2014 Webcast Series


Power-Up Your Industrial Network: Improve Availability and Decrease Maintenance

Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET 

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A Network Foundation - Applied Case Study in Deploying a Reliable Physical Infrastructure for Process

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET 

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Let's Get Physical-Building a Future Proof Infrastructure Foundation

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was June 11, 2014

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Wireless for Stationary Applications

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was June 10, 2014
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Wireless Mobility

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Original broadcast was April 29, 2014
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Wireless mobility webcast recap

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A Standards-Based Approach to the Industrial Physical Network

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Original broadcast was April 3, 2014

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Were we just hacked? Applying digital forensic techniques for your industrial control systems 

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Original broadcast was January 30, 2014
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Industrial Ethernet, Part 2: Case Studies

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was November 21, 2013
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Industrial Ethernet case studies provide lessons learned as detailed in specific installations to gain practical advice from working installations, to ensure your next application uses the best practices to maximize benefits in a minimum amount of time. Ethernet survey results will be discussed. An exam and certificate are available for one professional development hour (PDH), according to Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) rules from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Attendees will learn:

Also covered will be research and trends on routers, switches, pace of adoption, use of Ethernet in motion control and in process industries.

After the presentation, a live question and answer session will be held that’s then included in the archived version.

Presenter: Steve Schneebeli, director of engineering/IT, Malisko Engineering

Moderator and Presenter: Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, covering industrial networking, among other topics, since 1994. He presents industrial Ethernet survey results related to applications.

Industrial Ethernet, Part 1: Technologies will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14. Click here for more information and to register for part 1 of this Webcast series.

Event Sponsor: Turck, Hilscher


Human Factors and their Impact on Plant Safety

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was November 19, 2013

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History is full of technology breakthroughs, all striving to increase productivity and efficiency, from the steam engine and the telegraph; we’ve seen technology changing the way we get things done, sometimes in a disruptive way.

Most recently mission critical computing systems have been introduced in manufacturing processes and automated tasks, resulting in increased safety and productivity during normal operation, but can these technologies help keep the plant safe during abnormal process conditions? That’s where technology can support but not replace humans. The industry relies on human ability to respond to the unexpected, to handle the odd conditions and ask the right questions to fix the problems at hand.

Today, when operators are loaded with numerous activities, is it reasonable to expect they’ll be able to respond appropriately to all conditions? What are the human elements that should be taken in to consideration in the design and implementation of modern automation systems? This presentation discusses some of the capabilities available in a modern automation system and how to apply technology to support decision making and help humans handle the abnormal situations in a safe and effective manner. 

Questions this presentation answers:

  1. Why do we need humans in Industrial facilities?
  2. What are the advantages in Industrial Automation that can improve the effectiveness of operators?
  3. What are the advantages in Industrial Automation that can improve the safety of plant operations?
  4. What are the human factors we are concerned with in Industrial facilities?

Speakers: 

Moderator: Peter Welander, Control Engineering and CFE Media 

Join the discussion about this Webcast on Twitter at #humansimpactsafety

Sponsor: ABB  


Industrial Ethernet, Part 1: Technologies

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was November 14, 2013
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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Industrial Ethernet implementations continue to gain traction on the plant floor and in process plants. What are the key industrial Ethernet technologies being installed today and why? Learn from automation system integrators about criteria used to choose types of switches, cabling, and topologies being applied for industrial Ethernet applications. Ethernet survey results are discussed. An exam and certificate are available for one professional development hour (PDH), according to Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) rules from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Attendees will learn how to:

Also covered will be Control Engineering research results on Ethernet spending trends, on Ethernet products and services, productivity, who works on Ethernet, protocol use, extent of integration with automation, and benefits.

After the presentation, a live question and answer session will be held that’s then included in the archived version.

Presenter: Mike Robbins, Network Engineering Manager, TriCore Inc., provides information for the Control Engineering webcast, Industrial Ethernet, Part 1: Technologies.

