Register to Attend

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Advanced Optics for Vision

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Stuart Singer

Schneider Optics, Inc.

Advanced Optics for Vision - CVP-Advanced Certification

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Getting Started with Robotics

Bob Rochelle

Güdel, Inc.

Getting Started with Robotics

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Fundamentals of Machine Vision

CVP-Basic Certification Class

Dave Dechow

FANUC America Corporation

The Fundamentals of Machine Vision - CVP-Basic Certification

8:45 am - 9:45 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage

(free to all atttendees)

Andrew Winston (& Panel)

Author of Green to Gold

 

Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competetive Advantage: Lessons Learned from Leaders in Innovative Facility Design

Andrew Winston will lead a panel of manufacturing and supply chain sustainability leaders as they discuss how companies both large and small can use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value and build stronger supply chains. Learn first-hand how leading brands have successfully incorporated environmentally sound practices into their facility design and how it is driving efficiency and cost savings.

Panelists:

  • Andrew Winston, Sustainability expert and author of Green to Gold
  • Tamara Baker, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS
  • Randolf L. Bradley, Technical Fellow, Supply Chain Management, The Boeing Company
  • Rick Bingle, Vice President of Supply Chain, REI
9:00 am - 11:00 am
New Developments in Flexible Manufacturing

Sean O'Grady

Festo Corporation

The Trend Toward Flexible Manufacturing

Larry Sweet

Georgia Tech

Advanced Robot Manufacturing Technologies Driving Growth Through Increased Production Flexibility

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Implementing IIoT and Industry 4.0 Solutions

Will Healy III

Balluff Inc.

Successful IIoT Implementation Strategy

Thomas Burke

OPC Foundation

Start Building Practical Field-to-Enterprise IIoT Connectivity with OPC UA

Anjelica Warren

National Instruments

Is Your Data Acquisition System Ready for Big Analog Data

Daron Underwood

KINGSTAR

How to Transform Windows 10 IoT Into an RTOS

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Advanced Vision Lighting

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Jonathan Ludlow

Microscan Systems, Inc.

Advanced Vision Lighting - CVP-Advanced Certification

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fluorescence and Life Science Imaging in Automated Vision Applications

Jeff Carmichael

Chroma Technology Corp.

Fluorescence and Life Science Imaging in Automated Vision Applications

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Successfully Working with Robotics System Integrators

Michael Marseglia

Calvary Robotics

Successfully Working with Robotics System Integrators

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Beginning Optics for Machine Vision

CVP-Basic Certification Class

Greg Hollows

Edmund Optics

Beginning Optics for Machine Vision - CVP Basic Certification

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ANSI/RIA 15.06 Robot Safety Standard Compliance

Jeff Fryman

JDF Consulting

ANSI/RIA 15.06 Robot Safety Standard Compliance

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Servo Loop Bandwidth, Motor Sizing and Power Dissipation

Mark Halcomb

Senior Engineer - Motion Control Specialist, Celera Motion

Servo Loop Bandwidth, Motor Sizing and Power Dissipation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Advanced Vision System Integration

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

David Dechow

FANUC America Corporation

Advanced Vision System Integration - CVP-Advanced Certification

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Advances in 3D Vision

Jim Anderson

SICK Inc.

3D Vision - Multiple Ways of Getting Data and Which is Best for My Application

Dr. Athinodoros Klipfel

AT-Automation Technology GmbH

3D Vision – Laser Triangulation Combined with Smart Apps

Juha Saily

FocalSpec, Inc.

New Line Confocal Imaging for High-Resolution 3D Surface Imaging Applications

TBD

TBD

3D Vision in Bin Picking Applications

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Reliable Vision Application Development

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Robert Tait

GE Global Research

Reliable Vision Application Development - CVP-Advanced Certification

8:00 am - 10:30 am
Beginning Lighting for Machine Vision

CVP-Basic Certification Class

Daryl Martin

Advanced illumination

Beginning Lighting for Machine Vision - CVP Basic Certification

8:45 am - 9:45 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Industry 4.0 – How Intelligent Machines are Transforming Supply Chains

(free to all atttendees)

Markus Lorenz

Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

 

Industry 4.0 – How Intelligent Machines are Transforming Supply Chains

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: machines infused with intelligence. This transformation will transform how manufacturing and supply chains work today. During this keynote, Markus Lorenz will explore the many ways this revolution will impact our industry, the economy and what kinds of new jobs it will create.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Marissa Tucker

Parker Hannifin

Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion - MCMA CMCP Course

9:00 am - 10:00 am
When Your Articulated Robot Comes Up Short

Joe Campbell

Güdel Inc.

