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Monday, May 22, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Optics for Vision

Stuart Singer, CEO, Schneider Optics, Inc.

Stuart Singer

Stuart Singer

CEO
Schneider Optics, Inc.

Designed for the engineering professional, this course concentrates on real-world techniques for putting together optic systems that work. You’ll learn how to select proper lens components, optomechanical layout, including system bends, and mounting techniques. Prior attendance at a Basic Optics course is encouraged, but not required.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
Getting the Most From Your Robot Investment for Machine Tending- Maximize Your ROI on Cobots & Robots Through Faster Developments and Redeployments With Changing Jobs

Cory Raizor, Business Development Manager, Automated Machine Tending, SCHUNK

Cory Raizor

Cory Raizor

Business Development Manager, Automated Machine Tending
SCHUNK

Optimizing machining processes, improving output, and maximizing spindle utilization should be primary concerns for all leaders in a machine shop, and investing in robotics has proven, time and time again, to be an effective way of meeting these concerns. While justifying the investments to automation can be easy with high-batch-size machining, high-mix manufacturing often requires changing out in tooling and workholding that can quickly eat away at productivity. To ensure maximum output and a rapid return on investment, industrial and collaborative robots need to be quick to deploy, straightforward, and have the ability to adapt to changing jobs quickly. This presentation will serve to demonstrate how EOATs are advancing to allow flexibility and rapid changeovers in machining processes. Successful automation has to be considered from both the robot wrist and the machine table. Workholding automation also has to be flexible to make the complete working machine ready to adapt to the next challenge.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
How to Automate
How to Automate - When It's Time to Automate and How to Choose the Right Partner

Mike DeRosier, Business Development / Safety Manager, Advent Design Corporation

Mike DeRosier

Mike DeRosier

Business Development / Safety Manager
Advent Design Corporation

There are times when automation is the right approach, but sometimes the ROI(Return On Investment) is not justified. Learn some simple methods of talking with your vendors and justifying the ROI for your company. 

Choosing an automation partner is not easy. But some simple steps in your process can help you choose one that fits your needs. This includes one that will help you with ROI.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Making Sense of the Madness: The Convergence of IT and OT Technologies on the Factory Floor

Mike Lashbrook, Vice President, Digital Solutions, JR Automation

Mike Lashbrook

Mike Lashbrook

Vice President, Digital Solutions
JR Automation

As every industrial company progresses on its journey to realizing Industry 4.0, there are tremendous opportunities to capture value and increase productivity.  At the same time there are common pitfalls that can slow teams and siphon time, energy, and investment.  With the drastic increase of automation recently driven by onshoring and labor shortages, never before has the need for industrial automation and digital transformation been greater.  By understanding the availability of solutions and matching those with a company’s present condition, greater success can be achieved.

This discussion will be focused on practical ways to achieve the convergence of IT and OT technologies based on JR Automation and Hitachi’s experiences developing IT/OT custom solutions as well as the INGENOVA360 solution suite.  These insights will help customers of all sizes realize their Industry 4.0 ambitions by providing real-world solutions to address:

  • Key challenges of digital transformation
  • Top opportunities for digital in the future
  • Practical first steps to start the journey
  • Viewpoints on short and mid-term technologies
  • Why your digital transformation needs to start on the factory floor 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
The Fundamentals of Machine Vision

You’ll learn all the basics, including how images are captured and transferred to the computer, the principles of lighting, and the common processing algorithms used by machine vision systems. Discover how to successfully implement machine vision and how to avoid common pitfalls during the implementation, launch and production phases. This is an ideal training course for people new to machine vision as well as a great refresher course for anyone with machine vision responsibilities.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
Automating the Food Chain

Chris Caldwell, Product Manager, Yaskawa Motoman

Chris Caldwell

Chris Caldwell

Product Manager
Yaskawa Motoman

Feeding nine billion people will require significant efficiency improvements throughout our society. Increasingly various levels of automation and robotics will be adapted into agriculture/cultivation/harvesting of foods, as well as the processing and packaging, and ultimately in quick-service restaurants. Join Chris Caldwell, Product Manager at Yaskawa Motoman as he delves into the industry trends, technology advancements, and solutions that make this such an important area for automation to advance.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Cybersecurity for Smart Machines: Tackling the Real-World Risks

Nivedita Ojha, VP of Product, FORT Robotics

Nivedita Ojha

Nivedita Ojha

VP of Product
FORT Robotics

In today’s machine landscape, cybersecurity threats can have serious physical consequences. A machine security breach could cause much more than a loss of data; it could cripple production, damage property, and worst of all– put worker safety at risk. 

But how can you secure a machine when it’s part of a complex ecosystem? While a machine itself may be secure in isolation, what happens when it’s functioning in a real-world environment and communicating with other connected machines, mobile devices, networks, and cloud services? 

Protecting against these risks and successfully deploying machines in a connected worksite requires a new approach to security. A comprehensive and integrated strategy for both IT and OT is required. 

In this session, FORT VP of Product Nivedita Ojha will discuss how machine developers, integrators, and users can lay a secure foundation for their applications by planning for security risks before they happen. We’ll discuss approaches for:
- Limiting risk for automated and autonomous systems  
- Integrating IT and OT strategies such as Zero Trust and Least Privilege
- Establishing trusted communications with smart machines

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
How to Automate
Getting Started with Robotics

Bob Rochelle, Account Manager, Güdel

Bob Rochelle

Bob Rochelle

Account Manager
Güdel

Industrial Robots are the heart of Lean Manufacturing and are vital to the current vibrant manufacturing economy in North America.  The “Getting Started with Robotics” presentation is an introduction to the Industrial Robotics or Flexible Automation Industry.  We will explore Robot Based Automation Systems to include how the industry functions, why to choose robot-based automation, principles of system integration, general principles of robot technology, the business case for automating and calculating ROI plus the common mistakes made in Robot Integration. The attendee will learn through discussion and evaluating system photos and videos illustrating various robotic-based flexible automation systems.  
 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
45
Autonomous & Mobile Robots
The Best of Both Worlds: Unlocking the Productivity of AGVs and AMRs

David Northup, Director of Product Management, OTTO Motors

David Northup

David Northup

Director of Product Management
OTTO Motors

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have served the industrial world well for decades. Repeatedly and reliably executing the same material handling tasks, AGVs provide the safety, reliability, and business continuity human material handlers can not. However, in the last few years, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have started displacing AGVs due to their dynamic decision-making, creating a system that is as safe as an AGV, but as flexible as a human driver. Manufacturing and warehousing decision-makers are now faced with a difficult choice: Simplicity and predictability or intelligence and flexibility? This talk asks, “Why not both?”

