Panel Builder System Integrator

October, 22, 2019

By Mario Martin

Just picture it, Chicago in November...

The frost is in the air, you can see your breath as you step out onto Michigan Avenue and see the glowing holiday decorations. Yet, surrounded by the allure of the fall colors in Chicago, one thing remains top of mind for professionals in the automation industry - Automation Fair.

But with travel budgets to consider, why travel to Chicago, Illinois, U.S. to attend Automation Fair from November 20-21 this year? Here are a few reasons to brave the Midwest weather for the Windy City:

  1. Automation Fair is an industrial and technology expo– although we do get so have some fun, like watching our friends fromFIRST show off their STEM skills, as well as meeting our You Make It Challenge finalists. Still, our event is a serious professional development opportunity, with more than 130 forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions. You could easily spend the entire two days hearing industry professionals present cutting-edge use cases and taking copious notes in interactive sessions.

When you get back to the plant or office, you’ll have months’ worth of lunch-and-learns to train up your team. You can also earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for yourself. After Automation Fair, you can apply your new expertise and skillset to help your company achieve faster time-to-market, lower your total cost of ownership and improve your enterprise risk management. You know, all those good things that lead to raises and promotions.

  1. It’s not just Rockwell Automation.Automation Fair is many things Rockwell Automation, but more than 100 of our system integrator, OEM, complementary product and strategic alliance partners are attending and exhibiting. They are staffing booths with their newest innovations and presenting projects that brought quantifiable results for their customers. You can learn what they do, how they do it, and see how it all connects with the latest control, power and information technologies in the industrial automation space.
  2. The networking is epic.Last year more than 11,000 people attended Automation Fair in Philadelphia, and countless informal conversations took place between professionals just like you. Yes, you’ll learn a lot in tech sessions and labs, but the connections you can make with industry peers are equally valuable.

You can walk away from Automation Fair with your LinkedIn profile exploding with new connections. And you never know who you might end up sitting next to at lunch, it could be a system integrator ideal for your next project or a member of the press curious to know more about your business.

  1. Speaking of lunch…did you know lunch is free? Overall, Automation Fair is a pretty cheap trip. There are plenty of hotels near McCormick Place, and Chicago is a hub for major airline carriers, so it’s likely you can score an affordable direct flight. So, book early!

Unlike some events that drag on for a week, Automation Fair is a lean, tight two days. You can easily be back in the office or plant by the end of the week.

  1. Getting away from work can be tough...and even when you’re traveling, it often follows. That’s not a problem with Automation Fair. The programming is broad and flexible enough that if you need to take an hour two for business, you can configure your schedule to make it work.

Plan your days before setting your out of office message so you can make good use of your time – the sessions are organized by track or you can review the offerings by industry with our Ideal Day Planners tool.

Run through our Automation Fair web page and check out the resources to help you get to the premier technology exhibit and educational event for industrial automation.

Changing Scene

  • Prev
  “Data is the new raw material”, Dr Friedhelm Loh said back in 2016 when laying the ...
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is proud to announce the release of their newly redesigned website. ...
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) has announced ...
Intertec Instrumentation is launching a range of tough field enclosures for housing remote I/O and ...
nVent Electric plc recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Eldon, a privately held ...
Canada continues to be an excellent performer for HARTING, recording double digit revenue growth on ...
  For the past number of months Proax Technologies Ltd. has been in discussions with ...
  Phoenix Contact Canada is pleased to announce that Roger Hallett has accepted the ...
  Machine designers are required to design safety into more industrial systems than ever. ...
Pilz Canada officially opened their Canadian Facility surrounded by Industry Partners, colleagues ...

One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.


The Friedhelm Loh Group is taking over IoTOS, enhancing Industrial IoT like never before!

Friedhelm Loh Group“Data is the new raw material”, Dr Friedhelm Loh said back in 2016 when laying the foundation stone for Rittal's new factory in Haiger. The world’s most advanced automated and digitally integrated production of small and compact enclosures is currently being started up and already generating 18 terabytes of data every day. Furthermore, today Rittal, German Edge Cloud and IoTOS are now offering the first real-time comprehensive solution for edge cloud-based data management and data availability along the entire supply chain, from usage via intelligent analysis and to secure and customer-controlled data transfer in a highly efficient overall environment. 

Read More

Schunk: Magic of tombstones and pyramids

SchunkAt first glance unspectacular – but on closer inspection more versatile than virtually any other clamping device: tombstones and clamping pyramids are have regarded as somewhat mystical, probably because they also change their appearance from machine to machine. When used carefully, they multiply the number of workpieces in the machine room and thus offer ideal preconditions for reducing idle time and catapulting the unmanned machine running time upwards with high flexibility – provided that the clamping devices are carefully matched to this.

 


Read More

Need a Reason to Go to Automation Fair 2019 in Chicago? Here’s Five!

RockwellBy Mario Martin

Just picture it, Chicago in November...

The frost is in the air, you can see your breath as you step out onto Michigan Avenue and see the glowing holiday decorations. Yet, surrounded by the allure of the fall colors in Chicago, one thing remains top of mind for professionals in the automation industry - Automation Fair.

But with travel budgets to consider, why travel to Chicago, Illinois, U.S. to attend Automation Fair from November 20-21 this year? Here are a few reasons to brave the Midwest weather for the Windy City:

Read More

Canadian Companies Announce the First-ever German Technology Day with a Focus on Industry 4.0 Solutions

 

RittalEPLAN, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, four companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s inaugural German Technology Days.

Each company will share their latest industry-leading, energy-efficient solutions, and introduce you to some of the most innovative technology in the industry!

 

 

 

 

 Read More

 

Product News

  • Prev
Power management company Eaton has added a new ‘compact’ model to its class-leading MTL ...
DataMax Extreme Industrial Profinet cables are a two-pair shielded construction with 22AWG twisted ...
The IP20 product family from Bihl+Wiedemann welcomes a new member: The ASi-5 counter module is ...
Balluff’s leading line of fork sensors now includes IP69K-rated stainless steel, self-contained, ...
Endress+Hauser’s extremely compact Picomag, already the gold standard in maintenance-free flow ...
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is extending its time-tested 369 ...
Festo’s latest vision sensor, the economical SBSI, provides quick and easy installation and ...
Balluff’s inductive couplers connect up to eight discrete sensors across a small air gap, ...
The new AEP series of reinforced thermoplastic compact limit switches includes a variety of ...
Festo has created the Simplified Motion Series of electric drives for jobs requiring very simple ...
Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2019 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil