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3 days 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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15 days 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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29 days ago

Today’s manufacturing environment is a competitive space. Manufacturers aim to deliver the best quality products in the shortest time to maximize bottom line. 


In most businesses, manufacturers use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to handle business functions such as financial management, purchasing, inventory, sales, analytics, and reporting.


For manufacturers to become more agile and responsive to change and achieve optimal results, it is imperative to integrate OT / shop floor data into the ERP system beyond traditional file or database table exchanges.  


Rapid time-to-result solutions with real-time connections to OT, IoT, and widely implemented SAP ERP are needed.


During this 45-minute presentation and demonstration you will:


·       See how OPC Router with visual workflows and certified connectors can bring manufacturing and enterprise together for increased agility for your clients, and more profitable projects for you as the integrator.

·       Gain practical knowledge on how to exchange data between the OT environment (plant floor) and Enterprise systems, such as SAP, without writing custom code or overly expensive solutions.

·       See a live configuration of a bi-directional connection between an SAP ERP system to empower optimized inventory and quality management functions, using OPC Router and it’s certified SAP connector module.

·       Have the opportunity to ask the experts questions, make contacts for project guidance, and receive a whitepaper after the event on OT to SAP integration.


This session is open to all, so share this invite with members of your project implementation teams that are charged with determining “how will we do that?” for your clients!

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one month ago

DevOps principles that have transformed traditional software development are being applied to industrial automation, having a significant impact for system integrators. New tools are enabling SIs to rapidly hire and onboard new talent, maximize productivity and quality across projects, and enhance collaboration across internal and external teams.


In less than one hour, you’ll learn how implementing modern workflows:


·       Streamlines development processes by utilizing Git version control for PLC projects 

·       Accelerates hiring and onboarding of new talent by enabling senior engineers to spend less time training and reviewing code from junior engineers

·       Maximizes operational uptime and solves the “10 year problem” -- always knowing the latest version of code and why changes were made, no matter the age of the project


One example is leading control system integrator DMC, which has reclaimed up to 8 hours per week: 


“When leading multiple projects, our senior engineers are saving up to a day a week, because of the faster code reviews. Plus, we're reviewing more frequently. We're catching more mistakes before they get deployed or tested. And because we always see the visualized code before merging, we're also making fewer mistakes.”


If you are interested in a discussion about the current state of technology and how you can apply these new tools with minimum disruption, then this presentation is for you.

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2 months ago

If you are interested in knowing the significance of using ISA standards and the symbols and ‎codes in your projects, then this presentation is for you.‎

In just 45 minutes, you will understand why
• Companies should adopt and advocate for common standards to allow greater ‎collaboration and interoperability.‎
• Projects should adopt documentation automation methods and tools to make work ‎more efficient and improve quality and reliability.‎
• Projects should ensure their documentation practices and tools are on a sound footing ‎before being subjected to constant change, to ensure that time and budget is managed.‎

If you are an instrumentation engineer, maintenance engineer in process industries, consultant ‎and EPC in process industries or an automation engineer, you’ll want to register for this event.‎

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4 months ago

If you would like to generate new business by becoming your clients’ Industry 4.0 trusted ‎advisor, then you won’t want to miss this presentation.‎

This 45-minute session will answer these questions:‎
• What is Industry 4.0? ‎
• Why should manufacturers care about it? ‎
• Where should they start?‎

If you are an SI business owner, solution architect, marketing director, business development ‎directors or just interested in this topic, you won’t want to miss this event.‎

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5 months ago

Hiring newly graduated engineers is a great strategy if done right. Hear about the real-world ‎key experiences for onboarding and getting new engineers up to speed quickly and effectively ‎from a DMC, a CSIA Certified company based in Chicago.‎

DMC has been hiring entry-level engineers for decades, with their latest class of over 30, having ‎just started this summer and has a proven methodology to make it work.‎

If you are interested in hearing real-life onboarding examples and walking away with ‎actionable insights about getting new employees up to speed, then this session is for you.‎

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6 months ago

Did you know that today over 75% of people will first look at someone’s LinkedIn profile before they agree to talk with a sale rep? It’s true! In today’s world, relationships increasingly start online. Sales teams prioritizing LinkedIn as a business development and social selling tool drive 58% better lead conversion. 

 During this presentation, you will learn:

 How to move from the reactive business model to proactive engagement.

  • How to build more quality leads and leverage social selling prospecting techniques.
  • How to maintain relationships within your network and with the customers who trust you to provide value.

 If you are interested in learning how to leverage LinkedIn to supplement your business development efforts, then this session is for you.

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6 months ago

Curious about the new AWS Native Cloud Historian, the world’s first operational historian architected to take advantage of native cloud infrastructure? Then this session is for you.

In just 45 minutes, you will

  • Learn about the business challenges GE Digital is solving with this new product
  • Hear about examples of customer use cases that focus on cloud deployment, aggregation across the enterprise and heterogeneous OT data at scale.

 If you want to learn more about a new product, customer advantages and uncovering new business opportunities, then this session is for you.

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7 months ago

During your open enrollment period your employer provides you with a portal or guidebook to help you select your benefits for the coming year. Maybe you are not on employer coverage and need help knowing how to shop for health insurance on your own. During this presentation, you will learn what questions to ask yourself to help pick the best insurance coverage based on your needs and budget. Plus, you’ll discover the different types of plans and how they work.

If you are interested in getting the best bang for your healthcare dollar, this session is for you.

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