More than 20 automation companies are set to participate in the “Waves of Innovation” event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on November 15. The event will showcase a wide range of automation technologies, including sanding-and-polishing cobots and vision-guided robotic arms with deep learning algorithms for item picking.
Presented by Olympus Controls, an engineering services company specializing in motion control and robotic technologies, the event aims to highlight the benefits of robotics and automation for manufacturers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. With a shortage of skilled labor, manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation to optimize their workforce and increase productivity.
Aircraft Tooling Inc., a local repair center for the aviation industry, is one company that has already embraced automation. Using collaborative robots, known as cobots, the company has streamlined its plasma spray processes. This has allowed their employees to focus on other tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
Scott Paulk, an engineering manager with Alexandria Industries, will be attending the event to explore automation options for his company. With 40% of its work centers already automated, Paulk sees automation as a solution to the challenges of hiring skilled labor. Automation not only allows for resource reallocation but also attracts younger talent to the industry.
Olympus Controls emphasizes the importance of tapping into local talent and resources to enhance manufacturing capabilities. Bringing the Waves of Innovation event to Dallas will showcase the region’s talent and create opportunities for collaboration and growth.
For those interested in attending the event, registration is free and more information can be found here.
Q: What is the Waves of Innovation robotics event?
A: The Waves of Innovation event is a showcase of automation technologies, featuring over 20 automation companies demonstrating their products and solutions.
Q: When and where is the event taking place?
A: The event will be held on November 15 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Q: Who is organizing the event?
A: The event is presented by Olympus Controls, an engineering services company specializing in motion control and robotic technologies.
Q: What are the benefits of robotics and automation for manufacturers?
A: Robotics and automation can optimize workforce, increase productivity, and address the challenges of hiring skilled labor.
Q: What is an example of a company benefiting from automation?
A: Aircraft Tooling Inc., a repair center for the aviation industry, has improved efficiency by using collaborative robots for plasma spray processes.
Q: Can I attend the event?
A: Yes, registration for the event is free. More information can be found here.