The role of industrial networks in energy usage

Energy costs big dollars for manufacturers, and most plants don't know where energy is used, said Eric Scott of Molex Inc. Industrial network groups are working on interfaces to help. See the video.
By CFE Media August 24, 2014

Eric Scott of Molex will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on the role of industrial networks in energy usage. Courtesy: Molex, CFE MediaIn today’s world energy costs big dollars for manufacturers and the fact is most plants don’t know where their energy is being used. To help with this problem the industrial network communities are providing common interfaces to gather and control energy in the industrial space. This presentation will focus on aspects of energy where it relates to industrial automation and some of the challenges companies face. It will also cover upcoming initiative for interfacing to the Smart Grid for demand response request.

[Video of presentation is available, now linked below.]

Eric Scott of Molex will present "The role of industrial networks in energy usage" at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Room W-190 at McCormick Place in Chicago. His presentation will be part of the daylong Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show in Chicago. Link to the video of this presentation and others, above.

Scott is an Advanced Technology Specialist for Molex. Molex has been involved in industrial communications for more than 25 years. He has more than 18 years of experience in product design and development of industrial network systems with key focus on CIP Networks. As part of this work he has been participating in ODVA Special Interest Groups for more than 7 years and has been part of the ODVA’s Technical Review Board for two terms. He also leads Molex Canada’s Profinet Interface Competence Center.

CFE Media will sponsor the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 starting at 8:15 a.m. in Room W190 in the West Wing of McCormick Place.

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