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Discover the future of industrial automation, robotics, & manufacturing technology TechToberFest 2018- Thursday, October 4th

Applied Controls in Malvern, PA

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Join Applied Controls in celebrating its 24th annual TechToberFest open house.

This exciting day will feature exhibits, seminars, and activities that showcase the latest tools and news in the industrial automation, robotics & manufacturing technology.

Attend any of our 25 TechToberFest seminars to learn the latest trends in automation and wireless technology, safety & regulatory compliance, smart drives and advances in motion control, network security, vision identification ... and more

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TechToberFest Showcases The Latest Trends In Factory Automation

  • Discover the latest developments in cutting-edge products, systems and solutions designed to help you boost your productivity and reduce costs
  • Network with industry experts from Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Cognex, Sick, Universal Robots and any of our 35+ manufacturers exhibiting
  • Attend any of our 25  TechToberFest seminars to learn the latest trends in automation and wireless technology, safety & regulatory compliance, smart drives and advances in motion control, network security, vision identification ... and more
  • Enjoy our hospitality, catered Oktoberfest lunch and much more 

2018 TechToberFest Seminar Schedule- Thursday, October 4th

 

      9:00AM-10:00AM Seminars

  1. What’s New in the Cognex Vision World  Cognex advanced 2D and 3D machine vision systems deliver instant improvements to any manufacturing process, enabling products to be made at higher speeds, without defects and at lower cost. This seminar introduces the latest in Cognex 2D and 3D Vision Systems products and technology, including the latest In-Sight 7000 Gen 2 cameras, In-Sight 8000 cameras and In-Sight VC200 multi smart camera vision systems, as well as the In-Sight Laser Profiler and Cognex 3D Displacement Sensors.
    9:00 - 10:00am (60 min)
    Cognex
  2. New Must-See Innovations in Siemens Controls  Cut panel assembly time, wiring and startup with the latest Siemens Controls for modularity and connectivity. This demonstration will cover the functionality, diagnostics and space savings in the NEW 3RW5 Soft Starter along with connectivity to a variety of industrial networks. You will also learn about the variety of available Siemens Sirius Controls configurations showcasing the largest modular motor control line in the industry. See how our market leading SIRIUS ACT 22mm Pilot Devices, Safety Relays, Control Transformers and more complete your control system design to work safely and efficiently.
    9:00 - 10:00am (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  3. Siemens or Rockwell Automation?  The two big players in the automation world are more similar than you think. Hear an independent integrator compare and contrast Rockwell’s AOI, UDTs, and online edits to the Siemens programming environment.
    9:00 - 10:00am (60 min)
    DMC (On behalf of Siemens Industry Inc.)
  4. Networking on the Plant Floor  The future of networking lies in digitalization. That’s exactly why powerful industrial networks are essential – as are the knowledge and skills for planning and implementing these networks into to business systems. Join Siemens to discuss the Ideal network structures, wide spread network design flaws, and how to plan the next expansion.
    9:00 - 10:00am (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  5. Sensor Intelligence as the Foundation of Industry 4.0   Learn how Smart Sensors generate and receive data and information which goes beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters. Discuss applications for enabling substantial increases in efficiency, more flexibility, and better planning security for predictive plant maintenance. Smart sensors cover up to four dimensions of technology: Enhanced sensing, Efficient communication, Diagnostics and Smart tasks.
    9:00 - 10:00am (60 min)
    SICK

