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MCMA TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019
7:00 am
Check-In for Certification (CMCP) Training and Pre-Conference Workshops
 
Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fee applies)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Permanent Magnet Fundamentals
Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials
Stan Trout

Stan Trout

Owner
Spontaneous Materials

Permanent Magnet Fundamentals

This course will provide an understanding of the many complicated and subtle features of permanent magnet materials. It is well-suited for people with a technical background, with little or no previous experience with permanent magnets. Covered topics include magnetic theory, electromagnetism, ferromagnetism, permanent magnet processing, thermal effects, magnetizing and magnetic measurements.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LUNCH – On your own
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fundamentals of Materials for Electric Motors
Aleta Wilder, University of Texas & Wilder Innovations
Aleta Wilder

Aleta Wilder

Research Scientist
The University of Texas at Austin

Fundamentals of Materials for Electric Motors

Designers who wish to go beyond plugging datasheet values into simulation programs are invited to take this course to review the performance of conductors, insulation, and magnetic materials in electric machinery. Discussion will emphasize the usefulness and limitations of tabulated properties along with the effect of materials processing on performance.

 
Certified Motion Control Professional Training plus Exam (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
Marissa Tucker

Marissa Tucker

Product Marketing Manager - Controls and HMI
Parker Hannifin

CMCP Course 1 – Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion

Introduction to basic machine design concepts and physics behind electro-mechanical motion control. Learn more about the Certification program here.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
CMCP Course 2 – Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems
Keith Knight, AMETEK
Keith Knight

Keith Knight

Manager - New Product Innovation
HaydonKerk Motion Solutions - an Ametek Company

CMCP Course 2 – Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems

Introduction to what a typical motion control system consists of and the typical mechanical components and subsystems it contains. Learn more about the Certification program here.

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
Keith Knight

Keith Knight

Manager - New Product Innovation
HaydonKerk Motion Solutions - an Ametek Company

CMCP Course 3 – Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia

The importance of inertia in electro-mechanical motion control systems and how the inertia of the components in a motion control system effect its performance. Learn more about the Certification program here.

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
Mark Holcomb

Mark Holcomb

Technical Solutions Manager
Celera Motion

CMCP Course 4 – Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics

Basics of magnetics and the types of magnets found in motors. Overview of the basic function and styles of electric motors commonly used in industrial automation, including the operating difference between brushed, brushless, step, AC induction, and direct drive motors. Learn more about the Certification program here.

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
CMCP Course 5 – Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing
Jim Wiley, Parker Hannifin
Jim Wiley

Jim Wiley

Product Manager
Parker Hannifin

CMCP Course 5 – Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing

How to select an appropriate single axis positioner for specific application requirements based on loading, environment, motion profile, and positioning performance. Overview on determining the required torque, speed and inertia of the motor/drive system that is needed for your application. Learn more about the Certification program here.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019
7:00 am
Check-In for CMCP and Pre-Conference Workshops Open
 
Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fee applies)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part One
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
Brad Frustaglio

Brad Frustaglio

Vice President
Yeadon Energy Systems

Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part One

This is a comprehensive design course that covers: basic concepts; configurations of BLDC motors; magnetic modeling; steel selection; magnet characteristics and selection; electrical and mechanical considerations; brushless motor operation; magnetic elements and their performances; sizing and shaping the motor; stator winding design; motor drive schemes; performance characteristics; motor commutation patterns; thermal considerations; and design methodology and approach.

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 Two
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
Brad Frustaglio

Brad Frustaglio

Vice President
Yeadon Energy Systems

Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part Two

This is a comprehensive design course that covers: basic concepts; configurations of BLDC motors; magnetic modeling; steel selection; magnet characteristics and selection; electrical and mechanical considerations; brushless motor operation; magnetic elements and their performances; sizing and shaping the motor; stator winding design; motor drive schemes; performance characteristics; motor commutation patterns; thermal considerations; and design methodology and approach.

 
Certified Motion Control Professional Training Plus Exam (additional fee applies)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
CMCP Course 6 – Digital Servo Amplifier Basics
Matt Pelletier, Yaskawa America, Inc.
Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier

Functional Safety Architect
Yaskawa America, Inc.

