Lunch &

Our “Lunch and Learns” are part of an ongoing commitment to professional growth intended to be held at your facility. We cater lunch, and the seminars range from 1 to 2 hours in length. Participants build upon their knowledge, acquire new skills, and stay up to date with the latest industry trends.


Choose your topic and enjoy a complimentary catered lunch!

01. Network Segmentation / mGuard 1100 Series, Routing & Firewalls

This seminar is a comprehensive training session designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills required to implement effective network segmentation using the mGuard 1100 series devices, routing techniques, and firewalls. Network segmentation is a critical aspect of modern cybersecurity, enabling organizations to bolster their network defenses and protect sensitive data from potential threats and unauthorized access.

The main objective of this seminar is to provide attendees with a deep understanding of network segmentation principles and how to apply them using the advanced features of the mGuard 1100 series. Participants will gain insights into creating secure network zones, configuring routing protocols, and deploying firewalls to establish robust security perimeters within their networks.

02. WLAN / Better WiFi on the factory floor WiFi radios, antenna, channels

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment, a reliable and high-performance WiFi network is crucial for seamless operations, real-time data exchange, and increased productivity.

In this seminar, industry-leading experts will delve into the intricacies of WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology, focusing on the key elements that directly impact WiFi performance in industrial settings. Participants will gain valuable insights into optimizing WiFi radios, antennas, and channels to create a robust and interference-resistant network.

03. Long Distance Wireless / Ethernet, modbus, or I/O (WLAN 4321, radioline, antenna selection)

The demand for reliable long-distance wireless communication has never been greater. Join us for a comprehensive seminar that will explore cutting-edge technologies like WLAN 4321, Radioline, Modbus, and I/O, and delve into the crucial aspect of antenna selection to achieve seamless long-range connectivity.

Whether you are a seasoned industrial professional looking to upgrade your communication infrastructure or an aspiring engineer seeking to understand the latest advancements in wireless technologies, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and make informed decisions for your long-distance communication needs.

04. ABB All Compatible Drive Family / ACSx80 family of drives, capabilities and features

This session is your gateway to discovering the exceptional capabilities and cutting-edge features of the ACSx80 family of drives, brought to you by ABB, a global leader in industrial automation and electrification solutions.

In this seminar, we will delve into the heart of the ACSx80 family, a versatile range of variable frequency drives designed to elevate your industrial operations to new heights. From precise motor control and energy efficiency to built-in safety features and user-friendly interfaces, the ACSx80 drives offer a wide array of functionalities tailored to meet your diverse application needs.

05. Yaskawa Motion / Overview of Yaskawa's motion offering, including connectivity to AB PLCs

Step into the world of precise and efficient motion control with our exclusive training seminar. Join us as we delve into the comprehensive motion solutions provided by Yaskawa, a renowned global leader in the field of industrial automation.

In this seminar, we will unravel the cutting-edge technologies that make up Yaskawa’s motion offering, including servo drives, servo motors, motion controllers, and software tools. Gain insights into how these high-performance components work in perfect harmony to deliver smooth, accurate, and dynamic motion control for a wide range of industrial applications.

06. Lenze Automation Solutions / Overview of Lenze family of drives/controllers/HMIs and software tools

At this seminar, you will dive into the heart of Lenze’s automation prowess, discovering a comprehensive range of top-tier products. From precision drives that redefine motor control to intelligent controllers empowering automation intelligence, intuitive HMIs that redefine user experiences, and powerful software tools streamlining automation processes, Lenze’s offerings leave no stone unturned in optimizing your industrial efficiency.

Whether you are a seasoned automation professional or a newcomer to the world of industrial automation, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and expertise in Lenze’s state-of-the-art solutions. 

07. Best Practices - Drives / Overview of VFD technology, installation, common issues

This comprehensive seminar is designed for engineers, technicians, and anyone interested in mastering the fundamentals of VFD technology. We’ll delve into the essentials of drives, focusing on their role in enhancing the performance and efficiency of machinery.

