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RECAP: Live tweets from Rockwell’s Automation Fair 2011


Manufacturing AUTOMATION editor Mary Del Ciancio recently attended Rockwell Automation’s 20th Automation Fair in Chicago. She and more than 14,000 customers, partners, media and employees gathered at McCormick Place November 16-17 to learn about the latest automated manufacturing technologies and trends.

Below is a recap of Mary’s live tweets from the event in the order they were tweeted.

@ #autofair #Manufacturing Perspectives in Chicago. Stay tuned for coverage!

Congrats, #Rockwell on 20 years of Automation Fair. @ #autofair

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More than 150 media from around the world are at this year’s #Manufacturing Perspectives @ #autofair. Record attendance for the event.

We need to leverage IT to drive innovation, says Robert Atkinson, during keynote @ #Manufacturing Perspectives @autofair.

From panelist @ #autofair: The #manufacturing industry can’t rely on anyone but themselves to help solve the skilled trades shortage.

Panelists about to discuss developing the future #manufacturing workforce @autofair.

Students need to learn in an applied setting to make the connection between math, science and mfg, says GenMet’s Mary Isbister @ #autofair.

Companies must have budgets for training, says Rockwell’s Blake Moret @ #autofair.

Standards are not a snapshot in time. They are a moving picture you’re constantly adapting your designs to. – Kevin Zeinemann @ #autofair.

Looking at global customers, I’ve seen more emphasis on safety in last five years than last 25 years. – Rockwell’s Mike Miller @ #autofair.

“If you look after your safety, you’ll look after your productivity.” Rockwell’s Derek Jones @ Safety Automation Forum @ #autofair.

Allen-Bradley Guardmaster safety relays for single & multi-zone configurations. Connects devices with one wire. Universal input. @ #autofair

Quantify savings & productivity gains from safety investments w/the Rockwell Automation Safety ROI Tool. #autofair. tiny.cc/7pa8i

Just chatted w/high school student about the value of First Robotics. What has he learned since getting involved? Teamwork! #autofair

Chatted with Belden about latest trends (IT meets operations) & how they address concerns about accessibility, security & availability.

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