CMCP Course 6 – Digital Servo Amplifier Basics

Basic operation of a digital servo amplifier, including servo control loops, tuning a servo system, defining system bandwidth and how to select the proper amplifier for applications. Basics of the major networks/field busses and advantages/disadvantages of each. Learn more about the Certification program here.

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
Marissa Tucker, Parker Hannifin
Marissa Tucker

Marissa Tucker

Product Manager
Parker Hannifin

CMCP Course 7 – Motion Controllers, Programming and System Design Basics

Overview of the software and hardware elements necessary to build a motion system, and how to integrate motion with other systems when designing a machine. Basic motion control software and programming languages. Learn more about the Certification program here.

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

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019
 
MCMA Technical Conference
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Check-In for MCMA 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 (Cost is on your own)

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019
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
KEYNOTE: Perception + Gizmos: A New Era of Automation Systems
Chris Laudando, The AgTech Company
Chris Laudando

Chris Laudando

Founder & Managing Director
The AgTech Company

KEYNOTE: Perception + Gizmos: A New Era of Automation Systems

Innovation (noun) – The most overused word in automation technology. We are inundated with marketing campaigns that describe small incremental changes to existing tech as "revolutionary" or "game-changing". We deploy these automation technologies into existing industries and commoditize our products. How do electric flying taxi's, robotic harvesting systems, and autonomous vehicles become as ubiquitous as arc welding robots? This session will review three automation system developments at Motivo, highlighting the strategies, trends, common challenges, and tremendous opportunities that exist for automation technology companies that truly want to innovate.

9:00 am to 9:30 am
Break - Move to Break Out Sessions
9:30 am to 10:15 am
Electrostatic Machines: An Emerging Platform
Justin Reed, C-Motive Technologies
Justin Reed

Justin Reed

CEO
C-Motive Technologies

Electrostatic Machines: An Emerging Platform

Electrostatic machinery concepts have existed for over 250 years but have never provided enough torque to be practical compared to classic electromagnetic machines. That is changing with the advent of liquid-filled electrostatic motors, generators and actuators. These machines can compete directly with rare earth permanent magnet machines, offering superior performance particularly at low speeds (e.g., 91% power reduction at stall!). This session will review the basic principles of both electromagnetics and electrostatics, compare their strengths and weaknesses (including why you’d want to use a weird new technology like this), present experimental results, and discuss applications.

9:30 am to 10:15 am
Designing and Building Quiet Motion Systems
George Bennett, Optimal Motion Inc.
George Bennett

George Bennett

President
Optimal Motion Inc.

Designing and Building Quiet Motion Systems

Customers have come to perceive a quiet, low vibration motion system as a quality design. They correctly presume that quiet systems take careful design and forethought. Many of us have been rudely surprised by our first prototype’s embarrassing squeals and peculiar noise patterns. High performance systems may have to be completely rethought to solve sound and vibration problems. This presentation will outline several typical design problems coupled with audio recordings of examples. We will discuss diagnostic techniques, how the controls and drivers affect acoustics, and how to avoid the issues through good design. We’ll include acoustic strategies that take advantage of the peculiarities of human hearing.

9:30 am to 10:15 am
How Temperature "Undoes" Great Work in Automated Dispensing Systems
Michael Bonner, Saint Clair Systems Inc.
Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner

VP - Engineering & Technology
Saint Clair Systems Inc.

How Temperature "Undoes" Great Work in Automated Dispensing Systems

The dispensing of fluids is a natural application to automate to eliminate variations caused by operator fatigue, distraction, etc. Whether you are printing a flyer, painting an automobile (or even a part of it), coating a metal container, sealing a welded seam, or gluing two parts together, the repeatability that automation brings is a no-brainer. Your outcome is determined by the physical properties of the fluid you are dispensing. And though these fluids are well-engineered in the laboratory, even the most carefully crafted formulation and dispensing system can create unacceptable results due to uncontrolled variables in the application process – and one of the most critical is viscosity. In this session we examine how variations in viscosity impact a fluid’s performance in application, its intractable relationship with temperature, and how these factors affect a modern automated fluid dispensing system. From this perspective, we then examine how fundamental control techniques can be applied to achieve consistent and repeatable results.

