8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Connection Time and Prepare for Event

We want to make sure everyone is connected and ready to go for an informative and interactive morning. Use this time to make sure your connection is working, familiarize yourself with the platform and connect informally with other participants via the virtual networking tables.

8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Ice Breaker

Tom Wanke (MSOE) and Eric Lanke (NFPA) will call us to order and introduce Tom Egan from PMMI the Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies who is co-sponsoring this program on Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging Machines” Tom Egan (PMMI) will provide an overview of PMMI.  Followed by some other important announcements including details on utilizing the event platform.

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. “Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging Machines"

Jorge Izquierdo; VP Market Development; PMMI

ABSTRACT: There are many terms like IIOT, Industry 4.0, etc. that are used to describe the digital transformation of the industry. This presentation will cover pneumatic solutions for packaging machines — from the conceptual applications to the reality of packaging operations and to the adoption of these technologies. Contrast will be drawn between different types of components (pneumatic systems, servo motors, drives, etc.), perception of reliability and the specific value of digital technologies for pneumatic systems.

9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. First Break/Networking Session

Use this 20-minute break to attend to details of your morning or join other attendees at a virtual table to network with audio/video. Networking tables during this break will be shuffled every 5 minutes to boost networking opportunities.

9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Smart Pneumatics for Packaging Equipment”

Sandro Quintero; Business Driver Electric Automation North America; Festo Corp

ABSTRACT: Pneumatic technology has long been considered a workhorse in industry, powerful, reliable and steady. That is now changing with the continued introduction of “intelligence” into pneumatic systems and components. 

With this new found intelligence, pneumatics can facillitate Overall Energy Effectivesnes (OEE) and energy consumption while compensating for faults and wear ultimately leading to preventtive and predictive maintenance.  This presentation evaluates the emergence of “smart pneumatics” and its impact on the future of packaging equipment.

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Second Break/Networking Session

Use this 20-minute break to attend to details of your morning or join other attendees at a virtual table to network with audio/video.  Networking tables during this break will be shuffled every 5 minutes to boost networking opportunities.

10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. “Vacuum Technology for the Digital Factory”

Justin Katz; Manager, Product Management Vacuum Automation; Schmalz, Inc.

ABSTRACT: The digital factory of the future thrives on intelligent devices that integrate quickly, are permanently monitored and communicate with each other.  State-of-the-art vacuum components are quickly integrated into the application environment via interfaces such as IO-Link, Ethernet or Near Field Communication (NFC).  They continually gather and interpret energy and condition data from the process and make it available at the control panel, on the operator's smartphone and in the cloud.  Thus, a seamless monitoring of the entire process becomes possible, enabling predictive maintenance to prevent downtime and optimize energy consumption. 

Our presentation will take you through the ways empowering your equipment to quickly detect and correct errors, increase reliability, reduce unplanned downtime and reduce your costs. 

11:40 a.m. Wrap-Up and Evaluation

Tom Wanke (MSOE) will provide some summary comments on the morning, answer any remaining questions, and thank everyone for participating. Please fill out the provided online evaluation survey to gather feedback on the success of this program and to collect ideas for future programs. If you are available, feel free to jump back into your conversations at the networking tables.