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Control Engineering webcasts help you obtain educational information on specific topics and learn about the latest industry trends. Check out our upcoming and on-demand webcasts and earn learning units on RCEP-certified webcasts before the end of the year!


Upcoming webcasts:

Cloud ERP Streamlines Operations in an Era of IIoT Data

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how cloud computing is changing the way plant floor data is collected, managed and analyzed.
  • Learn how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will be utilized in conjunction with cloud computing in manufacturing.
  • Learn how manufacturing operations and management will have to change to take full advantage of the improved data and analytics available from ERP systems.

Presenter: George Trudell, Partner, Ultra Consultants

Event Sponsor: Epicor


Smart manufacturing, IIoT, Industrie 4.0 Case Studies

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize project scope and goals of test beds at Smart Manufacturing Leadership Consortium (SMLC)
  • Identify parts of each platform the case study demonstrates
  • Quantify benefits produced, or expected, from the case study, based on integrated technologies used
  • Adapt best practices based on lessons learned to a future implementation
  • Review other industry test beds and research and trends from recently released IIoT and Industrie 4.0 research from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering.

Featured Speaker:
Thomas F. Edgar, Ph.D., director, The University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute, George T. and Gladys H. Abell Chair in Engineering and Jack S. Josey Professorship in Energy Studies, and co-founder of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which develops software tools for saving energy in industrial plants. Dr. Edgar is professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the UT Energy Institute.

Speaker and moderator:
Mark T. Hoske, content manager for Control Engineering, also representing Plant Engineering and Oil & Gas Engineering for this webcast, has written and edited automation, control, instrumentation and related topics since 1994 and on industrial topics since 1987.

Event Sponsors: Festo, Iconics, PTC


Check out on-demand webcasts covering Industrial Internet of Things, Ethernet, infrastructure, industrial network, system integration, cyber security, integrated drive systems, wireless, robotics, safety and more:

Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Three: Security for IIoT
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

IIoT and the Digital Oilfield: Making Data Actionable
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Simplifying IoT Value Creation: Physical Infrastructure and Wireless Sensing
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Standards for Robotics Safety
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

System Integration case studies
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Leveraging Network Building Blocks and Cisco Validated Designs for Industrial Ethernet Deployment
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part Two: Information Management for IIoT
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Simplifying Convergence of the Industrial Network: Bridging IT and Operations
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Using current-limiting devices to improve Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR)
Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion

Next-generation Industrial HMIs
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Industrial Internet of Things Webcast Series 2016, Part One: Effective Change Management
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Replacing Legacy Networking Protocols with Ethernet
One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.