10:15 am to 11:00 am
Application of Alternate Hard and Soft Magnetic Materials in Traction
Motor Design to Reduce Rare Earth Material Content
Michael Rubbo, Electric Machine Specialists
Michael Rubbo

Michael Rubbo

Principal Consultant
Electric Machine Specialists

Application of Alternate Hard and Soft Magnetic Materials in Traction Motor Design to Reduce Rare Earth Material Content

Engineers face uncertainty applying high-energy, rare earth magnets in electric machines due to potential material shortages and price volatility. Using different magnet materials and alternative machine topologies can lower their risk. Alternative designs are discussed that leverage Alnico magnets and high permeability flux carrying materials to achieve the performance and cost of inner rotor machines using rare earth magnets. These alternative designs are radial flux, outer-rotor configurations with modifications to accommodate lower energy product magnets. Solutions to engineering challenges to cost-effectively remove heat from inner-stator windings are presented. They are compared to radial flux, inner-rotor constructions using Torque/Cost /Volume (Mass) calculations modified to include thermal performance.

10:15 am to 11:00 am
Smaller, Faster, Cheaper: Advances in Encoders and Linear Sensors for Robotics
Jarrod Orszulak, Everight Position Technologies Corp.
Jarrod Orszulak

Jarrod Orszulak

Sensor Application Specialist
Everight Position Technologies Corp.

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper: Advances in Encoders and Linear Sensors for Robotics

Commercial advances in robotics are occurring at an exponential rate. While the performance of rotary encoders and linear sensors is improving, their reduction in size and cost is far more responsible for their adoption into many recent robotic applications, from floor scrubbers to LIDAR for autonomous cars.

10:15 am to 11:00 am
Steering Clear of Automation Pitfalls
Jason Fortune, Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Jason Fortune

Jason Fortune

Director - Advanced Engineering Solutions
Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Steering Clear of Automation Pitfalls

As technology advances, production costs climb and the labor pool dwindles. Many manufacturers are looking to automation as a solution for meeting their manufacturing challenges. While automation may be a good solution, there are many factors that must be considered before investing time and money in a project. This applies even when using one or more of the “super easy to program” low-cost collaborative robots. We’ve seen well designed and executed applications go horribly wrong when the workforce was not properly prepared for the changes and challenges that automation brings to the workplace. In this session, we’ll share some strategies and tools you can use to steer clear of automation pitfalls. Discover a structured process for determining whether an application should be automated including framing the challenge, conducting an engineering analysis, verifying the business case, identifying stakeholders, and managing the project.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Overview of Dielectric Heating in Insulation
Aleta Wilder, University of Texas-Austin
Aleta Wilder

Aleta Wilder

Research Scientist
University of Texas-Austin

Overview of Dielectric Heating in Insulation

In responding to electromagnetic fields, insulation materials experience losses. These losses vary widely depending on the material, processing, voltage, and power waveform. Recognizing the presence of dielectric heating is especially important as electric machinery moves to higher voltages and/or broadband drives. The connection between dielectric heating and thermal aging will be discussed, as well as the use of analytic tools to characterize candidate insulation materials.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Advances in Motion Control Software for High-Tech Systems
Jason Goerges, ACS Motion Control
Jason Goerges

Jason Goerges

General Manager North America
ACS Motion Control

Advances in Motion Control Software for High-Tech Systems

Recent developments in motion control software capabilities and tools enable shorter time to market and reduced development effort to designers of high-tech systems in the fields of laser processing, additive manufacturing, precision dispensing, semiconductor inspection and processing, electronics assembly, and more. Examples of new software capabilities and tools will be presented. System builders and machine builders will discover how a real-time multitasking motion control language simplifies application development. Explore how fully programmable motion controller simulators can eliminate dependency on hardware for application development. Also covered is user interface platforms that reduce user interface development and maintenance effort.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Intelligent Tools to Shape Faster and Smarter Automation Adoption
Kristian Hulgard, OnRobot US Inc.
Kristian Hulgard

Kristian Hulgard

General Manager - Americas
OnRobot US Inc.

Intelligent Tools to Shape Faster and Smarter Automation Adoption

Smarter and more versatile robotic tools, or end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) — sensors, grippers and quick changers —empower robots to take over repetitive tasks, freeing them to handle adaptive, higher-precision and more intelligent applications that in the past were too complex to automate. More importantly, these advanced tools enable collaborative applications that allow workers and robots to operate safely side by side due to the user-friendly nature, intuitive programming and safety features of EOAT-fitted robots.

