TechToberFest Seminars
Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Valley Forge Casino Resort | King of Prussia, PA
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

9am-9:45am seminars

#1: How to keep your power secure (9:00am – 9:45am)

The majority of industrial control and automated processes need reliable 24V DC power. Critical components like PLC’s/DCS, HMI’s, networking switches, routers, and sensors can be sensitive and a loss of any of these components can bring the process to a halt. Therefore, enhancing the power supply is a priority to keep your power secure. In this presentation we will discuss various ways to keep your power secure with DC UPS, redundancy modules and selectivity modules will ensure the most reliable 24V power possible. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#2: Factory Automation, Process automation, what are we trying to accomplish? (9:00am – 9:45am)

This is truly a boom time for small assembly robots. More and more companies are discovering the benefits of using such robots in their manufacturing, packaging, and other industrial processes. Come learn more about Application driven robot selection and Optimizing applications through proper robot selection. Presenter: Denso

#3: Optical Filters: The Easiest, Most Cost-Effective Way to Get the Perfect Machine Vision Image (9:00am – 9:45am)

Filters are an extremely simple and cost-effective optical component capable of producing exceptional imaging results in a wide range of vision applications. In this seminar we will dive into the effects that filters can have on your imaging. Side by side application examples will be presented to show the drastic contrast a filter can make.  There will also be a discussion about the latest line of filters and optics designed around the newest generation of Sony IMX Sensors, the 990/991 for Short-Wave Imaging as well as the Sony IMX 487 for Pure UV Imaging. Presenter: Midwest Optical Systems

#4: Future-Proofing Multi-Vendor, Multi-Protocol Network Connectivity on the Factory Floor and up to the Cloud (9:00am – 9:45am)

Profinet, Ethernet/IP, Ethercat, Modbus, TSN, Profibus, DeviceNet, etc. Hilscher will present their latest networking components as well as their newest line of IIoT and IO-Link solutions.  Do you want IO-Link solutions? Attend this seminar to learn ways to quickly and easily Hilscher can provide you with all the simplicity of IO-Link and the flexibility of cloud data access. Presenter: Hilscher

10am-11:45am seminars

#5: The New SINAMICS G115D – Hands On (10am – 11:45am)

The new SINAMICS G115D is a powerful drive system specifically designed to address current and future challenges involving horizontal motion applications. It’s been optimized exclusively for energy- and cost-efficient applications such as conveyor belts, sorting systems, baggage and freight conveyor systems, warehouse and distribution logistics, mail sorting and parcel distribution.  In this workshop, students will be provided with a system overview as well as getting a hands-on experience with STARTDRIVE to commission, tune and set up a conveyor application with the drive. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

10am-10:45am seminars

#6: The changing SCADA landscape (10:00am – 10:45am)

The SCADA market is changing. Mobile computing, cloud computing, thin clients, and Edge computing are all changing the landscape of traditional SCADA installations.  See how Siemens WinCC is evolving to meet these market changes. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#7: IIOT made powerful and easy through SCALANCE LPE (local processing engine) (10:00am – 10:45am)

More and more companies are using edge computing to exploit the benefits of production data processing. Whether you are looking to preprocess IIOT data with Node-RED Docker, run security applications (IAD, IDS, Firewalls), provide MQTT connection to cloud, or provide Zscaler Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) the LPE can provide these tools. Learn about how this device can provide edge computing and cloud solutions. Also, a live demonstration of LPE will be provided during this presentation. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#8: Universal Robots UR20 (10:00am – 10:45am)

With a 1750 mm reach and 20 kg payload capacity, UR’s next generation cobot handles more tasks, fits more applications, and assists in more environments than ever before. The UR20 is the first in Universal Robots’ next generation of industrial cobots designed to take performance to new heights, while embracing the UR hallmarks of versatility, usability, and small footprints. The UR20 is re-imagined, redesigned, and rebuilt from the ground up. Every detail, from the software to the end caps, has been strategically architected to deliver next-generation performance and quality so that you can increase throughput, uptime, and get more product out to market faster than ever before. Presenter: Universal Robots

#9: Smart Sensors from SICK – Suppliers of Information for Industry 4.0 (10:00am – 10:45am)

Smart Sensors generate and receive data and information that goes beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters. Therefore, they enable substantial increases in efficiency and flexibility as well as planning better security for predictive plant maintenance. Depending on the requirement, Smart Sensors cover up to four dimensions of Smart Sensor technology. This technology provides enhanced sensing, efficient communications, diagnostics, and smart tasks. SICK will be discussing their portfolio of IO-Link devices and their ability to add value for manufacturers by being the backbone of Industry 4.0. Presenter: SICK

11am-11:45am seminars

#10: TIA Portal Live – Enable Your Automation Solutions for the Future (11:00am – 11:45am)

Discover new concepts that allow the automatic generation of key components within your solution, from data and information already existing within other tools.  Embrace new, open, and secure communications that ensure transparency of manufacturing operations. Realize the benefits of simulation and virtual commissioning to validate designs before build resulting in reduced engineering costs, faster time to market, and increased productivity as an end-user or a machine builder. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#11: PROFINET Communication with 3VA6 Circuit Breakers (11:00am – 11:45am)

