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 marketing@powermation.com and we can discuss a training plan with your team.

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May 2020

Intro to Tag-Based Programming in Cscape Advanced Logic

May 13, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Intro to Tag-Based Programming in Cscape Advanced Logic For programmers familiar only with programming Cscape using Register-based advanced ladder – this will be a good introduction.

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Webinar – Intro to the Bedrock Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

May 28, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Description: Bedrock’s free IDE is a complete software toolkit for designing and configuring open secure automation. This session is a general introduction to the IDE including topics like help, settings, layout, and the device management tool. Click to register. This webinar series, based on Bedrock's certification training material, provides a good introduction to the many features and benefits of our award winning Open Secure Automation (OSA) platform. The live interactive five-part series will cover the following topics: 1) Intro to…

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June 2020

Webinar – Intro to the Bedrock Hardware

June 2, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Description: Bedrock is the world’s most powerful, scalable, secure, and rugged industrial control system. In this session we will do an introduction to our hardware which includes basic features, configuration of both discrete and analog I/O, high speed counter functionality, and more. Click to register. This webinar series, based on Bedrock's certification training material, provides a good introduction to the many features and benefits of our award winning Open Secure Automation (OSA) platform. The live interactive five-part series will cover…

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Webinar: Fieldbus Devices and Data Types

June 4, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session will delve into adding multiple devices to the Device tree, connecting to fieldbus devices using serial or ethernet modules, and provide a brief introduction to the common Organizing the Device Tree, connecting to fieldbus devices via ethernet and serial, and introduction to programming with the Bedrock IDE. Click to register. This webinar series, based on Bedrock's certification training material, provides a good introduction to the many features and benefits of our award winning Open Secure Automation (OSA) platform.…

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Webinar: Intro to Languages (Part 1)

June 9, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description: This topic will give a basic introduction to programming in the Bedrock IDE using Ladder Logic, Sequential Function Chart, and Structured Text. Click to register. This webinar series, based on Bedrock's certification training material, provides a good introduction to the many features and benefits of our award winning Open Secure Automation (OSA) platform. The live interactive five-part series will cover the following topics: 1) Intro to the Bedrock Integrated Development Environment (IDE) - May 28 2) Intro to the…

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Webinar: Intro to Languages (Part 2)

June 11, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description: This topic will give a basic introduction to using continuous function chart in conjunction with other programming languages, as well as the differences between functions and function blocks. Click to register. This webinar series, based on Bedrock's certification training material, provides a good introduction to the many features and benefits of our award winning Open Secure Automation (OSA) platform. The live interactive five-part series will cover the following topics: 1) Intro to the Bedrock Integrated Development Environment (IDE) -…

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The Festo Motion Terminal VTEM: Using Flexible Technologies for Industry 4.0

June 22, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Festo Motion Terminal represents the connection that we are experiencing through digitalization in the world with pneumatic automation, creating new possibilities of automation and control. It can be used to digitally define and query many process parameters. This provides numerous options for controlling and analyzing related processes thus contributing to better and more consistent quality. Additionally, the concept of energy efficiency is intrinsic to this technology, both due to the technology applied to the Motion Terminal, as well as…

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Safe Access to Machinery in The Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry

June 26, 2020 11:00 am - 11:30 am

This 30 minute webinar will be educational, informative and in traditional "Fortress style" entertaining. We'll use real life application examples and have a look at some industry specific standards and guidance for machinery safety. Register here!

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July 2020

Banner Engineering SC10 Series Hybrid Safety Controller

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

Join us for a webinar to discuss the industry-first hybrid safety controller from Banner Engineering that combines the functionality of two safety relays and the configuration capability of a safety controller. Click for details and registration.

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Advanced Modbus TCP Communications – Horner Automation

July 15, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We will review the use of Modbus TCP protocols, variations that exist, configuration of the Horner All-in-one controllers in both Server (slave) and Client (master) mode and use in a tag-based Cscape logic environment. REGISTER HERE.

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PID Control in Horner All-In-One Controllers

July 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will introduce the concept of PID control and its typical application, configuration and execution in Horner All-in-one Controllers. We will also discuss automatic and manual methods of tuning. REGISTER HERE.

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Food Safety Modernization Act and Festo – Part 1: A Festo perspective on compliance with updated cGMPs for equipment design

July 23, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our kickoff session of the three part FSMA webinar series from Festo. This jointly-developed webinar will feature Festo and Power/mation panelists ready to answer your questions regarding Festo products in the food and beverage segment. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. FSMA updated Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s). Regardless of compliance requirements for other parts of FSMA, all food and beverage factories are required to meet cGMP’s. Read strictly, the FDA now has…

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Safe Access to Machinery in the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry

July 28, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We take a look at some of the safety standards and industry best practices for accessing machinery in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. An area often misunderstood is hygienic requirements and we will have a look at some of the standards relating to adding interlocks to a hygienic application. This 30 minute webinar will be educational, informative and in traditional "Fortress style" entertaining. We'll use real life application examples and have a look at some industry specific standards and…

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Food Safety Modernization Act and Festo – Part 2: Additional benefits of FSMA compliance

July 30, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tune in for part two of the three part FSMA webinar series from Festo. This jointly-developed webinar will feature Festo and Power/mation panelists ready to answer your questions regarding Festo products in the food and beverage segment. Compliance with FSMA and other food safety regulations can often seem like nothing but added cost. In this webinar, we’ll review Festo’s products for the food industry and how utilizing components designed for the food industry can bring other benefits to your process…

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August 2020

Applying High Force Electric Actuators with Confidence – Tolomatic

August 4, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With one of the broadest offerings of linear actuator solutions on the market, we can help you size and select a solution from 50 to 50,000 lbs. From roller screws to fully integrated motor solutions, let Tolomatic help you define a solution that you can deploy with confidence. REGISTER HERE.

