Technology Workshops

Technology Workshops give attendees an opportunity to learn in-depth on a variety of timely topics. 16 sessions are offered each afternoon, with four concurrent Workshops in each time slot. Most Workshops are offered once on Tuesday and once on Wednesday. There is no need to sign up in advance; choose the sessions that are most relevant for your operation.

The adaptive machine: Batch size one production with automated efficiency

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

Digital business models for manufacturing call for mass customization.  The adaptive machine is helping manufacturers achieve batch size one cost effectively, because instead of conforming to a sequential production process, the adaptive machine uses intelligent track technology to adapt the process to the product being made.  From personalized meal kits to customized surgical kits, the adaptive machine is changing how production systems are designed.

Travis Cox

Travis Cox

Co-Director of Sales Engineering, Inductive Automation

Digital Transformation for the Enterprise: Choosing the Right Tools

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

There’s a new architecture revolutionizing the way large enterprises — from manufacturers to oil and gas — are connecting and analyzing their data. “We live in a Brown Field world!”…. Every customer’s journey to Industry 4.0 will require a carefully thought out migration strategy that has to embrace existing brownfield equipment and infrastructures. This strategy will definitely require more than just the existing notion of simply writing code on Cloud/Edge/Fog infrastructures. It will require mature platforms with tools that are already focused on OT existing infrastructures and devices. Discover how migrating from a typical poll-response, round-robin topology to a bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe system using MQTT can decrease latency and help get critical data and analysis to your entire enterprise instantly.

John DeTellem

John DeTellem

Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

The Right Industrial Automation Solution is Key to your Success in this Digital Transformation

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

Totally Integrated Automation is the gateway to seamlessly integrate digitalization into your automation environment. Whether you are on your way toward a digital transformation, or you’re just starting, you need the right tools to do it successfully. The all in one engineering framework, TIA Portal, provides a complete range of digitalized automation solutions, from planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation to help pave the way.

Discover how to make efficient use of the automation engineering framework to provide consistent reliable diagnostics, provide a means to manage corporate standards with automation libraries, and generate programming code and HMI solutions, and how to apply the digital twin of automation for virtual commissioning.

Technology Workshop A-1

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop H-1

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

Description to come.

Donald Edsall

Donald Edsall

Manager, Solutions Sales, Lenze

Leading digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics give customers instant access to smart data for their machines. Companies can monitor their machines' performance in real time in order to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs, and save energy.  This leads to operational savings and increased profit margins, without compromising machine and data safety.

Lenze and ei3 will share a proven roadmap to reach the promised value of IoT and advanced analytics by sharing case studies of our working IoT solution.  We will demonstrate how customers have achieved return on investment (ROI) using quantifiable metrics, available in dashboard or report form, within the first few months of deployment and how you can achieve the same for your business.  The solution is suitable for services such as remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, while maintaining high levels of security.

Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch

Regional Sales Manager, Bimba Manufacturing Co.

How Pneumatic Actuators can Mimic Electric Motion Controls

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

Pneumatic positioning systems can make use of the latest integrated sensors and controls to provide motion patterns that mimic servo driven electronics. Learn the features, benefits, limitations and reasons for implementing this technology. 

Willem Sundblad

Willem Sundblad

Founder & CEO, Oden Technologies

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Using Your Process Data to Solve Quality, Downtime, and Production Problems

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in the industry, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality, downtime, and competitiveness.

In this session, you will learn why the process data and analytics provided by Industry 4.0 solutions are the most important part of industrial automation and how they can help you solve your production problems.

  • Learn about the relationship between smart industrial automation and Industry 4.0
  • Gain a complete understanding of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
  • Learning and what it means for engineers
  • How Industry 4.0 solutions leverage your process data to increase output by 20% and decrease total scrap by 50%.
  • Discover how to launch your organization’s Industry 4.0 journey.

Willem Sundblad will give an update on the current Industry 4.0 landscape, where the market is heading, and what concrete solutions look like for engineers in addition to giving a demo of how machine learning algorithms can and are being used by manufacturers.

Technology Workshop L-1

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

Description to come.

3 Common Architectures for Achieving Edge to Cloud Convergence

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

Description to come.

Terry Orchard

Terry Orchard

Developer, Opto 22, Opto 22

Evaluating Programming Methods for Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

Everyone has unique ways of solving problems, so it’s important to have a diverse set of tools available. These tools must be suitable for the task at hand, but also be suitable for those who will be using them. Providing a multitude of programming methods means that every developer can use the tools he or she has been trained to use, is comfortable with, and has confidence in. 

This workshop is designed for automation engineers, programmers, and developers who want a variety of powerful programming tools at their disposal when creating industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the value of using the right tool for the right job, and the right tool for every worker
  • See which programming tools are the most common in industrial automation and IIoT
  • Learn about new tools that are impacting and improving the field now and for the future
  • Experience sample applications built with the variety of programming tools available in today’s edge programmable industrial controllers, including IEC 61131-3, Secure Shell (SSH), Ignition Edge, PAC Control, groov View, and Node-RED

Technology Workshop I-1

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop P-1

| 5:05 - 5:45 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop O-1

| 5:05 - 5:45 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop N-1

| 5:05 - 5:45 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop M-1

| 5:05 - 5:45 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop P-2

| 1:15 - 1:55 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop O-2

| 1:15 - 1:55 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop N-2

| 1:15 - 1:55 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop M-2

| 1:15 - 1:55 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop L-2

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

Description to come.

