Safety Automation Forum Focuses on Strategies for Sustainable Manufacturing, Shares Industry Perspective

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Industry experts, including keynote speaker from General Motors, to share new safety design techniques and technologies at one-day industry event developed by Rockwell Automation and Automation World

Machine and process safety strategies for sustainable manufacturing will be the key focus at the second Safety Automation Forum, to be held November 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Speakers - including keynote Michael Douglas of General Motors, analysts from ARC Advisory Group, and automation specialists from Rockwell Automation - will share insight with manufacturers on how to better protect workers and increase productivity, while leveraging sustainable processes.

Automation World and Rockwell Automation developed the multi-session, one-day industry event to be held in conjunction with the 18th annual Automation Fair (, the premier event for automation and control information, services and solutions. Automation Fair features exhibits, technical sessions, hands-on labs and industry forums.

Safety Automation Forum presenters will share firsthand experience on best practices for leveraging integrated safety solutions and meeting evolving industry standards. Topics will address new functional safety standards, machine safety, process safety, safety and security, system design, risk assessment and business considerations for safety.

In addition to Douglas, speakers will include Bryan Singer, Principal Consultant for the Kenexis Consulting Corporation; John Christiansen, Automation Manager for Gram Equipment; Larry O'Brien, Research Director for Process Automation at ARC; Sal Spada, Research Director for Discrete Automation at ARC; Sujeet Chand, Chief Technical Officer, Rockwell Automation.

The multisession conference, moderated by Gary Mintchell, Editor in Chief of Automation World magazine, will provide ample opportunity for Q&A, and networking with industry peers and experts. To register for Safety Automation Forum 2009, visit

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Chicago-based Summit Media, LLC is an integrated media publisher offering business information for manufacturing automation professionals. Summit Media, LLC publishes monthly trade magazine, Automation World, and a variety of e-media products, Webcasts, and conferences.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) ( is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that include Allen-Bradley controls and services, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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