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Educational Sessions • Technology Exhibits • Networking Events

Automation technology is one of the fastest growing industries today and innovations in this field are coming at a quick pace. The MCMA Technical Conference (“TechCon”) provides the latest updates on motion control, motors and related automation and helps you better deploy these technologies at your company. TechCon, now in its 26th year, is known for providing high quality presenters covering technical topics and information on new technologies on the horizon.

At TechCon you'll discover:

  • Leading industry instructors covering important industry topics in motion control, motors and automation technologies
  • Exhibits of the latest products and technologies where you can talk directly with top industry suppliers
  • Practical, real-world solutions that you can put into practice at your company
  • Networking with your peers, instructors and the industry’s top suppliers
About the Conference
You'll Get the Latest Innovations, Techniques and Best Practices
About the Conference

Learn directly from trusted advanced manufacturing experts. TechCon gives you the perfect mix of technical presentations, access to leading suppliers and connections to industry peers.


Monday, October 16
8:00am to 5:00pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
5:00pm to 6:30pm - Networking Reception and Exhibits
7:00pm - Optional Group Dinner Offsite

Tuesday, October 17
8:00am to 4:30pm - TechCon Sessions
Lunch and Exhibits
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Exhibits
6:30pm to 8:30pm - TechCon Group Dinner

Wednesday, October 18
8:00am to 12:30pm - TechCon Sessions

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Learn from Industry's Top Experts!

Each day TechCon features interesting and engaging KEYNOTES. Then you choose from several technology break-out sessions covering a wide variety of topics based on your own interest and needs. Too many to choose from? Bring a colleague so you can divide and conquer. You’ll choose from topics such as (partial list):

  • Advances in Motion Control Technology
  • Innovations in Electric Motors
  • IIoT and the Connected Factory
  • Drive Technology Advancements
  • Integrating Machine Vision and Motion Control
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Deploying Integrated Safety
  • Integrating Collaborative Robots into a System
  • Industrial Networking

Pre-Conference Workshops
Looking for a deeper technical dive? Add any two of these 4-hour courses on Monday to extend your training:

  • Permanent Magnet Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Permanent Magnet DC Motor Design
  • Introduction to Brushless DC Motor Design
  • Fundamentals of Brushless Motor Control

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Who Should Attend

The 2017 MCMA Technical Conference welcomes:

  • Users of Motion Control, Motors and Automation Technologies
  • Machine Builders
  • System Integrators
  • Engineers: Design, Controls, Systems, Applications, Software, Product, Sales, etc.
  • Value added distributors and manufacturers’ representatives
  • Consultants, Academia and Students
  • Anyone in the motion control, motor, and automation industries who benefit from keeping up-to-date

Dive deep into motion control, motor and automation technologies with educational sessions where top engineering minds share best practices on everything from design to applications.

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Why Attend


  • Gain actionable insight, techniques and information to take back to your team
  • Network and develop relationships with your peers and technology experts in industry
  • Hear real-world examples presented by industry leaders
  • Get an up-close look at the newest motion control, motor and automation products
  • Make valuable connections that help your business

TechCon is held at The Millennium Hotel located on the Nicollet Mall in vibrant downtown Minneapolis.

All TechCon attendees receive a highly discounted room rate of $145.00/night + tax. The Millennium has been recently renovated with modern sleeping rooms and meeting space. Free wifi is included in the sleeping rooms.

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why attend
Leading Industry Exhibitors
Adams Magnetic Products Co.
Allied Motion Technologies Inc.
AMK Drives & Controls, Inc.
Automation Technology Inc.
Bell-Everman Inc
Cogent Power
CW Bearing
Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Electro-Matic Integrated
Harmonic Drive
Helwig Carbon Products Inc.
Laser Technologies
LCS Company
Macron Dynamics
PVS Plastics Technology Inc.
Quantum Devices, Inc.
Schunk Carbon Technology, LLC
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Thomson Lamination Company
VAC Magnetics, LLC
Yeadon Energy Systems Inc.
Yunsheng USA
MCMA TechCon Sponsors
  • allied motion
  • AMK
  • electro-matic
  • quantum devices
  • Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Yunsheng USA


Official MCMA Media Partners

  • design world
  • tech briefs

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