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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2023 SUMMIT AGENDA
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Registration & Networking
President & CEO, Peak Performance Inc., Operators of the Smart Factory Institute
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.
Senior Engineering Manager, WACKER
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.
Vertical Market Manager, Factory Automation, Phoenix Contact
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!
Low Cost Automation Specialist, igus
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.
Andrew Taylor, P.E., F.ASME
Senior Program Manager, TVA
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.
Dr. Gokhan Erdemir,
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Lunch & Networking
Visit the Snap-On Mobile Truck and Piedmont National with their Fetch Robots during this lunch and networking session.
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.
Vice President, Xpress Global Systems
Regional TPM Manager, Mars
Senior Manager P2MRO, Motion
Optional Tour of WACKER Charleston Plant
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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