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
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 (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)
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: Integrated Robotic Control into Machine Controllers - Matt Lecheler, Motion Specialist, Beckhoff Automation
Through the convergence well known controls principles, 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.