Automation Developer Forum to explore new control technologies

Austin, TX—Engineers, managers, and machine builders will be able to benefit from experts' insights in a series of free, full-day Automation Developers Forum events, organized and sponsored by National Instruments (NI).


Austin, TX— Engineers, managers, and machine builders Automation Developers Forum events, organized and sponsored by National Instruments (NI). Representatives from companies that offer actuators, pneumatics, machine vision and cameras, industrial networking, control algorithms and real-time software will participate in this series of free, full-day events across the U.S. and Canada to discuss innovative new technologies driving the industrial automation and control industry.

Companies participating in the forums include CyboSoft, Data-Linc, Festo, Flir, NI, Parker Bayside, QSI, Watlow, and Woodhead. Sessions cover a variety of topics such as the convergence of PLCs, PCs and embedded components, and ways engineers can use these and other leading industry technologies to create sophisticated applications that incorporate motion, vision, measurements and advanced control. Attendees also can meet in-person with repre-sentatives from each company to learn more about their specific automation products.

Automation Developers Forum will travel to Houston; Chicago; Rochester, NY; Philadelphia; Cincinnati; Detroit; San Jose, CA.; Greensboro, NC; Milwaukee; Toronto; and Vancouver. Technical session highlights include:

  • Keynote: Technology breakthroughs enabling customization for efficiency and reliability

  • Session 1: Developments in real-time software: operating systems, algorithms and FPGA-based control

  • Session 2: Evolutions in I/O: what's new from pneumatics to smart sensors

  • Session 3: Integrating machine vision and custom motion control into new and existing systems

  • Session 4: The future of communication: operator interfaces, Ethernet, buses, and wireless

Automation Developers Forum is ideal for managers who need an overview of the latest control and automation trends, as well as machine builders designing new machines.

For more information or to register for Automation Developers Forum, visit .

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
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