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Food Safety Modernization Act and Festo – Part 3: A deep dive into Festo product selection

August 4, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tune in for the conclusion of the three part FSMA webinar series from Festo. This jointly-developed webinar will feature Festo and Power/mation panelists ready to answer your questions regarding Festo products in the food and beverage segment. Festo offers a comprehensive range of products for the food and beverage industry that can help you ensure FSMA compliance in equipment design. In this webinar, we’ll do a deep dive on these products, which includes fittings and tubing, compressed air preparation, pneumatic…

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Remote Maintenance Circle with Secomea

August 4, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have you experienced increase demand or need to access and control your machines remotely? ​​​​​​​Join Chelsea Ravitch for a discussion on Remote Access and how the Secomea Solution can enable corrective, predictive, and preventive maintenance for your industrial operations. REGISTER HERE: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/8/9p2q2f9

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Festo Virtual Trade Show August 5-6, 2020

August 5, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 6, 2020

ABOUT THIS EVENT Get an in-depth look at Festo’s full range of Pneumatic, Electric Automation and Process Automation products, smart factory technologies and innovative engineering tools…all from the comfort of your own office or home office. Whether you are a senior executive, facility manager or engineer, our Automation For Tomorrow virtual tradeshow will give you an opportunity to: Explore 14 Festo North America booths from all of our industry categories, including Life Sciences, Automotive, and Food Processing Talk live with…

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Motor Technologies and VFDs with ABB

August 5, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Motors have come a long way since they were invented in 1832. Efficiency is the name of the game and is driving new developments. This webinar will cover the basics of standard induction motors and a run down of all the new high efficiency motor designs like Permanent Magnet (PM) Motors and Synchronous Reluctance Motors (SynRM). REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/MotorTech

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Festo Virtual Trade Show August 5-6, 2020

August 6, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 6, 2020

ABOUT THIS EVENT Get an in-depth look at Festo’s full range of Pneumatic, Electric Automation and Process Automation products, smart factory technologies and innovative engineering tools…all from the comfort of your own office or home office. Whether you are a senior executive, facility manager or engineer, our Automation For Tomorrow virtual tradeshow will give you an opportunity to: Explore 14 Festo North America booths from all of our industry categories, including Life Sciences, Automotive, and Food Processing Talk live with…

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Actuators for Food and Beverage with Power/mation and Tolomatic

August 6, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Power/mation and Tolomatic for a discussion on washdown-rated actuators suitable for your next food and beverage application. The session will outline the superior corrosion-resistant Tolomatic product line and walk through real world applications. There will be an overview of each company's history and a Q&A at the conclusion of the session. Get started with food and beverage solutions from Tolomatic and Power/mation! REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U5EDhgHeRv-fiCIQ8o5dPg

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Web Handling/Converting Applications with Tolomatic

August 11, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore a variety of application stories in web handling and paper converting with Tolomatic's team of Regional Sales Managers. REGISTER HERE

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Ethernet IP Communications within a Horner OCS Controller

August 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session we will review the application of Ethernet IP Protocol – and the variety of ways that Horner OCS All-in-one Controllers can interface to that network. We’ll also review how the OCS can exchange Global Tag data with Logix processors from Rockwell. REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7802194292892316943

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Safe Access to Machinery in the Wood Pulp & Paper Industries

August 13, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We take a look at some of the safety standards and industry best practices for accessing machinery in the wood, pulp and paper industries. This 30 minute webinar will be educational, informative and in traditional "Fortress style" entertaining. We'll use real life application examples and have a look at some industry. REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8015893842764/WN_vKtCYJfdTSyyPwsEqEQw3Q

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Setting the Bar for Sanitation and Food Safety with Hygienic Design

August 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Rittal for a discussion on how the food and beverage industry is facing new challenges including increased regulations and restrictions and the unprecedented impact of a global pandemic. Learn about nwew technologies to help increase the safety and sanitation of your plants and protect the food supply chain. In this webinar, we’ll examine how incorporating hygienic design principles in food processing plants could be a complete game changer. Topics include:  A state of the industry, including results of Rittal's…

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BACnet IP Communications using a Horner OCS

August 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session we will introduce BACnet protocol – the highly popular Building Automation Control network. BACnet has both Token Passing (BACnet MS/TP) and Ethernet (BACnet IP) variations – and we will describe how to interface OCS All-in-one Controllers with both networks. REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5916562637582216207

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September 2020

Phoenix Contact PLCnext and the Connected Workforce

September 15, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Now more than ever, controls engineers and plant managers are requiring remote access to PLCs on the plant floor and manufacturing data to be pushed and visualized in the cloud.  Join our automation experts for a webinar  on PLCnext – a new technology that expands the use of a PLC in ways that will  change the future of automation. This state-of-the-art digital ecosystem offers an open Linux environment for edge computing with  access to more data via IoT systems, more flexibility with…

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Phoenix Contact PLCnext and the Connected Workforce

September 16, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Now more than ever, controls engineers and plant managers are requiring remote access to PLCs on the plant floor and manufacturing data to be pushed and visualized in the cloud.  Join our automation experts for a webinar  on PLCnext – a new technology that expands the use of a PLC in ways that will  change the future of automation. This state-of-the-art digital ecosystem offers an open Linux environment for edge computing with  access to more data via IoT systems, more flexibility with…

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