October 31 – November 1, 2018Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN


Iowa Area Development Group

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) is the business development office for more than 220 electric and telephone utilities in Iowa. The organization is a "one-stop" business resource with site and building location services, incentive financial packaging, and technical support from a variety of resources for projects in Iowa.

Universal Machine & Engineering Corp.

Universal Machine's symbol, Oscar the Octopus, represents that it has many hands to control all aspects of a project in-house. The hands represent experience, knowledge, and dedication to serve customers. Family owned in the United States since 1945, it offers engineering services, turnkey integrated systems, automated systems, robotics, custom machine design and build, custom machine rebuilds and upgrades, controls, and serialization solutions.

Seitz LLC

Seitz LLC offers plastic injection molding, injection mold tooling, rapid-production quality tooling, and product design services. The company has a primary core competency in the design and manufacturing of plastic gears and drivetrains. Seitz also has complete engineering, assembly, and secondary capabilities, including two-shot molding.


Cognex supplies advanced machine 2-D and 3-D vision and industrial bar-code reader systems that deliver instant improvements to any manufacturing process. Companies across the world use the company's products to eliminate defects, verify assembly, automate production, and track and identify parts.

Parker Automation

Parker Automation is a global leader in motion control products, serving a variety of markets. The company builds mechanical, pneumatic, motion control, and HMI products specifically for the medical device manufacturing, semiconductor, packaging, and industrial automation industries. From single-axis stages to gantry systems with integrated controls, Parker has leading-edge capability.

Rethink Robotics

In manufacturing plants around the world, industrial automation has become a priority as companies seek cost-effective ways of responding to dynamic customer requirements, labor challenges and global competition. Rethink’s advanced collaborative robotic technology is leading the way with the only integrated cobot solution available from a single source.

Mobile Industrial Robots Inc.

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR200™ is a safe, cost-effective mobile robot that quickly automates internal transportation and logistics. The robot optimizes workflows, freeing staff resources so businesses can increase productivity and reduce costs.

Automation Inc.

Automation Inc. is an automation solutions provider. The company sells and supports factory automation components and solutions, including pneumatic, electromechanical, robotic, motion control, machine safety, ID code reading, adjustable workstations, and machine vision solutions. Automation Inc offers technical engineering support, training, and value-added services.

Braas Co.

Braas Co. has been a leader in manufacturing automation systems and components since 1961. It serves clients in 14 states. Braas's primary product focus includes robotics, machine vision, pneumatics, conveyance, rotary and linear motion control, sensing and I/O, industrial networking, logic and HMI, enclosures and panel components, safety, aluminum, and structural steel. It has more than 180 experienced and committed employees.

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