and their native safety technologies get applied to smaller industrial robots, learn how the dynamics of robotic applications are changing as more manufacturers adopt robotics to address worker shortages and expand production capabilities.

With DHS alerts clearly noting that U.S. manufacturing organizations are being targeted by nation-state affiliated hackers, the time for any level of complacency on cybersecurity has passed. Find out how new automation technologies—from software to networking—are making it easier for manufacturers to secure their operations.

Machine Vision
As the cost and complexity of machine vision technology makes the technology more available to all sizes of manufacturers for multiple applications, find out how manufacturers are applying the technology in quality inspections and to advance robotic capabilities.

May 18 | OMAC Workshop Event (details to come)

May 19
7:30 - 8:30 am | Breakfast
8:30 am - 12:20 pm | Keynote speakers (networking break included)
12:20 - 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 - 3:15 pm Keynote speakers (networking break included)
3:15 - 3:55 pm | Technology Workshops (Attendees will learn best practices and new technologies from today’s leading solutions suppliers)
4:40 - 6:30 pm | Cocktail reception

May 20
7:00 - 8:00 am | Breakfast
8:00 - 10:15 am | Keynote speakers (networking break included)
10:15 am - 12:25 pm | Technology Workshops
12:25 - 1:30 pm | Lunch and awards presentation
2:10 - 2:45 pm | Keynote speakers