Training and Events

Power/mation holds various customized seminars and training sessions each year for our sales team and customers. Along with everything we sell, we provide you with the education necessary to apply your automation solutions in the most effective manner possible.

Power/mation offers scheduled training sessions that take place at our office locations. See the events calendar below for details. 

If these locations and times are not suitable, we also offer tailored training sessions for small groups. If your company is within our sales territories, contact us at and we can discuss a training plan with your team.

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December 2020

Webinar: Rodless Electric Actuators with Tolomatic

December 15, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rodless actuators are designed to handle a wide variety of applications and environments. Join us to learn about Belt-Drives, Screw-Drives, and what sets these actuators apart. REGISTER HERE.

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January 2021

Tolomatic Webinar: Best Practices for Applying Electric Actuators in Hygienic Equipment

January 26, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The need for sanitary environments continues to increase across many industries, and hygienic equipment requires special consideration when it comes to linear motion. Tune in to be sure you’re up-to-speed on best practices for linear motion in food processing, life sciences, pharma and other hygienic equipment applications. Tolomatic will review their latest whitepaper on the subject, and share some recent application stories. CLICK TO REGISTER.

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March 2021

ToloTalks: Application Wins – Actuators in Robotics & Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

March 16, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Robotic and AGV markets are growing faster than ever. Learn more about where electric linear actuators are making a difference.

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ToloTalks: Which Screw? That’s the question.

March 23, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Understanding screw technology options is key to specifying screw-driven electric linear actuators. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages for various applications.

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ToloTalks: Get rid of the jitters – Why servo tuning is important

March 30, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn & see why servo tuning is important, along with best practices for tuning to accomplish optimal performance.

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May 2021

ToloTalk: Electric Actuator Know-How for Machine Design Engineers

May 11, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Moving something from point A to point B sounds simple. But there’s a lot more to electric linear actuators than you may think. In this webinar, Tolomatic covers aspects of linear motion technology that apply to industrial automation: packaging, pressing, winding, cutting, shuttling, joining, robotics, high force, and many more. CLICK TO REGISTER

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June 2021

Curling & Cocktails with Power/mation and Phoenix Contact

June 24, 2021 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chaska Curling Center, 3210 Chaska Blvd
Chaska, MN 55318
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Join Power/mation for a fun new event sponsored by Phoenix Contact! Enjoy a drink on the ice during a Learn to Curl class with Power/mation and Phoenix Contact representatives. Dinner to follow on-ice activities.   Click here to register.  

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July 2021

How to improve PLC system resiliency to reduce risk and downtime

July 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Affordable redundant controller options have expanded as control systems have progressed in the last decade. Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have gained extensive processing and communication capabilities and aren't just for machines and small systems anymore. Redundancy in PLCs used to be complex and expensive, so manufacturers and OEMs reserved them for critical applications. Today’s redundant control systems offer value in price and performance. Redundant PLC systems can be easily integrated to increase uptime, enhance security and system maintenance in applications,…

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August 2021

ABB Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament

August 3, 2021 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Majestic Oaks Golf Course, 701 Bunker Lake Blvd
Ham Lake, MN 55304
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Join Power/mation and ABB for an all-day customer appreciation golf tournament. The morning will kick off with a product showcase featuring the latest ABB products. This event is proudly sponsored by ABB! Click here to register.   Event Schedule: 8:30 AM - Breakfast & Registration 9:30 AM - Product Showcase 10:00 AM - Driving Range Opens 11:30 AM - Tee Times Start 3:00 PM - Bar Opens 5:00 PM - Dinner Service 5:45 PM - Golf Awards

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November 2021

Lunch and Learn – Intro to Bedrock OSA +Flow Solutions

November 16, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bedrock Automation has developed the world’s most powerful and cyber secure automation platform. Out of the Silicon Valley, they assembled the latest technologies and talents from the automation, cyber security and semiconductor industries to build unprecedented automation solutions for industrial control and power based on three prime directives: simplicity, scalability and security. In this webinar, Bedrock will introduce you to OSA +Flow and OSA Remote +Flow, their new award-winning flow computer and control system solutions. The OSA +Flow has unlimited…

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