Integrated Industries Conference

2020 Integrated Industries Conference

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Integrated Industries Conference will bring together industry experts with the goal of addressing solutions to current manufacturing concerns, sharing new trends & best practices, and ultimately helping companies thrive in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment.

This conference will tie in closely with technology on the show floor, and feature topics such as Motion, Drive & Automation, Surface Technology, Industrial Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0.

Track A: IIoT / Industry 4.0 – Room W196-C
Track B: Automation – Room W196B

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TRACK A – IIoT / Industry 4.0

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
The Leap from IIoT Data to Intelligence

Richard Boyd, Co-Founder and CEO | Tanjo Inc.

AI has the unique capability to transform the volumes of IIoT data into actionable business intelligence. Machines are tirelessly proficient at continuously ingesting and organizing data exhaust from each interconnected sensor, instrument or other device. This enables a business with an IIoT architecture to obtain enough data so that artificially intelligent tools can derive meaning from it and infer their own understanding.

Lessons learned in this presentation will include a better understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning and how these tools can be applied to today’s ever-growing IIoT landscape, and the need to develop a robust machine learning strategy in order to improve business outcomes.


10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Optimizing Machining Operations in a Data Driven World

Dan Skulan, General Manager – Industrial Metrology |Renishaw

One of the driving tenants of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 is the collection of data. Many new technologies are available that can obtain valuable data throughout manufacturing operations. But data by itself is not valuable unless it can be used to improve overall productivity. We need to collect the right data that can be turned into useful information, then apply our knowledge to make wise choices.

In this session, Dan Skulan will provide practical guidance on how to use data to increase throughput, quality and productivity in manufacturing. With a concentration on machining operations, the session will walk users through the stages of the Productive Process Pyramid to identify how to make data useful.

Topics covered are:

– Collecting data throughout your process

– Making data useful (Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom)

– Creating a stable, controllable process

– Optimizing machining efficiency

– Insuring quality with lowest impact on cycle time


11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
Death by Data – Keeping up with the speed of change in Industry 4.0 and Industrial Automation

Johnny Chen, Partnerships & Alliances Manager | OnLogic

The beating heart of every modern business is data. For the manufacturing industry, the aggregation and implementation of data is very literally revolutionizing the way products, and decisions, are made. Industry leaders are left with a choice: find the most efficient and effective way to harness the data their facilities are creating, or get left behind.

In this session, we’ll explore three key decision points in the Industry 4.0 journey and follow one path that has led to success for some of the world’s most innovative companies. We’ll look at X86 vs ARM development, standardized solutions versus agile development and on-premises data vs full cloud deployments.


12:00 PM – 1:10 PM
Lunch Break


1:15 PM – 2:10 PM
Cybersecurity – mitigating cyber risk in the smart factory

Sean Peasley, Cyber Rish Services Emerging Solutions Leader |Deloitte & Touche LLP

As smart factory initiatives continue to proliferate across the global manufacturing landscape, cyber risks are expected to continue to increase and many manufacturers could be underprepared for its potential impact. The 2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study revealed a number of risks relative to smart factory initiatives, spanning enterprise categories from operational to financial and strategic to compliance. With the interconnectedness of the smart factory technologies, cyber threats are among the most prevalent, as smart factory environments expose people, technology, physical processes, and intellectual property to these risks. With effective cyber risk management for smart factory initiatives, manufacturers can capitalize on the upside potential the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings, and prevent themselves from becoming a victim of a future cyberattack.


2:15 PM – 3:10 PM
Machine Vision and Automation in Industry 4.0

Grant Zahorsky, Machine Vision Engineer | Canon USA

Industry 4.0 is upon us, and with it, a myriad of new and emerging technologies. Machine vision, used in combination with artificial intelligence and deep learning, strives to make manufacturing systems more productive than ever by giving machines eyes with which to see and also a mind with the ability to comprehend its newfound sight. Companies around the world are seeking to improve their businesses by automating their workspaces, thereby increasing the effectiveness of their production. The result is a human-like, self-reliant industrial environment that is more durable and more profitable than we ever thought possible. This presentation aims to educate the audience on the key technologies that continue to revolutionize modern manufacturing. Industry 4.0 is more than just a 21st-century buzzword. It is the beginning of the future of automation and production as we know it.