When Your Articulated Robot Comes Up Short

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Keith Knight

AMETEK

Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems - MCMA CMCP Course

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Collaborative Robots: Opportunities and Challenges

Scott Beute and Tyler McCoy

JR Automation Technologies

Collaborative vs. Industrial Robotics in Advanced Applications

Roberta Nelson Shea

Universal Robots

Safety Implications of Collaborative Robots

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Is Automation Right for Your Company?

Craig Salvalaggio

Applied Manufacturing Technologies

What are the Key Factors to Consider before Deploying Automation?

Paul Santi

FANUC America Corporation

The Value of Teaming Humans with Robots and Automation in the Connected Factory

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Innovations in Integrated Safety

Zachary Stank

Phoenix Contact

Innovations in Safety: Bridging Safety onto Automation Networks

Craig Nelson

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Drives Based Safety Integration is Changing the Machine Landscape

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Steve Kinney

CCS America Inc.

Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology - CVP-Advanced Certification

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Robot Simulation - A Tool for Project Success

Charles Gates

Weldon Solutions

Robot Simulation - A Tool for Project Success

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Keith Knight

AMETEK

Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia - MCMA CMCP Course

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Automation Fundamentals

John Lucier

Methods Machine Tools

A Beginners Guide to Robot Automation

Bhaskar Ramakrishnan

DWFritz Automation, Inc.

Why Inspection is Critical to Automation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Successful Robotic Application Case Studies

Zane Michael

Yaskawa Motoman

How State-of-the-Art Robotic Welding can Solve your Welder Labor Shortage

Carl Vause

Soft Robotics Inc.

Opportunities and Challenges for Robotic Automation in the Food Industry

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Perform a Risk Assessment for Robot Safety Standard Compliance

Jeff Fryman

JDF Consulting Enterprises

How to Perform a Risk Assessment for Robot Safety Standard Compliance

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Gordon Ritchie

Kollmorgen

Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics - MCMA CMCP Course

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fundamentals of Camera and Image Sensor Technology

CVP-Basic Certification Class

Jon Chouinard

1stVision, Inc.

The Fundamentals of Camera and Image Sensor Technology - CVP Basic Certification

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Collaborative Robots: Getting Started

Samuel Bouchard

Robotiq

Scaling Your Collaborative Robotic Capabilities

Douglas Peterson

Universal Robots

Are You Too Small for Robotics?

Brian Carlisle

Precise Automation

Speeding Up Collaborative Robots

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Jim Wiley

Parker Hannifin

Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing - MCMA CMCP Course

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Emergence of Embedded Vision and How it Impacts your Company

Brandon Treece

National Instruments

Leverage the Performance of Your Embedded Vision System for More than Just Vision

TBD

TBD

Enabling Heterogeneous Architectures in Embedded Systems

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3D Vision System Development

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Dr. Mattias Johannesson

SICK Inc.

3D Vision System Development - CVP-Advanced Certification

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How Manufacturing is Impacted by IIoT / Industry 4.0

TBD

TBD

Software, Robots, IoT and Real Steps to Industry 4.0

Andy Chang

KUKA Robotics

Bringing the Internet of Robotics to Life

Dan Hasley

CENIT North America

Advanced Manufacturing and Future Production Environments

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborative Robots: Safety Implications

Carole Franklin

RIA

Overview of ISO/TS15066

Thomas Knauer

Omron STI

Safety Sensor Technologies Enabling Closer Human-Robot Collaboration

Michael Wagner

Edge Case Research

Challenges in Testing and Validation of Collaborative Robotic Technologies

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

World of Automation Networking Party

(ticket required)

World of Automation Networking Party

Join us for an international themed evening of networking with exhibitors, speakers, and attendees featuring entertainment, beverages, and international food.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Image Processing Fundamentals

CVP-Basic Certification Class

Nicolas Vazquez

National Instruments

Image Processing Fundamentals - CVP Basic Certification

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Advances in End of Arm Tooling

Carl Vause

Soft Robotics, Inc.

