Conference Program

Wednesday, May 14th

7:00 am    Registration Opens

8:00 am    Welcome Address

8:05 am    Featured Presentation
SIndustrial Road Map for Connected Machines
The hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) includes forecasts of trillions of dollars in economic growth driven by the ubiquity of sensors, devices and machines. This economic forecast is partly based on the rapid retirement of smart devices which have a useful life expectancy of two years. ARC will provide a vision for manufacturers to follow that can be used as roadmaps over the next decade to transform their equipment into “connected machines”. Using our experience in following technology, standards and industrial trends a practical and economic approach is outlined for manufacturers who seek to gain the benefits the IoT has to offer.
Sal Spada, Research Director, Discrete Automation, ARC

8:50 am Featured Presentation
Dan Jones 3A Review of the Latest High Torque Density Motors
This presentation will cover a number of brushless PM motors that have been designed to provide the highest possible torque in the smallest package. The review will include direct drive type motors as well as traction type motors in their various current applications.
Dan Jones, President, Incremotion Associates

9:30 am
Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0: Savings Start from the Factory Floor
Industry 4.0 has become a popular term within the larger industrial sector to describe the next technology-enabled sea change in Industry. In this case, the technology advancement is not electric power or IT but rather the proliferation of the Internet of Things, leading to Big Data and Analytics. According to Cisco, there are 10 billion devices networked together today and that number will grow to 50 billion by 2020. There will be an explosion of data at the device level, and the ability to leverage the data to improve and further automate operations and productivity has the potential to revolutionize the industrial market. In particular, at the production level, operators of motion control systems are concerned with efficiency of the machines, which means their motion control systems must provide actionable information on energy usage, security and safety.
Simone Gianotti, Offer Management, OEM Solutions – Motion, Schneider Electric

10:00 am    Networking Break/Dedicated Expo Hall Time

10:30 am
Sari-Germanos-_hsIndustrial Ethernet Comparison for Motion Control Applications
Several Ethernet based communications busses have been developed to handle real-time control for motion and distributed I/O. Which of these standards is best for your application requirements considering axis count, cycle time, jitter, EMC robustness and network topology? We will address these topics as well as further considerations including hot-plugabilty, safe motion and implementation and licensing costs. Attendees with receive a comprehensive comparison guide of the top five ethernet technologies available today.
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

11:00 am
Matt_Lecheler_Beckhoff_AutomationIntegrating Robotic Control into Standard Machine Controllers
Through the convergence well known controls principles, robotics and PLCs, new machine designs are now possible that result in game-changing advantages for machine builders and manufacturers. These benefits include reduced wiring, network and software platforms that are shared with the overall machine automation system and a significantly reduced machine footprint. This has led to the advent of higher performance mechatronic solutions for numerous applications including product packaging with variable product flow, complex material handling lines and many more.
Matt Lecheler, Motion Specialist, Beckhoff Automation

11:30 am
IMG_2499 smallggPWM Techniques Used in Motor Drives: Inherent Problems and Their Impact on System Performance
Is your motor drive designed to take maximum advantage of pwm techniques?   This presentation will examine problems found in commercially available pwm drives; how to identify them and how to minimize them. Topics include reducing the effect of power/torque waste from ‘tail dragging’ in three- phase machines; inductance impact including motor losses; reduce parts count in the drive;  trade-offs inherent in standard pwm approaches (advantages/disadvantage).  This  presentation will appeal to the motor drive designer who has to meet these challenges every day and users who need to select the best drive for their application.
George Bennett, President, Optimal Motion
George Gulalo, President, MTT Technical Services

12:00 pm   Lunch Break/Dedicated Expo Hall Time

1:15 pm
Sharon-Fay_LineStreamMotion in Minutes: Single and Multi-Axis Speed and Position Control
This session will expose participants to the latest in high performance control technology for elevators, textiles, CNC, robotics, and servo drive applications.Participants will discover how this technology can simplify design, enable rapid system tuning, and improve the performance of single and multi-axis speed and position applications. Motor/motion systems engineers and OEM project engineers are encouraged to attend.
Sharon Fay, Director of Product Management, LineStream Technologies

1:45 pm
markAdding Advanced Features to Everyday Brushed Motors
Brushed motors are the most common and lowest cost motor type in use today with nearly 10 billion brushed motors ship every year across a wide variety of automotive, industrial and toy applications. Though these motors are simple by design, it is actually easy to add advanced features usually only seen on more advanced, and expensive, motor types. This presentation details three easy to implement techniques including closed loop seed control using BEMF, nonlinear input to output response and PWM dithering to improve low speed performance. This interactive presentation uses an embedded system to describe that hardware and software needed to implement the techniques described and also includes a live demonstration.
Mark E. Buccini, Advanced and Ultra-Low Power Systems, Texas Instruments

2:15 pm
Smarter Motion Control Systems: Innovations In PWM Drive Technology for Nanometer Level Motion Control Applications
Traditionally, manufacturers of equipment with demanding motion control requirements such as front end semiconductor inspection, FPD metrology, biomedical scanning, and more, have often been required to use linear servo drives to meet aggressive motion stage performance requirements, such as nanometer level standstill jitter and finely controlled velocity. Unfortunately, linear drives inherently suffer from inferior efficiency, and therefore higher costs and larger footprints, when compared to their PWM counterparts. There are new design techniques and control algorithms that can exceed the motion performance of linear drives, while maintaining the efficiency and elegance of digital PWM drives. Enabling technologies, control architectures, and real world examples will be discussed.
Jason Goerges, General Manager, ACS Motion Control

2:45 pm  Networking Break

3:00 pm
Advancements in Motion Control Offer More Productive, Simplified Conveying
Light duty conveying applications are ubiquitous in manufacturing as well as industrial and commercial machinery. Recent advancements in motion control technology can offer increased productivity and flexibility over conventional fixed speed conveying systems with a simplified electromechanical design in a smaller package size. Other benefits of applying such motion control technology in conveying applications include reduced energy consumption and maintenance as well as increased durability. New integral control motor technology permits conveyor drives to be deployed as either stand-alone systems or working in conjunction with machinery PLCs.
John Morehead, National Sales Manager, Crouzet Motors

3:30 pm
Sine Commutated “Servo” Stepping Motors
New advances in controlling stepping motors are switching servo applications and saving 50 percent or more. Closed-loop sine commutated stepper motors combine the advantages of a high torque stepper and servo motor technologies. Sine Commutated stepping motors produce up to three times more torque than the same size servo motor at lower speeds, so they can direct drive many applications eliminating the cost of a gearbox. Sine Commutated stepper motors deliver high energy efficiency, smoothness and high load tolerance. Compared to servo-motors, sine commutated stepper motors have the same on the fly error correction during the move. Because they of eliminating the gearbox they are often smaller and more precise because of no backlash. Integrated motor, encoder and control solutions reduce panel space and greatly simplify wiring.
Mike McShane, North American Sales Manager, Nanotec

4:00 pm     After Hours Networking Event in the Expo Hall