Innovations Expo

Below are Exhibitor descriptions on what new technologies and best practices will be showcased during the event. 

The industry is right on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. Automation is being followed by the digitalization of production. The goal: an increase of productivity, efficiency, speed, and quality, resulting in higher competitiveness for companies on their way to the future of industry. Here you will find Siemens’ comprehensive offering for automation technology and the digitalization of production.

Live Demonstrations:

  • "New" SIMATIC Controllers


  • SIMATIC IO Systems

Experts on Hand:

  • Applications Engineers

  • Business Developers

  • Product Managers

Experience the latest Innovations in Control Products:

  • Sirius Modular Systems - Innovative Power Controls - Save time, space, and integrate into Digitalization

  • Sirius ACT Pilot Devices - IP69k rated, Modern Design, Robust, Easy to Assemble, and Flexible Communications

  • Safety Components & Systems - Simple, Expandable, Flexible and Communication Capable

  • Sirius Softstarters - The newest most advanced Softstarter in the market

  • Simocode Motor Management System - Protect, Control and Monitor your critical motor loads via a wide range of communication protocols

  • Communication Components & Systems - AS Interface, IO-Link, Profibus and Profinet communication capable components

Experts on Hand:

  • Paul Ruland - Manager of Business Development

  • John Burns - Manager of Applications Resource Center

Whether you have a production machine that requires high precision movement, or just simple positioning, Siemens has the motion control systems and products to meet your needs.

Live Demonstrations:

  • SIMOTION, Full Machine Control System

  • SNAMICS, High Precision Drives

  • Siemens High Performance Motors and Encoders

Experts on Hand:

  • Craig Nelson - Product Marketing Manager

  • Chad White - Business Development Manager

  • Andrew Miller - Applications Engineer

Industrial Communication is essential for every industry. Learn about Siemens powerful network components, RFID, Real-Time Locating Systems, Optical Identification and SITOP power supplies and find out how Siemens can provide breakthrough manufacturing and production traceability. 

Unique Technology:

  • RTLS - Track your objects and people in real time down to an accuracy of 1 foot

Experts on Hand:

  • Ming Ng - Regional Marketing Manager

  • Alex Teufel - Applications Engineer

  • Ryan McCabe - Applications Engineer

  • Steve Fabius - Product Manager

  • Kai-Uwe Bronzel - Business Developer

Siemens Industry Services help make your machines and plants more profitable and efficient throughout their entire lifecycle, and allow you to exploit the opportunities of digitalization while reducing your total cost of ownership.

Experts on Hand:

  • Rick McNamara - Business Developer

  • Sajeeve Kalarickal - Product Manager

  • Ingrid Wade - Service Specialists

  • Ken Kerns - Applications Engineer

Build with confidence through areas of functional design.

Live & Static Demonstrations:

  • Networking and Remote Connectivity - Managing your data locally and globally

  • Power Reliability - Improve uptime, eliminate downtime and costly transient events

  • Connectivity - Intelligent marshalling and point density solutions

  • Control, Safety, Shop Floor Productivity and more

Experts on Hand:

  • Jason Haldeman - Sr. Product Marketing Specialist

  • Gene Joyner - Sr. Automation Sales Engineer

The Industry 4.0 Value Chain: From 3D Model to Fully Configured Industrial Enclosure

Live Demonstrations:

  • “New” assembly table for panel building which is able to automatically adjust from 0-90 degrees along with vertically and horizontally

  • IOT module for climate control that is able to monitor multiple units and up to 32 different data points

  • EPLAN- utilizing Eplan to customize your project and seamlessly integrate it into Rittal Automation using Rittal’s broad array of products

Experts on Hand:

  • Robbie Hall - Application Engineer with over 10 years Rittal Experience

  • Ben Maudlin - 15 years industrial experience with over 4 years with Rittal

Innovating Automation: Technologies for your Applications

Balluff's solution expertise in automation is truly comprehensive. Whether it is a customized small run or a supplier partnership that has run reliably for 30 years, there is rarely an application or industry for which Balluff has not already developed and produced a successful solution.

Live Demonstrations:

  • Inductive, photoelectric, capacitive and magnetic field sensors

  • Measurement, pressure and linear position sensors

  • Industrial identification systems, RFID, Industry 4.0

  • Industrial networking and connectivity

  • Market-leading portfolio of IO-Link masters and devices

Experts on Hand:

  • Greg Landwehr - Applications Engineer

  • David Vanneman - Product Specialist

Propelling manufacturing forward through Innovative pneumatic and electric automation solutions.

Live Demonstrations:

  • Valve Manifold Technology with Remote IO

  • Automotive Industry
    - Weld Cylinders, Grippers, and Clamps

  • Food and Packaging
    - Valves for IP69K protection, Air Prep Solutions, Valve Flexibility

  • Energy Solutions

  • Motion Control
     - Electric Actuators

Experts on Hand:

  • Bill Adams - Automotive Industry Manager for the SE

  • Mark Walters - Food and Packaging Manager for the SE

  • Nabil Salmon - Electric Automation Representative

  • Sean Bevis and Bryan Moloney - Applications Engineers

Transforming energy into solutions -Innovations for electric motors in industrial applications. The booth will include a sample of one of our severe duty electric motors, catalogs & brochures for the & our latest monitoring technology.

Live Demonstrations:

  • Severe Duty Electric Motors

  • Latest motor products based on industry (Water/WasteWater, Mining, Oil & Gas, Paper, etc.)