New Advances in End of Arm Tooling and Robotic Grippers

Juergen Kortberg

ASS End of Arm Tooling

3D Printed End of Arm Tooling and Fixtures

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Practical Uses of Vision Guided Robotics

Kevin Ackerman

JMP Engineering

Planning and Implementing Real world Vision Guided Robotics

TBD

TBD

Integration of Miniature Machine Vision Systems into Robotic Applications

Alena Verameyeva

Opto Engineering

Advanced Vision Inspection and Precision Measurement with Robotic Guidance

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Collaborative Robots: A New Type of Collaboration – Mobile Robots

Aldo Zini

Aethon

Connecting Islands of Automation with Mobile Robots

Corey Ryan

KUKA Robotics

Making Mobile Robots Practical

Scott Wu

Omron Adept Technologies

Benefits of Deploying Mobile Robots in Manufacturing

Melonee Wise

Fetch Robotics

Turn on a Dime: Warehouse Optimization With Mobile Robots

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Advanced Color Machine Vision and Applications

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Dr. Romik Chatterjee

Graftek Imaging

Advanced Color Machine Vision and Applications - CVP-Advanced Certification

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Digital Servo Amplifier Basics

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Marissa Tucker

Parker Hannifin

Digital Servo Amplifier Basics - MCMA CMCP Course

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Advances in Motion Control Technologies

Jerry Leitz

KINGSTAR

Auto-Configuring Your Servo Motors and Drives on EtherCAT to Save Time and Money

Robert Mastromattei

Celera Motion

Performance Improvements from Slotless Motors

Aaron Dietrich

Tolomatic

Electric Rod Actuators vs. Hydraulic Cylinders – Which is Best for Your Application?

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Motion Controllers, Programming, and System Design Basics

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Course

Nate Holmes

National Instruments

Motion Controllers, Programming, and System Design Basics - MCMA CMCP Course

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Practical Benefit of Risk Assessment: Zone Determination by Layout Analysis

Mark Nehrkorn

SICK, Inc.

Practical Benefit of Risk Assessment: Zone Determination by Layout Analysis

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Collaborative Robots: Technologies and Applications

Markus Walderich

SCHUNK Inc.

Grippers for Human Robot Collaboration

David Dechow

FANUC America Corporation

Applying Machine Vision for Collaborative Robot Applications

Eric Cowan

Continental Automotive Systems

Collaborative Robot Use Cases in Electronics Manufacturing

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Certified Vision Professional - Basic Level EXAM

Advance registration and fee required
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Power of Magic: Know your Customer and Where they are Going

(free to all atttendees)

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Chairman & CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises

 

The Power of Magic: Know your Customer and Where they are Going

Perhaps best known as a National Basketball Association (NBA) legend, two-time Hall of Famer, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has enjoyed an equally successful second career in business. He has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of #1 Brand in Urban America valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars.

 

As customers and markets move very quickly, products and solutions must be relevant to where customers are today and where they are going to be tomorrow. In this fireside chat with DC Velocity Group Editorial Director Mitch Mac Donald, the NBA legend and Entrepreneur will reveal the secrets to his business and personal success. Join us as he drives home how his core focus on customer service — by always over delivering on customer expectations — propelled his business investments forward.

 

Learn first-hand, how he dedicated himself to bringing jobs and high quality products and services to underserved communities. He did this by developing unprecedented partnerships with major corporations as he wrote the corporate blueprint for engagement and success with urban consumers across America.

10:00 am - 11:30 am
CMCP Course Review and Exam Prep

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Program

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Future of Robot Programming

TBD

TBD

Robotic Programming: Using Innovative Technology to Gain Competitive Advantage

Greg Culp

Robotmaster (Hypertherm Inc.)

Robotic Programming for High-Mix Applications

Tim Dykstra

Concept Systems Inc.

Robotic Apps

Steven Juanillo

Fetch Robotics

DAKSWAN Automation Systems, Inc.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Advanced Vision Guided Robotics

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

David Bruce

FANUC America Corporation

Advanced Vision Guided Robotics- CVP-Advanced Certification

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborative Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Steve Cousins

Savioke

The Human-Robot Connection: Building Robots that Work Among Us to Automate Every Day Tasks

Chetan Kapoor

Yaskawa America

Robotics Evolution: From Production Rate to Human Productivity

Esben Ostergaard

Universal Robots

The 5th Industrial Revolution

Tony Melanson

Aethon

Innovation Beyond Specifications

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Automating Warehousing and Logistics Operations