We will provide a detailed overview of VFD technology, explaining how it works and its numerous applications across industries. Our expert speakers will guide you through the proper installation process, ensuring the seamless integration and optimization of VFDs in your system.

08. Overview of Motion Technology

Welcome to an immersive seminar aimed at professionals in the field of automation, manufacturing, robotics, and anyone who seeks to understand the intricacies of motion technology. This training will guide you through the basics and advanced aspects of both single-axis and multi-axis motion systems.

Our seasoned experts will provide a comprehensive overview of motion technology and its pivotal role in automated systems and machinery. Delve into the key differences, applications, and benefits of single-axis and multi-axis movements, helping you make informed decisions for your specific use cases.

09. ABB VFD Gateway / Alternative to adding an ethernet-IP option to your VFD

This training is dedicated to exploring the ABB VFD Gateway and how it serves as a cost-effective, robust alternative to adding an Ethernet-IP option to your Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).

Our industry experts will introduce you to the ABB VFD Gateway, providing a comprehensive understanding of its functionality, benefits, and implementation strategies. We’ll cover how this device can enable seamless integration of your VFDs into your industrial network, enhancing communication and overall system efficiency.

The seminar will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to effectively install and configure the ABB VFD Gateway. We aim to arm you with practical skills that ensure proper utilization of this alternative, maximizing its potential for your specific applications.

10. Dude, Where’s My Access? / Through no fault of your own, cybersecurity trends are breaking your industrial communications

Step into the increasingly complex world of cybersecurity with this engaging seminar. This training will delve into the impact of emerging cybersecurity trends on your industrial communications, often disrupted through no fault of your own.

After decades of progress with remote connectivity in the industrial space, tech giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more are now limiting access for your local application. Join this discussion for strategies to play nice with technology leaders to regain your access while adhering to modern cybersecurity standards.

11. The Emerson Enlightenment / A movement in automation, if you’re not using Emerson, you’re missing out

If you’re not using Emerson, you’re missing out. Emerson is the third largest automation company in the world, the largest in North America, and recently acquired the world-class automation product portfolio of PACSystems™. Emerson is investing in new cutting-edge technologies. This seminar is your glimpse into scalable automation solutions with high performance, lower cost, and a smaller footprint – spread across your entire facility.

By the end of the training, you’ll have gained invaluable insights into the ‘Emerson Enlightenment’ and why it is shaping up to be a defining movement in automation.

12. Emerson for Rockwell Users / How to do all the same things in Emerson that you can do in Rockwell

Welcome to “Emerson for Rockwell Users”, a tailored seminar designed to streamline your transition from Rockwell to Emerson. This comprehensive training aims to familiarize Rockwell users with Emerson’s systems, showing you how to accomplish the same tasks you’ve mastered in Rockwell but now within Emerson’s environment.

Led by experienced instructors well-versed in both Emerson and Rockwell platforms, this seminar will provide an in-depth overview of Emerson’s features, focusing on their similarities to Rockwell’s functionalities. You will learn how to navigate Emerson’s interface, replicate your routine tasks, and even discover potential enhancements that Emerson may offer over Rockwell.

13. Getting the Most out of Horner / Techniques, tactics, and procedures of maintaining a Horner OCS

Conducted by seasoned experts familiar with Horner products, this seminar delves into the best practices for the upkeep and optimal operation of Horner OCS systems. From basic maintenance tasks to advanced troubleshooting techniques, we will guide you through a comprehensive exploration of Horner OCS.

The seminar is designed to cover key aspects such as system diagnostics, firmware updates, data backup, and recovery procedures. Furthermore, we will delve into advanced tactics to mitigate common issues, enhance system performance, and prolong the life cycle of your Horner OCS.

Combining theoretical knowledge with practical demonstrations, the seminar also provides an opportunity to engage with our trainers, allowing you to address your specific queries and challenges. By the end of the seminar, you will be well-equipped to handle the intricacies of maintaining a Horner OCS, ensuring optimal performance and prolonged usability.

