WHEN

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm CDT

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WHERE

Earle Brown Heritage Center 
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430  


 
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6300 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
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CONTACT

Mandy Huston
651-605-3305
mandy.huston@powermation.com

The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is upon us. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud computing. Originally a concept of European origin, the Industry 4.0 model is ready for the American market.

Join us for a full day of FREE seminars on Industrial Internet, Process Automation and Machine Safety in addition to seeing the latest products & technologies from the industry's best suppliers.

Since 1961, Power/mation has proven its expertise in each of the previous industrial revolutions of mechanization, mass production and automation. Power/mation is committed to supporting the progress of industrial automation with the coming of Industry 4.0. 

Power/mation is on the leading edge of solution providers in the cyber-physical space. The combination of Power/mation’s expert personnel and its vast portfolio of industry partners means the very best solutions for our customers — now, and into the future.

8:00AM Registration Begins, Coffee & Pastries
8:30AM Keynote with Tim York, Power/mation President
11:30AM - 1:00PM Lunch
8:00AM - 5:00PM All vendors exhibits are open

Talk to the experts about your specific application!
Give-aways and prize drawings!

 


SIGN UP FOR SEMINAR OPTIONS TO CREATE YOUR CUSTOM TRACK: 

IIoT & EDGE COMPUTING FOR AUTOMATION    9:00AM
presented by Herb Villa, Rittal Corporation
Rittal Corporation brings smart data analysis close to the factory floor in edge computing. IT enclosures process data from thousands of sensors and controls while industrial enclosures protect manufacturing machinery. Rittal’s expertise in industrial networking optimizes manufacturing processes in production data, security risk avoidance and maintenance. Blending the roles of IT and OT, user-friendly systems create improvements in productivity, costs, safety, quality and regulatory compliance.

 

UNIFYING SYSTEM CONTROL WITH A DCS    9:00AM
presented by Brian Micochero, ABB
Learn about the ideal control structure for continuous process environments. Simplify an array of siloed micro processes into a single Distributed Control System (DCS). The purpose of a DCS is to unite local level and centralized control within a single integrated system, leading to high reliability and minimal downtime while maximizing a facility’s productivity.


MAKING THE IIoT A REALITY    9:00AM
presented by Tom Craven, RRAMAC Connected Systems
The IIoT promises seamless data flow between industrial equipment and your fingertips. Tangible benefits include less downtime, reduced service costs, improved quality and faster production rates. Whether you are already using the IIoT or see it as a future possibility, this presentation will help you understand both the benefits and potential barriers.Participants will explore:

  • Use of the IIoT Today
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • Identifying ROI
  • Integrating for Success
  

IIoT COMMUNICATIONS    10:30AM
presented by Chuck Ridgeway, Horner
How do you begin to define the architecture of your IIoT? From components and protocols — to dashboards and data storage, this seminar will discuss approaches to system strategies. What are some of the Common Protocols in IIoT? (MQTT, Rest & Custom APIs) Where should the data and dashboard be located? (On the edge device or the cloud) These questions and many more to be addressed.

 

WIRING METHODOLOGIES IN A PROCESS ENVIRONMENT     10:30AM
presented by Mark Dietzsch, Turck, Inc.
Factory automation has been taking advantage of quick disconnect wiring methods for many years to save time and money, and the process automation world is now starting to catch up. There is a great benefit to replacing conduit and wire with molded cordsets and receptacles in panels and instrumentation. The use of “quick disconnects” can eliminate wiring mistakes and reduce installation time and costs, including options for hazardous areas. During this session, we will discuss the pros and cons with this approach and how you can benefit.

 

CYBERSECURITY & IMMINENT HACKING THREATS    10:30AM and 2:30PM 
presented by Terry Busch, Power/mation
Preparedness is the finest tool to combat increasingly prevalent, sophisticated cyber attacks. Is your Industrial Internet at risk? Protection priorities between Operational Technology (OT) and Informational Technology (IT) require different approaches. This seminar will present defense strategies to fortify your industrial control system.

 

SMART MONITORING & ANALYTICS WITH THE IIoT    1:00PM
presented by Steve Kaminski, Banner Engineering
Sensors are the nervous system of the IIoT. Banner Engineering is a pioneer of sensor technology and has created a cutting edge line designed specifically for the IIoT. Course attendees will learn how to adapt the sensors of yesterday to work in the IIoT applications of today. This course will show how connecting sensors to the IIoT faces challenges different from a traditional control system.

 

OPTIMIZING CONTROLS WITH SECURE & PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTIVITY     1:00PM
presented by Clay Kalter, GE Automation & Controls
The Industrial Internet Control System is built using modern and secure technologies with roots in the consumer world in order to accelerate the pace at which the industrial digital world is influenced. Learn about this new approach to closed-loop control – founded on the premise that connected controllers, like connected people, take action more intelligently.

 

SAFETY STANDARDS     1:00PM
presented by Henry Toal, Fortress Interlocks
Safety interlock devices are widely used in today’s manufacturing environment. Proper design, usage and installation is paramount to complying with modern standards to ensure the safety of personnel and deliver maximum productivity. The session will review:

  • Functional safety and The Five Step Process
  • ISO Standards 12100, 13849-1 & 14119
  • Category levels and associated safety circuit design


FROM DISCONNECTED ASSETS TO THE CLOUD     2:30PM
presented by Steve Gallagher, Red Lion Controls
The benefit of the IIoT is streamlining processes to collect data and increase efficiencies. See how rules of the IIoT for data collection and remote connectivity are different than a standard LAN. This presentation discusses the flow of collected data from isolated equipment to the cloud platforms of today using cellular, wireless and wired technologies.

 

SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT    2:30PM
presented by Roger Birnbaum, Banner Engineering
Identify hazards that may cause damage and/or bodily harm in this comprehensive risk assessment overview. This roadmap will allow you to properly evaluate the hazards of your application and help determine necessary safeguarding devices. Expect a walkthrough of the following topics:

  • Risk Reduction Process
  • Elements of Risk Assessment
  • Control Reliability
  • Safety Circuit Structures
  • Guarding Deficiencies

 

CYBERSECURITY & IMMINENT HACKING THREATS    2:30PM AND 10:30AM 
presented by Terry Busch, Power/mation
Preparedness is the finest tool to combat increasingly prevalent, sophisticated cyber attacks. Is your Industrial Internet at risk? Protection priorities between Operational Technology (OT) and Informational Technology (IT) require different approaches. This seminar will present defense strategies to fortify your industrial control system.