Lior Elazary

inVia Robotics

The Robotic Transformation of Fulfillment Operations

Matt Wicks

Intelligrated

Using Robot Technologies to Solve Logistic Challenges

Bradley Weber

Datalogic

A New Method for Intelligent Package Identification and Location

Yhu-tin Lin

General Motors

Automatic Collision Avoidance for Multi-Axis Power Lift Assist Devices

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Overcoming Food Processing and Packaging Challenges

Bill Sutton

Kollmorgen

Motors, Water and Hygienic Design for Food and Beverage Processing

Edward Neff

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators

Using 21st Century Robotics to Improve Quality and Speed Food and Liquids Processing

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Examining Non-Visible Imaging Technologies

TBD

TBD

Introduction to Thermal Imaging

TBD

TBD

Using Longwave Infrared (LWIR) Imaging in Inspection Applications

Danny Longval

Lumenera Corporation

Multispectral Imaging Enables Innovative Industrial Solutions

Dr. Martin Ettenberg

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

Automatic Collision Avoidance for Controlling Power Lift Assist Devices

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CMCP Course Review and EXAM

MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Program

6:30 pm

Automate/ISR Americas Gala Dinner featuring Engelberger Robotics Awards

(ticket required)

Automate/ISR Americas Gala Dinner featuring Engelberger Robotics Awards


Adler Planetarium

Join us for dinner and see the industry’s highest honor, the Engelberger Award, presented in the categories of Leadership and Education.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Metrology and 2D Calibration Techniques

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Dr. David Michael

Cognex Corporation

Metrology and 2D Calibration Techniques - CVP-Advanced Certification

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Developing your Workforce for an Automated Future

Ted Rozier

Festo Didactic

Growing the Next Generation Automation Capable Workforce

Matthew Bush

Hirebotics, LLC

Eliminating Barriers to Employee Acceptance of Robotic Automation

Daniel King

DiFACTO Robotics America

Cost Effective Implementation of Global Sourcing/Global Work-Sharing

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Advances in Machine Learning

TBD

TBD

How Machine Learning and Advanced Photonics are Set to Change Everything

Jeff Johnson

Keyence Corporation of America

Auto-teach Vision Inspection that Learns What a Good Part is

Ruben Uribe

Imaging Technology Solutions, LLC

Can Neural Network Technology be used for Machine Vision?

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Advances in Controls

Brandon Treece

National Instruments

Beyond Inspection – Bringing Vision into the Control Loop

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Practical Machine Vision Lighting Techniques

Chris Gray

Smart Vision Lights

Enlightened Illumination Techniques

James Gardiner

Metaphase Technologies Inc.

Getting the Lighting Right in Linescan Imaging

Nelson Bridwell

Machine Vision Engineering LLC

Techniques for Supressing Adverse Lighting to Improve Vision System Success

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Non-Visible Imaging Theory and Techniques

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Douglas Malchow

Goodrich ISR Systems

Non-Visible Imaging Theory and Techniques - CVP-Advanced Certification

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cutting Edge Automation Research

Ren C. Luo

National Taiwan University

Automated Omni-Directional Probing and Machining for Highly Complex Curvature 3D Objects Based in Hybrid Multi-axis Robot and Gantry-type Machines

TBD

TBD

Near-Optimal Path Planning Using Octree Leafs for Industrial Manipulators

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Advances in Optics for Machine Vision

Nicholas Sischka

Edmund Optics

Pixel Sizes and How They Change Optical Design Principles

Mark Ventura

Optotune Switzerland AG

Focus Tunable Lenses for Faster and More Flexible Inspection

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Disruptive Technology: Using Robots as a Service

Mike Oitzman

Market Spec Group

The New World of Subscription Based Robotic Solutions

Yana Persky

Gemalto

Emerging Pay-Per-Use Disrupts Existing Business Models in Industrial Automation

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Smart Manufacturing in the Connected Enterprise

TBD

TBD

Smart Wiring for Electrical Panel Design Engineering and Maintenance

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Particle Analysis and Classification Techniques

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Perry West

Automated Vision Systems, Inc.

Particle Analysis and Classification Techniques - CVP-Advanced Certification

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Designing High-Speed and Linescan Vision Systems

CVP-Advanced Certification Class

Perry West

Automated Vision Systems, Inc.

Designing High-Speed and Linescan Vision Systems - CVP-Advanced Certification

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Designing High-Speed and Linescan Vision Systems

Certified Vision Professional - Advanced Level EXAM

Advance registration and fee required

Agenda subject to change