The 2017 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Webcast Series

IIoT Webcast One: Get your head into the cloud

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Automation technologies are converging with information technologies. To handle growing volumes of data generated by IIoT-enabled devices, companies will need powerful data processing capability. Cloud-based environments transform how process-automation projects are engineered and instantiated, replacing client/server. This Webcast focuses on how emergent IIoT technologies change the way process and automation engineers execute projects and sustain productivity in today’s, and tomorrow’s, cyber-physical world.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain familiarity with engineering vocabulary related to industrial Cloud and IIoT
  • Discover how IT-based standards are changing the automation world
  • Examine user case examples of IIoT and the Cloud
Featured Speakers:

Arlen Nipper, co-founder and President/CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions
Josh Stauffer, Lead Engineer, Panacea Technologies

Event Sponsors: B+B SmartWorx, Littelfuse, Oracle + NetSuite, Rittal

IIoT Webcast Two: Sensing and control at the edge: Microcontroller kits

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Microcontroller kits emerge as a go-to tool in IIoT-based industrial automation

In an unforeseen instance of innovation, microcontroller kits are being used to build IIoT digital devices and interactive objects. The industrial-automation industry has taken note of these commercially available edge-computer, board-level embedded controllers.

What began as an easier way to program microcontrollers evolved into an open-source, electronics-prototyping platform and today microcontroller kits, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, are a force in do-it-yourself home automation.

In a range of industrial environments, engineering teams already are evaluating the suitability of these kits and kindred solutions for process control and automation in production plants, factories and facilities.

“In an industry that’s been ‘stagnant’ for the last decade, we’re getting excitement about what is possible with these technologies,” says Arlen Nipper, co-developer of the MQTT messaging protocol.

These low-cost systems will make it possible, for example, to add remote-control and monitoring to small legacy systems – just as decades ago SCADA enabled automation of mid-sized systems.

IT-based automation suppliers are on the verge of introducing ruggedized microcontroller platform solutions having the robustness, safety features and communication protocols needed in industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • How are microcomputer kits being used in industrial environments?
  • What are the challenges and benefits of this emerging industrial technology?
  • What best practices should be involved in evaluating this technology?

Attend the IIoT webcast series webcast on sensing and control at the edge to ask your questions as Arlen Nipper discusses with moderator Kevin Parker and Control Engineering editor Mark Hoske the future of microcontroller kits in industrial automation.

Sponsored by: Oracle + NetSuite, Predix, Red Viking

IIoT Webcast Three: IIoT transforms predictive maintenance

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Manufacturers exploiting the latest IIoT industrial-connectivity and analytics advances are melding operations and maintenance data to spot trends that lead managers to contextualized, actionable insights. At the same time, they are building the plant-floor technology infrastructure of the future. Connecting complex machinery and equipment to operations and enterprise systems enables machine learning, predictive maintenance and secure monitor and alarm. IIoT addresses significant integration challenges posed by the unique data types generated by the many kinds of machinery and equipment found in plant environments, from CNC machines to robotics.

Tune into this Webcast to learn how emerging technologies, including IIoT, are leading to business re-engineering, including:
  • Emerging predictive-maintenance models and applications 
  • Incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • New cultural and organizational opportunities 
  • A strategic approach to reliability in a real-time world
Speaker: Dave Reiber, CRL/CMRP, Senior Reliability Leader,

Event Sponsors: Bosch Rexroth, Deublin, GTI Spindle Technology, Oracle + NetSuite, Rittal
IIoT Webcast Four: Preventive maintenance: technologies, applications and business models

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

It’s a fact that predictive maintenance and services has, out of the box, proven to be the most significant industrial internet of things (IIoT) application.

What IIoT-based predictive maintenance and services means is that an equipment supplier can assume greater responsibility for the condition of its equipment in the field, and a plant manager can monitor key points in production for integration with enterprise systems.

In either case, we’re talking about use of real-time machine data and analytic models to determine equipment health. The knowledge gained allows convenient scheduling of corrective maintenance that prevents unexpected equipment failures. Real-time data, connectivity and analytics use supports business models that increasingly rely on 3rd-party services rather than in-house resources.

We’re headed toward a world where real-time device-telemetry collections will integrate with predictive models generated by machine learning, with the model’s “findings” presented via dashboards and visualizations. Tune into this webcast to hear more about it.

Presenter: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Smart Manufacturing & Industrial Communications, IHS Technology

Sponsors: Kepware, Oracle + NetSuite
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