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Automation, Maintenance & Reliability Summit

Smart Manufacturing of the Future

March 21, 2024 | 8:00am - 12:30pm (ET)
(plus optional tour of Whirlpool immediately following lunch until 2:30pm)

Smart Factory Institute at the PIE Innovation Center
2215 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

#SmartFactoryInstitute

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About the Event

In the world of maintenance and industrial production, operations are continuing to transform as maintenance professionals are pushed to “digitally transform” and become more data driven. The ultimate goal is to execute effective condition-based maintenance, maximize asset reliability and avoid catastrophic failure, but how is this effectively accomplished? Explore how Industry 4.0 is enabling digital transformation decision-making and the role played by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), robotics, how the numerous existing sensor data can be used sensibly with connectivity, and how all of this leads to reliable control.​

The Automation, Maintenance, & Reliability Summit is aimed at plant, production, and manufacturing managers, as well as technical specialists, automation specialists, design/development professionals, and system integrators.

EVENT  WILL START IN

Keynote Presenter

2024 CONFERENCE AGENDA

(Speaker list is being continuously updated.)

OPENING

8:00am

Registration & Networking

8:30am

Welcome & Introduction to the Summit

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SPEAKER TO BE DETERMINED

FEATURED SPEAKER

8:45am

Are Your Maintenance KPI’s Making  your Company Worse by Using Them the Wrong Way?

A simple, but vital perspective on selecting and using KPIs for outstanding maintenance performance. We need certain KPIs to control our scarce maintenance resources and provide for plant success. Some KPIs are needed. Some popular KPIs can actually be counterproductive and by using them, we make our companies worse!  Other metrics simply waste our time in putting them together and reviewing them. Learn how to find and how to use critical KPIs.

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Rick Clonan

CMRP, RMIC, Implementation and Training Manager at Eruditio

PANEL DISCUSSION A

9:30am

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Maintenance & Reliability

In the world of maintenance and reliability, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have emerged as game-changing technologies that can revolutionize maintenance practices and enhance asset reliability. This panel focuses on leveraging AI and ML in maintenance to drive efficiency, optimize operations, and avoid catastrophic failures. By harnessing the vast amounts of data generated, organizations can gain valuable insights and make data-driven decisions that lead to effective condition-based maintenance. Hear how to leverage AI and ML tools to analyze sensor data, identify patterns, and predict equipment failures before they occur.

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Dr. Lynne Parker

Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Director, AI Tennessee Initiative

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Dr. Mongi A. Abidi

Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Tennesse, Knoxville

DISCUSSION SESSIONS

10:30am

Session A:

Utilizing IO-Link Connectivity for Effective Condition-Based Monitoring & Maintenance

In the age of smart manufacturing, condition-based monitoring has emerged as a critical strategy for optimizing asset reliability and performance. This session will explore modern ways in which intelligent devices and network innovations are revolutionizing the industrial space. Attendees will gain insights into practical applications of Industry 4.0 technologies, and how to increase reliability while turning streams of device data into quick, profitable business decisions.

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Brent Pye

Automation Sales Engineer – Southeast Region, Phoenix Contact USA

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11:15am

Session B:

Breaking the Reactive Maintenance Cycle

In the world of maintenance and industrial production, the reactive maintenance cycle is all too familiar, equipment fails, operations call maintenance, repairs are made and equipment is returned to operations until the next call when it is all repeated. But there is a solution: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). TPM holds the key to breaking free from the reactive churn. Rather than constantly battling the symptoms, TPM focuses on implementing proactive maintenance strategies and practices to prevent equipment failures and breakdowns focusing on continuous improvement and increased reliability. Hear about the core concepts of TPM and how they can revolutionize your maintenance operations. You will learn how to implement TPM strategies, such as autonomous maintenance, planned maintenance, and early equipment management.

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Derek Bartley

Vice President Operations, Georgia Source

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CLOSING

11:45

Closing Remarks

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Denise Rice

President & CEO, Peak Performance Inc., Operators of the Smart Factory Institute

LUNCH & NETWORKING

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking

12:30pm-

2:30pm

Limited Availability for Optional Tour of Whirlpool

TICKETS

INDIVIDUAL

Single Ticket
In-Person Attendance

$35

Access to all Sessions

Conference Bag

Lunch

*GROUP RATE: Use code GROUP6 for $70 off total price of 6 tickets at checkout.

VIRTUAL

Single Ticket
Online Attendance

$25

Access to all Sessions

Conference Box

Tickets
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