2018 Integrated Industries Conference

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, The Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0.

Track A: Motion, Drive & Automation – Room W196-A
Track B: Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things – Room W196-C
Track C: Integrated Industries – Room W196-B

TRACK A – Motion, Drive & Automation
Room W196-A

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
VFD Cabling and Changes in NFPA 79 

Stefan Grunwald, Product Manager - Cable & Connectivity, LUTZE Inc.

The recently updated 2018 NFPA 79 electrical standard for industrial machiner y requires the use of thermoset wiring types for installation on power conversion equipment such as variable frequency drives (VFDs) and variable speed drives.

Proper cabling, an often-underestimated component, is vital to the safe and proper function of a variable speed drive using pulse width modulation. Installers are often faced with lack of direction from equipment manufacturers or with conf licting requirements as different countries have different standards for wiring methods. But if the cable construction is not up to the job, it can cause the system to function improperly and raise safety issues due to premature cable failures and short circuits.

This presentation will analyze how the effects of pulse width modulation challenge the cable construction, what the NFPA 79 2018 edition is recommending, and what direction the industry is taking to address these issues.

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Reduce per Unit Production Cost with Conditional Monitoring and Machine Tool Analytics

Vinicius Strey, Digitalization Consultant, Siemens

Today’s machine builders and users face many challenges to stay competitive and sustainable into the future. The high complexity of machine tools combined with ambitious productivity and efficiency targets require additional transparency to detect (and avoid) possible areas for unplanned downtime and optimized processes. Having the right data at your fingertips to support machine tool program execution is essential for a successful operation. Data-driven intelligence coupled with cloud-based analytics, better response times to machine tool alarms, and quicker recovery from unplanned downtime are a few features available to improve machine performance. Join this session to learn how your company can benefit from data-driven intelligence and see a live demonstration of machine tool analytics using Siemens’ open IoT operating system, MindSphere.

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
How the Future is Held Together with Applied Expansion Technology

Jeff Wills, Applications Engineer, Toolholding Schunk

With all of the talk about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) it is easy to get excited about the possibilities the future has to offer. All of the innovation in manufacturing over the years has resulted in more production with higher quality. The limits on what is considered precise have constantly been improving.  While Industry 4.0 focuses on adding more tracking and data to improve manufacturing, it will accomplish the same goal of more production at a higher quality. The way that it will accomplish this is with intent. Engineers and managers will be able to make decisions with more intent based on the information at hand. Another technology that will advance manufacturing through intent is applied expansion technology for ID/OD clamping.

Applied expansion technology has the ability to provide the highest level of accuracy in part/tool locating and holding. With repeat accuracy in the 0.003mm range, applied expansion technology will advance precision workholding to improve production quality as manufacturing becomes more sophisticated. From applications in the aerospace industry to the energy sector, by designing fixturing with intent, manufacturers will achieve tighter tolerances and produce superior products. Engineered solutions for part holding, whether mechanical or hydraulic, will become more common in the manufacturing environment, just like connectivity; both pursuing the goal of higher output while redefining precision.

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
Synchronous PM Linear Motors Applied to Laser Motion Systems

Jean-Marie Rennetaud, Engineering Manager, Hiwin

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
Electronic Circuit Breaker, New Vision of Control

Christoph Wesner, Application Support Specialist-Technical Sales, Block USA

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM
The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing

Tomer Goldenberg, Product & Sales Enablement Manager, Elmo Motion Control


TRACK B – IIoT/Industry 4.0
Room W196-C

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Industrial Communication in the Context of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Peter Lutz, Managing Director, Sercos

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
An Introduction to Smart Manufacturing, IIoT, Industry 4.0 & Why You Should Care

Will Healy III, Marketing Management Director, Balluff

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Looking at the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the Addition of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industry 5.0

Herb Villa, Sr., IT Systems Consultant, Rittal

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
The Role of Intelligent Connected Devices in Reducing Downtime and Improving Efficiency Throughout a Machine’s Lifecycle

Andy Chang, Director of Product Marketing, Americas, Kuka

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
To IIOT or Not to IIOT, That is the Question

Russ Agrusa, Founder, President and CEO, ICONICS

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM
Beyond the Brownfield: How the Adaptive Machine Makes IIoT a Practical Reality

John Kowal, Director – Business Development, B&R Industrial Automation Corp.


TRACK C – Integrated Industries
Room W196-B

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
How the “Right” Chemistry can Help You Improve Your Parts Cleaning and Address Environmental Concerns

Joe McChesney, Global Products Line Manager - Solvents, Kyzen

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Fixed Abrasive Buff (FAB) Technology

Mike Shappell, Senior Application Engineer, Norton | Saint Gobain

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
How to Cut Costs and Improve Productivity with Your Compressed Air System

Neil Mehltretter, Engineering Manager, Kaeser Compressors

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
The Role of Intelligent Connected Devices in Reducing Downtime and Improving Efficiency Throughout a Machine’s Lifecycle

Jeremy King, Product Manager for Vacuum and Sensing Technologies, Bimba

The Internet of Things (IoT) can impact every stage of a machine’s life. Using real world examples, this session will explore where and how to apply intelligent, connected devices throughout the life cycle of a machine.

Areas to be covered include:

  • Understanding which components are critical
  • Improving machine design with smart sensors
  • Maximizing component life by optimizing pneumatic circuits
  • Reducing downtime with condition monitoring
  • Repairing equipment faster using remote diagnostic tools

Discussions will also highlight how Industry 4.0 technologies benefit companies that would lose product batches and significant money if their processes went down; original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for a competitive edge; and industries including packaging, automotive, factory automation, material handling, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and medical.

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
Trends in Manufacturing – 2018

John Schlemmer, Chief Operating Officer, JAAS Systems

The way manufacturers do business is constantly changing, and those who adapt have the competitive advantage.

Right now, substantial changes are taking place:

  • Software in the cloud, including ERP
  • Industry 4.0
  • Mobile devices are everywhere – including the manufacturing floor
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • 3D printing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Predictive Analytics (Big Data)

Each trend will have an impact on manufacturers, whether a 10-person shop or 10,000-person shop. This presentation will extrapolate on each trend in some detail and explain the advantages of having an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and how it can help address these issues.

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM
Achieving 100% Quality

Steve Curtiss, East US Sales Manager, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators


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