11:45 am to 2:30 pm
Group Lunch and Exhibits with Leading Companies
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Cause and Mitigation of Electric Motor Noise and Vibration
Brad Frustaglio, Yeadon Energy Systems
Brad Frustaglio

Brad Frustaglio

Vice President
Yeadon Energy Systems

Cause and Mitigation of Electric Motor Noise and Vibration

Small motor noise and vibration is detrimental to motor life, system life, and customer product satisfaction. This session will share noise analysis techniques for identifying the objectionable noise, determining the source, and delve in to methods to mitigate the objectionable noise.

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Architectures for High Performance Single Chip, SIL3 HFT=1 Silicon Carbide 3-level Electric Drives
Giulio Corradi, Xilinx
Giulio Corradi

Giulio Corradi

Principal Architect Industrial & Healthcare
Xilinx

Architectures for High Performance Single Chip, SIL3 HFT=1 Silicon Carbide 3-level Electric Drives

Nowadays the convergence of motion systems, drives, and PLC on the same system is pushing the performance envelope of the underlining control processors and requiring new architectures to support the application determinism. Silicon Carbide power switches are now cost effective and can improve efficiency and reduce overall drive size because of higher frequency switch. Mixed criticality is the paradigm driving the momentum, where functional safety is added on top of standard functions, residing possibly in a single chip. This session covers state-of-the-art architectural structures to combine high performances to control for 2-level and 3-level electric drives, its application partition on multicores, functional safety and model predictive control with hardware offloading. Experience gained in implementing and dealing with certification institutes are described as well. Today, designers of drives are faced by daunting new technologies and regulations, and many of them require additional help to fill the gap. This session will significantly help designer in understanding how to navigate these new technologies.

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Smart Manufacturing – How do Manufacturer’s Get Started?
Jeremy Drury, IoT Diagnostics
Jeremy Drury

Jeremy Drury

Vice President
IoT Diagnostics

Smart Manufacturing – How do Manufacturer’s Get Started?

We've heard the industry commentary, "nobody is actually doing IoT well" and "nothing in IoT is moving to scale." And yet we’re also hearing about Industry 5.0 or IoT 2.0, or the next best thing. That's painful and continues to create tension between corporate level expectations and engineering's task to deliver upon that reality. This has led to a conundrum where the hype of the technology has created a swell of opportunity, but has produced so much content, opinions (good and bad), that it's been nigh impossible for projects to marry vision and traction. This session will help guide you in reorienting a simpler path to success with a deeper dive on the benefits of contextual engineering and field-cases of easy, effective, turn-key IoT installations for asset health, energy monitoring, and overall equipment effectiveness.

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
Bearings 101: How a Bearing’s Component Design affects its Performance in an Application
Matt Hall, CW Bearing USA
Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Applications Engineer
CW Bearing USA

Bearings 101: How a Bearing’s Component Design affects its Performance in an Application

This session covers the basics of bearings and how each component affects a bearing's performance in an application. We’ll delve in to the importance of each bearing component's design and how it is critical to a bearing's overall performance in any given application. You’ll learn proper bearing fit to shafts and housings, plus the difference between slip fits and interference fits and when to use each. We’ll cover how to calculate rolling fatigue life as well.

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
Industrial IoT for Motors and Sensors
Varad Darji, B&R Industrial Automation
Varad Darji

Varad Darji

Product Owner
B&R Industrial Automation

Industrial IoT for Motors and Sensors

Motors and sensors are the workhorses of the industrial ecosystem and minimizing unplanned downtime of such assets yields tremendous value to equipment suppliers and users. Industrial IoT based artificial intelligence and machine learning provide optics to view even the smallest changes in operation over a longer period. Intelligent notifications and smart reports also allow maintenance personnel to match the problem when it starts to manifest, rather than general maintenance that may be too early, too late or even miss the pending failure completely. Join this session to learn how connected systems enable us to make better decisions faster.

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Modern Heat Extraction from Electrical Motors
Mircea Popescu, Motor Design Ltd.
Mircea Popescu

Mircea Popescu

Chief Technology Officer
Motor Design Ltd.

