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MCMA Technical Conference

MCMA TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

7:30 am to 8:00 am Check-In for Pre-Conference Workshop (coffee and pastries available)

OPTIONAL Pre-Conference Training Workshop (fee applies)

8:00 am to 12:00 pm Permanent Magnet Fundamentals
Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials
Introduction to BLDC Motor Design
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Introduction to PMDC Motor Design
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
Fundamentals of BL Motor Control
Dal Ohm, Drivetech, Inc.

MCMA Technical Conference

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Check-In for TechCon Open in Grand Foyer
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Permanent Magnet Division Bi-annual Meeting
Open to all conference registrants, attend to learn the latest in the permanent magnet market.
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm OPENING NETWORKING RECEPTION and EXHIBITS
7:00 pm Optional Group Dinner Offsite (cost on your own – Brit's Pub)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

7:00 am to 8:00 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
8:15 am to 9:00 am Why Speed, Agility, Insight and Innovation are the New Competitive Advantages
Jeffrey Phillips, OVO Innovation
9:00 am to 9:45 am The Design of Safe Machine Motion
Mark Nehrkorn, Director RCC Safety, SICK Inc.
9:45 am to 10:15 am BREAK – Move to Break Out Sessions

BREAK OUT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

  Motor Design, Magnetic Materials and Electrical Steels Topics Motion Control, Drives and Feedback Systems Topics Related Automation Technology Topics
10:15 am to 11:00 am Design for Manufacturability – Optimizing Designs and Reducing Costs
Chris Ras, Director of Technology,
Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Thinking Outside the Box with Decentralized Drives
Craig Nelson, Senior Product Manager,
Siemens Digital Factory
Deploying IIoT with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Platforms
John Davis, Hardware and Software Developer,
ThreeML
11:00 am to 11:45 am Achieving Better Power Density With an Electric Motor and its Associated Electronics
Dan Jones, President,
Incremotion Associates
Energy Recycling inside a Motion System
George Bennett, President,
Optimal Motion
Upgrading Automation Without Replacing Existing PLCs and Machine Controllers
Matt Zupan, Systems Engineer,
Micron Manufacturing
11:45 am to 3:00 pm GROUP LUNCH and EXHIBITS with LEADING COMPANIES
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm Injection Molded Sensor Magnets and their Use in Electric Machines
Thomas Schliesch, Head of Research & Development
Max Baermann GmbH
A Comparison of New Rotary Encoder Technology and Advances
Jarrod Orszulak, Encoder Manager,
Everight Position
Integrating Vision and Motion
Nate Holmes, R&D Group Manager,
Vision and Motion,
National Instruments
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm Motor Slot Fill and Design for Manufacturability
Blaine Alderks, Product Development Engineer,
Windings, Inc.
Maximizing Performance of Precision Motion Stages in Industrial Applications
Drew Hines, Control & Applications Engineer,
ACS Motion Control
What's a Robot Digital Twin? + Why It Matters?
Julian Weinstock, VP Products & Innovation
Robotiq
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm RECEPTION and EXHIBITS with LEADING COMPANIES
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm TECHCON GROUP DINNER in the Marquis Ballroom (14th floor with glass dome)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

7:00 am to 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:45 am Automation Market Outlook – 2018 and Beyond
Alex Shikany, MCMA/A3
8:45 am to 9:15 am Move to Break Out Sessions

BREAK OUT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

  Motor Design, Magnetic Materials and Electrical Steels Topics Motion Control, Drives and Feedback Systems Topics Related Automation Technology Topics
9:15 am to 10:00 am The Big Chill: Magnetic Refrigeration Comes of Age
Steve Constantinides, Principal,
Magentics & Materials LLC
Encoder Interfaces for More Compact and Cost-Efficient Drive Systems
Christian Fell, VP Technology
& Custom Solutions/COO,
POSITAL - FRABA Inc.
IIoT and the Connected Factory Path to TSN for Connected Motion
Siddharth Ravikumar, Managing Consultant - IIoT,
Kalycito
10:00 am to 10:45 am Extreme Temperature Permanent Magnet Motor Design Considerations 300C and Above
Brad Frustaglio, Vice President,
Yeadon Energy Systems, Inc.
Control of Custom Mechanisms using General Purpose Motion Controllers
Nishant Unnikrishnan, Applications Engineer,
Yaskawa America Inc.
Transverse Flux Machine with Ferrite Magnets
Zhao Wan,
North Carolina State University
10:45 am to 11:15 am BREAK with REFRESHMENTS
11:15 am to 12:00 pm PLCopen Motion Control Creating Worldwide Efficiency in Application Development
Bill Lydon, PLCopen North America
12:00 pm Conference Wrap

 

* Agenda subject to change


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