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 US office of the organizer of the world’s largest manufacturing technology tradeshow HANNOVER MESSE.
MDA Conference Schedule - Tuesday 9/9/14
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 (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)
Best Practices for Specifying Linear Actuators
Bob Ward, Product Manager
12:00 – 1:10
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
Sean O’Grady, Product Manager
3:15 – 4:10
Inertially Optimized Motion Control System Drives New 3D Printer
Mike Everman, Founder and CEO
SPOTLIGHT: Best Practices for Specifying Linear Actuators - Bob Ward, Product Manager, Rollon Corporation
Despite the performance improvement of control electronics and algorithms over the past decade or so to help mask deficiencies in linear actuator selection and application, it is still incumbent on the automation engineer to try to identify and provide the right set of parameters to better assure project success. To that end, the mnemonic A.C.T.U.A.T.O.R. has been created to aid and assist the system designer to remember to check for the minimum basic set of specifications to define a linear actuator. The mostly quantitative values that A.C.T.U.A.T.O.R. develops are independent of the primary motive force of the product and apply equally as well to conventional industrial hydraulic, pneumatic or electric linear actuators.