14. Horner OCS, Data and Dashboards / How to use the Horner OCS for data collection and populate data to an online dashboard

Take a deep dive into the capabilities of your Horner Operator Control Station (OCS) with our specialized seminar. This interactive training session focuses on how to effectively utilize the Horner OCS for data collection and subsequently populate this data to an online dashboard for easy analysis and monitoring.

Guided by experts experienced in the use of Horner OCS, this seminar will illustrate the step-by-step process of extracting and interpreting data from the OCS system. The training will cover essential topics like data collection methods, parameters setup, efficient data extraction, and data validation techniques.

Moving beyond data collection, we’ll also focus on data visualization. Learn how to populate collected data onto an online dashboard, creating interactive and intuitive data displays that allow you to monitor, analyze and make informed decisions based on real-time information from your OCS system.

15. Enhance Plant Safety / Discover the Features and Benefits of Power/mation Custom Fencing Solutions

This seminar explains the details and advantages of Power/mation’s extruded aluminum product offering and illustrates our ability to customize a fencing solution designed to meet your needs with minimum number of components, ease of assembly with flexibility and adaptability. Fencing systems meet the necessary safety requirements according to EN ISO 14120:2015.

Discussion points include:

  •  Key components that make up the fencing system
  • Bracketry and components that simplify joinery with no drilling or tapping
  • Ease of assembly with pre-aligned and encapsulated t-Nut technology
  • Modularity of fencing design with the use of various infill materials
  • Significantly reduced installation time and costs with pre-assembly options
  • Walkthrough of PM’s collaborative approach to working with customers, covering
    design, quotation, packaging, and shipping
  • Review application examples
16. Festo - HGO Handling Guide Online / Handling guide is an online tool for selecting Gantry Systems from Festo

Our training session, led by experts familiar with Festo’s online tools and products, will guide you through the step-by-step process of using the Handling Guide Online (HGO). The seminar will cover everything from basic navigation and use to advanced features, all designed to streamline the process of selecting the perfect Festo gantry system for your needs.

During the seminar, you will learn how to input specific application parameters, interpret the suggestions provided by the tool, and make the final selection. The training will also cover insights into understanding the technical specifications and benefits of different gantry systems, ensuring you can make an informed decision.

By the end of the seminar, you will be proficient in using the HGO tool to quickly and effectively select the most suitable gantry system for your operational requirements.

17. PAC Motion, Emerson Servo Solution / Improve your machine’s performance and efficiency with a high-speed, integrated motion control system

A seminar designed to empower your operations by integrating a high-speed motion control system into your machines. Learn how to significantly improve your machine’s performance and efficiency with Emerson’s advanced servo solution, PAC Motion.

This training, led by experts in Emerson’s solutions, focuses on the key features, benefits, and applications of this integrated motion control system, demonstrating how it can be effectively implemented in your own industrial setting.

We will cover the fundamentals of PAC Motion, including its architecture, the commissioning process, and operational optimization techniques. With hands-on exercises, you will learn how to configure, program, and optimize this high-speed, integrated system to significantly enhance your machine’s performance, increase efficiency, and reduce downtime.

18. Emerson Vs. Rockwell Product Portfolio / How Emerson MAS hardware solutions align with Rockwell, including their pros and cons

Designed to provide a comprehensive comparison of these two significant players in the field of industrial automation, this training aims to delve into a detailed comparative analysis of Emerson’s MAS hardware solutions and Rockwell’s offering. The seminar will highlight their key similarities, differences, and how they align with each other in various applications, providing a holistic perspective on their capabilities.

We will dissect the pros and cons of both Emerson MAS and Rockwell hardware solutions, giving attendees a robust understanding of the strengths and limitations of both systems. Key discussion points will include ease of integration, scalability, performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

19. I/O Link in Industrial Automation / Technical overview and awareness of the benefits of I/O Link

A focused seminar designed to increase your understanding and appreciation of I/O Link technology in the world of automation. Guided by experienced industrial automation experts, you will learn about its architecture, data exchange process, and critical parameters, all designed to help you better understand how I/O Link operates in industrial environments.

