EXPO 2019 – Seminars (MoE)


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Seminars during EXPO 2019   4 different seminars and a brewery tour are offered during the course of the morning and early afternoon. Automation related topics presented for experts in their field. Pdh’s are offered for the seminars.

SEM1: 8:30AM-9:30AM

Collaborative robots

By Jason Horn

Collaborative robots are designed to share a workspace with humans, making automation easier than ever before for businesses of all sizes. All of these benefits have made cobots a game-changer for a wide variety of applications. This seminar will help you understand what a collaborative robot, or cobot, is, explain the benefits of employing one, where you could position your cobot in the workplace, and how to program a cobot.

The SEMINARS are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors
Please register in person at the day of the event, 15 minutes before the even starts

SEM2: 9:45AM- 10:45AM

DCS Migration Best Practices

By Mike Riethmeier Solution Architect–Integrated Architecture for Rockwell Automation

The thought of a DCS migration usually inspires fear, uncertainty and doubt about how such a major project moves forward. This session will review best-practices to consider when modernizing your existing DCS to a new platform, including the 10 essential elements of a successful upgrade or DCS migration. Topics will include lifecycle solutions, planning, resource availability, funding, buy-in, objectivity, leveraging the legacy system, risk mitigation, system integration, and need-based solutions.

The SEMINARS are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors
Please register in person at the day of the event, 15 minutes before the even starts

SEM3: 11:00AM- 11:45AM

Using OPC UA to Simplify Automation Systems

By Matt Bernhard, solution Architect for Automatec

and Brent Dube, Senior Applications Engineer for KepWare

As the demand for device and data visibility increases across diverse platforms and locations, organizations will be faced with deployment, management, performance, and security challenges. For companies to move towards the promise of Industry 4.0, they need interoperability between hardware, software, and services to increase profits and productivity. OPC UA, a cross-platform, business-optimized Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), overcomes these connectivity gaps by consolidating data from various sources and transferring that data securely, reliability, and with higher performance. This allows seamless integration of multiple platforms without excessive costs and software development. During this session attendees will learn how: Communications before OPC Origin of OPC Foundation Why next Generation OPC: OPC UA OPC UA can unify your processes OPC UA makes it easier to securely share, collect, and present information Customers have successfully implemented OPC UA

The SEMINARS are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors
Please register in person at the day of the event, 15 minutes before the even starts

SEM4: 12:00PM- 12:45PM

Digital Transformation and IIOT

>By Barry Coultas – Digital Transformation Solutions Manager at Emerson

Manufacturing in all industries is being challenged to improve plant performance. Being a top performer ensures a facility’s viability and provides a greater return to all stake holders. The key to improved performance lies in the ability to understand what is happening on the plant floor. Smart instrumentation provides insight into the plant’s process and asset health, and advanced analytics provides the information to improve the plant’s operations, reliability, and safety. This discussion will focus on how to leverage the information provided by the plant infrastructure and analytics to improve work processes leading to improved plant performance.

The SEMINARS are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors
Please register in person at the day of the event, 15 minutes before the even starts

Tour1: 2:00PM- 2:30PM

Informative tour of the Riverworks brewery

Sponsored by SIEMENS – hosted by Riverworks

An exclusive, behind the scenes look at the only brewery built in to a grain silo in the world. Head Brewer Chris Herr will show our team around the Riverworks Brewery and explain the process of making beer, as well as the technical challenges faced by their construction teams to pull off this one of a kind brewery

tour price: $10

Tour2: 3:30PM- 4:00PM

Informative tour of the Riverworks brewery

Sponsored by SIEMENS – hosted by Riverworks

An exclusive, behind the scenes look at the only brewery built in to a grain silo in the world. Head Brewer Chris Herr will show our team around the Riverworks Brewery and explain the process of making beer, as well as the technical challenges faced by their construction teams to pull off this one of a kind brewery

tour price: $10

April 9 , 2019 8:30AM – 6:00PM
RiverWorks, Buffalo NY

 

Have something interesting to talk about? Send an email to Adam.Grieco@Emerson.com