SMC Exhibits at Automate 2022, June 6-9 in Detroit


Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of robotics, motion control, vision, artificial intelligence, and automation industry trends held in North America organized by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), a merger of the three trade groups: Robotics Industries Association (RIA), Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), and the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA).

“Propelled by a surge in non-automotive sectors, the number of robots sold in North America set a new record in 2021, with 39,708 units sold at a value of $2 billion, a 14% increase over the previous high in 2017.

According to new industry statistics released today by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the number of robots sold in 2021 rose 28% over 2020. Record robot sales in the fourth quarter of the year—up 9% over Q4 2020—demonstrated the strong momentum already realized through the previous nine months as more industries look to automation to increase productivity and alleviate ongoing labor shortages.”


Visit SMC Corporation of America’s booth at #2243 where they will exhibit end-of-arm tooling for robots and cobots for pick and place industrial applications with magnetic, electric, and pneumatic grippers, vacuum technologies, electric and pneumatic actuators, Industrial IoT compatible sensors as well as static control ionizers.

Other products on display are:

  • Wireless Communications for EOAT
  • Compact & Lightweight Solenoid Valve Manifolds
  • Magnetic, Electric, Pneumatic Grippers
  • Vacuum Generators and Cups
  • Multi-axis Electric Actuators
  • Anti-static Discharge Ionizers
  • Energy Saving Leak Detection Systems
  • Digital Air Gap Checking Sensor
  • Thermo-Control / Chiller Units


Visit SMC's Booth # 2243 at Automate 2022 – Huntington Place, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226


Trade Show Hours:

  • June 6-8 (M-W) 10:00 – 5:00 ET
  • June 9 (Th) 10:00 – 3:00 ET

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