3 Common Architectures for Achieving Edge to Cloud Convergence

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

Description to come.

Terry Orchard

Terry Orchard

Developer, Opto 22, Opto 22

Evaluating Programming Methods for Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

Everyone has unique ways of solving problems, so it’s important to have a diverse set of tools available. These tools must be suitable for the task at hand, but also be suitable for those who will be using them. Providing a multitude of programming methods means that every developer can use the tools he or she has been trained to use, is comfortable with, and has confidence in. 

This workshop is designed for automation engineers, programmers, and developers who want a variety of powerful programming tools at their disposal when creating industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the value of using the right tool for the right job, and the right tool for every worker
  • See which programming tools are the most common in industrial automation and IIoT
  • Learn about new tools that are impacting and improving the field now and for the future
  • Experience sample applications built with the variety of programming tools available in today’s edge programmable industrial controllers, including IEC 61131-3, Secure Shell (SSH), Ignition Edge, PAC Control, groov View, and Node-RED

Technology Workshop I-2

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

Description to come.

Technology Workshop H-2

| 2:55 - 3:35 pm

Description to come.

Donald Edsall

Donald Edsall

Manager, Solutions Sales, Lenze

Leading digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics

| 2:55 - 3:35 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics give customers instant access to smart data for their machines. Companies can monitor their machines' performance in real time in order to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs, and save energy.  This leads to operational savings and increased profit margins, without compromising machine and data safety.

Lenze and ei3 will share a proven roadmap to reach the promised value of IoT and advanced analytics by sharing case studies of our working IoT solution.  We will demonstrate how customers have achieved return on investment (ROI) using quantifiable metrics, available in dashboard or report form, within the first few months of deployment and how you can achieve the same for your business.  The solution is suitable for services such as remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, while maintaining high levels of security.

Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch

Regional Sales Manager, Bimba Manufacturing Co.

How Pneumatic Actuators can Mimic Electric Motion Controls

| 2:55 - 3:35 pm

Pneumatic positioning systems can make use of the latest integrated sensors and controls to provide motion patterns that mimic servo driven electronics. Learn the features, benefits, limitations and reasons for implementing this technology. 

Willem Sundblad

Willem Sundblad

Founder & CEO, Oden Technologies

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Using Your Process Data to Solve Quality, Downtime, and Production Problems

| 2:55 - 3:35 pm

As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in the industry, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality, downtime, and competitiveness.

In this session, you will learn why the process data and analytics provided by Industry 4.0 solutions are the most important part of industrial automation and how they can help you solve your production problems.

  • Learn about the relationship between smart industrial automation and Industry 4.0
  • Gain a complete understanding of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
  • Learning and what it means for engineers
  • How Industry 4.0 solutions leverage your process data to increase output by 20% and decrease total scrap by 50%.
  • Discover how to launch your organization’s Industry 4.0 journey.

Willem Sundblad will give an update on the current Industry 4.0 landscape, where the market is heading, and what concrete solutions look like for engineers in addition to giving a demo of how machine learning algorithms can and are being used by manufacturers.

John Kowal

John Kowal

Director, Portfolio & Marketing, B&R

At last, a standard industrial Ethernet: How OPC UA over TSN delivers the interoperability you need for IIoT

| 3:40 - 4:20 pm

With OPC UA over TSN being commercialized now, a single unified standard for industrial networking is finally on its way.  How will it fulfill the promise of interoperability across factory systems, just in time to make IIoT a practical reality?  What does it mean for cross-platform communications between the smart factory and the cloud?

Travis Cox

Travis Cox

Co-Director of Sales Engineering, Inductive Automation

Digital Transformation for the Enterprise: Choosing the Right Tools

| 3:40 - 4:20 pm

There’s a new architecture revolutionizing the way large enterprises — from manufacturers to oil and gas — are connecting and analyzing their data. “We live in a Brown Field world!”…. Every customer’s journey to Industry 4.0 will require a carefully thought out migration strategy that has to embrace existing brownfield equipment and infrastructures. This strategy will definitely require more than just the existing notion of simply writing code on Cloud/Edge/Fog infrastructures. It will require mature platforms with tools that are already focused on OT existing infrastructures and devices. Discover how migrating from a typical poll-response, round-robin topology to a bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe system using MQTT can decrease latency and help get critical data and analysis to your entire enterprise instantly.

John DeTellem

John DeTellem

Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

The Right Industrial Automation Solution is Key to your Success in this Digital Transformation

| 3:40 - 4:20 pm

Totally Integrated Automation is the gateway to seamlessly integrate digitalization into your automation environment. Whether you are on your way toward a digital transformation, or you’re just starting, you need the right tools to do it successfully. The all in one engineering framework, TIA Portal, provides a complete range of digitalized automation solutions, from planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation to help pave the way.

Discover how to make efficient use of the automation engineering framework to provide consistent reliable diagnostics, provide a means to manage corporate standards with automation libraries, and generate programming code and HMI solutions, and how to apply the digital twin of automation for virtual commissioning.

Technology Workshop A-2

| 3:40 - 4:20 pm

Description to come.

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