    10:15AM-11:30AM Seminars

  6. Building Your Cabinet with Confidence  Phoenix Contact offers you the peace of mind and competitive edge to succeed in today's highly complex manufacturing world. Our expertise can assist you in the areas of shop floor productivity, power reliability, networking, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, connectivity, safety, and control. This seminar walks you through the exclusive warranty program and solution portfolio that will help you build your control cabinet and systems with confidence.
    10:15am - 11:30am (75 min)
    Phoenix Contact
  7. SINAMICS S210 Servo Drive System, Positioning within SINAMICS “Discontinuous Motion” Portfolio  The new servo drive system comprises the SINAMICS S210 servo drive, the SIMOTICS S-1FK2 servo motor in a compact or high dynamic version and a dedicated “One-Cable-Connection” between motor and drive. This system works perfectly together with a SIMATIC S7 controller like a S7-1500 or S7-1500T to perform motion control tasks like positioning, synchronous axis, or gearing.
    10:15 - 11:30am (75 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  8. Shop Floor PCs: Where Will You Find Them Next Year?  PCs may not own the shop floor yet, but industrial tablets, DIN rail flash PCs and industrial raspberry pi devices continue to convert doubters. Come see how these innovative products can increase your data visibility at a fraction of the cost you’d expect.
    10:15 - 11:30am (75 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  9. Introduction to Cyber Security  We all know that our world is becoming ever more connected. Billions of intelligent devices and machines are generating massive amounts of data that creates enormous potential for businesses and other organizations to optimize their operations and obtain important efficiencies. Digitalization creates not only these important opportunities, but also significant challenges. In particular, greater connectivity presents the potential for risk if not recognized and managed.  Join Siemens for an introduction to cyber security, common vulnerabilities, and methods to protect your devices.
    10:15 - 11:30am (75 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  10. Full Automation Simulation Without Automation Hardware  The Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the machine which can be used to evaluate different automation concepts in the early phase of a project, reduce the commissioning time and accidents on site. Siemens will discuss software tools from Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio and how their STEP 7 and TIA Portal SW are used to simulate and test the controller functions right at the configuration and engineering stages, with no need for real hardware. Siemens will review the comprehensive simulation of controller functionalities with PLCSim Advanced, which allows connections to virtual models of machines and plant behavior via an open Application Program Interface (API).
    10:15am – 11:30am (75 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.

    11:45AM-12:30PM Seminars

  11. Extend Your Reach with Long-Range RFID   Tune read ranges from 90 feet to just inches with Long Range Passive Tag UHF RFID. See how different antennas, tag orientation, high temperature tags and en masse tag reading are changing the game and bringing RFID to ever-widening markets.
    11:45am – 12:30pm (45 min)
    RFID
  12. Is Lean Robotics Right for You?  Whenever you ask if robots could work in your factory, the answer you receive is always a hesitant, “It depends.” It depends on your factory, team, robot chosen, what you want it to do, and a whole lot more. Even the most enthusiastic robot adopters can find their projects plagued by malfunctioning communication channels. How do you simplify robot Cell Deployment? The answers are in the Lean Robotics Methodology. This methodology is a systematic way to complete the robotic cell deployment cycle, from design to integration and operation. It will empower your team to start production faster with collaborative robots.
    11:45am – 12:30pm (45 min)
    Robotiq
  13. How to Trouble Shoot & Monitor Ethernet  & PROFIBUS Networks  Are network and bus outages causing you downtime?  Learn about the latest in Ethernet and PROFIBUS testing and monitoring solutions.  This session will cover the importance of Ethernet media testing as well as monitoring and diagnostics of PROFINET and PROFIBUS networks with both portable and online tools.
    11:45am – 12:30pm (45 min)
    Softing
  14. What’s New in the Cognex ID World  This seminar takes a deeper dive in to the Cognex ID product portfolio. Cognex’s dedication to new product development is on full display with the newest products and technology in fixed and handheld readers. Topics include New DataMan474, DataMan262UHD, DataMan 8072Verifier, DM8600HDX, RTM (Real-Time Monitor), PCM (Process Control Metrics), and new features to the DataMan 5.7.7 software release.
    11:45am – 12:30pm (45 min)
    Cognex
  15. Easy Connectivity with Gateways and Protocol Convertors  You can unite dissimilar networks to access data you once thought was unavailable. Hilscher helps you add point-to-point, serial and fieldbus devices to existing systems without updating all your current I/O and networks. Seamlessly add specialized devices even if they don’t match your protocol flavor. Bring your challenges, we’ll bring solutions
    11:45am – 12:30pm (45 min)
    Hilscher

