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Industry 4.0 And the Rise of the Cobots

Business is booming and smart manufacturing is blazing the trail. The smart manufacturing focus at ADM Toronto Expo takes the current and future impacts of the fourth industrial revolution and puts them into perspective for three days of industry immersion. Dive into the latest thinking in data collection, machine learning, AI, and more to understand the big picture when it comes to manufacturing’s smarter future.

Did you know in the next 5-10 years:

  • The worth of the global smart manufacturing market by the end of 2024 will be $548.14 billion — that's up from $159.05 billion in 2015
  • The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the global collaborative robot (cobot) market alone will be 60.04% by 2022 — rocketing from $110 million in 2015 to $3.3 billion by 2022
  • The predicted worth of the IoT market will be $661.74 billion by 2021 — growing from $157.05 billion in 2016 and resulting in CAGR of 33.3%

You'll access top players and exhibitors at the Expo, take in expert-led education at free sessions throughout the show, and network with the experts changing the manufacturing landscape for good.

Smart Manufacturing Exhibitor Showcase

Discover how leading companies are collaborating with next-gen robots while simultaneously increasing efficiency, productivity, and safety on the factory floor. Covering robotics, automation, assembly, IoT software, and sensors, get insider insights on tomorrow's trends and technologies. Top names include:

Free Show Floor Content Highlights

Panel: Collaborative Robots in the New Age of Smart Manufacturing

Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Booth 170

As the world of collaborative robots continues to evolve, the safety of their human co-workers is a growing concern. This session will cover strategies and technologies to ensure human employees and cobots can work together safely and productively. We'll look at best practices in manufacturing and packaging for working closely with collaborative robots; sensor developments that allow cobots to be more aware of their surroundings; and standards, including risk assessments, to learn before implementing a collaborative robot installation.

Speakers:
Dave Lawson, President, Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd.
Jim Beretta, President, Customer Attraction Marketing

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Panel: What the Factory of the Future Looks Like Today & Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Booth 170

We've come a long way from Henry Ford's assembly line. Today's manufacturing floor features sensors, smart analytics, and collaborative robots that work side-by-side with their human counterparts. In this session, you'll hear from companies that have fully embraced the factory of the future and learn what new technologies they're keeping their eyes on.

Speakers:
Ben Hope, Business Development Manager, Electric Automation, Festo
Jim Beretta, President, Customer Attraction Marketing

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From Sci-Fi to the Factory Floor—How AI Is Changing Manufacturing

Thursday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Booth 170

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, once relegated to the realm of science fiction, are quickly becoming critical components of modern manufacturing operations. In this session, we'll learn how it's possible to use the technology to optimize supply chains, minimize downtime, improve performance, and more.

Speaker:
Hugues Foltz, Chief Strategy Officer, AI and Industry 4.0, Vooban

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Raise Your Smart Manufacturing IQ With our Free eBook

Cobots, AI, big data, machine learning — what does it all mean, really? From understanding today's trends and technologies to grasping industry 4.0 linchpins, we've wrangled all the necessary info to get you up to speed before the show.