In this session, we will share new trends that will help manufacturers get the best of AGVs and the AMRs. Specifically, we will discuss:

  • The reasons that both AGV and AMR technologies have their place in factories and warehouses
  • How AGV vendors are adopting AMR technology
  • How AMR vendors are adopting AGV capabilities
  • Evolving standards that apply to both AGVs and AMRs
  • Tracking technology that can help dynamic systems become aware of less dynamic systems and make decisions accordingly
  • Third-party management vendors managing both AGVs and AMRs in a single console
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
How Can Artificial Intelligence Create Manufacturing Agility?

Artificial intelligence makes control logic more agile and manufacturing processes more flexible and precise. During this session, we will show you how AI can simplify challenging applications where there is high variance, small batch runs, or frequent changes due to short product life cycles. Using AI in combination with computer vision, industrial automation, and standard robotics, machines no longer require special programming to perform specific tasks, as they can now learn from their own experiences.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Vision Lighting

The advanced lighting session will dive deeper into the main machine vision lighting principles of  illumination, reflection, emission, absorption and transmission and how these can be exploited to create high contrast images for inspection and code reading. The course will go through the fundamental concepts in greater detail, and then through the more advanced concepts of color, multi-light, photometric stereo and multispectral imaging, detailing all from both the theoretical and practical viewpoints.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Automation Applications & Innovations
Fusion of Time-of-Flight and Structured Light Scanning for 3D Machine Vision

Dr. Daniel L. Lau, Professor, University of Kentucky

Dr. Daniel L. Lau

Dr. Daniel L. Lau

Professor
University of Kentucky

This presentation will describe research performed at the University of Kentucky to use time-of-flight depth video to unwrap high-frequency phase data collected using a fringe projection structured light scanner.  The resulting video provides 3D scans with the scan quality characteristic of structured light scanning at the high video rates of time-of-flight cameras.  The described system will be assembled from commodity hardware.  In addition to offering instructions on how to build the TOF+SLI system, this presentation will also review the calibration process used to align the fields of view of the two image sensors.  Finally, the described system will be demonstrated for applications in collaborative VR environments.

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
Beginning Optics for Machine Vision

This course teaches the fundamentals for optics for machine vision and robotics. Students will learn the fundamental parameters of an imaging system and why they are important, as well as how to choose a lens using first order parameters. The course then teaches the concept and real-world applicability of the modulation transfer function (MTF) and how to manipulate an MTF with different variables to change things such as the depth of field. Lastly, the course will introduce telecentric lenses and how they are different from more traditional imaging optics. 

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
AI & Smart Automation
Digital Factory Optimization

Simulate different manufacturing scenarios, eliminate bottlenecks, streamline throughput in new facilities, expansions, or retrofits. Virtually Commission, or add operational performance data for a Closed Loop Digital Twin. Join us to see how one Digital Twin can triple your benefits through optimization, testing of controls programs virtually, and improving operational performance.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
How to Automate
The Business Case for Collaborative Robots

Bryan Bird, Regional President, US/Canada, Universal Robots

Bryan Bird

Bryan Bird

Regional President, US/Canada
Universal Robots

In the manufacturing sector, businesses persistently face the urgency to adapt to new, innovative changes in technology to keep up with demand and stay competitive. Regardless of the industry, automation continues to transform businesses of all kinds, elevating their bottom line.  In this session, Bryan Bird, Regional President, US/Canada for Universal Robots, will introduce the business case for cobot automation. In addition to these business trends and cobot installation strategies, he will share the stories of real manufacturers who successfully deployed collaborative automation systems in their manual processes to expand your business and increase productivity.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Camera & Image Sensor Technology

Explore the different levels of image quality at the sensor level.  Details relating to quantum efficiency, dark noise, signal to noise ratio will be discussed in detail.  In addition to topics related to area scan cameras, the proper usage of line scan and TDI cameras will be reviewed. Sensor size classification and relationship to the camera’s lens mount will be covered.

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Autonomous & Mobile Robots
LiDAR Data Pre-Processing: Challenges & Solutions

Beyond automotive applications, a wide range of other automation use cases can also benefit from the value of 3D LiDAR data. These use cases include mobile robots (AMR, AGV), but they also include applications for safety, security, monitoring people flow, and industrial use.

With increasing performance and decreasing costs, LiDAR sensors have the potential to change how machines perceive and interact with the world. 
However, effectively using LiDAR data in real-time is a complex, expensive, and a long endeavour even for the best 3D expert engineers. The lack of any standard makes it also even more challenging and threatens to slow down market adoption. 

In this presentation will show how a new category of software, a real-time pre-processing engine, changes the game, allowing application developers and integrators to seamlessly use LiDAR data from any hardware supplier.