Modern Heat Extraction from Electrical Motors

Thermal stress on electrical machines is given by losses dissipated in the system: windings, rotor cages, magnets, and needs to be dissipated. Reducing the local losses like induced eddy-current losses in the electrical conducting regions, iron cores, magnets, and retaining sleeves is discussed. Efficient cooling system requires natural convection (totally enclosed non-ventilated), forced convection (air or liquid cooling), or radiation cooling (in the case of electrical machines, operating in vacuum environment). Thermal management is highly dependent on not only on the design, but on the manufacturing tolerances. Heat can be extracted through conduction, convection (natural and forced) and radiation. 3-dimensional problem which requires complex heat extraction phenomena will be addressed. You’ll learn the mechanisms and principles of extracting heat from electrical machines. State-of-the-art cooling electrical machines will be explored. And you’ll learn how to push cooling systems further to increase torque and power density in machines.

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Enable Powerful Safety Machinery Solutions with Controller Based Safety
James Grosskreuz, Rockwell Automation
James Grosskreuz

James Grosskreuz

Global Product Manager
Rockwell Automation

Enable Powerful Safety Machinery Solutions with Controller Based Safety

Discover the advantage of adding safety in your controller for your motion control applications. See how safety over EtherNet/IP for motion control application applies to safety functions beyond Safe Torque Off. See how integrated safety instructions provide that ability to improve machine productivity and gain critical insights into machinery operations.

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Optimal Applications and Motion Profiles for Zero Backlash Gearboxes
Tim Brennan, WITTENSTEIN
Tim Brennan

Tim Brennan

Senior Application Engineer
WITTENSTEIN

Optimal Applications and Motion Profiles for Zero Backlash Gearboxes

There is a new type of gearbox design in the market that is unlike any other gearbox to date -- it is not cycloidal, strain wave or planetary. This session will explain how a gearbox design with dynamic teeth, full-surface contact and logarithmic spiral deliver never-before seen performance metrics, with the combination of unparalleled torque density and torsional rigidity in a zero backlash solution. Understanding the kinematics and performance capabilities of this first-of-its-kind gearbox is critical in identifying optimal applications for its use.

4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Reception and Exhibits with Leading Companies
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
TechCon Group Dinner

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019
7:00 am to 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:45 am
KEYNOTE: Evolving Technology Trends in the Industrial Internet of Things
Kirk Smith, Intel
Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

PE, Control Systems Architecture
Intel

KEYNOTE: Evolving Technology Trends in the Industrial Internet of Things

The evolving pain points and insights from end users and customers provide the backdrop for the forward looking disruptions expected in next generation control system designs. The evolving technologies impacting the tradeoffs between edge and cloud computing paradigms are highlighted where impacts to machine operators, machine builders, and system integrators are discussed. Achieving value-add lifecycle scalability and sustainability in production is explored where harvesting the "pockets of excellence" and escaping "pilot purgatory" is required as IT-OT transformation and standardization impacts are realized for next generation system designs. As no "one-size fits all" solution exists, an understanding of the essential drivers behind the different architectures is also discussed that will directly impact successful future deployments.

8:45 am to 9:15 am
BREAK - Move to Break Out Sessions
9:15 am to 10:00 am
Motor Manufacturing Automation Success Stories in the Age of Industry 4.0
Julio Sanchez, Marsilli North America, Inc.
Julio Sanchez

Julio Sanchez

Sales Engineer
Marsilli North America, Inc.

Motor Manufacturing Automation Success Stories in the Age of Industry 4.0

In the challenging and niche environment of motor manufacturing, dynamic and flexible solutions are required to face its major difficulties. Manufacturing dilemmas such as automating an incomplete motor design, managing low-volume/high-mix production lines, steep ramp-up requirements, producing in multiple locations and high-volume/high-speed production requirements are faced in today's fast-paced sprint to electrification. A variety of flexible automation methodologies to manage these various challenges will be presented, including how such automation would also comply with Industry 4.0 standards. The session will also highlight examples of innovative motor winding and assembly techniques.

9:15 am to 10:00 am
Electric Actuator Technology Comparison: Integrated and Traditional Designs
Ryan Klemetson, Tolomatic, Inc.
Ryan Klemetson

Ryan Klemetson

Business Development Manager
Tolomatic, Inc.

