Now in its seventh year, Industrial Controls is proud to present the 2018 Automation & Controls Symposium. This complimentary all-day event offers educational and networking opportunities for attendees to learn about the newest products and see live demonstrations from the industries top vendors. The Automation & Controls Symposium is a premier learning and networking event for professionals in the infrastructure, power plant, water, transportation and building automation industries. In addition to meeting with vendor representatives at their individual booths, a variety of seminars will be offered throughout the day on key topics such as connectivity and much more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and everyone will walk away with gifts and a chance to win exciting prizes.

Symposium Topics

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Thomas J. Burke, OPC Foundation President and Executive Director, will discuss the OPC Unified Architecture (UA). The OPC UA is an open, cross-platform communications model emphasizing machine-to-machine data exchange with robust security and so much more. Join us to hear the numerous benefits and future of this emerging standard.

Challenging Applications for Instrumentation

In this session, we will discuss various applications that can affect instrumentation performance and strategies on how to protect instrumentation from these harsh applications.

Eliminating the High Cost of Over-Pumping

This 30-minute presentation will examine how inadequate hydronic balancing will cause over-pumping and low delta T. Low delta T is very costly but can be corrected. Keeping the water in the coils per their design will allow chillers, coils and pumps to perform according to their design specifications. Savings calculations based on correcting low delta T will also be reviewed.
  • Flow Study and Pumping Cost Analysis
  • System Design and Sizing (Valve-Coils-Chillers)
  • Pressure Independent Valves/Dynamic Balancing
  • Delta T Management, Correcting Low Delta T
  • Case Studies
  • Data Analysis, Optimization and Functionality
  • Calculate Savings
  • Heating Applications
  • Systems Running as Designed

Choosing the ‘Just Right’ Level Technology for your Process

This presentation will focus on applying the right level sensor technology for the application. Technologies that will be highlighted are ultrasonic, reflective ultrasonic, guided wave radar, and pulse radar.

GE Automation & Controls

1. GE PACSystems Product Update and Roadmap
In this session, we will discuss GE PACSystems product updates and roadmap including High Availability Controls, new IPC/Display solutions and VFD/Servo Motion.
2. GE PACSystems Outcome Optimizing Controller – Realizing the Potential of Industrial IOT
In this session, you will learn about the GE PACSystems Outcome Optimizing Controller.

GE Digital

GE Digital CIMPLICITY HMI Product Update and Roadmap
In this session, we will discuss GE Digital CIMPLICITY HMI product updates and roadmap including enhanced OPC UA integration.

Bluetooth Connectivity in Instruments

This session will feature how Bluetooth helps keep instrumentation viable.

Honeywell Process Solutions

1. Powerful, Secure and User-friendly Wireless Transmitter Solutions with ISA100
In this session, you will learn about Honeywell’s new advances in wireless instrumentation conforming to open ISA 100 standards, cyber security, and high availability
2. Small Footprint DCS and New Batch Visualization
In this session, you will learn about Honeywell’s new low cost, small form factor distributed control system which has built-in batch functionality providing high power automation for small applications.

Honeywell Environmental & Energy Solutions

The Cutting Edge: Honeywell Next Gen IP Controllers and Edge Solutions
In this session, we will discuss the next generation of IP-based controllers including system overview, architecture, programming, etc.

Packaged Solutions

In this session, you will learn how the products presented today can be assembled into systems that perform necessary functions in your facility.

Facility Explorer and Your Building’s Envelope

This session will provide an overview of commercial buildings, and how the Johnson Controls FX system along with the complete line of components is the one-stop system to cover all of your needs.

Navigating the Future of Intelligent Buildings

Technology is changing the world of building automation at an unprecedented speed. This session will discuss open systems and how the convergence of IT and OT is changing the way we approach intelligent building design.

The Journey to Optimized Production

The benefits of end-to-end connectedness are clear – whether on the plant floor or in the front office, employees should be able to act on real-time data from virtually any equipment, anywhere to make operational decisions that have meaningful business impact. However, studies have shown that 74% of IoT projects will fail. In this presentation, we will discuss some of the keys to effective implementation of optimization strategies and show their application with a live demonstration.

Report Generation for Compliance and Production with XLReporter

In this session, you will learn how to collect real-time or historical data from your automation system and turn it into meaningful reports that can be viewed in a workbook, PDF, email or web browser. Whether you need to comply with state-regulated reporting or create on-demand or scheduled operational reports, this session is for you.  We will also review connecting to a wide range of data sources, designing a new Excel template or using a preconfigured one, and publishing a report.

Attendee Information

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
128 Frontage Road
Newark, NJ 07114

Check-in and continental breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch is at 12:30pm. 


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport

If you would like to book a stay the night before or after the symposium, please call DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport hotel reservations at 973-690-5500 or visit their website by clicking here.


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There is complimentary parking at the hotel. Please take a ticket as you enter the parking lot and upon leaving tell the booth parking attendant you attended the Industrial Controls event.

Contact Information

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About Industrial Controls

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