The September NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference is slated for September 6, at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. This quarter’s event will give attendees a chance to get hands-on with IoT and fluid power on September 6.
The FPIC portion of this regional conference will center around building practical IoT functionality, starting with IoT design, and driving toward greater productivity, enhanced customer relationships, and considerations for ensuring success of your IoT implementation.
In addition, these regional events are a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues. The day will include breakfast and lunch, as well as additional networking breaks.
The schedule is as follows:
- 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast, Welcome, and Networking
- 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. — Designing your IoT Solution, by Chad Repp, Business Development-Telematics; HED Inc. To develop an end-to-end IoT solution that captures, transports, visualizes and stores data, there is a set of preliminary steps that need to be defined. These include identifying broad and diverse use cases, asset types and key users to help determine what data you need, when you need it and ultimately how to design the application for success. This presentation will deep dive into these critical areas.
- 9:30 – 9:40 a.m. — Break and Networking
- 9:40 – 10:40 a.m. — Boosting Productivity Using IIoT Ready Smart Systems by Shishir Rege, Technical Sales Specialist Controls Architectures; Balluff, Inc. IIoT and Industry 4.0 are the buzzwords these days. This presentation discusses these topics as they apply to building and maintaining smart machines in fluid power applications. Sensors and devices play a key role in the new era of smarter factories. In this presentation we will discuss a few applications on how utilizing IO-Link as the device level technology helps build smart systems and how they help with overall improvements in productivity and maintenance.
- 10:40 – 10:50 a.m. — Break and Networking
- 10:50 – 11:50 a.m. — Building IoT Driven Customer Relationships Presenter by Jon Prescott, CEO; Scante Corp. Emerging IIoT technologies can provide profound, game changing opportunities for fluid power equipment manufacturers and suppliers of fluids, consumables, and related services. IoT data connectivity from customer’s hydraulic equipment and processes is being used to optimize ongoing interactions of all types including technical support, MRO consumables, and services. This talk will present real world examples and discuss the sensors, connectivity, security, and interfaces currently being used to develop tight, IoT driven relationships between equipment OEMS, suppliers, distributors, and customers.
- 11:50 – 12 p.m. — Meeting Recap and Feedback by Eric Lanke, President & CEO, NFPA
- 12 – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch for all Attendees
- 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. — Ensuring the Success of IoT Implementation in Fluid Power Applications by Keaton Holappa, Project Manager, Connected Hydraulics Strategy & Growth, Bosch Rexroth.The landscape of industry in changing in the US, and rapidly. Changes in the demographics of the workforce, pressures from globalization, and rapidly advancing technology are creating disturbances throughout entire supply chains. The “Internet of Things” or “IoT” for short, may be a solution to new manufacturing or market pressures, it may create new revenue streams, or it may be a bad, bad investment… What does success look like using IoT-enabled technologies, and how can we ensure (or at least try to ensure) success?