Specific use cases and real-life LiDAR recordings will be used to illustrate the practical applications.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
How to Automate
The Start of a New Era: the Democratization of Industrial Automation

Etienne Lacroix, CEO & Co-Founder, Vention

Etienne Lacroix

Etienne Lacroix

CEO & Co-Founder
Vention

We’ve never talked about industrial automation as much as we have in 2022. Yet, despite the chatter, most manufacturing plants in North America have little to no automation. There’s a simple reason why the vast majority of manufacturers cannot profitably automate their production—because automation technology was developed (and priced) for high-throughput manufacturing. Most North American manufacturers, with high-mix production and volumes of less than a few thousand units, simply don’t have the scale to earn back the steep investment that traditional automation technologies command. 

Today’s industrial automation technology is complex to evaluate and integrate. Most manufactured products are unique to the manufacturer and often require production equipment that is unique. In other words, the vast majority of industrial automation is a non-productized market, requiring custom solutions. If access to automation technology is limited only to those who can afford premium engineering services or customized integrations, incumbent component manufacturers aren’t under any pressure to democratize technology.  The result? A status quo that benefits current industry participants, but that leaves most manufacturers—the ones who would actually benefit from technology democratization—behind.

All industries go through phases, from complex to democratized and back again. One example is computers. We went from complex mainframes in the 1960s and 70s, to much simpler PCs in the early 2000s. We are now slowly moving toward another complexification phase with quantum computers. At each phase, new giants emerged, and some were left behind. As cloud technology, robotics, and machine vision converge, industrial automation is initiating its phase of democratization and ushering in new players. That’s good news for both the automation industry and high-mix manufacturers.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
3D Vision System Development

Learn how advancements in 3-D camera technology are enabling new solutions for more applications than ever before.  Review the many vision-based 3-D measurement techniques and which achieve the best results for different application scenarios. This session will provide real application techniques you can use in electronics, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, aerospace, automotive and many other industries.”

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Autonomous & Mobile Robots
Automating Today’s Warehouse For Tomorrow

Jason Walker, VP of Market Development, Locus Robotics

Jason Walker

Jason Walker

VP of Market Development
Locus Robotics

In today’s warehouse, volumes continue to grow, putting significant productivity demands on operators to meet customer deadlines and keep control of costs. Operators are turning to AMR technology to span the labor gap, improve cost efficiencies, easily scale to manage growth and volume spikes, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.  In this presentation, we’ll show you how multiple form factors of AMR automation are dramatically changing today’s dynamic warehouse, how different AMRs can work together seamlessly, and what it can do for your operation and your customer. 

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
Beginning Lighting for Machine Vision

This course focuses on providing the attendee with a background and a basic set of tools to apply a more rigorous analytical approach to solving lighting applications.  Topics covered include overview of light, lighting geometry and structure, color tools, filters - illustrated by examples and graphics.  We also briefly address LED technology, safety, radiant power measurements, illuminator strobing and preview advanced lighting non-visible and geometry techniques.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
How to Automate
Machine Vision Integration Made Simple

Eric Hershberger, Applications Engineering, Cognex

Eric Hershberger

Eric Hershberger

Applications Engineering
Cognex

This will be an interesting talk describing the top 10 tips and tricks that I have used over a long career to make integrating machine vision simpler.  I will discuss PLC logic, the use of standard templates, and working with applications people to identify pain points and problems with your machine vision integration.  

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
OPC UA Enables Smart Manufacturing from Sensor to Cloud

The OPC Foundation is the gravity center for secure industrial data interoperability and, as such, facilitates the global automation community with standardized data modelling across all transports and platforms, fully authenticated and encrypted for assured data integrity and cybersecurity. In this presentation, learn how the initiatives of the OPC Foundation are supporting interoperability across multi-vendor systems from field devices to cloud and enterprise domains, while remaining platform, encryption, and transport agnostic.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Basic Machine Design and the Physics of Motion

Introduction to basic machine design concepts and physics behind electro-mechanical motion control.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
How to Automate
Additive Manufacturing for Robotics & Automation 101

Liz Stortstrom, Application Engineer, HP 3D Printing

Liz Stortstrom

Liz Stortstrom

Application Engineer
HP 3D Printing

Every day, more and more robotics & automation machine builders, component suppliers, and system integrators are turning to additive manufacturing to solve some of their toughest design challenges. Industrial 3D printing technologies have advanced greatly over the past 5 years and have become a go-to manufacturing solution for many companies. 3D printed components have gotten stronger, cheaper, and can hold tight tolerances suitable for many industrial applications. In this presentation, we will cover all the basics including:

  • How to identify components that are a good fit for additive manufacturing
  • How to approach the design of a 3D-printed part
  • How to select the right material, how to optimize the printing process & minimize part cost, options for post-processing and secondary operations, and the supply chain and sustainability benefits

Throughout the presentation, we will reference dozens of real-world use cases.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Mechanical Motion Control Components and Subsystems

Introduction to what a typical motion control system consists of and the typical mechanical components and subsystems it contains.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
Mitigating Parcel Variability With an Adaptable Vision Perception Software

Data on the number and type of picks handled at warehouse and distribution centers, plus insights gleaned from customers, experts, and salespersons, all point to the fact that the volume usually associated with “peak season” is now common throughout the year. This year-round pressure on fulfillment centers is exacerbated by the use of alternative packaging, special boxes, and even decorative tape during certain seasons and holidays. 

When considering solutions that promise increased throughput, it’s important to remember that ecommerce fulfillment and distribution centers are predicated on variability - not repeatability. And your automation solution should reflect this. 

In this session, Erik Nieves will discuss the shifting distribution of parcels in fulfillment and distribution centers and how utilizing an adaptable vision system, equipped with supervised autonomy capabilities, is the best way to approach an increase in volume and variability. 