  • WEG Motor Scan
    - Motor Scan is our latest monitoring technology – It monitors motor vibration, temperature, & run data and uploads the trend data to a mobile app or web portal for easy on-demand access. The WEG Motor Scan is the first step into our Industry 4.0 / IoT Platform.

Experts on Hand to answer any questions regarding motor products and applications.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

Live Demonstrations:

  • Process Controls

  • Machine Controls

  • Drive Controls

Experts on Hand:

  • Craig Hannah - Applications/Business Developer

Improving operational efficiency, increasing profitability and reducing risks starts here 

Live Demonstrations:

  • Globe Valves

  • Control Valves

  • Actuators

Experts on Hand:

  • Tom Mahan - Applications/Business Developer

The number one choice for industrial communications. HMS Networks is the leading independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication, remote connectivity, and the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT.

Live Demonstrations:

  • eCatcher and eCatcher Mobile

  • Flexy 205

  • Anybus Wireless Bolt

Experts on Hand:

  • Chris Biester - Regional Manager

Simplify IOT Connectivity - Networking and Connectivity Solutions for Legacy Devices

Live Demonstrations:

  • EtherNet/IP Demo Kit (with MGate 5105, ioLogik E1200 & EDS Switch)

  • ioThinx 4510

Static Demonstrations:

  • ioLogik E1200

  • MGATE MB 3170

  • EDS-510E

  • SDS-3008

  • MPC-2070

  • UC-8112

Experts on Hand:

  • Rich Toner - Channel Account Manager

  • Wenyuan Niu - Product Manager

  • Steven Rubenstein - Regional Sales Engineer

  • Andy Oliver - Field Application Engineer

“Automation is our passion” featuring Factory Automation and Process Automation Solutions

Live Demonstrations:

  • Sensor Technologies
    - Ultrasonic
    - Photo Electric
    - Laser
    - Inductive

  • IO Link products including RFID and IO Link Sensors communicating over Bluetooth

Experts on Hand:

  • Matt Davis - Applications Engineer

Euchner is a leader in manufacturing safety interlocks and safety solutions for your automated machines.


We will be exhibiting/demonstrating various machine safety solutions to guard your machines and operators against hazards, some of these are:

  • Robotic Cell Safety solutions

  • Packaging Safety Solutions

  • Food processing Safety Solutions

  • Paper Industry Safety Solutions

Technologies Include:

  • Interlocks with built in RFID/Electronic

  • Interlocks for bus systems

  • Interlocks with built in ProfiNet

  • Interlocks with built in Ethernet/IP

  • Programmable safety controllers

  • Interlocks with control elements built in all in one solutions

  • Interlocks capable of handling miss alignment and vibrations

Experts on Hand:

  • TUV Functional Safety Engineers

  • Automation Safety Engineer

  • Regional Sales Manager

Rotork is the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company that operates in any market where the flow of gases or liquids needs to be controlled. In addition to the precision regulation of gases, we supply valve automation solutions including positioning and visual indication.


Live Demonstrations:

  • Precision pressure regulation of gases

New Products:

  • PAX1 actuator suitable for hazardous environments and used to control a variety of valve and regulation products

Experts on Hand:

  • Jeff Englehardt - Regional Sales Manager

  • Steve Juhasz - General Manager

WITTENSTEIN develops customized products, systems and solutions for highly dynamic motion, precise positioning and smart networking for electromechanical drive technology.

Live/Static Demonstrations:

  • Servo Gearboxes

  • Servo Motors

  • Linear Systems & Actuators

Experts on Hand:

  • Andrew Borczak - Marketing Specialist

Softing connects disparate automation components to feed data from the shop floor to the cloud for control and analytics


Live/Static Demonstrations:

  • Softing dataFLOW enables the digital flow of data on the shop floor to PLCs. Gateways, software, and mobile tools facilitate integrated communication. Embedded solutions provide field devices with fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connectivity.

  • Softing dataFEED bridges the gap between operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT), offering easy integration of production data into Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and enterprise business systems, on premise or in the cloud.

  • Softing dataCHECK monitors and diagnoses industrial network health to ensure reliable data exchange because network outages cause plant and facility downtime.

Experts on Hand:

  • Jim Ralston - Regional Manager

Your Experts for Real-Time Ethernet and Fieldbus Technology. Hilscher offers netX technology for device manufacturers, including development services and customized module manufacturing.

Live/Static Demonstrations:

  • net IOT EDGE

  • net LINK

  • net HOST

  • net TAP

  • Net SWITCH

Experts on Hand:

  • Victor Wolowec - National Sales Manager

Connectivity to Legacy devices, Protocol conversions, data Collections, and IIOT.

Live/Static Demonstrations:

  • Ethernet Solutions - Wired, Wireless, Cellular connectivity to remote assets

  • Edge Controller

  • Communication Converters

  • New CR series HMIs - with the above mentioned Connectivity

  • Latest Ethernet switches

Experts on Hand:

  • Bill Elliot - Regional Specialist with 15 years worth of Red Lion knowledge

We at Leuze electronic are the sensor people because we are the specialists in efficient sensor solutions. Why? It's the identity that we embody and the standards we hold to our work.

Live/Static Demonstrations:

  • Measuring Sensors

  • Safety at Work

  • Identification

  • Industrial Image Processing

Experts on Hand:

  • Sarah Miller - Sales Manager

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