Electric Actuator Technology Comparison: Integrated and Traditional Designs

As industrial automation technology has advanced, application demands have increased for flexibility, precision, efficiency and reliability in linear motion. This has resulted inconsiderable debate about the best overall solution – pneumatic or electric linear motion – for automation applications. Pneumatic cylinders have been a long-standing, popular solution for providing economical linear motion across a broad spectrum of manufacturing processes. Pneumatic systems are fairly simple to install and durable, and they provide a low-cost method of meeting linear motion and force requirements. Developments in electric rod style actuator designs and options now make electric technology an economical, viable alternative for machine builders to consider for linear motion applications. Electric actuators provide control and reliability advantages while meeting motion and force requirements. This session reviews factors that affect performance and feasibility of each technology including: motion control capabilities; force capabilities; velocity/acceleration/deceleration capabilities; system components and footprint; reliability, life and maintenance of devices; data collection; efficiency/leaks/utility costs; and shock/side loads.

9:15 am to 10:00 am
Sizing Motion Control Components and Drive Trains: Where to Start, How to Measure and What to Expect
John Ahart, WITTENSTEIN
John Ahart

John Ahart

Regional Sales and Engineering Manager
WITTENSTEIN

Sizing Motion Control Components and Drive Trains: Where to Start, How to Measure and What to Expect

Mechanical components play a key role in motion control systems. Learn what to consider when selecting gearboxes, rack & pinion, ball screw, and belt drives in servo motion applications. This session will start with entry level concepts such as inertia ratio and lost motion, and will progress to the use of software to simulate sophisticated motion control applications.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
A Look at What Magnet Operating Temperature Really Means
Michael Devine, Adams Magnetic Products
Michael Devine

Michael Devine

Senior Applications Engineer
Adams Magnetic Products

A Look at What Magnet Operating Temperature Really Means

Many magnet datasheets/catalogs list Maximum Operating Temperature for different grades of material. Sometimes there is a note about what goes into determining the limit, sometimes not. In most instances the listed Maximum Operating Temperature is either overly conservative or doesn’t account for real-world risks during operation. This session will review the current thinking behind the specifications and highlight instances where designers will need to spend extra attention in their applications so the magnets won’t demagnetize during operation.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Exploration of Different Motor Feedback Formats and When to Use Which Format
Torsten Becker, BOGEN Electronic GmbH
Torsten Becker

Torsten Becker

CEO
BOGEN Electronic GmbH

Exploration of Different Motor Feedback Formats and When to Use Which Format

Different applications use resolvers and encoders with very different output formats and the number of offered protocols seem to increase year on year. ABZ, Analog, Biss-C, IO-Link, DriveCliq, CANopen and many others are available in many different products. These different offerings offer advantages and disadvantages to engineers. This session aims at providing a summary of the different output formats, separating standards from company specific outputs and provide guidance, when to use which format. Concepts like daisy-chaining or commutation output direct from the encoder plus design guidelines on separating absolute from incremental output will be presented. Some case studies will introduce new advanced motion control concepts with different encoder formats.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
A Standardized Industrial Ethernet from Sensor to Cloud: OPC UA over TSN
John Kowal, B&R Industrial Automation
John Kowal

John Kowal

Marketing Director
B&R Industrial Automation

A Standardized Industrial Ethernet from Sensor to Cloud: OPC UA over TSN

OPC UA over TSN will be a powerful network standard for machine control, motion, machine-to-machine and IIoT connectivity with performance 18X that of current field buses. Learn how automation suppliers, machine builders and users will benefit from this upcoming standard. The session explores how OPC UA over TSN provides previously unavailable interoperability and deterministic performance for industrial automation and converged IT traffic. What differentiates OPC UA over TSN from legacy fieldbus protocols running on TSN will also be discussed.

10:45 am to 11:15 am
BREAK
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
KEYNOTE: Innovative Motion Control Applications at Procter & Gamble
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski

Robotics Innovation Technical Section Head
Procter & Gamble

KEYNOTE: Innovative Motion Control Applications at Procter & Gamble

Session description coming soon.

12:00pm
Conference Wrap

 

 

 

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