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Introduction to Machine Learning

Intro to Machine Learning

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Deep Learning at the Edge

James Witherspoon, Product Manager, Zebra Technologies

James Witherspoon

James Witherspoon

Product Manager
Zebra Technologies

Deep Learning continues to be a focus and driving force in the industry.  There are always options and choices when deploying systems, including centralized and edge-based deployments.  Come learn about some of the best practices for deploying deep learning using edge devices.  We will also discuss some pitfalls to avoid and best practices when dealing with deep learning.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
How to Automate
How Automation Can Drive Speed to Market and Reduce Costs for Low-Volume Custom Manufacturing

Dave Evans, Co-Founder and CEO, Fictiv

Dave Evans

Dave Evans

Co-Founder and CEO
Fictiv

For many engineering teams, custom part sourcing is fraught with manual workflows that create drag in new product development and limit team productivity and time-to-market. To help manufacturing leaders address this issue, this session will explore opportunities to leverage automation in low-volume custom manufacturing, accelerating product development and reducing costs and quality issues associated with managing a fragmented custom parts supply chain.  Using case studies and best practices from leading enterprise organizations, Dave Evans, Co-founder and CEO of Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing that makes it faster, easier, and more efficient to source and supply custom mechanical parts, will help attendees understand the steps to take to simplify and streamline their custom parts supply chain using the power of automation. Relevant to any room where business leaders gather, Dave’s front-line experiences at both Fictiv and Ford, coupled with his objective insights and inspirational presentation style, will frame a must-see session for attendees searching for answers in the age of global supply chain uncertainty.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Understanding Inertia and Reflected Inertia

The importance of inertia in electro-mechanical motion control systems and how the inertia of the components in a motion control system affects its performance.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
You've Automated Your Welding, Now What? Add Further Efficiencies by Automating Your Weld Grinding Process

Learn from the two leaders in Robotic Weld Grinding, 3M and Lincoln Electric Automation, about the possibility and benefits of automating your weld grinding step. 

  • Why automated your weld grinding process
  • Yes it’s possible for your part, and more affordable than you might think
  • What this could look like, and the process of how it works
  • What parameters are important to think about when automating weld grinding
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Designing Linescan Vision Systems

In this course, you learn about Line-scan imaging, and how using a scanning technique can be beneficial for efficient image capture of moving objects.  Topics cover components for line-scan image acquisition, when to use line-scan, how to achieve optimum results, and trends in the industry. When you complete this course, you will be able to recognize candidate applications for line-scan imaging and understand how to develop and implement line-scan solutions.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Autonomous & Mobile Robots
Enabling Smart Mobile Robots Using 5G Private Networks - A Case Study

Per Treven, Director Business Development, Manufacturing, Ericsson

Per Treven

Per Treven

Director Business Development, Manufacturing
Ericsson

In the future, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) will drive business impact across a spectrum of manufacturing cases. They can reduce human risks, work with greater reliability, reduce downtime, lower costs and deliver higher productivity and quality. Integrated with AI, Lidar sensors, 3D cameras, mapping software, and portable laser trackers, AMRs can navigate safely and perform automated tasks.

However, the lack of ubiquitous wireless connectivity can inhibit the pace at which AMRs become automated and mobile. To enable free movement, manufacturers will need to process and manage large amounts of data, as well as have highly reliable, low-latency connectivity that is secure and able to provide real-time data transfer. 5G private cellular networks can provide this level of connectivity supporting ultralow latency and connection speeds exceeding 2 Gbps. With 5G, AMRs can move throughout the factory with positional accuracy and can maneuver freely in a facility with a high density of connected devices. 

One of the advantages of 5G private cellular networks is they can be built using shared spectrum like Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). They also provide the network density necessary to support ultrareliable networking and stand-alone 5G, which is required for ultralow latency communications and is not yet supported by public 5G networks. However, to successfully design and implement a private cellular network great care needs to be taken in the IT/OT architecture as well as the IoT platform to ensure the foundation is laid for additional manufacturing use cases.

In this session, we’ll explore the journey Ericsson went through to deploy AMRs in its Lewisville, TX smart factory using a CBRS-based private cellular network. We’ll evaluate the vendor selection process and the collaboration model that enabled a successful implementation.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
How to Automate
Human-Centered Change: The Key to Successful Technology Implementation

Shae Birkey, Industry Account Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

Shae Birkey

Shae Birkey

Industry Account Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

Technology provides the opportunity to optimize your efficiency, productivity, and safety, but it all hinges on adoption and sustainability by your workforce. A disruption of the way things have always been done, a change in personnel job duties, or a shift from manned to autonomous operations represent psychological threats as well as organizational challenges that must be assessed and mitigated at each stage of new technology implementation. While people are the heart of a business, they are often an afterthought when it comes to selecting and deploying new technology and the processes around it. It is imperative that you engage, educate, involve, and communicate effectively to pair the technology with the individuals and teams that are to use it. Leave the session confident in understanding the aspects of effectively managing change associated with disruptive technologies.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Autonomous & Mobile Robots
The Growing Need for Robot Orchestration

End users across industries increasingly rely on automation to remain competitive and respond to existential threats. Logistics and supply chain companies, from brands and retailers to 3PLs, are at the forefront of integrating autonomous robots into their operations. However, as they add more robots across sites and for a growing number of tasks, such as trailer unloading, depalletizing, pick and place, inventory tracking or cleaning, they are facing increased complexity and coordination issues that jeopardize the productivity gains that can be achieved through these solutions.

Robot developers should focus on their specific solution to ensure their robots operate optimally. Expecting a single manufacturer to develop and commercialize robots for every possible use case is just not feasible. A solution designed for a specific purpose, such as transporting pallets, would not work to manage a different type of robot, such as a robotic putwall or a floor scrubber.

There has been some progress recently on emerging interoperability initiatives for mobile robots, including VDA-5050 and MassRobotics AMR interoperability. These efforts, which have yet to achieve broad adoption, are only part of the solution: they provide a technical mechanism to exchange data. However, what end users actually need is scalable, multi-vendor orchestration and robot operations software to make it possible for different types of robots to work together in harmony.