More than just a technical overview, the seminar will also spotlight the numerous benefits of I/O Link. From its flexible architecture and simple integration to superior diagnostics capabilities and effective device management, the seminar will help you discover why I/O Link is a game-changer in industrial automation.

20. Horner OEE Solution / The value of the OEE solution from Horner and a configuration demonstration

This is a dedicated seminar designed to enhance your understanding of the Horner Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) solution and its substantial value. 

Our experts will introduce the principle behind OEE, discussing its critical parameters, including availability, performance, and quality. You’ll discover the tangible value of Horner’s OEE solution, learning how it can optimize your production efficiency, minimize downtime, and ultimately, boost your bottom line.

But that’s not all. The seminar will also offer a hands-on configuration demonstration of the Horner OEE solution. This practical section will guide you through the steps to set up and optimize the OEE system, ensuring you gain confidence and proficiency in managing this robust tool.

21. Radar Based Safety System by Inxpect / Works where Optical Based Safety Fails!

Inxpect developed the first and currently the only Radar based safety system with SIL2, PLd, Category 3 certification. The goal of this seminar is to provide a comprehensive review of this innovative and cost-effective presence sensing technology. The Inxpect Radar-based safety system’s remarkable features and advantages are reshaping safety integration in manufacturing processes, resulting in substantial enhancements in safety, efficiency, and cost reduction.

Key discussion points include:

  • Advantages over optical based safety system
  • Primary safety functions performed: Access Detection and Restart Prevention
  • Important factors to consider that influence reflected signals
  • System Architecture
  • Controller & Sensor Types and characteristics: Which is best for your application?
  • Tampering, Muting and Object detection features
  • Review application example with muting
  • Software configuration review
  • Live demo
22. Hydraulics & Pneumatic Safety Standards / Safety standards behind hydraulic & pneumatic products and the requirements of older equipment

This informative training session is designed to provide a detailed understanding of safety standards governing hydraulic and pneumatic products, and how these standards apply to older equipment.

Led by experts in hydraulic and pneumatic systems, the seminar will guide you through the safety standards that dictate the design, operation, and maintenance of these systems. We’ll delve into critical standards, explaining their relevance and how to ensure your equipment is compliant.

We will address the requirements for older hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, helping you identify potential safety gaps in your existing equipment. By exploring the implications of non-compliance, you will learn why it’s crucial to upgrade or retrofit your old equipment to meet current safety standards.

23. Festo - Directional Control Valve Overview / Walk through the current offering of Festo control valves

A specialized seminar designed to take you on a tour of Festo’s comprehensive range of directional control valves. We will explore the different models, their unique features, specifications, and suitable applications. Each valve will be discussed in detail to help you understand its operation and potential benefits to your pneumatic system.

You will not only learn about the technical aspects of these valves but also get insights into how they can optimize your system’s performance, enhance reliability, and reduce operational costs. Real-world scenarios and applications will be used to illustrate how these valves function within a system and how to select the appropriate valve for your specific needs.

24. Emerson CPE Series / An in-depth overview of advanced process control with Emerson CPE 200, 300, and 400

This insightful training is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of Emerson’s cutting-edge Control Performance Expert (CPE) 200, 300, and 400 series. 

We will delve into the technical features, benefits, and applications of the Emerson CPE series. You will gain an understanding of how these advanced process controllers can increase efficiency, improve quality, and optimize process performance.

We’ll provide a detailed walkthrough of each product in the series – CPE 200, 300, and 400. This will include their unique features, operational details, and potential benefits to your process control environment. Additionally, we’ll touch on installation, setup, and troubleshooting, ensuring you’re well-equipped to get the most out of these advanced controllers.

