(PRWEB) November 08, 2016
Balluff experts, Will Healy III and Dave Bird, will be presenting several educational sessions at this year's FABTECH event. Topics include: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & Industry 4.0 in metal fabrication; poka-yoke & error-proofing in automated welding; and in-die sensing and press setup technologies. These sessions take place November 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Title: "Why Metal Fabrication Management Should Be Paying Attention to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & Industry 4.0" by Will Healy III
Summary: This presentation will break down the basics of IoT and Industry 4.0, briefly review key supporting technologies, and discuss simple decisions you can make today to start enabling your factory for flexible manufacturing, efficient production and the tools to be competitive in today's market.
Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 9:20-10:00am PST. Click here for more information and to register.
Title: "Poka-Yoke & Error-Proofing in Automated Joining with a Focus on Weld Nut Detection" by Will Healy III & Dave Bird
Summary: This presentation will compare and contrast different sensing technology solutions used for error proofing applications in automated welding. In automated manufacturing, part quality issues can be a weekly discussion across North America. Using real world examples, experiences and photographs, suggested technologies for each application and situation will be discussed.
Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 11:50am-12:30pm PST. Click here for more information and to register.
Title: "How In-Die Sensing and Press Setup Technologies Enable Quick Die Changes, Quality Parts & Prevent Die Crashes" by Will Healy III & Dave Bird
Summary: For many in stamping operations, poor part quality and missed production quotas can be a daily source of frustration. Teams need to identify quality issues early and adjust quickly so they can have zero defects shipped to customer. This is readily accomplished through in-die process validation, electronic measurement and part traceability. Through real-world examples, this session will discuss how press shops are successfully implementing error-proofing, preventing die crashes and implementing quick die changes regardless of their experience with automation.
Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:30am-12:30pm PST. Click here for more information and to register.
FABTECH 2016 is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Over 100 education sessions are taking place at this year's FABTECH event. The targeted, technical, operational and managerial discussions are designed to help attendees gain knowledge from industry leaders and explore the latest technology and industry advancements. Over 28,000 attendees are expected at this year's event, which is taking place November 16-18, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visit Balluff at FABTECH in booth# C16062 and see press shop and stamping applications with RFID, sensors and non-contact coupling, along with automated welding solutions.
- Learn more about Balluff at http://www.balluff.us
- Read Will Healy's latest article in The Fabricator: "The smart factory of the future."
- Watch Dave Bird's Metalforming playlist on YouTube.
- Learn more about the 2016 FABTECH event and see a complete listing of educational sessions at: http://www.fabtechexpo.com