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Motion Control Association Brings Conference Sessions to the International Robots & Vision Show

POSTED 05/17/2007

(Ann Arbor, Michigan – May 16, 2007) The Motion Control Association (MCA) is offering a full day of conference sessions on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at the popular International Robots & Vision Show in Chicago.

The International Robots & Vision Show began in 1976 and is now North America’s leading robotic and machine vision event. It is held June 12-14, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. A motion control pavilion was added this year to take advantage of the synergies in these technologies. The motion control pavilion includes AdvanTech International, Baldor Electric, Data Device Corporation, Dynapar, Elmo Motion Control, James R. Hendershot LLC, Maxon Precision Motors, Miller Edge Inc., Motion Control Association, Motion System Design, National Instruments, Ruland Manufacturing Co., WITTENSTEIN motion control, and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc.

The International Robots & Vision Conference, which runs June 11-14, 2007, plays an important educational role for thousands of companies using robotic, machine vision and now motion control technologies. Instructors are leading industry professionals who teach real solutions that attendees can immediately put into practice. The motion control specific sessions are:

Technology Considerations in Designing a Motion Control System
Learn about motion control system technologies available today for use in a wide range of factory automation machine and process control applications. This session will present the latest solutions available for designing a high performance motion control system using Mechatronic analysis to speed the time to market and simultaneously improve system performance. Other topics featured are: servomotors that improve system performance and save energy, integrated servo actuators that extend the motion system’s capabilities, and alternate feed back device performance techniques using DSPs.

Speakers include:
John Mazurkiewicz, Baldor Electric
Razvan Panaitescu, Siemens Energy & Automation
John Chandler, Technosoft US, Inc.
Robert Brennan, Alpha Gear Drives
Nipun Mathur, National Instruments

Industrial Networks Panel Discussion
The need for agile automated industrial factories has placed a premium on controlling machines, processes and information handling. Industrial networks are the tools needed to accomplish both machine control and factory supervisory control. This panel brings together experts and practitioners from a wide range of technical backgrounds deeply involved with communications protocols on the factory floor. Each panel member will cover products and trends within this broad and perplexing industrial marketplace.

Speakers include:
Bill Allai, National Instruments
Karsten Schneider, Siemens Energy & Automation
John Guite, Parker Hannifin Corporation
John Payne, Yaskawa Electric America
Mark Langille, Danaher Industrial Controls

How to Select Motion Control Components
This session will provide important guidelines on how to select the various motion control components needed to achieve a functional high performance motion system as well as specific applications from the robotics and transportation vehicle markets. When and why does a user select either a servo or a stepper motion system, including a cost comparison between the two precision motion control technologies will be covered.

Speakers include:
Pablo Bandera, Honeywell Defense & Space
Biren Patel, Maxon Precision Motors
Joe Veroski, ElectroCraft
Jeff Kordik, Applied Motion Products

The show and conference are focusing on making training accessible by providing educational opportunities at the conference and on the show floor with hands-on demonstrations and free product talks. A full day’s conference classes costs just $175.00. The show is free if you pre-register and $75 at the door.

The Motion Control Association is a trade association representing motion control suppliers, integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms. For more information about MCA and the motion control industry contact MCA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.