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61st ISA International Instrumentation Symposium delivers 120 Technical Sessions

The 61st Annual ISA International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS), jointly developed with the Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) Society, was held last week at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The event is jointly sponsored by ISA’s Aerospace Industries, Test Measurement and Process Measurement and Controls Divisions, and is recognized globally as a forum for discussion of new and innovative instrumentation techniques, developments, and applications.

200 attendees, 90 industry experts and 18 exhibitor companies enjoyed more than 120 technical paper presentations, keynote addresses, panel discussions, networking receptions, a cutting-edge exhibit, technical tours, tutorials and an ISA training course on industrial wireless technology. The theme of the conference was “Technology Evolution: Sensors to Systems for Failure Prevention.

“The 61st IIS Symposium provided a remarkable opportunity for ISA Divisions and authors to expand their professional networks and learn about innovative instrumentation techniques. Few forums offer this level of variety of topics and focus on current and pressing problems in industrial instrumentation. This was the instrumentation, prognostics, health management and automation event to attend in 2015 as leaders from ISA joined forces with MFPT to bring attendees seven tracks on health management and engineering,” said IIS General Chair Kash Behdinan, PhD., PMP.

Technical sessions, developed by ISA and MFPT, focused on key instrumentation challenges and developments across multiple industries. Topics covered included diagnostics, health management practices, control system instrumentation, communications and networks, process measurement and control applications, cybersecurity, signal analysis, condition based maintenance, process safety, test and measurement, failure analysis and prevention, fault detection and more. Tutorials covered key challenges and hot topics such as systems engineering, envelope analysis, generating business case analyses for implementing health management capabilities and, on the softer side, maintaining balance while managing a successful career.

Keynote addresses were delivered on Thursday, 12 May, after a welcome from ISA and MFPT leadership. The first keynote, titled “Bringing Back the '70s: Simplifying IC Manufacturing Problem Resolutions with Machine Learning," was given by Ben Eynon, Senior Director of Engineering Development at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. Next, Joshua Kennedy, Associate Director of Sustainment Analysis for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, presented a dynamic address focused on “Managing and Implementing the Biggest CBM Program in the World,” covering trials, tribulations, and lessons learned.

The keynote sessions continued with Professor Dale Carl Teeters, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Tulsa. Professor Teeters’ keynote, titled "Nanotechnology for Improvement and Control of Power Systems," detailed the latest research and development work in this important area of study. Finally, Dr. William Kyle Simmons, Principal Investigator at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, delivered a fascinating theory-based discussion on “Using Human Brain Imaging to Map the Neurocircuitry Underlying Food Motivation.”


ICONICS 2015 Worldwide Customer Summit - Connect 365

If you are an Executive, Manager, Automation Engineer, Design Consultant, OEM, Systems Integrator or Distributor ready to build cutting-edge industrial, manufacturing and energy automation solutions, this is the event for you!

At the ICONICS Worldwide Customer Summit, experience exciting breakthroughs in software technologies. Network and learn from industry experts through showcase applications that leverage the latest innovations from ICONICS.

ICONICS Worldwide Customer Summit will be held from June 29th till July 02nd at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA, located across from the World Trade Center, where the WWCS 2015 sessions will be held. Situated on the waterfront in the bustling Seaport District, the Seaport Boston Hotel offers you luxury accommodations with dazzling city and harbor views and incredibly convenient access to all major points of interest including the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Fan Pier and the North End.

Enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel plus one of Boston’s finest fitness facilities including an indoor heated pool. The Seaport is located just minutes from Logan International Airport with its own MBTA and water taxi stops!

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Learn how the Internet of Things opens new opportunities to enable analytics and predictive capabilities for manufacturing and energy smart applications.

Sessions:

Breakout sessions will deliver insight into improving efficiency, productivity, quality and sustainability within your industry. Session topics will include the following:

HMI / SCADA Solutions                             Plant Data Historians

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Schneider Electric 2015 Global Automation Conference - April 27 Dallas Tx

global-automation conference.jpgWhether you need fast and flexible project management or help getting the most out of your existing assets, the expertise and innovation you’ll find at our 2015 Global Automation Conference is designed to help you prepare for the future while protecting your plant.

Gain insight: We’ll challenge your thinking on how global trends will impact your business, and show you how our focus on innovation is evolving our technology roadmap to help you take advantage of every opportunity.

Collaborate: Sessions will feature users sharing their practical experience—from challenges to value gained, plus tips and tricks to apply to your own operation. In the Marketplace, go one-on-one with Schneider Electric and our partners to discover the right solutions to suit your specific needs.

What’s New: Find out what’s new in our comprehensive portfolio of Control and Safety solutions, Telemetry and SCADA offerings, plus expanded services, advanced software, and field devices. We’ll also introduce you to Schneider Electric’s solutions for energy and resource management.

Influence the Future: Share your challenges and suggestions in our “Voice of Customer” feedback sessions.

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OPC Day Europe 2015 - IT meets Automation

Join the OPC Foundation for OPC Day Europe 2015 on May 19-20, 2015 hosted by Microsoft Paris, France.  This OPC Day conference will be held at the Microsoft Conference Center, Le Campus in Paris. Click the Location tab above for more information. The conference will feature OPC Unified Architecture experts and users from a number of industries. Catering will be included during the conference sessions.

For those who are new to OPC Unified Architecture (UA), there will be a Pre-Conference on Tuesday morning which will cover the basics of the technology, a look at security and how to get started with OPC UA. The Main Conference will begin with Registration and Welcome remarks on Tuesday afternoon followed by a networking reception with the speakers and the exhibitors on Tuesday evening. The Conference finishes on Wednesday afternoon. This event is open to both OPC Foundation members and non-members.

Benefits of attending:

This conference will focus on the rich feature set of OPC UA and the unique ways that End Users are putting these features to use in their applications. By attending this conference you will:

  • Hear how Microsoft is positioning Azure with OPC UA extensions
  • Learn how OPC UA fits into the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Hear why end-users are requiring vendors to build OPC UA into their products,
  • Learn how active collaborations with other industry organizations are working to revolutionize the transformation of data, providing an infrastructure for the modeling of information
  • Network with industry experts and peers

Location: Microsoft | Le Campus

39 quai du President Roosevelt

Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris)

92130

France

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OPC Day Europe 2015 - "IT meets Automation"

logo-OPCFoundation.jpgJoin the OPC Foundation for OPC Day Europe 2015 on May 19-20, 2015 hosted by Microsoft Paris, France.

This OPC Day conference will be held at the Microsoft Conference Center, Le Campus in Paris. Click the Location tab above for more information. The conference will feature OPC Unified Architecture experts and users from a number of industries. Catering will be included during the conference sessions.

For those who are new to OPC Unified Architecture (UA), there will be a Pre-Conference on Tuesday morning which will cover the basics of the technology, a look at security and how to get started with OPC UA. The Main Conference will begin with Registration and Welcome remarks on Tuesday afternoon followed by a networking reception with the speakers and the exhibitors on Tuesday evening. The Conference finishes on Wednesday afternoon. This event is open to both OPC Foundation members and non-members.

Benefits of attending:

This conference will focus on the rich feature set of OPC UA and the unique ways that End Users are putting these features to use in their applications. By attending this conference you will:

  • Hear how Microsoft is positioning Azure with OPC UA extensions
  • Learn how OPC UA fits into the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Hear why end-users are requiring vendors to build OPC UA into their products,
  • Learn how active collaborations with other industry organizations are working to revolutionize the transformation of data, providing an infrastructure for the modeling of information
  • Network with industry experts and peers

Register

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