25. Robotics Demystified / Power/mation Robotics Overview

In this seminar, we will dive into an in-depth exploration of Powermation Robotics’ vendor partnerships and our sophisticated capabilities. Our discussion will encompass a spectrum of offerings, ranging from individual products and tailored solutions to comprehensive, pre-engineered systems.

Our product suite includes advanced robotic systems in diverse configurations, including End of Arm Tooling, Part Feeding mechanisms, state-of-the-art Vision Systems, robust Machine Bases, and beyond.

26. Optimizing Operations with Cobots / Machine tending, welding, and palletizing solutions

This seminar is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the pivotal role collaborative robots (cobots) play in enhancing operational efficiency in key areas such as machine tending, welding, and palletizing. This seminar will delve into the various ways cobots are revolutionizing these crucial industrial processes, offering practical solutions to improve productivity, reduce costs, and ensure worker safety.

Whether you are aiming to streamline your manufacturing process, minimize operational expenses, or boost worker safety and satisfaction, this seminar will equip you with the knowledge and strategies necessary to optimize your operations using cobots.

27. Understanding RFID / Unveiling the power of RFID, understanding the technology and its applications

An informative seminar tailored to demystify the workings of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, its potential, and its diverse applications. This session will deepen your understanding of how RFID can be harnessed to optimize operations.

Led by RFID specialists, the seminar will dive into the basics of RFID, elucidating how it works and the technology behind it. You will gain an understanding of different types of RFID systems, their components, and their unique characteristics. The session will provide insights into the fundamental principles behind RFID, including concepts of frequency ranges, data storage, and read/write capabilities.

We will also explore the broad spectrum of RFID applications across various sectors, showcasing how it can streamline inventory management, enhance security, improve customer experiences, and more. Real-world case studies may be discussed to illustrate the transformative impact of RFID technology on business operations.

28. Turck CODESYS PLCs and HMIs / Gain a comprehensive understanding of these powerful automation technologies

Aimed at professionals in the field of industrial automation, controls, and system integration, this seminar offers a deep dive into Turck’s CODESYS-based Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs).

Guided by the seasoned industry professionals at Turck, the seminar will provide an in-depth overview of these powerful automation tools. We will discuss the core features and functionalities of Turck CODESYS PLCs and HMIs, highlighting their capabilities, unique strengths, and potential applications.

The seminar will cover essential topics like programming languages, real-time control, visualizations, and networking. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical demonstrations, you will gain comprehensive understanding of Turck’s CODESYS PLCs and HMIs and their role in driving efficient and advanced automated solutions.

29. Linear, Rotary, and Angular Feedback / Understand these crucial components in automation processes

Designed to demystify these essential components in the world of automation, this session is tailored for engineers, automation professionals, and anyone interested in gaining a thorough understanding of these crucial feedback mechanisms in automated systems.

Led by experienced automation experts, the seminar will delve into the principles of linear, rotary, and angular feedback mechanisms. You will learn about their role in enhancing precision, accuracy, and efficiency in a broad range of automated operations, from manufacturing lines to autonomous robotics.

The session will provide a comprehensive overview of these feedback systems, explaining how they function, how they differ, and how they contribute to the overall performance of an automated system. In addition, we’ll provide insights into how these feedback mechanisms are integrated into various control systems and what challenges can arise during their implementation.

30. New Banner Products Presentation / Cutting-edge advancements and unveiling the latest products from Banner Engineering

Prepare for a captivating journey led by experienced experts, this seminar will introduce you to the latest innovations from Banner Engineering. You’ll be among the first to see new product demonstrations, showcasing how these advancements can enhance productivity, safety, and efficiency in various industrial settings.

The seminar will cover a broad range of products, and may include advanced sensors, machine safety solutions, wireless networks, and lighting products. The session will provide an in-depth understanding of each product, highlighting their unique features, potential applications, and benefits they can bring to your automation systems.

Also, there will be a unique opportunity to engage in interactive Q&A sessions, offering you the chance to have your questions addressed.

