Explore new controls technologies

Engineers, managers, and machine builders designing control and measurement systems will benefit from the insight of leading industry experts as part of the first-ever Automation Developers Forum.

Participating in this series of free, full-day events across the United States and Canada from March to May will be representatives from companies offering the latest in actuators, pneumatics, machine vision, industrial networking, control algorithms, and real-time software. They will discuss innovative new technologies driving the industrial automation and control industry.

While the Forum is not specifically aimed at builders or users of packaging machinery, technical sessions will include topics near and dear to a packaging machinery mindset:

• Developments in real-time software: Operating systems, algorithms, and FPGA-based control

• Evolutions in I/O: What’s new from pneumatics to smart sensors

• Integrating machine vision and custom motion control into new and existing systems

• The future of communications: Operator interfaces, Ethernet, buses, and wireless

The Automation Developers Forum is designed for managers who need an overview of the latest control and automation trends as well as machine builders designing new machines. The Forum travels to Houston, Chicago, Rochester, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Detroit, San Jose, Greensboro NC, Milwaukee, Toronto, and Vancouver. Companies behind the Forum include National Instruments, Ardence, Bayside, Cybosoft, Data-Linc, Festo, Flir, QSI, Watlow, and Woodhead. To register for the event, visit www.ni.com/forum.

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