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Experience Tool Control and More at the Assembly Show!

The 10th annual Assembly Show is returning to Chicago in a month’s time, and were thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event! Thousands of attendees and exhibitors are coming together to showcase the latest and greatest in technology, equipment and products.

As the world of manufacturing continues to intensify with strict regulations and customer requirements, complex assembly processes experience a high potential for errors and major manual-effort hurdles. The solution? Location-Based Process Automation (LPA). LPA leverages the power of location data to automate manual work steps and accommodates even the most complex assembly environments.

The Future of Your Assembly Lines

A crucial LPA application for assembly processes is KINEXON’s Automated Tool Control. It eliminates the high error rate by eliminating manual work steps through the power of ultra-precise UWB location data. Our solutions allow automotive leaders like BMW to take the guessing out of the hands of the operator by applying a pre-determined set of parameters automatically. 

The results? A 5% increased speed on your assembly lines, a 0% error rate, and a 15% increase in optimization of tightening processes.

Curious? Explore ATC live at booth #2038!

Factory of the Future Tour

We are proud to be among the select exhibitors to be part of Assembly Magazine’s Factory of the Future Tour at the show. The tour will be led by Senior Editor Austin Weber on Thursday, October 27th at 12:30 pm. This tour aims to highlight the breadth and quality of new technologies at the conference by guiding visitors through a series of stops at different booths, including the KINEXON booth #2038.

Automating Beyond Tool Control

It doesn’t stop at Tool Control: LPA is the solution of choice for an unlimited number of manufacturing and intralogistics processes. With our leading LPA software KINEXON OS, clients like BMW also:

 — Automate their container and load carrier management
 — Optimize order monitoring, reporting, and claim management
 — Drive sustainable and error-free paperless production

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Don’t Miss the Networking Breakfast

And if you need some energy after packed days at the show, join us Thursday morning as we wrap up the conference at our networking breakfast with some coffee, snacks & automation insights! Find us Thursday, October 27th, at 9 am CST in Hall A on Main Street!

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Enter to Win a Mini-BMW!

We’ll be raffling off a mini-BMW toy car at the show. Just stop by our team at the breakfast or the KINEXON booth 2038 to enter. Don’t miss out on this luxury toy car!

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