Conference sessions offer tools for innovation, productivity and growth

Based on significant industry input, this year's major application-oriented conference contains more than 250 all-new sessions and workshops in the 29 sub-tracks. This year, the conference sessions begin on Monday, March 20, 2006, while the Exhibition begins on Tuesday, March 21. The conference sessions are more focused this year than ever.

03/01/2006


Based on significant industry input, this year's major application-oriented conference contains more than 250 all-new sessions and workshops in the 29 sub-tracks. This year, the conference sessions begin on Monday, March 20, 2006, while the Exhibition begins on Tuesday, March 21.

The conference sessions are more focused this year than ever. Regardless of the NMW show — Plant Engineering, Industrial Automation, Design Engineering or Enterprise IT — you will find that the continuity of topics are strategically aligned with the learning needs of each discipline.

"We filled every available conference space," said Jerry Kardas, Director, Technical Education at Reed Exhibitions. "We improved the organization of the conference."

Looking through the "Conference at a Glance," attendees will easily notice blocks of sessions on Power Quality, industrial Ethernet, Reliability, Safety, Cleaning and many more relevant topics. Some themed sessions, such as Compliance, Power Quality and industrial Ethernet, include roundtables.

Based on feedback from industry, Reed Exposition's goal was to improve the quality of the conference sessions. "No matter what role you play in manufacturing, there's something here for you," Kardas said.

Here are some of the highlights of NMW conference sessions. For a complete listing and to register, go to www.manufacturingweek.com .

Monday, March 20, 2006

  • 1PT1: The Reliability Game 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 1PWS2: Basics of Electricity & Electronics 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Tuesday, March 21, 2006

      Power Quality session block and roundtable

      • 2P21: Power Quality: Identifying and Minimizing Harmonics in Your Plant's Electrical System 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      • 2P22: Power Quality: Sags and Swells: Sources and Solutions 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

      • 2P23: Power Quality: Eliminating Transients and Noise from your Plant's Electrical System 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

      • 2P24: Power Quality Round Table 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

        • Industrial Ethernet session block and roundtable

          • 2A11: Industrial Ethernet: Seven-protocol review and roundtable. Introduction; IAONA; EtherCAT Technology Group. 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

          • 2A11A: Industrial Ethernet: Seven-protocol review and roundtable. EtherNet/IP by ODVA and ControlNet International; Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG). 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

          • 2A11B: Industrial Ethernet: Seven-protocol review and roundtable. High Speed Ethernet (HSE) by Fieldbus Foundation; Modbus TCP/IP by Modbus IDA. 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

          • 2A11C: Industrial Ethernet: Seven-protocol review and roundtable. Profinet by Profibus Trade Organization SERCOS III by SERCOS North America. 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

          • 2A11D: Industrial Ethernet: Seven-protocol review and roundtable. Roundtable: statements, discussions, and Q&A. 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

            • Wednesday, March 22

              Compliance session block and roundtable

              • 3M11: Compliance: Controls. 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

              • 3M12: Compliance: Plant. 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

              • 3M13: Compliance: Enterprise. 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

              • 3M14: Compliance: Roundtable. 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

              • 3A23: Going Wireless in Harsh/Industrial Environments. 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

                • Thursday, March 23, 2006

                  • 4P11: Zero-Breakdown Machine and Production Systems: Tools and Techniques. 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

                  • 4M31: OEE to A Practical Approach to Measuring Continuous Improvement. 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

                  • 4P41: Building the Foundation for a World Class Plant Maintenance Organization. 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

                  • 4A22: Control Integration for Machine Safeguarding. 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.



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