This presentation will cover the current state of interoperability and specific use cases for robot orchestration, equipping decision-makers with the information they need to continue expanding automation throughout their operations.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Introduction to Magnetism and Motor Basics

Basics of magnetics and the types of magnets found in motors. Overview of the basic function and styles of electric motors commonly used in industrial automation, including the operating difference between brushed, brushless, step, AC induction, and direct drive motors.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
120
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
The Fundamentals of Camera and Image Sensor Technology

Gain an understanding of digital camera principles. Find out about different camera types and their capabilities. Learn about what digital interfaces these cameras use, from Gigabit Ethernet to Camera Link HS. Other topics include how image sensors capture light, basic understanding of image quality terms, digital camera parameterization, and the capabilities of monochrome versus color sensors.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Positioner Selection and Motor Sizing

How to select an appropriate single-axis positioner for specific application requirements based on loading, environment, motion profile, and positioning performance. Overview on determining the required torque, speed and inertia of the motor/drive system that is needed for your application.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
High-Speed, Real-Time Machine Vision

This course gives you the insights to achieve the speed and performance you need in your vision systems including system architecture, programming tips, and common challenges.  You will understand the ways high-speed is determined and the different real-time performance requirements.  The course follows two vision system designs to see how high-speed and real-time techniques are put into practice.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
AI & Smart Automation
Manufacturing Automation: Make Business Safer and Greener

Sean Murray, Vice President of Customer Success, Bright Machines

Sean Murray

Sean Murray

Vice President of Customer Success
Bright Machines

This presentation will focus on how the next generation of automation in manufacturing will bring a balance to the industry that’s been lacking over the past few decades: scale and flexibility. This new balance also has important implications for workplace safety and the environment. An industry veteran with over two decades of experience, Sean Murray will share examples from his past and current work illustrating the benefits to people and planet that come from automation. 
  
There are numerous persistent and emerging challenges facing the planet, global supply chains and the manufacturing industry in particular, such as an ongoing labor crisis and shortages, and geopolitical tensions. In response, advancing reskilling efforts or even committing to environmentally-friendly practices have not kept up with the challenges. The next generation of automation will address the largest of these challenges, and the implications the solution has on safety and sustainability. 
 
Sean will begin his session with an explanation of what has limited the manufacturing industry’s ability to solve persistent and emerging challenges: a hardware-centric approach to production. Manufacturers are currently years behind in the adoption of full-stack solutions. Automation in manufacturing now can help address the lack of progress in everything from workplace safety to accelerated reskilling efforts to enhanced quality. Attention will be drawn to the relevance automation provides for all manufacturers. 
 
Environmental safety is a complementary addition to a united, efficient workforce. Sean will explain how it is important to be held accountable for emissions since almost a quarter (23%) of direct carbon emissions comes from manufacturing. He will explore the ways that companies can be flexible and balance profitable production with eco-friendly processes provided by automated manufacturing. The takeaway: automation allows for far higher yields, reduced transportation requirements due to local production, and less waste.  
 
The program will conclude with Sean drawing the focus back to why it is important for manufacturers to design automation processes that enable the building of multiple products that leave a smaller carbon footprint. That in addition to supporting reshoring efforts that bring manufacturing closer to consumers, further improving efficiency and sustainability by decreasing infrastructure, and thus logistical needs. In other words, how to bring the balance of scale and flexibility to the manufacturing industry through automation.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
3D + AI in EV Battery Inspection

Chris Aden, Sr. Director of AI Solutions, LMI Technologies

Chris Aden

Chris Aden

Sr. Director of AI Solutions
LMI Technologies

The growing demand for EV batteries has already permanently transformed the car manufacturing landscape, with almost all major automotive companies now operating electric vehicle production lines. 

While electric vehicles do have less moving parts than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts, manufacturing them is still extremely complex. From stators and rotors, to intricate wiring harnesses, LMI is involved with many EV manufacturing applications. But the heart of an EV is its battery, and this is where machine vision solutions have become essential to market success. 

In this presentation an LMI Technologies speaker will look into the different ways 3D scanning and inspection is used in EV battery manufacturing to ensure maximum product quality, longevity, and safety. The discussion will include 3D sensing applications in key EV manufacturing steps such as (1) electrode manufacturing, (2) cell assembly and packaging, (3) cell-to-module assembly, (4) module-to-pack assembly, and (5) final installation inspection. 

We will cover how 3D smart sensors and their built in, onboard measurement tools are used in every stage of these manufacturing processes. The discussion will center around the ability of 3D imaging to generate critical shape data (i.e., height information) of the target object that is not possible with 2D inspection that can only capture intensity-based information (i.e. greyscale).


In addition, we will discuss the ability to combine LMI’s AI deep learning-driven service with its proven 3D sensor technology to produce an even more accurate, reliable, scaleable inspection solution. We will outline how LMI’s AI service provides a turnkey solution to help you leverage the power of AI in your factory. We tackle data collection, pipeline training and development, user interface design, and factory communication. Once deployed, we continue to maintain and optimize the system to ensure your return on investment is fully realized.


Attendees will learn how EV Battery quality inspection is particularly suitable for AI due to its repetitive nature and high level of predictability. This makes it possible to collect a dataset of images that can be used to train a custom neural network for classification, object, or anomaly detection. These datasets can be trained and retrained to continuously optimize for their inspection task over time.

The presentation will showcase how products that are nearly identical and need to be measured for tolerance or conformity are probably easier to solve using a stack of traditional algorithms, whereas products such as EV batteries that require a subjective evaluation, sometimes from an experienced visual inspector, are highly suitable for deep learning based inspection systems.

Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of how 3D (for image acquisition) and AI deep learning systems (for image evaluation) can be integrated to create more accurate, reliable, and sustainable industrial inspection systems in EV battery manufacturing.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
How to Automate
Advanced Robotics Application

Houssaine Waled, Senior Staff Systems Engineer, KUKA Robotics Corporation

Houssaine Waled

Houssaine Waled

Senior Staff Systems Engineer
KUKA Robotics Corporation

Advanced robotics applications merge a variety of technologies and devices. This includes collaborative robots, mobile robots, smart sensors, vision, both 2 and 3D, Artificial Intelligence, IIOT, and so on. To bring such projects to fruition, tremendous challenges in component selection, integration, maintenance, support, and know-how transfer must be overcome. This presentation will introduce the different technologies, hardware, and software involved in advanced robotics applications; discuss methodologies for selection without being distracted by buzzwords and overinflated promises.

 

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Vision Guided Robotics

This course covers 2D & 3D machine vision camera calibration for machine guidance including for industrial robots together with basic information on the types of industrial robots in use today.  Along with the methods for representing 3D positional data for both machine vision and industrial robotics and how to ensure a machine vision system provides useful positional data to an industrial robot for a Vision Guided Robot (VGR) application.  The course also presents how to implement a fixed-mounted and robot-mounted 2D/3D VGR application as well as examples of each.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Collaborative Robots
Emerging Applications in Collaborative Robotics

Tim DeGrasse, Senior Channel Development Manager, Universal Robots

Tim DeGrasse

Tim DeGrasse

Senior Channel Development Manager
Universal Robots

Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have enabled collaborative robots to precisely execute tasks in dynamically changing workspaces, enabling operations to run more smoothly, efficiently, and productively. AI is now intelligently powering cobots by leveraging billions of hours of iterative machine learned practices in manufacturing, production and engineering. 

In this session, Tim DeGrasse, Senior Channel Development Manager for Universal Robots, will provide examples of AI-powered solutions and discuss the benefits of open interfaces. He will also explore real-life AI applications that are helping cobot users be more competitive by increasing production, decreasing cost, and shortening cycle times.

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
Image Processing Fundamentals

This course will cover 2D & 3D machine vision camera calibration for machine guidance including for industrial robots and basic information on the types of industrial robots in use today.  Along with the various methods for representing 3D positional data for both machine vision and industrial robotics and how to ensure a machine vision system will provide useful positional data to an industrial robot for a Vision Guided Robot (VGR) application.  Details of how to implement a fixed mounted and robot mounted 2D/3D VGR application as well as examples of each will also be presented.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Digital Servo Amplifier Basics

Basic operation of a digital servo amplifier, including servo control loops, tuning a servo system, defining system bandwidth and how to select the proper amplifier for applications. Basics of the major networks/field busses and advantages/disadvantages of each.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Accelerating Value from Your Robotics Investments

Joe Lui, Managing Director, Industry X, Autonomous Robotic Systems, Global Lead, Accenture

Joe Lui

Joe Lui

Managing Director, Industry X, Autonomous Robotic Systems, Global Lead
Accenture

Robotics is no longer science fiction. Automation and digitalization bring new, exciting opportunities to organizations and the workforce in multiple industries. Through human, machine, and algorithm collaboration, workers can have more freedom to be innovative in their role, replacing mundane, repetitive, or even high-risk tasks. The robotics industry is gearing up for explosive growth. Many companies are excited to bring smart robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision technologies into their operations but are running into challenges that they are not quite ready to navigate.

  • Longer than expected deployment times
  • High implementation costs
  • Inexperience in robotics design and customization
  • Inability to scale, operate, and maintain

We believe that smart robots are intelligent systems that can:

  • Collaborate with humans
  • Learn from their environment with sensors
  • Analyze data to continuously improve
  • Operate in dynamic unstructured environments

As we look ahead, smart robotic work cells and AI process orchestration will be a prerequisite to achieving highly or fully autonomous or "Dark" facilities.

To realize the maximum potential of the solutions available, it’s key to source the right OEMs, technologies, and platforms, then customize and integrate the entire end-to-end solution for delivery, followed by deployment, commissioning, and even servicing and decommissioning. It's also important to look for ways to leverage rapid deployment so that companies can accelerate ROI with minimal downtime.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
Motion Controllers, Programming, and System Design Basics

Overview of the software and hardware elements necessary to build a motion system, and how to integrate motion with other systems when designing a machine. Basic motion control software and programming languages.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
How to Automate
When and Where to Use Cartesian Robots

Along with articulated, SCARA, and delta robots, cartesian robots are one of the primary categories of robotic systems used to solve material handling tasks. Like all robotic systems, cartesian robots fit better in some applications than others. This presentation will focus on the criteria to consider when deciding whether to use a cartesian robot or not, including payload, reach, speed, degrees of freedom, environment, end-of-arm tooling, installation, and commissioning.  Cartesian robots are built using precision linear actuators for the X, Y, and Z axes.  Systems built upon two (X-Y or Y-Z) and three (X-Y-X) linear axes are available. Onto the Z-axis of a cartesian robot an additional axis can be mounted to provide rotation around the Z-axis (yaw). The goal of this presentation it to provide automation users and machine builders with a set of practical guidelines to use when selecting the best robot system for their material handling applications.  Other major robot types will be used for reference and comparison, but the focus will be on the advantages, disadvantages, and other considerations of cartesian robots.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Non-Visible Imaging: Infrared Technology and Applications

Non-visible imaging methods offer unique benefits for a variety of vision tasks. In this session, you’ll learn more about infrared and thermal techniques and better understand if non-visible imaging solutions are right for your specific needs .

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
Vision System Design

Ultimately the value of any machine vision technology lies in the successful implementation of a systems solution for a task in an automated process. The knowledge gained in cameras, lighting, optics, and image processing is the foundation required to move on to the successful design of a working machine vision system. In this course, you will learn the role of machine vision systems design in the broader task of systems integration and the general steps and strategies involved in the design of a vision system, including selection of components in typical use cases, and specification of the implementation of those components. The information provided will enable you to participate in and support a team delivering practical machine vision to plant floor automation.