31. Predictive Maintenance and Reducing Downtime / How to implement predictive maintenance and reduce downtime

A comprehensive seminar dedicated to understanding and implementing predictive maintenance strategies that reduce downtime and increase operational efficiency. Ideal for maintenance managers, operations leaders, and engineers, this seminar provides a road map for the proactive maintenance of industrial equipment.

During this session, industry experts will guide you through the fundamentals of predictive maintenance, including the methodologies, technologies, and best practices that leading industries employ. You’ll learn how to leverage advanced technologies like machine learning, IoT, and data analytics to predict potential issues before they become serious problems.

Additionally, you’ll learn to identify the early warning signs of equipment failure and develop a proactive maintenance schedule. We will delve into case studies demonstrating how predictive maintenance has minimized downtime, increased operational efficiency, and enhanced the lifespan of machinery in various industries.

32. Track and Trace / Exploring the principles, technologies, and applications of effective tracking and tracing systems

This seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of the core principles underlying effective track and trace systems. We’ll explore various tracking technologies, including RFID, barcodes, and IoT, and dive into how these technologies are shaping the landscape of logistics, supply chain, and beyond.

You’ll gain insights into the applications of these systems across various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, food and beverage, and logistics, to understand their role in ensuring transparency, enhancing accountability, and improving operational efficiency.

The seminar will also highlight the latest advancements and trends in track and trace systems, including real-time tracking, data analytics, and integration with Machine Learning for predictive analytics and proactive management.

33. Rittal Prime Xpress / Discover the cutting-edge features and benefits of this innovative, game-changing solution in the industry

This seminar is your key to understanding and benefiting from the ground-breaking features of Rittal Prime Xpress, a game-changing solution for industrial enclosures.

Expert-led and highly interactive, this session will walk you through the cutting-edge features of Rittal Prime Xpress, including its modularity, scalability, and versatility. You’ll discover how this robust enclosure solution can cater to a diverse range of industrial needs, enhancing efficiency and productivity while ensuring optimum safety and protection.

In addition, the seminar will delve into the key benefits of adopting Rittal Prime Xpress, such as its rapid availability, superior quality, and its ability to seamlessly adapt to evolving operational requirements.

34. Proper Climate Control Sizing & Selection/ Join us and Rittal and delve into the critical aspects of climate control for various applications and industries

In partnership with Rittal, a pioneer in advanced climate control solutions, this session will unravel the crucial elements of climate control applicable across a variety of industries and applications.

In this seminar, we’ll walk you through the critical parameters to consider when selecting a climate control system, ranging from operational environment, heat load calculations, and energy efficiency to regulatory requirements and cost-effectiveness.

You’ll gain deep insights into the innovative climate control solutions offered by Rittal, understanding their cutting-edge features, benefits, and potential applications.

35. Exploring the Future of Robotics with ABB / An overview of ABB Robotics, showcasing its innovative solutions and applications in various industries

This seminar aims to provide a comprehensive overview of ABB Robotics, highlighting its cutting-edge solutions and applications across a multitude of industries. This seminar will delve into the innovative technological advancements made by ABB Robotics and showcase how they are reshaping various industrial sectors.

From automation to digitization, ABB Robotics has been at the forefront of revolutionizing robotics. Whether you are interested in the latest robotic innovations, looking to enhance your business operations, or seeking to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving field, this seminar will provide you with valuable insights and a deeper understanding of the future of robotics as envisioned by ABB.

36. Doosan Cobots and Their Applications / Explore the future of collaborative robots with a focus on Doosan Cobots and their diverse applications

A seminar designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of collaborative robots, with a particular focus on the diverse applications of Doosan Cobots. This seminar will offer an in-depth analysis of how Doosan Cobots are reshaping various industries by optimizing operations, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring worker safety.

As the demand for automation and efficiency continues to grow, Doosan Cobots are emerging as a key player in the collaborative robot arena. Whether you are interested in optimizing your manufacturing processes, enhancing worker safety, or staying ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving field, this seminar will provide you with valuable insights and practical strategies for leveraging the capabilities of Doosan Cobots.


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