On Sept. 9, 2014, at MDA and IMTS, the 2nd MDA Conference will once again bring industry experts in order to discuss best practices in motion control, power transmission, and fluid power. Helping manufacturing professionals to increase efficiency and productivity, this year’s program will cover industrial communications, robotic control, guidance and inspection, linear actuators, 3D printing and 3D machining.
The MDA Conference is co-organized by GIE Media and Hannover Fairs USA, the US office of the organizer of the world’s largest manufacturing technology tradeshow HANNOVER MESSE.
MDA Conference Schedule - Tuesday 9/9/14
9:00 – 9:55
Trends in Industrial Communications for the Factory of the Future
Sercos International e.V., Sussen, Germany
Peter Lutz, Managing Director
10:00 – 10:55 (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)
Practical Application of 3D Machine Vision in Robotic Guidance, Motion and Inspection
Fanuc America Corp.
David L. Dechow, Staff Engineer
11:00 – 11:55
Best Practices for Specifying Linear Actuators
Bob Ward, Product Manager
12:00 – 1:10
1:15 – 2:10
Integrated Robotic Control into Machine Controllers
Beckhoff Automation LLC
Matt Lecheler, Motion Specialist
2:15 – 3:10
“Function Integration” – How It Saves Time While Increasing Productivity
Sean O’Grady, Product Manager
3:15 – 4:10
Inertially Optimized Motion Control System Drives New 3D Printer
Mike Everman, Founder and CEO
SPOTLIGHT: Practical Application of 3D Machine Vision in Robotic Guidance, Motion and Inspection - David Dechow, Staff Engineer, Fanuc America
This conference session will present a thorough discussion of the application of 3D machine vision for industrial automation including robotic guidance, control of motion, and in-line inspection of parts and assemblies. The session will educate attendees in the theory of 3D machine vision, and will examine the differences between various 3D imaging techniques as currently used in industrial applications. The speaker will detail several classes of 3D machine vision components available in the marketplace. The presentation will provide real-life examples of 3D imaging for machine vision, and how the technology is used in various applications. The speaker will also present some advanced 3D concepts and components that have yet to be widely applied, but have potential for the future. The presentation will be targeted for engineering professionals and project/corporate managers with some experience in machine vision and a further interest in 3D technologies.