3:15 PM – 4:10 PM
Predictive Maintenance as an Evolving Innovation

Boima Morry, Sr. Director of Marketing | Mistubishi Electric Automation

The advent of Industry 4.0 marks the convergence of IT and automation systems, allowing OEMs and end users to receive real-time data from a machine or plant. As more and more machines and factories adopt this technology, it becomes possible to gain full visibility of every aspect of machine performance, operator effectiveness, and production throughput and quality. The increase in machine and plant level data necessitates complex formulas, algorithms, and artificial intelligence to process data and provide actionable information to machine operators. Visibility and accurate data allow machine builders and owners to lower operating costs, and reduce barriers of service, while improving response times and providing operational improvements.

Chief among these innovations is condition-based predictive maintenance, which has been broadly used in the manufacturing world since the 1990s. However, as with all aspects of manufacturing, this familiar technology is continuously improved, as major industry players build upon existing technologies to more accurately judge when machines require maintenance, and are more accurately able to identify the factors that anticipate machine failure.


TRACK B – Automation

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Faster, smaller, smarter: Linear transport systems move material handling processes forward

Jeff Johnson, Mechatronics Product Manager | BECKHOFF Automation LLC

This educational presentation will explore how controls engineers and plant managers in many industries can use new mechatronic motor and drive technologies, such as the eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff Automation, to reduce maintenance effort and increase overall efficiency in motion control and mechanical engineering.


10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Robot Cable Management for the 21st Century

David Sandiland, Automotive and Robotics Sales Manager | IGUS Inc

Robot cable management has gone largely unchanged over the last several decades, yet the demand on robots has greatly increased.  Just like computers, that require increased memory and processing speeds to handle large amounts of data, robots require more dynamic cable management to withstand the speed and severe programming today’s manufacturing requires.


11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
Linear Motion Challenges in Manufacturing: The Fear of Customizing a Solution

Mario DeVincentis, Engineering Manager | Schneeberger


12:00 PM – 1:10 PM
Lunch Break


1:15 PM – 2:10 PM
Limits of automation – Industrial exoskeletons as a response

Samuel Reimer, Ph.D, Business Development & Product Management | Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Despite increasing automation, sophisticated robotics and digitalization there is still an inevitable degree of manual labor and manufacturing necessary across the developed world. Humans step in where automation and/or robotics are no longer economical and frequently fill jobs that are ergonomically highly distressing. Ottobock, the market leader in prosthetics and orthotics and a valued partner for the US veterans association, has introduced industrial exoskeletons as part of a response for these limiting factors and provides ergonomic relief for manual labor and workers worldwide across industries. Dr. Reimer, global business development manager for Ottobock’s exoskeleton portfolio will present Ottobock’s industrial exoskeleton portofolio, popular use-cases and will discuss the current limits of automation. Further, he will demonstrate how industrial exoskeletons play a pivotal role in manual labor and how they increase health and safety subjectively and through peer-reviewed research and how they maintain musculoskeletal health throughout a worker’s life.


2:15 PM – 3:10 PM
New Generation of WBG Based Power Electronic Converters and their Implications in Motor Drives: Opportunities and Challenges

Mostafa Abarzadeh Ph.D., Senior Power Electronic Designer | SmartD Technologies


3:15 PM – 4:10 PM
Non-Repeatable Run Out (NRRO)

Bimal Nathwani, Senior Engineering Manager | NSK Americas

Non-repeatable run out (NRRO) can impact performance of bearings in high speed spindles. Design of the cage in a bearing can help control NRRO. This presentation will discuss how improving NRRO of the cage can result in improved bearing performance in spindle applications.

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