System Automation Fund.


Schedule

17–20 September 2024 • The Westin Cleveland Downtown • Cleveland, OH, USA

Tuesday, 17 September 2024

4 p.m.

Registration

5 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 18 September 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

8:30 a.m. 

Keynote: Introduction to Control System Levels (L0, L1, L2)

9:15 a.m.

Foundations of Level 0: Sensors and Actuators

9:45 a.m. 

Break

10 a.m.

Thickness, Width and Vision-Based Measurement Systems

10:30 a.m.

Shape Rolls and Flatness Measurement

11 a.m. 

Caster Measurement — Fiber Optic Sensor

11:30 a.m.

Process Condition Monitoring

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

What Is a PLC? Introduction to the Brains of Automation

1:45 p.m.

Drive Systems Overview — How They Fit in Control Systems

2:15 p.m.

Level 2 System Overview

3 p.m. 

Break

3:15 p.m.

Industrial Data Acquisition, Analysis and Visualization

3:45 p.m.

Cybersecurity in Operational Technology Networks

4:30 p.m.

End-of-Day Wrap-Up and Adjourn

5:30 p.m.

Reception

Thursday, 19 September 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Preview

8:15 a.m.

Managing the Combination of Disparate Components and Systems

9 a.m.

Safety in Industrial Automation

9:45 a.m. 

Break

10 a.m.

Case Studies: Upgrading Control Systems

11 a.m.

Case Studies: Installing New Control Systems

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m. 

Reporting and Documentation Best Practices

1:30 p.m.

Vision Systems — Round Products Surface Inspection

2:15 p.m. 

Change Management and Compliance

2:45 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.

Application of AI and ML in Steel

3:30 p.m.

Augmented Reality

4 p.m.

Future Trends and Emerging Technologies

4:30 p.m.

End-of-Day Wrap-Up and Adjourn

Friday, 20 September 2024

7 a.m. 

Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Plant Tour

12:15 p.m.

Return From Plant Tour and Conference Adjourn