Control Engineering's Industrial Ethernet webcast on technologies includes system integration expert Mike Robbins, network engineering manager at TriCore Inc. and an IT industry veteran with 24 years of experience. Mike Robbins is network engineering manager at TriCore Inc. Robbins oversees the design and implementation of industrial Ethernet networks for a diverse mix of TriCore customers. He has focused his career on IT networking during the past 15 years and earned a certified network administrator certification in 2002. Robbins also has been involved in industrial networking for more than five years, including as a senior field network engineer for an industrial Ethernet switch manufacturer. TriCore is a system integration firm based in Racine, WI.

Moderator and Presenter: Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, covering industrial networking, among other topics, since 1994. He presents industrial Ethernet survey results related to technologies.

Industrial Ethernet, Part 2: Case Study Applications will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21. Click here for more information and to register for part 2 of this Webcast series.

Sponsors:
Advantech, Eaton, MOXA, PCN Technology


Design and Deployment Best Practices for a Reliable Fiber Optic Network

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was October 22, 2013

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Avoid EMI while achieving longer distances and higher performance utilizing fiber optics for EtherNet/IP networks across manufacturing zones and devices. In this Webcast, you’ll hear about physical layer best practices and understand proper fiber media selection for each physical layer in the EtherNet/IP network. We will review design recommendations and considerations to help you successfully deploy a robust and secure plant-wide implementation of EtherNet/IP.

Speaker: Robert Reid, Senior Product Development Manager, Fiber Products Division, Panduit Corp.

Moderator: Mark T. Hoske, Content Manager for Control Engineering

Sponsor: Panduit


The Need for Speed—Best Practices in Deploying EtherNet/IP Networks

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was July 31, 2013.

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Whether updating existing systems or planning plant expansions, the amount of development and implementation rework time can be costly. A"pre-built" building block approach can reduce deployment time up to 75%. In this session, you’ll learn how deploying an Allen Bradley Stratix 8000TM or Stratix 5700TM in a validated, pretested integrated zone system enables your EtherNet/IP network architecture reducing downtime and cost.

Speakers:

Paul Herbst, Panduit Corp.:

Mark Devonshire, Rockwell Automation:

Moderator: Mark T. Hoske, Content Manager for Control Engineering

Sponsor:
 Panduit


Cyber Security

Now available for viewing on-demand.
Original broadcast was June 13, 2013.
One (1) RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

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In 2009, Control Engineering released a survey to determine how industrial users perceive threats to their networks, and what steps they’ve taken to defend against cyber attackers. The results then suggested that companies were moving slowly in recognizing threats and preparing defenses, and one out of four industrial users reported that they saw no potential cyber threats that could affect their businesses. Much has happened in that world over the last four years, including Stuxnet and other high-profile disturbances in a variety of industries.

So the question is, have those perceptions changed in the face of what seems to be a more threatening landscape? A new cyber security perceptions and practices survey, available now, duplicates many of the questions from 2009, along with a few new ones that have emerged with the evolving picture. Take the survey here. How do you see the threat? How are you building your defenses?

The results of this new survey will be discussed by two industrial cyber security experts, Matt Luallen and Tim Conway, in a free webcast on June 13, and will be the basis for a Control Engineering article. Luallen is a cyber security trainer and consultant with Cybati and regular contributor to Control Engineering. Conway recently joined the SANS Institute as technical director, ICS and SCADA. Prior to that, he was director of NERC compliance and operations technology at NIPSCO. Peter Welander, Control Engineering editor, will moderate the discussion. The participants will provide situational analysis and suggestions based on the responses. You can make your voice heard in the discussion, and pick up some practical pointers for protecting yourself. When you register for the webcast, please include questions or specific topics you would like to see the presenters address.

Speakers:

-- Matt Luallen , Cyber Security Trainer and Consultant with Cybati
-- Tim Conway, Technical Director, ICS and SCADA with SANS Institute

Moderator:
Peter Welander, Content Manager and Moderator, Control Engineering

Sponsors:
Belden, Honeywell