In this instructor led session attendees will learn how to select 3VA components required for PROFINET communication. They will then be shown how to configure PROFINET communication between a SIEMENS PLC and a 3VA6 Circuit breaker. The configuration will include examples of both cyclic and acyclic data communication. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#12: What’s new in Cognex Vision (11:00am – 11:45am)

This seminar will introduce the latest from the global leader in image-based technology. This includes the new In-Sight 2800 which simplifies vision, DataMan 475V In-line verifier, and In-Sight 3D-L4000 laser displacement system. Come join us in discussing our latest innovations. Presenter: Cognex

#13: Softing Solutions to “Get Connected and Stay Connected” (11:00am – 11:45am)

Industry 4.0 is rapidly becoming a part of our daily work. The ever-increasing amount of data must be carried over reliable communication links. Older communication systems are increasingly linked by Ethernet with modern cloud-based applications.  Learn how Softing can help you keep and connect legacy networks to new networks and cloud.  Easily build critical redundant Ethernet that OT can support. Test, prove and troubleshoot your ever-growing Ethernet infrastructure with industrial test tools. Some of the products will be demonstrated on a live network. Presenter: Softing 

1pm-1:45pm seminars

#14: New SINAMICS G120X Drives: Less Complex – More Reliable (1:00pm – 1:45pm)

SINAMICS G120X is the new frequency converter from the proven SINAMICS family of drives – optimized for infrastructure and industrial water/wastewater applications as well as pumps and fans in building automation. This makes SINAMICS G120X the first choice for users who want to tap into the power of elements to improve the quality of people’s lives. Part of a complete and seamless family of products, the frequency converter meets practically every requirement. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#15: Navigating Cybersecurity (1:00pm – 1:45pm)

Cybersecurity is a daunting topic that is critical for automation groups in large corporations to small OEM and services groups to understand and manage. This seminar focuses on basic conversation topics and product/system functions that can be utilized to increase your functional security level. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#16: Driving Improvements at a Fermentation Facility with PCS7 APL and Sinamic Drives (1:00pm – 1:45pm)

This presentation will review the PCS7 project standards and enhancements that were suggested and implemented during the initial project to finish the Fermenter installation. We will further review the follow-on projects which involved the migrating of existing equipment into the PCS7 DCS as well as brand new equipment, utilizing Siemens Sinamics drives technology. Presenter: Applied Control Engineering (on behalf of Siemens Industry, Inc.)

#17: Deep Learning Solutions from Cognex (1:00pm – 1:45pm)

Join us in learning how machine vision has evolved from traditional rules-based algorithms to the power of deep learning ‘s neural networks and image-based technology. This informative session will explore how Cognex’s Deep Learning Solution with Insight ViDi simplifies neural network training without compromising performance, and automates complex vision tasks that until now, were too challenging for traditional rules-based machine vision. During this session, we will demonstrate how our next generation deep learning technology simplifies automation tasks to maximize operational efficiency, increase product quality, and streamline your integration processes. Presenter: Cognex

2pm-2:45pm seminars

#18: How can a Distributed Control System Improve your Plant?  (2:00pm – 2:45pm)

Discussed during this seminar will be how the Distributed Control System, SIMATIC PCS 7, can alleviate common challenges found in process plants. Focus will be on the added benefits to plant operations including industry-leading alarm management that allows for real time analysis, resolution and optimized Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) with advanced graphics to improve productivity and decrease unexpected downtime. The discussion will expand to include benefits realized by a plant’s maintenance staff, engineers, and management team Join us to learn how to empower your operators and conquer challenges in your process plant today! Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.

#19: 2D and 3D Safety Solutions for Machine Building and Robotic Integrators (2:00pm – 2:45pm) 

We will discuss area protection for machine builders and robotic integrators utilizing 2D and 3D safety products. We’ll review common best practices for 2D safety, as well as some new major benefits and drawbacks emerging within new 3D safety technologies. Presenter: SICK

#20: How to incorporate Cobots into any shop (2:00pm – 2:45pm)

UR’s vision is to create a world where people work with robots, not like robots. With that, prioritization of automation tasks can be a daunting undertaking. Hear from Universal Robots on how they help customers identify the best projects to automate with a cobot, and what to look for within your facility.  With an emphasis on quick payback, we’ll look at an application audit table to help you determine where to begin. Presenter: Universal Robots

#21: Advanced Safety and Motion Control with the Siemens S7-1500TF (2:00pm – 2:45pm)

Learn about a real-world case study for a SIL-3 control system in the entertainment industry that physically carries actors into the air during performances. The advanced S7-1500FT controller was used along with CU320 drives to enable advanced safety via Safe Stop (SS), Safe Brake Test (SBT), Safe Limited Speed (SLS), and Safe Position (SP). Learn tips and tricks and best practices that can apply to any safety-rated or motion control system. DMC (on behalf of Siemens Industry, Inc.)

#22: RFID and RTLS (2:00pm – 2:45pm)

The technology and how it’s being used in industrial applications to save time, money and improve quality. Learn the technology behind how RFID and RTLS systems operate.  How are these technologies similar and how are they different?  Learn about how industrial companies are using these technologies to identify, locate and track materials and products. Presenter: Siemens Industry, Inc.