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On-Machine Connectivity: How To Get the Most Out of Your Distributed Control System

Advancements in on-machine connectivity will change the way you design and implement PLC-based control systems in the future. Attendees will learn about benefits of sealed on-machine connectivity and distributed control for industrial control systems.



Originally presented: November 14, 2017
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

It is no secret that automation is a required component in modern manufacturing today. Automation now enables products to be produced more consistently, with higher quality, and at a faster rate than ever before. However, the smart automation devices that enable all of this are more complex and require additional design considerations than were needed in the past. With all of the automation options available today, it may leave you asking: "What are the best practices for implementing industrial control systems to best take advantage of these advancements?"

This presentation covers the latest technology in on-machine connectivity and distributed control and how both can be used to reduce overall system costs while at the same time improving system performance. The technologies discussed in this presentation will likely change the way you design and implement your future industrial control systems.

Attendees will learn about some of the latest technology in on-machine connectivity and distributed controllers that is currently available today. The primary benefits from implementing the new technologies covered in this presentation are reductions in design time, installation time, and the total cost of your system.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn about the latest advancements in on-machine connectivity that are available today
  • See examples of how on-machine connectivity can reduce total system cost
  • Better understand how distributed controllers can improve the performance of a system
  • Get an idea of where industrial connectivity technology is heading in the future

Speaker

Tim Senkbeil, Product Line Manager, Belden Inc.

Tim Senkbeil is a product line manager for Belden's Lumberg Automation brand. In his role, Senkbeil manages new and existing connectivity products and offerings from both Lumberg Automation and Hirschmann Connectivity.

He has also served as a field solutions manager and industrial solutions manager in past roles at Belden. Prior to joining Belden, Senkbeil worked in field sales and sales engineer roles at Molex, as well as several manufacturers' representative organizations in the electronic component market.

Senkbeil earned his electrical engineering degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He also completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and math at Concordia University-Chicago.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Tim:
Tim.Senkbeil@belden.com