The Automation Conference 2013 edition produced enthusiastic keynote presentations, insightful industry presentations and automation technology seminars. The 2013 conference spotlighted topics or technology under these three automation areas: Process and Batch Control, Packaging Automation and Discrete Manufacturing.

Siemens Shows Depth of Integrated Automation Components | At The Automation Conference 2013, Siemens showed its controller, HMI and motor solutions that combine logic control, motion control, HMI and networking under a single development environment, TIA Portal.
Anixter Talks About Security of Industrial Communications | In its 4th year of participating in The Automation Conference, Anixter talked about its structured cabling, security and industrial communications and control solutions that support both the IT and controls departments to do their jobs.
From meeting with the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology to presenting at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, the Chicago-based Manufacturing Renaissance gathers a head of steam as it advocates for improved technical education in the U.S.
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If you weren’t able to make it to The Automation Conference 2013 in Chicago, have no fear. Though you missed out on networking with some 230 manufacturing, process plant and packaging professionals or joining in on sometimes quite lively discussions, you can still find out what our great lineup of experts had to share.
This video presentation from The Automation Conference 2013 explores the issue of centralized versus decentralized drive strategies for mechatronic system design.
Eric Byres is chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Tofino Security and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of SCADA security.
Dennis Brandl is a recognized authority on manufacturing execution systems, batch control and manufacturing operations management. He is the founder of BR&L Consulting Inc., a firm that specializes in manufacturing automation, operations and IT.
At the Automation Conference 2013, attendees learned about the benefits Campbell’s has received from its implementation of a data acquisition system some 10 years ago.
This presentation from The Automation Conference 2013 explains how advances in embedded technologies matter to both automation technology developers as well as end users.
The presenters in this video from The Automation Conference 2013 worked on the implementation of an online instrument asset monitoring system at Nova Chemicals’ Corunna, Ontario, plant. This system has been used to save hundreds of man hours during a major outage at the plant.
Dr. Gary Bertoline is Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue University and he contends that the problem with engineering education the U.S. dates back to a critical decision made in 1955. In this presentation from The Automation Conference 2013, Dr.
It's no secret that technicians and engineers rarely arrive at manufacturing facilities ready to function effectively in their jobs without training.
Dr. Niaz Latif, professor and head of the Department of Industrial Technology at Purdue University, was among those who attended The Automation Conference.
At The Automation Conference 2013, contract OTC pharma manufacturer Perrigo presented its Stage By Component process, where automated guided vehicles (AGVs) bring packaging materials to packaging line
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