Join us on May 23, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center for a full day of automation technology exhibits, seminars, lunch, giveaways and much, much more! Power/mation, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is born of Midwest values and has the expertise to make the industries of this region successful. Attend the Great Plains Automation Expo to explore how the products and services of Power/mation will elevate the efficiencies of your organization.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT

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Sioux Falls Convention Center 
1201 N. West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD  57104  

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Ramada Hotel & Suites
1301 W Russell St.

Sioux Falls, SD  57104
For Reservations:
Call: 605.336.1020
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Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
1211 N West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
For Reservations:
Call: 605.331.0100
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Power Reliability: Surge Suppression & Circuit Protection     9:00AM
Phoenix Contact

  • Selecting the proper surge suppression for power and signal devices
  • Communication & remote monitoring
  • Benefits of energy monitoring
  • Learn how to provide effective protection for the following areas: power supply, measurement and control technology, transceiver technology and information technology.


Connected Systems & Continuous Improvement with the IIoT     9:00AM
Presented by Tom Craven, RRAMAC

Connecting systems with the IIoT provides seamless information flow between devices and the users who need to make timely business or process decisions. Continuously improve processes, equipment availability, yield and other user experiences through condition monitoring, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and predictive maintenance. In this seminar we will showyou what it takes to design and implementan IIoT solution with real world examples.

Safety Standards     9:00AM

Proper design, usage and installation of safety hardware is paramount to complying with today’s ISO standards to ensure the safety of personnel and deliver maximum productivity. The session will review:

  • Functional Safety Overview
  • ISO Standards 14118, 14119 and13849
  • Category Levels and Safety Circuit Design


Hazardous Area Protection & Process Wiring     10:30AM

  • Understanding hazardous area classification
  • Classified areas and protection methodologies
  • Isolation amplifiers vs. zener barriers
  • Quick disconnect process wiring vs.conduit
  • Non-incendive rating and wiring


Programmable PneumaticTechnology     10:30AM

  • Valve actuation technologies
  • Pneumatic positioning & configuration
  • Accel/decel of pneumatic devices
  • Software overview
  • Controllable Soft Stop demo
  • Proportional pressure regulation and direction control
  • Multiple functions with software changes similar to modern smartphones
  • On-the-fly function changes


Facing Cybersecurity Threats     12:30PM
Presented by Terry Busch, Power/mation

Preparedness is the finest tool to combat increasingly prevalent, sophisticated cyber attacks. Is your Industrial Internetat risk? Can you identify what systems might be at risk? Do you know how to protect those systems? Could you detect a cybersecurity event in process? How would you respond to that event? What would you do to recover? This seminar will present defense strategies to fortify your industrial control system.


Machine Safety & Risk Assessment     12:30PM
Banner Engineering

  • Risk Reduction Process
  • OSHA Standards
  • Elements of Risk Assessment
  • Control Reliability
  • Guarding Deficiencies


Predictive Maintenance & Machine Monitoring     2:00PM
Banner Engineering

  • Motor Vibration and Temperature Monitoring
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness(OEE)
  • Productivity Solutions


Using Robotics to Automate Your Process     2:00PM
Presented by Darrel Hendricks, Power/mation

Power/mation is proud to be one of the few ABB Robotics distributors in the nation. We’ll walk through the advantages of the ABB Robotics line as well as the other robotics solutions Power/mation now offers. We’ll also discuss common robotics applications such as material handling, parts assembly, packaging, palletizing, machine tending, and more.