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Automation, Maintenance & Reliability Summit

Smart Manufacturing of the Future

February 23, 2024 | 8:00am - 2:00pm (ET)

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

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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 safety engineers, technical specialists, automation specialists, design/development managers, and system integrators.

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TICKETS

INDIVIDUAL

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In-Person Attendance

$35

Access to all Sessions

Conference Bag

Lunch

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$25

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2023 SUMMIT AGENDA

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OPENING

8:00am

Registration & Networking

8:30am

Welcome

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Denise Rice

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

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FEATURED PRESENTATION

8:45am

Adopting & Implementing an Asset Reliability Program

How do you determine if Asset Reliability is right for your organization?  Do you wait for equipment to fail, are you struggling with process uptime, is safety a constant concern?  Admitting the need for change is the first step towards the implementation of a robust Asset Reliability Program.  In this session, one manufacturer shares how they utilized LEAN Six Sigma methodology to determine the need for asset reliability and how they started down the journey towards implementation.

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Derek Kozlowski

Senior Engineering Manager, WACKER

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SESSION I

9:45am

Session A:

Simplified Methods for Reducing Energy and Improving OEE

Reduction in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions have become the increasingly important to manufacturers both large and small. The challenge is where to start? In this session, Phoenix Contact will show low cost, low impact ways to monitor and control energy within your plant. By monitoring energy at the machine level, a secondary benefit can be found – detection of anomalies within the machine that can help to reduce downtime and increase OEE. Practical, real world use cases will be shared to help inspire you to begin the journey to energy savings and improved machine utilization at your facility.

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Mike Brooks

Vertical Market Manager, Factory Automation, Phoenix Contact

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BREAKOUT SESSION

10:30am

Session A:

Lowering Automation Costs Through Maintenance & Materials

In the ‘Lowering Automation Costs’ presentation, igus will cover why its Automation is low cost and how they continue to lower expenses through innovation. They will also discuss how LCA cost reduction improves ROI timeline, how it democratizes automation for broader reach, and how they simplify shopping for automated assemblies and increase price transparency with RBTX. A brief sneak peek of igus’ future of predictive maintenance (iSense and iCee) will conclude the presentation!

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Cade Webster

Low Cost Automation Specialist, igus

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Session B:

Engineering Ethics

The need for engineers to perform their duties with integrity, to use their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare, to be honest and impartial, and to strive to increase the prestige of the engineering profession – to follow a code of engineering ethics --  is no less now than it was when the first American school of engineering was established back in 1802 at West Point, or when the École Polytechnique was created in France in 1794.

 

In this session, case studies will be examined to identify situations where engineers were called on to use some fairly rigorous ethical decision-making skills. Whether they met these challenges, whether any of us would have met these challenges, and whether we are prepared to meet these challenges going forward will be part of the discussion. References, resources and recommendations for follow-up study of engineering ethics will be reviewed.

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Andrew Taylor, P.E., F.ASME

Senior Program Manager, TVA

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SESSION II

11:15am

Using Autonomous Mobile Robots in Manufacturing and Warehousing

Manufacturing and warehousing companies are boosting productivity with Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). These robots can transport the movement of raw materials, intermediary product, and finished goods across factory floors and warehouses efficiently and independent of human intervention. In this session learn what ARMs are, what they can do and how they operate safely and autonomously. We will view use cases showing how AMRs are being used in different manufacturing settings and hopefully give you some ideas on how these advanced robots might benefit your business. 

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Dr. Gokhan Erdemir,

Associate Professor

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Erkan Kaplanoglu,

Associate Professor

LUNCH & NETWORKING

11:45am

Lunch & Networking

Visit the Snap-On Mobile Truck and Piedmont National with their Fetch Robots during this lunch and networking session.

PANEL DISCUSSION

12:15pm

Total Productive Maintenance

Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a system of maintaining and improving the effectiveness of production through assets, employees, and processes that maximize equipment availability. Hear from maintenance and engineering experts on lessons learned in truly implementing a TPM system.

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Derek Bartley

Vice President, Xpress Global Systems

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Robert Chastain

Regional TPM Manager, Mars

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Edward Duda

Senior Manager P2MRO, Motion

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WRAP-UP

1:00pm

Closing Remarks

1:30pm

Optional Tour of WACKER Charleston Plant

2:00pm

Adjourn

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The Automation, Maintenance, & Reliability Summit is part of this year's Chattanooga Engineers Week

EWeek will run from February 19th to the 25th. This year’s theme — Creating the Future — recognizes how engineers play a vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges that impact future generations.

Check out this year's EWeek Events!

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