Agenda

Introductions

9:00 - 9:15 am ET

The Toronto event will commence with a greeting from the Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto, Thomas Schultze. At the Montreal event, Susanne Aschi-Glesius, Germany’s Consul General, Montreal, will deliver the opening remarks. This will be followed by a short welcome from one of our host companies

EPLAN: Cutting the Digital Cord

9:15 - 9:45 am EST

Automation technology within EPLAN Platform makes it possible for users to automate many work steps. One of these is the wiring process, which can represent savings of up to 75% of the wiring time when compared to manual wiring. A fully automated process can help you wire faster, reduce the risk of errors and increase the quality of your work.

Rittal: Wired for the Future

10:00 - 10:30 am ET

Rittal Automation Systems is enhancing automation in control and switchgear engineering with the efficient Wire Terminal WT, delivering an eight-fold acceleration in wiring processing speed. From engineering design to manufacturing automation, join to learn how Rittal is ensuring consistent data management for the maximum efficiency of automated workshop processes, for today and the future.

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PILZ: Safety Relay System myPNOZ: You create. We build. You Install.

10:45 - 11:15 am ET

The factory of the future is always associated with the term “batch size one”. The new modular safety relay myPNOZ offers just that, since it is produced individually according to your requirements. An easy-to-use device that’s flexible in application and boasts clever features, it ensures reliable monitoring of your safety functions.

WAGO: Simplifying Troubleshooting and Support of Industrial Machines with Remote Connectivity

11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

By utilizing secure methods of remote connectivity, machine builders can simplify field service deployment and support for their products by troubleshooting issues remotely.  This presentation will demonstrate how to establish remote access to your controller with the goals of (1) retaining machine parameter and uptime visibility, (2) maintaining control of the project, and (3) deploying updates to keep projects and firmware versions current from anywhere in the world.

Festo: Seamless Connectivity – The Adaptable Automation Platform

1:00 - 1:30 pm ET

Nowadays, different standards are emerging at various levels of automation: products, communication protocols, safety standards, etc. Festo’s Automation Platform provides to the industry an adaptable, flexible and convenient solution to gather huge amounts of different field devices, from servo drives to inductive sensors, by providing standards and protocols suitable for major PLC brands, allowing an easy integration and data gathering, ready for Industry 4.0.

1:45 - 2:15 pm ET

As the digital transformation of automated factories continues at a rapid pace, the number of signal and data connections is greater than ever. This can lead to some complex connectivity challenges and in this presentation, Murrelektronik will share some smart solutions to help you solve these connectivity conundrums.

2:30 - 3:00 pm ET

Bosch Rexroth’s Smart MechatroniX powered by the platform ctrlX AUTOMATION is the perfect ready-to-install handling solution.  Plug & Produce, Perform, Proceed!”

Exhibits & Networking

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Networking time