<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=nziv8&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="//t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=nziv8&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0">


Get Up-to-Date on the Latest in Industrial Automation Trends for 2019

Join us Wednesday, December 19 for workshops, a trade show, networking & Griffins hockey!

Register Now ›


Learn About the Latest in Industrial Controls and Regulations from Experts at Siemens, Rittal, Turck, Datalogic and Fortress

Join representatives from Electro-Matic, Siemens, Rittal, Turck and your engineering colleagues before the puck drop to learn about the latest in industrial controls, automation, IoT, UL 508A safety solutions, and more. After the workshops, network with colleagues and then find your seats for the Griffins hockey game.


When:   Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Where:   Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cost:   FREE
Schedule:   9:00  - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00 
1:00 - 5:00
5:00  -  7:00

Check-In & Workshops
Trade show & Networking
Puck drop

Agenda & Presentation Details

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00: A "New Way of Motion" Workshop Presented by SIEMENS
    A hands-on workshop focusing on the easy and efficient new solution  for motion control applications (Limited class size). 

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00: UL 508A: Safety and Security with on Simple Switch Presented by Rittal
    See how you can keep your staff safe and meet UL508A standards with the TS 8 Flange Mount Disconnect. 

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00: RFID-U Technology and Safety Hybrid Blocks Presented by Turck
    Get the latest on Turck's newly released hybrid safety blocks and versatile RFID technology. 

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: What's New in Industrial Controls for 2019 Presented by SIEMENS
    Learn about the latest in Siemens Controls designed to reduce wiring, labor, complexity, size, and energy consumption. 

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: What's New in Automation for 2019 Presented by SIEMENS
    Automation outside the box! Watertight automation systems can be mounted directly on the plant floor, with no control cabinet – saving you time, money and space. 
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Integration of Reliable Drive Systems
    Learn how SIEMENS SINAMICS  Drive family integrates into TIA Portal and Rockwell Studio 5000. 

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Extending the Digital Thread to the Plant Floor with TIA Portal 
    Come experience the innovative TIA Portal – a single engineering framework that seamlessly integrates multiple controllers, distributed I/O, safety, networks, HMI, drives, motion and security.

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade show and networking

  • 7:00 PM: Puck Drop