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Motion, Drive, and Automation Conference - Plan to attend

Manufacturing Group | August 11, 2014

MDA brings industry experts together to discuss best practices in motion control, power transmission, and fluid power.

Motion, Drive, and Automation Conference - Plan to attend

On Sept. 9, 2014, at MDA and IMTS, the 2nd MDA Conference will once again bring industry experts in order to discuss best practices in motion control, power transmission, and fluid power. Helping manufacturing professionals to increase efficiency and productivity, this year’s program will cover industrial communications, robotic control, guidance and inspection, linear actuators, 3D printing and 3D machining.

The MDA Conference is co-organized by GIE Media and Hannover Fairs USA, the U.S. office of the organizer of the world’s largest manufacturing technology tradeshow HANNOVER MESSE.

Registration for the Motion, Drive, and Automation Conference is now open – sign up today.

MDA Conference Schedule - Tuesday 9/9/14
8:00- 8:55
REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:55
Trends in Industrial Communications for the Factory of the Future
Sercos International e.V., Sussen, Germany
Peter Lutz, Managing Director

10:00 – 10:55 
Practical Application of 3D Machine Vision in Robotic Guidance, Motion and Inspection
FANUC America Corp.
David L. Dechow, Staff Engineer

11:00 – 11:55
Best Practices for Specifying Linear Actuators
Rollon Corp.
Bob Ward, Product Manager

12:00 – 1:10
Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:10
Integrated Robotic Control into Machine Controllers
Beckhoff Automation LLC
Matt Lecheler, Motion Specialist

2:15 – 3:10
“Function Integration” – How It Saves Time While Increasing Productivity
Festo Corp.
Sean O’Grady, Product Manager

3:15 – 4:10
Inertially Optimized Motion Control System Drives New 3D Printer (see below)***
Bell-Everman
Mike Everman, Founder and CEO

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Inertially Optimized Motion Control System Drives New 3D Printer
Mike Everman, Founder and CEO, Bell-Everman
Learn about the development of a new 3D printing system based on an inertially-matched variant of a parallel Delta mechanism. Robots based on the low-inertia, high-stiffness Delta mechanism have a proven track record in pick-and-place applications requiring high speeds, accelerations and positioning accuracies. The same basic design principles have now been applied to additive manufacturing, though not without novel mechanical modifications that optimize the inertial mass of the entire Delta mechanism.

Source: MDA

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