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With a $4.2 trillion annual cost of downtime in global manufacturing — representing 11% of ‎revenue — and finding talent being 1.4x harder than it was in 2018, manufacturers need to ‎ensure they’re prepared for unexpected downtime and labor shortages by preventing these ‎disasters entirely.‎
The question is, how?
Find out in just 45 minutes, when you attend this presentation where you’ll discover how to ‎achieve the following with the Copia Industrial DevOps Platform:‎
  1. ‎Mitigate disaster with the ability to revert to an original code state if a device goes down ‎by having an all-encompassing view of code running multiple devices ‎
  2. ‎Decrease time to onboarding with having a one-stop mutli-vendor file view, eliminating ‎the need to understand individual vendor files and programming languages
  3. ‎Save time on manual code reviews, allowing for more innovation and iteration of code ‎and reducing risk for code error with easy code reviews

If you are interested in learning how effectively managing your operational technology and ‎automation strategy can make or break growing your manufacturing business, then this session ‎is for you. ‎
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16 days ago

System integrators continue to face the challenge of doing more with less – supporting complex operations while meeting production schedules with limited resources while innovating to increase efficiency, maximize safety, and reduce risk.

In this session, you will hear about 5 edge computing opportunities for you to generate revenue and maximize profitability in 2024, including: 

  • Shifting from tech refresh projects to value-add engineering engagements
  • Modernization projects that maximize reliability and lay a future proof foundation for software solutions
  • Emerging applications that comprise a modern OT/IT stack
  • How Edge Computing architectures simplify project management for profitability
  • Ways Edge Computing enables long tail revenue by offering post deployment services

If you are interested in learning how edge computing offers key opportunities for you to add value to your customers by offering a wide range of software, service models, and future proof control architectures, then this session is for you.

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5 months ago

Are you interested in changing the way you look at engineering to fabrication? Are you open to improving your design-to-manufacturing process? Would you like to hear how you can reduce waste – both time and materials – to control and minimize costs?  Then the new Design to Manufacturing Software solution from nVent/HOFFMAN might be just what you are looking for. 

During this 45-minute presentation and demo, you’ll see and hear first-hand how this solution enables designers and manufacturers to plan and design electrical enclosures, machines and factory systems to automate panel building through intelligent 2D/3D workflow, enabling a digital twin.

Plus, you’ll hear how it can:

  • Simplify design to minimize manual drafting and improve quality.
  • Capture and deploy knowledge to standardize design and drive efficiency.
  • Connect engineering to manufacturing to improve quality, efficiency and precision.
  • Solve the shortage of engineers and skilled labor.
  • And, perhaps most importantly, accelerate profitable growth.

If you are a principal, engineering manager, design engineer, shop manager or are just interested in learning how to change the way you look at engineering to fabrication, then this session is for you.


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8 months ago

Discover how to update your system to be next generation ready with universal automation. 

UniversalAutomation.Org is an independent, non-for-profit association managing the implementation of an industrial automation shared source runtime execution engine, based on the IEC 61499 standard. This new level of shared technology provides the basis for an ecosystem of portable, interoperable, “plug and produce” solutions and creates an entirely new category within industrial automation.

During this panel discussion, you’ll learn about:

·       Greater Innovation through the faster integration of IT and OT technologies and systems, development of new business models, easier connectivity, and more flexible/modular production systems to meet rapidly changing market requirements.

·       Hardware-independent software applications, that can be distributed to and interoperate across multi-vendor platforms.

·       Extending the lifespan of existing industrial tools, devices and systems, and easier upgrading of systems reaching their end of life.

·       Simplified training and skills (with teams only needing to learn one common system), making automation industry OT entry more accessible to IT professionals and the new generation of automation professionals.

·       Increased reliability and reduced time to market using proven in use Plug & Produce software components available on AppStore-like platforms.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the benefits of universal automation and how you can implement in your organization, then this presentation is for you.

UniversalAutomation.Org is open to new members looking to advance the world of automation. Become part of a game changing movement!

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8 months ago

Would you like to leverage software tools to generate new revenue streams while improving the customer’s bottom line? Are you migrating your customers to a predictive/ preventative model? If so, then this presentation is for you. 

 Many manufacturers take a reactive approach vs. a preventative/predictive approach to asset optimization and process performance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

 In just 45 minutes, you’ll: 

  •  Get a glimpse of 5-in-1 process optimization software - analyze, monitor, predict, simulate, and optimize 
  • Learn about fast time to value and the ability to do real-time, closed-loop control 

  • Explore a new comprehensive PID control loop tuning for plant and enterprise optimization  

  • Discover how to create analytics once and run them anywhere - on-prem or in your virtual private cloud 

  • See how to manage large-scale analytics deployments on single server 

  • Hear how to build digital twins and site-based analytics designed for the engineer, no data scientist required  

If you are interested in learning how to use real-time, closed-loop control and advanced analytics software for optimizing equipment and plant systems, then this presentation is for you. 