 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
How to Automate
How to Financially Account for Robotics-as-a-Service Models

Jack Wagler, CFO, Formic

Jack Wagler

Jack Wagler

CFO
Formic

In 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board released updates to the lease accounting standards, namely ASC 842. Under the new lease accounting standards, every lease must be included as both an asset and a liability on the balance sheet. This can cause problems for customers who have debt covenants that restrict the amount of liabilities that they are permitted to carry on their balance sheets.

Lease accounting is both confusing and problematic, and while the new standards have been implemented, little guidance has been given around accounting for as-a-service models that include tangible assets. A lease is a special subset of a contract and therefore, lease accounting is the exception to the rule. Formic’s presentation will address the new lease accounting rules, including the definition of a lease.

We will discuss the requirements for a contract to be a lease. We will discuss the required control elements and the required economic benefit elements to prove when a lease is a lease. We will also discuss the right to direct the use requirement, and how all of these requirements interact to create the leasing environment.

Finally, we will also address why these rules matter and why it is important for companies to ensure that their as-a-Service models do not run afoul of the new lease accounting rules. Proper
accounting is important for both public and private companies. Improper accounting on the financial statements can lead to the determination that the financial statements contain a material misstatement for the company’s stakeholders.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Increase Speed & Throughput with AI-Powered Robots

Marin Tchakarov, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kindred, Part of Ocado Group

Marin Tchakarov

Marin Tchakarov

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Kindred, Part of Ocado Group

Innovation has moved beyond automation and robotics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now the emerging technology proving to increase e-commerce speed, throughput, accuracy, and transparency. Implementing AI into business operations can generate financial advantages, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. They estimate that corporations who are early adopters of AI can potentially double their cash flow and gain three times more economic benefits from AI than late adopters.

Marin Tchakarov, Kindred CEO, will detail how AI is transforming fulfillment centers and helping supply chain leaders meet ever-increasing volume demands. In addition, AI delivers real-time, actionable data that drives operational efficiencies and provides competitive advantages in the marketplace. Executives and managers responsible for improving service levels in e-retail, parcel and logistics environments will gain the knowledge to make confident business investments in AI. 

Attendees will learn how: 

  • AI-powered robots pick, place, and handle item sets with a variety of shapes, surface textures,  weights, and materials.
  • Using AI-powered machine vision, grasping, and manipulation software platforms, AI robotics become smarter, faster, and more efficient over time as they learn from the whole robotic fleet.
  • To integrate AI into your automated e-commerce, parcel, and material handling operations.
  • To make faster decisions using real-time data and business metrics derived from AI, on sorting speed, order matching rate and throughput.
  • AI robotic systems and employees can collaborate to triple productivity and mitigate workforce shortages. 
  • Financial models like Robots as a Service (RaaS) help accelerate implementation and provide return-on-investment (ROI) almost immediately.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
How to Automate
Systems Engineering Approach to Production Line Automation

In a world of automation technology, the aerospace industry still heavily relies on the “human touch”.  F-35 production is no exception with the abundant manual drilling and assembly processes.  
A process can be simple but often requires multiple solutions to address a complex set of variables.  Robots are reliable, proven, and they look cool; however, the robot is only a small piece of the puzzle that makes up the entire system.  Applications engineers at Lockheed Martin utilized a systems engineering approach to determine the best solutions to the various challenges.
This presentation will walk through how an automated system was designed for F-35 production.  It will address the methods and tools used such as requirements development, feasibility studies, risk management, and simulation.  Components of the system will be covered at a high level including the end effector, tool assemblies, quality control, and part fixturing.  The presentation will also provide insight into the challenges faced during design and integration and how they were overcome.  Additional topics covered will be lessons learned, the importance of sound project management, and accounting for the external systems when integrating into an existing production line.

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
CMCP Course Review & Exam Prep

Review the CMCP courses and prepare for the certification exam.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Color Machine Vision & Applications

Explore the different levels of image quality at the sensor level.  Details relating to quantum efficiency, dark noise, signal to noise ratio will be discussed in detail.  In addition to topics related to area scan cameras, the proper usage of line scan and TDI cameras will be reviewed. Sensor size classification and relationship to the camera’s lens mount will be covered.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Collaborative Robots
Application-Focused, No-Code Programming: Enter the New Era of Collaborative Automation

Kristian Hulgard, General Manager, Americas Division, OnRobot

Kristian Hulgard

Kristian Hulgard

General Manager, Americas Division
OnRobot

The flexibility, ease of use, and fast ROI of collaborative automation changed the game for small and mid-sized manufacturers. But what’s next? How can you plan for additional efficiencies and productivity improvements across your shop floor? How can you make sure you’re ready for new technologies without getting painted into a proprietary corner? Ultimately, how can you keep your efforts (and budget) focused on your specific application and business needs rather than getting bogged down in all of the robotic integration hardware and software details? 

Industrial automation continues to move towards open, plug-and-play hardware and “no-code” programming. These changes will speed deployment and enable greater flexibility and scalability for long-term ROI. That’s critical for manufacturers to maintain competitiveness and profitability, even in the face of ongoing labor and supply chain challenges. Ultimately, these technology changes will extend the promise of collaborative automation for ease-of-use, flexibility, and fast ROI to more robotic applications.

In this session, we’ll explain how collaborative automation is evolving away from complex, proprietary deployments, and the implications of those changes to small and mid-sized manufacturers. We’ll also demonstrate what evolutions such as no-code programming can look like for common manufacturing applications such as machine tending. You’ll learn when and how to consider new approaches to bring the advantages of collaborative automation throughout your shop floor. 