    1:15PM-2:15PM Seminars

  16. Intuitive Motion Control with Graphical Camming  See a demonstration of Siemens new motion control platform (1500T processor-S210 drive). This cost-effective combination uses TIA portal to graphically configure coordinated cam profiles in PLC based logic blocks.
    1:15 – 2:15pm (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  17. How to Successfully Install a Machine Vision System on to a Production Line  Now that you decided that a machine vision system will meet your inspection requirements, the next step is how to integrate the system into your production line so it performs optimally. This session will discuss the steps from beginning to end of the process, including some tips and tricks to assist you. Topics that will include proper hardware selection, defining of user requirements, vision and PLC programming dos and don’ts, installation advice, and how to qualify the system.
    1:15 – 2:15pm (60 min)
    Vision and Controls Systems
  18. The Rise of Cobots: How Universal Robots Makes It Easy and Affordable  The UR product family of Collaborative robots has become the pre-eminent solution in the market. Learn how collaborative operations combined with light weight, easy to install, easy to program UR cobots are redefining the look and use of robotic automation for the small and medium enterprises. UR will present on the compelling reasons customers are making the move to UR cobots and introduce you to the newest UR product family, “The e-Series.”
    1:15 – 2:15pm (60 min)
    Universal Robots
  19. Arc Flash Awareness  During an arc flash event, an immense amount of lethal energy is expelled, releasing heat torrid enough to severely burn human skin, ignite nearby flammable objects, and melt metal parts. The aftermath can be both violent and devastating resulting in debilitating injuries and in some cases, death. Arc flash safety has become a top priority in the industrial market space to protect personnel and shield an organization from its potential liability. Join Rittal to explore the history of arc flash regulation, the dangers it poses, and mitigation and prevention techniques to comply with NFPA 70E guidelines.
    1:15 – 2:15pm (60 min)
    Rittal
  20. Optimize the Engineering of your Automation Solutions with TIA Portal  From the shop floor to the top floor, Siemens provides the total best-in-class solutions to modernize your operations. Come experience the innovative TIA Portal – a single engineering framework that seamlessly integrates multiple controllers, distributed I/O, safety, networks, HMI, drives, motion and security. Step out of the status quo to consider what your optimal engineering environment could look like, to achieve reduce engineering cost, increase productivity and shorten time to market.
    1:15 – 2:15pm (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.

    2:30PM-3:30PM Seminars

  21. Cognex ViDi Suite  In this seminar, Cognex will introduce the first deep learning-based image analysis software designed specifically for factory automation. VIDI is a field-tested, optimized and reliable software solution based on a state-of-the-art set of algorithms in Machine Learning that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with VisionPro and Cognex Designer software. Cognex ViDi Suite solves complex defect detection, classification, assembly verification, and code identification applications that are too difficult, tedious, or expensive for traditional machine vision systems.
    2:30 – 3:30pm (60 min)
    Cognex
  22. Startdrive V15 –Support of SINAMICS S120  Portal V15 and Startdrive now support Sinamics S120 & large Drives. this seminar will discuss the flexible, modular drive system over a large power range for sophisticated and demanding applications in the production industry.
    2:30 – 3:30pm (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  23. Functional Safety in Human-Robot Collaborations (HRC)  Learn about automation safety dependent on how humans and machines work together; Coexistence, Cooperation and Collaboration. Developing flexible and safe production work flows requires not only an in-depth understanding of robotics applications, but also expertise in assessing risks and access to the right portfolio of safety solutions.
    2:30 – 3:30pm (60 min)
    SICK
  24. Leading the Way with 3VA! Explore This Exciting NEW Molded Case Circuit Breaker Line and the Impact It Can Have In Your Facility  Join us in learning more about the future of the Siemens molded case circuit breaker line with the 3VA breaker. This course will explain why the 3VA breaker is best equipped to meet and exceed your needs and expectations through an extensive review of the product, tools and resources available, as well as upcoming launches of 3VA products including PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Ethernet-IP, AS-Interface, IO Link, wired, wireless, and cellular.
    2:30 – 3:30pm (60 min)
    Siemens Industry Inc.
  25. Increasing Your Inspection Accuracy; Why the Right Lens is More Important Than the Camera   Lenses play an important part of the visual inspection process, and you can’t get the most from your expensive camera if you don’t put the right lens in front. Learn about getting the most from your inspection system and more about lens basics, telecentrics, and pericentric lenses.
    2:30 – 3:30pm (60 min)
    Opto-Engineering

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