Automate 2024: The Future of Automation on Display in Chicago

Chicago is gearing up to host Automate 2024, one of the most anticipated events in the automation industry this year. Scheduled for May 15-18 at the McCormick Place, this exhibition promises to be a hub of innovation, showcasing cutting-edge automation technologies from around the world. With an expected attendance of over 20,000 industry professionals, Automate 2024 is an event not to be missed.

What to Expect at Automation expo - Automate 2024

Automate 2024 will feature a wide range of automation technologies, including:

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See live automation and robotics demonstrations
  • Attend industrial automation, vision and robotics educational sessions
  • Network with automation industry leaders and experts

Whether you are a seasoned automation professional or new to the industry, Automate 2024 offers something for everyone interested in the future of automation.

Companies to Watch at Automation Expo

Wibu-Systems USA

Booth #2185

Wibu-Systems will showcase its advanced CodeMeter software licensing and protection solutions for:

  • Robotics
  • Machine vision and imaging
  • Motors and motion controllers
  • Other software-driven intelligent machine applications

Visitors will learn how to protect their software and digital assets with CodeMeter Protection Suite, using strong encryption, authentication, and access control technology to safeguard against piracy, copying, reverse engineering, and tampering. Wibu-System representatives will also discuss how the flexible CodeMeter License Central entitlement management solution increases revenue opportunities, enabling new business models like consumption-based licensing, subscriptions, and features-on-demand.


Booth #1484

Schneeberger will showcase its revolutionary products where innovation meets practicality. Explore the next generation of automation technologies transforming industries worldwide, including:

  • MONORAIL guideways
  • MINIRAIL guideways
  • SCHNEEBERGER ball screw SBS


Booth #1472

Heidenhain will showcase its cutting-edge solutions to enhance precision and efficiency in motion control systems. Featured products include:

  • KCI 120 Dplus: First-ever 2-in-1 encoder
  • EnDat 3: Next-generation interface supporting Industry 4.0
  • KCI/KBI 1300 Series: Rotary encoders with high ruggedness and reliability


Booth #4408

Modula will present its latest automated solutions, including a live demonstration of the double opposite bay Modula Lift and the horizontal carousel. These automated storage and retrieval systems are designed to:

  • Enhance storage capacity
  • Minimize picking errors
  • Boost picking rates

Modula’s participation showcases their commitment to providing solutions that adapt to the evolving needs of clients, offering both efficiency and high-density storage solutions.

Trade shows are a significant endeavor, requiring considerable work and investment. Yet, they present a unique opportunity to demonstrate our technology in a live setting. It allows potential clients to directly interact with our solutions and engage with our team, offering invaluable insight into the practical benefits of our systems. Valentina Cecchi, Marketing Director at Modula.



Booth #4631

"VEICHI will showcase several servo products, inverters, HMI, PLC, solar pump inverter, and some dedicated industry products, demonstrating diverse product series and rich industry application cases in the field of industrial automation", as introduced by Mia Yang, Overseas Sales manager.


MVTec Software

Booth #4469

MVTec Software GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of machine vision software, will present its product portfolio and latest technologies. MVTec emphasizes the importance of machine vision as the "eye of production" and will demonstrate how their software products optimize and automate processes.

"Automate is a very important trade fair for us, because this is where we meet visitors from all areas of automation. We see machine vision as the eye of production and therefore a key component of automation. At the trade fair, we want to show the fundamental advantages of machine vision and how our software products enable profiting from them," explains Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec. Heiko Eisele, President of MVTec USA, adds: "We are delighted to be back at Automate, the largest solution-based trade fair for automation in North America. This year, we will again be represented with a large booth. This will allow us to showcase our comprehensive product portfolio."



Booth #3184

LUCID offers a wide range of industrial GigE Vision cameras tailored for diverse applications in automation, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and emerging technologies.

LUCID will showcase the new Phoenix Dual Extended-Head camera, catering to a diverse range of applications requiring a wider field of view.

Equipped with two Sony IMX264 global shutter image sensors, this camera is tailored to provide an extended Field of View for stereo vision systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).


Booth #1867

HIWIN Corporation, a recognized leader in the automation industry known for its industrial robots and precision motion control component technology, is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2024 AUTOMATE show in Chicago, Illinois.

Attendees and exhibitors visiting HIWIN’s booth at AUTOMATE 2024 can expect:

  • An up-close look at a variety of motion control components
  • Demonstrations of these components within unique linear and rotary motion systems

Featured HIWIN Products at AUTOMATE 2024:

  • Linear Guideways
  • Ballscrews and Supports
  • Ballsplines
  • Linear Motors
  • Single and Multi-Axis Stages
  • Crossed Roller Bearings
  • Datorker® Strain Wave Gearing Systems
  • Direct Drive Rotary Tables
  • Positioning Measurement Systems
  • AC Servo Motors
  • Drives and Controllers
  • Industrial Robots

HIWIN Corporation designs and manufactures its robots and motion control components in-house to the highest quality standards. Customers can expect unparalleled precision capabilities, complemented by unmatched customer service and support.



Booth #1224

Dorner (www.dornerconveyors.com), a global leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor automation systems, is excited to showcase its innovative conveyor solutions at the 2024 AUTOMATE show in Chicago, Illinois.

DualMove Pallet System

Leading off Dorner's collection is the newly released DualMove Pallet System.

Also on display will be Dorner’s FlexMove Pallet System, a versatile conveyor engineered for product routing, control, and inspection in small- to medium-size assembly automation applications.

German-based Montratec (www.dornerconveyors.com/montratec-conveyor-solutions), a recognized leader in the conveyance industry, will also feature their montrac mono-rail solution at Dorner’s booth. montratec's intralogistics solutions for manufacturing, assembly, and production processes are designed to:

  • Minimize cycle times
  • Maximize customer operational throughput

Asynchronous movement enables products to be moved independently in multiple directions at varying speeds, balancing production lines and increasing flexibility and productivity. montratec also brings a higher level of cleanroom certification that expands market access in the:

  • EV
  • Life Sciences
  • Electronics
  • Semiconductor industries

Visit Dorner at AUTOMATE 2024 to explore these cutting-edge conveyor automation solutions and learn how they can enhance your assembly and production processes.



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