 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic
CVP-Basic Exam (optional/additional fee required)

Additional fee required for certification exam.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Automation Applications & Innovations
The Advantages of Optical Filters in Non-Visible and Visible Applications

Whether in a complex automated process or a simple barcode reader, optical filters are vital to obtaining high-quality images that are consistent and repeatable. In simple terms, optical filters control the type and amount of light entering the imaging system. Additionally, they can be designed to protect the lens and system. 

Knowing why, when, and how to use optical filters to control lighting is the key to using them efficiently. By using filters, users can easily maximize contrast, improve color rendition, improve subject, and feature recognition, establish repeatability with the imaging system, and otherwise control light reflected from an object. As part of this presentation, we will explore real-world visible and non-visible imaging applications being used in the field, as well as how optical filters play a vital role in producing consistent, reproducible results.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP)
CMCP Exam (Optional. Additional Fee Required)

CMCP Certification Exam (Optional. Additional Fee Required)

Thursday, May 25, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
Build vs. Buy: Robotics Middleware, Cloud and EdgeAI Capabilities

Shanif Merchant, Chief Product Officer, Numurus

Shanif Merchant

Shanif Merchant

Chief Product Officer
Numurus

Small to medium-sized robot OEMs are faced with many challenges when they set out to build products to address customers’ demand to adopt industrial automation solutions that are at the cusp of significant expansion due to the acute labor shortages around the globe. These companies are often, and understandably, focused on achieving higher-level outcomes for their end-customers of robot reliability, accuracy, ease of use and cost. Building software for a robot is a complex endeavor requiring integrating a variety of software packages and an extensible operating system that can host complex robot applications and enable smarter connected devices through 4th industry technologies of EdgeAI, Cloud and IoT.

The speaker will discuss the important considerations leaders of small and medium-sized robotics businesses must take into account as they deliberate the operating system build vs. buy decision. The considerations the speaker will address include: open-source vs. closed-source operating systems, EdgeAI, artificial intelligence life cycle management, and development and sustainment costs.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Automation Applications & Innovations
May the Quartz Be With You. Learn How Quartz Derived Sensors Can Help Master the Most Challenging Motion and Assembly Projects

Aaron Donlon, Product Manager, Epson Robots

Aaron Donlon

Aaron Donlon

Product Manager
Epson Robots

Automation is a rapidly growing area in manufacturing, one that shows no signs of slowing down. The drive for higher precision, speed, flexibility, and quality mandates the use of high-tech solutions to improve motion control and fully integrated robot peripherals. In this presentation you’ll learn about some of the key pain points and trends that are impacting manufacturing in the automotive space, peek under the hood at the quartz-based core technology enabling advanced robot motion. In addition learn how advanced assembly operations like gear meshing can be performed utilizing quartz-based technology.  

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
How to Automate
Optimizing Robot Trajectories

A robot arm is said to be in a singularity when its end-effector instantaneously loses the ability to move in certain directions, even though no joint is at a limit. A singularity is a physical blockage, but it is also associated with some numerical problems. While most robots cannot pass through singularities in Cartesian mode, they can pass near them, which typically leads to a severe slow-down of the end-effector. Singularities are therefore obstacles in the workspace of a robot and should be avoided at the design stage of a robot cell. In this presentation, the singularities of several typical robot arms will be described and strategies for avoiding these singularities will be given.

 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Metrology & 2D Calibration Techniques

Participants will gain an understanding of techniques for creating systems that yield reliable and repeatable measurement results. Practices for proper calibration of imaging systems ranging from appropriate usage of targets to accurate algorithm deployment will be discussed.  How to manage images correctly to create repeatable results will be reviewed. Anyone who is developing metrology systems or having and need for accurate measurements will benefit from this curriculum. 

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
AI & Smart Automation
The Key to Virtual Factories

The connected factory is democratizing another innovation — the virtual factory. Without critical asset connection at the IoT edge, the virtual factory couldn’t have been realized by anything other than brand-new factories and technology implementations. The benefits of virtual factory technologies like digital twin are within reach for greenfield and legacy implementations. The industry used to see a distinction between IoT-enabled greenfield technology in new factories and legacy technology in older ones. Data flowed seamlessly from IoT-enabled machines to enterprise systems or the cloud for advanced analytics in new factories’ connected assets. In older factories, while data wanted to move to the enterprise systems or the cloud, it hit countless walls. No matter the age of the factory or equipment, everything looks alike. When manufacturing companies invest in machines, the expectation is this asset will be used for a decade or more. It is important to have technologies available to new and legacy machines and systems. 

In this session, Telit -  a global enabler of the Internet of Things - will discuss:  

  •  How data collection is the foundational element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Many business initiatives would benefit from unlocking the real-time data in their machines and devices on the shop floor. 
  • How open protocols aren’t optimized for connecting to each machine. Organizations need tools and optimized drivers to connect to the machines, cut latency time and get the data to where it needs to be in the appropriate format to save costs. 
  • How to get and use data to improve overall equipment effectiveness. OEE applications can calculate how many good and bad parts were produced compared to the machine’s capacity. OEE is a living metrics combination that points operational technologists to the levers they must pull to improve business performance.
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Image Processing

The ability to correctly analyze and classify details and particles in an image can be critical to the success of an imaging application.  Strategies around thresholding, advanced morphology and the correct usage of particle filters will be covered.  Additional topics include training strategies, images transforms, and image filtering.

Friday, May 26, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
Advanced Vision System Integration

Producing a reliable vision system is no accident. It begins with creating a strong specification that carries through from component selection to system development and finally on-line deployment. Successful and efficient vision systems integration in an automation environment can be achieved by following a general well-accepted workflow that will guide the execution of each phase of the process. It’s important also to be able to identify certain classic integration challenges that may happen along the way.  This course will take you through the steps needed to achieve vision system integration success and will detail practical examples of typical use cases and the annoying but sometimes-amusing pitfalls that can (and will) occur.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Advanced
CVP-Advanced Exam (optional/additional fee required)

Additional fee required for exam