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10 months ago

An operator monitoring an HMI or SCADA system needs to know exactly what’s happening on ‎the physical device -- including disconnects or network irregularities. Stale or out-of-sequence ‎data can lead to bad decisions. ‎

Systems that use MQTT are no exception. But a regular MQTT broker is just a pass-through ‎mechanism, with no knowledge of the data it handles. A smart MQTT broker, on the other ‎hand, parses the data as it flows through, and makes intelligent use of it. ‎

Find out how during this highly informative session. In just 45 minutes you will learn ‎how a smart MQTT broker can:
1. Monitor the condition of the data producers and the ‎network.‎

‎2.‎ Assign an auto-updating quality code to each message. ‎
‎3.‎ Implement an intelligent message queue to drop stale messages and deliver the most ‎recent.‎
‎4.‎ Exchange data between clients that use different protocols and JSON formats.‎
‎5.‎ Preserve message time order among multiple inputs.‎

If you use MQTT, and if consistent data is important, then this presentation is for you.‎

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10 months ago

Machine and skid builders who want to implement control systems for their hazardous-rated process modules are required to house their control systems in purged or explosion-proof enclosures.

Such solutions add to the challenges of operation and maintenance crews.

Stahl’s Extended IO now provides you the opportunity to implement the latest in process automation technologies like Open Process Automation, Modular Type Package, NAMUR Open Architecture in the classified areas.

If you are looking to optimize your control system in classified areas without compromising your offering to the customers in the process industry, then this presentation is for you.

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10 months ago

With digitalization comes an edge-computing-based approach that redefines what "Best-in-‎Class" looks like in Data Center and Building Management Systems (BMS).‎

Edge Computing has become an increasingly popular technology due to its ability to process ‎data closer to the source, resulting in faster response times and reduced latency.‎

In the context of on-prem Data Centers and BMS, digitalization is a game-changer, as it allows for ‎reliable real-time control, data processing, and analysis. By using Edge Computing platforms, ‎digital transformation solutions can become more efficient, reliable, and secure.‎

Why it Matters
Every manufacturing plant has building and facility management solutions. Even if this is not ‎your core System Integrator business, you still need to understand how you can leverage Edge ‎Computing in BMS. ‎

On the other hand, you also need to learn about how on-prem Data Centers help create better ‎HMI/SCADA and advanced applications like MES, Historians, and ML/AI. ‎

In this presentation, panelists will discuss how System Integrators can take advantage of the ‎following key Edge Computing benefits in digitized on-prem Data Centers and BMS: ‎
‎1. Reduced latency
‎2. Resilience by design
‎3. Increased security‎
‎4. Cost-effective

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11 months ago

A system integrator and manufacturer panel discussion.

‎“We can’t deliver the project if we can’t get the parts!”‎

Disruption has been a recurring theme over the past few years, and if you are a part of the ‎industrial automation project delivery ecosystem, the global supply chain has likely caused ‎some disruption for you. ‎

Material scarcity, port congestion, shipping delays, increased freight costs, and demand ‎peaks have become common conversational topics. ‎

But disruption isn’t always a bad thing – digital transformation is disruptive too! ‎

And in the midst of the challenges that 2022 brought, Schneider Electric climbed from #4 to ‎‎#2 on Gartner’s Global Supply Chain Top 25 and was the winner of the award for Process or ‎Technology Innovation, based on its “self-healing” supply chain platform.‎

Join key leaders from Schneider Electric (SE) to hear how digital transformation helped them ‎respond to the disruptive challenges – and how these challenges and responses affect your ‎business. ‎

‎(You might even get some ideas on solutions to help your customers be more adaptive or ‎increase their efficiency!) ‎

In this session, you will:‎
‎• Hear about the factors that impact manufacturer supply and how SE managed them.‎
‎• Learn how to most effectively interact with a global manufacturer on supply chain issues. ‎
‎• Discover ways to pursue projects when product is scarce. ‎

‎(“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change,” Stephen Hawking)‎

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11 months ago

In the past, there was one way to connect PLCs to plant databases and enterprise servers

to leverage cloud and business systems for metrics monitoring, analytics, high-speed sorting, and recipe downloads. 

That connectivity was a custom-coded and IT solution including a PC, custom software coding, and protocol translation.

The problem: Custom connectivity is fragile, it’s a support hassle, and the software coding and interruptions never end since you are always learning as you go.

The solution: Rockwell has gotten smart when it comes to OT/IT convergence

and partnered with Softing to provide a built-for-purpose, in-chassis, industrial OT/IT connectivity solution.

Now, there’s a growing shift away from the custom IT, custom integrated, PC & coding solution when it comes to connecting industrial PLCs to IT business systems. The solution now is a no-code, no-PC, and no OPC protocol translation solution using a Logix in-chassis module called tManager to connect the Rockwell PLCs to SQL databases, which is the connectivity enabler for these IIoT solutions.


Attend this session and in just 45 minutes you’ll learn how to:

  • Connect Rockwell PLCs to SQL databases without writing code, without a PC in the middle, and without OPC protocol translation so you can easily deliver track and trace, high speed sorting, and other solution applications
  • Quote and scope projects more accurately
  • Deliver scalable projects
  • Deliver projects that are easier to support
  • Preserve your customers’ product secrets

If you work with Rockwell PLCs and deliver track and trace, high-speed sorting, quality monitoring, metrics monitoring, analytics, dashboards, or recipe download solutions, then this presentation is for you.

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