MCMA Technical Conference

MCMA TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AGENDA


Register to Attend

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

7:00 am Check-In for Pre-Conference Training (coffee/pastries)

Pre-Conference Training
Electric Motor Workshops

(additional fee applies)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm Permanent Magnet Fundamentals
Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part One
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems

Pre-Conference Training
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP) - Basic

(additional fee applies)
10:00 am to 11:00 am CMCP Course 1 – Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion
Marissa Tucker, Parker Hannifin
11:00 am to 12:00 pm CMCP Course 2 – Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems
Keith Knight, AMETEK
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CMCP Course 3 – Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia
Keith Knight, AMETEK
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm BREAK
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm CMCP Course 4 – Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics
Mark Holcomb, Celera Motion
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm CMCP Course 5 – Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing
Jim Wiley, Parker Hannifin

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

7:00 am Check-In for Pre-Conference Training (coffee/pastries)

Pre-Conference Training
Electric Motor Workshops

(additional fee applies)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part Two
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Fundamentals of Brushless Motor Control
Dal Ohm, Drivetech, Inc.

Pre-Conference Training
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP) - Basic

(additional fee applies)
9:00 am to 10:00 am CMCP Course 6 – Digital Servo Amplifier Basics
Matt Pelletier, Yaskawa America, Inc.
10:00 am to 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 am to 11:45 am CMCP Course 7 – Motion Controllers, Programming and System Design Basics
11:45 am to 1:00 pm LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm CMCP Review and Exam Prep
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm CMCP EXAM

MCMA Technical Conference (TechCon)

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Check-In for TechCon Open
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 Own)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

7:00 am to 8:00 am Check-In (coffee and pastries available)
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
8:15 am to 9:00 am Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Adding algorithm intelligence to machines and systems
Rashmi Misra, General Manager, IoT & AI Solutions, Microsoft
9:00 am to 9:45 am Robotics Technology Update – current trends and new tech on the horizon
Jon Battles, Director of World Wide Advanced Technology, Amazon
9:45 am to 10:15 am BREAK - Move to Break Out Sessions

BREAK OUT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

Choose any one of three sessions offered in each time slot!
10:15 am to 11:00 am Specialty Electromagnetic Components for Unusual Requirements
Dan Vasile, Moog, Inc.
Fundamentals of Linear Actuator Technologies
Michael Giunta, Macron Dynamics
Making Sense of IIoT in 2018
Jeremy Drury, IoT Diagnostics
11:00 am to 11:45 am Overcoming Segmented Stator Challenges with Automation Processes
Kumar Rajasekhara, Marsilli North America
Functional Safety Principles
George Schuster, Rockwell Automation
Flawless Machine Design with Virtual Commissioning & The Digital Twin
Marcel Voigt, B&R Industrial Automation
11:45 am to 2:45 pm GROUP LUNCH and EXHIBITS with LEADING COMPANIES
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm Effects of Temperature and Saturation on Motor Torque Constant
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
PLC Object Oriented Programming
Bob Trask, Beckhoff Automation
Harmonics in Power Systems: Causes, Effects and Mitigation Techniques
Nikunj Shah, Siemens Industry, Inc.
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm Linear Transport Technology: Driving change, adding flexibility, and IIoT compatibility to new machine design
Derrick Stacey, B&R Industrial Automation
High-Tech Applications of Motion Control
1) Mobile Autonomous Container Jacks

Glenn Luckinbill, Swarm Robotix
2) NASA's ORION Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
William Catalano, ORMEC Systems Corp.
Advanced Electrical Drive with Python Analytic
Dr. Giulio Corradi, Xilinx
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm New Automation Technologies Minimizing Gear Noise with an Orbitless Drive
Leo Stocco, Orbitless Drives Inc.
Improved Modeling of Surface Degraded Permanent Magnets
Kevin Kurtz, Quadrant Solutions Inc.
Replacing Optical Encoders with Magnetic Encoders - The Journey to the Highest Magnetic Accuracy
Dr. Torsten Becker, BOGEN Electronics GmbH
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm RECEPTION and EXHIBITS with LEADING COMPANIES
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm TECHCON GROUP DINNER

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

7:00 am to 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:45 am How 5G Connectivity will Drive Smart Manufacturing
8:45 am to 9:15 am BREAK – Move to Break Out Sessions

BREAK OUT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

Choose any one of three sessions offered in each time slot!
9:15 am to 10:00 am Practical Advanced Tuning Approaches for Motion Control Systems
Atef Massoud, Omron
EMERF Sponsored Grad-Student Research Presentation Practical Considerations for Networked Drives
Mark Lewis, Dart Controls, Inc.
10:00 am to 10:45 am Innovations in Absolute Linear Encoders
Chris Heberlein, Balluff
Key Figures of Merit for Soft and Permanent Magnetic Materials
Steve Constantinides, Magnetics & Materials, LLC
Achieving Interoperability with OPC-UA TSN - Time Sensitive Networks
Thomas Burke,
OPC Foundation
10:45 am to 11:15 am BREAK
11:15 am to 12:00 pm The Impact of US Steel Tariffs
Michael Sonsogno, Cogent Power Inc.
12:00 pm Conference Wrap, Optional Networking Tour to Follow

 

* Agenda subject to change