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Thousands convene in Houston to learn about the latest in automation technology
Published:  01 February, 2018

Thousands of industrial professionals convened in Houston for the Automation Fair event to learn more about the latest advanced manufacturing technologies shaping the industry, and the automation tools that can help them be more globally competitive and productive.

Hosted by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork members, the Automation Fair event is the premier industry experience designed to help manufacturers and OEMs optimise their automation investments to achieve their business goals.

Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation, commented during the event:

“This week is about showcasing technologies and information that help make industrial companies and their people more productive. We are also taking the opportunity to show our support for the people of Houston and surrounding communities as they continue to rebuild and recover from the recent hurricanes.”

At the event, attendees saw a variety of technologies that help support digital transformation – using production data to improve business outcomes – and best practices for monitoring and managing operations to increase integration and collaboration across the enterprise.

The 2017 Automation Fair event featured more than 140 exhibits showcased the latest innovations in automation. It also includes nine industry forums, 19 hands-on labs and 93 technical sessions designed to expand dttendee knowledge and use of the latest control, power and advanced manufacturing and enterprise information technologies.