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Bringing industrial automation to life

05 May 2023

AUTOMATION UK will highlight the latest products, developments and solutions in robotics and automation, with solutions on display to help visitors to improve efficiency and productivity

OWNED AND organised in conjunction with BARA (British Automation & Robot Association), Automation UK, is designed to promote the use of, and assist in the development of, industrial robots and automation in British industry. Being owned by the industry, for the benefit of the industry, means there are many BARA members exhibiting – each showcasing their latest products and services, with experts on hand to offer advice and support.

Big names exhibiting include ABB, CKF, FANUC, Festo, KUKA Robotics, Mills CNC, Piab, Pilz Automation, RM Group, Schubert and Yaskawa. Joining them will be nearly 40 other companies all active in the sector and looking to raise their profiles and generate new business.

Co-located with Automation UK is the UKIVA’s (UK Industrial Vision Association), Machine Vision Conference (MVC), a well-established and successful machine vision confex event. This means visitors to Automation UK will also be able to cross-over and see the latest developments in industrial vision and imaging systems.

Recognising the vast potential of automation and robotics to British industry, BARA’s aim in establishing Automation UK is to shine a spotlight on the disruptive technologies and to highlight their true value to the wider economy. Automation UK also promises to be the largest annual gathering of industry experts under one roof in the UK.

Live demos

The event has been specially designed for businesses operating in the automation and robotics markets. Showcasing the latest products and services, the show will feature live demonstrations of the latest machines.

Visitor registration for this free-to-attend event is now open, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet new suppliers, learn about new technology and new techniques as well as explore how this rapidly developing sector can help improve their business efficiency, productivity and accuracy.

Face to face meetings will allow visitors to clearly convey the complexities and challenges they face in their own operation. With multiple suppliers, technicians, experts, advisory bodies and advocates all under one roof, a day spent at Automation UK, finding out more about these exciting, transformative technologies, will save a visitor hours of internet trawling and weeks of arranging meetings.

A vibrant seminar programme, located in the arena’s exhibition hall and led by BARA, will deliver a range of informative, content-led topics around the opportunities of automating equipment, processes and systems as well as the benefits this highly repeatable and reliable process can bring to a visitors business.

Machine vision conference

The co-located MVC is an established industrial vision confex that regularly attracts more than 500 visitors a day and features a wealth of sector-specific exhibitors and expert presentations. Organised by UKIVA, the MVC event promotes the use of image processing technology throughout UK industry and allows visitors to experience the benefits of automated inspection, combining the latest machine vision systems with automation.

Now in its seventh year, the MVC has been up until this year, a standalone event. Benefiting from being co-located with the inaugural Automation UK, visitors numbers are expected to be strong. The confex is a content-packed event providing visitors with a wealth of new, up-to-date information and a strong technical seminar programme dedicated to machine vision users and engineers.

Promoted and organised by UKIVA, MVC is the leading event for the industrial vision industry in the UK and annually brings together an array of leading exhibitors and speakers with the aim of being a deep learning experience for all involved.

The seminar programme will draw upon the expertise of leading speakers from across the sector combined with academics and thought leaders. Topics being covered at the event range from camera technology to optics and illumination, from 3D vision to vision in robotics.


Key Points

  • The inaugural Automation UK exhibition takes place 20-21 June at the Coventry Building Society Arena
  • Showcasing the latest products and services, the show will feature live demonstrations of the latest machines
  • Automation UK is co-located with the established UKIVA Machine Vision Conference