eNews March 27, 2017

  • It's almost here!!: ISA Hamilton Expo Tradeshow: Tues, March 28, 2017
  • Expo Keynote Speaker Announced: Mr. Rajiv Anand on Smart Industry & Industrial IoT
  • Expo Technical Speakers
  • Expo Exhibitors List
  • Save the Date ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament: Fri, May 26, 2017
ISA Hamilton Expo Tradeshow - Tues, Mar 28, 2017
ISA Hamilton will be holding it's annual trade show on Tues, March 28, 2017 starting at 9:00am at the RBG in Burlington Ontario.The day features a keynote address, a technical speaking program, and exhibitor displays from a wide range of automation suppliers.
As always there is no pre-registration required, and all attendees are treated to a catered lunch and door prizes.
Royal Botanical Gardens
RBG Centre – Main Exhibit Hall
680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario
Free parking on site!
Come and learn about the products and services from over 50 local automation suppliers. Show includes a instructional program with technical presentations on a variety of automation topics.
Keynote Address starts at 9:00am
Exhibitor Hall Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm
ISA Hamiton Expo - Keynote Speaker
ISA Hamilton is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our 2017 Expo trade show will be Mr. Rajiv Anand.  Mr. Anand has over 30 years of experience with implementing process control and asset health systems with Emerson platforms  in the power, mining, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and is now the CEO of Quartic.ai. In his current role he provides Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions for industry.
In his keynote address, Mr. Anand will be talking about how Smart Industry concepts, including Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the field of automation.
The ISA Hamilton Expo tradeshow is taking place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the RBG Centre of Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens.  Situated at 680 Plains Road West, the facility boasts a large exhibit hall, speaking room, and a catered how lunch. The keynote kicks off the show at 9am, with exhibit halls hours being 10am-5pm.    More Mr. Anand's keynote address and biography can be found on the Expo website.
ISA Hamilton Expo - Technical  Program
The ISA Hamilton Expo features a  keynote speaker (9am-10am) plus several other technical presentations through-out the day.
  • Keynote Speaker: 9am-10am
  • Exhibit Hall Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Technical Speakers: 10:15am, 11:15am, and 1:00pm
Keynote Speaker:
  • IIoT, Smart Industry and Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing
    A beyond-the-Hype, practical look from an Automation Insider
  • Speaker: Mr. Rajiv Anand, CEO of Quarttc.ai
  • more information
Technical Speakers:
  • 10:15 am - An Overview of the Latest Optical Technologies in the Fields of Aautomation and Metrology  -- Michael Warren and Neil Puri, Keyence (High precision measurement, safety, and sensing company)
  • 11:15 am - Teaching Industry 4.0 Networking Technologies -- Dr. Tom Wanyama P. Eng, McMaster University
  • 1:00 pm - Valve Repair Seminar -  Mark Yutzi & Clint Ferrie, Westech Industrial
Valve Repair Workshop:
Relief_ValveISA Hamilton is pleased to announce another technical speaker for our ISA Hamilton Expo Tradeshow on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the RBG Centre.  Taking place at the Royal Bontanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, the event features both a trade show and a technical program.
Westech Industrial will be presenting a hands on Valve Repair Seminar from 1:00pm-1:45pm. Westech Service will lead the groups through common repairs for PRVs (pressure relief valves) and PSV’s (pressure sustaining valves).
Workshop Details:
  • Instructors: Mark Yutzi & Clint Ferrier, valve repair technicians
  • Mark the lead tech has over 10 years’ experience on valve repair. Clint has been with Westech Industrial for many years in the valve repair shop as well.
  • They will do a valve repair demonstration including of dissemble ,cleaning and lapping and re-assembly demonstration showing the process of a valve repair.
  • The workshop will include several different style valve demos, and Mark and Clint will be on hand to answer questions and talk about safety relief valves.
Teching Industry 4.0
ISA Hamilton is pleased to announce the Dr.  Tom Wanyama will be speaking at our 2017 Expo Trade show on Tues, Mar 28 about the challenges of teaching the next generation about Industry 4.0 Networking, IoT and Smart Manufacturing Technologies. Dr. Wanyama will be speaking at 11:15am as part of the Expo’s technical program at the RBG Centre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
More about Dr. Tom Wanyama’s talk:
Teaching Industry 4.0 Networking Technologies
By: Dr. Tom Wanyama P. Eng (AB and ON)
Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, following the previous three revolutions, namely: the introduction of the steam engine, electricity, and information technology. The main objective of this revolution is to develop new business models that tap the potential optimization in production and logistics caused by increased and integrated industrial automation, cloud computing, global databases, networked intelligent system monitoring and control, and autonomous decision-making. Industry 4.0 manufacturing paradigm is heavily dependent on machine to machine communication (horizontal integration at the plant level), business and manufacturing processes integration (vertical integration), and the value chain integration (horizontal integration at the services level). All this integration has to be supported by a variety of networking technologies. The School of Engineering Practice Technology (SEPT) at McMaster University is making a deliberate effort to train the next generation of engineers that are ready to work in Industry 4.0 environment. Under this effort we have developed three sets of equipment for teaching networking technologies that support Industry 4.0. The first set of equipment is used to teach network configuration, the second set deals machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, while the third is used to teach system control and automation data access. The accessed data is used in a multiplicity of students’ projects, including but not limited to SCADA systems, system simulation and control using fuzzy logic and artificial neural network, cloud based systems, and data analytics. This presentation covers the importance of networking technologies to industry 4.) and the equipment we have developed to teach these technologies.
Dr. Tom Wanyama is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Practice (SEPT) at McMaster University which he joined in May 2012. Dr. Wanyama has over 20 years of university teaching experience; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate courses, including: industrial networks and controllers, and Industrial System Components and Integration. Before joining SEPT, Dr. Wanyama led the team that developed, built and maintained packaging equipment for DuPont Canada at its Calgary distribution centre. At DuPont, he carried out simultaneous design of mechanical, electronic and software systems of packaging equipment Moreover, he designed industrial Control Area Networks (CAN) based on TCP/IP, CsCAN, and Profinet. Dr. Wanyama has wide experience in the design and installation of electrical systems in commercial and industrial buildings, and he continues to consult in the area of packaging systems automation. Dr. Wanyama’s research work falls in three areas, namely: system composition and integration, use of artificial intelligence in systems control, monitoring and maintenance, and development computer based tools for personnel training. Read more
Student Posters Display
ISA-HamiltonExpo2013_IMG_0053In conjunction with our annual ISA Hamilton Trade Show on March 28, 2017, the ISA Hamilton Section is pleased announce that we again hosted a student poster competition for 4th year design projects from McMaster University’s Bachelor of Technology (Process Automation) program.
The student poster competition, now in its fifth year, gives the automation community a look into what student’s at the relatively new McMaster University / Mohawk College 4 year degree program in Process Automation is all about.
Over 15 student teams will be showcasing their 4th year Design projects at the Expo.
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 posters.
ISA Hamilton Expo - List of Exhibitors
ISA Hamilton is pleased to provide a preliminary exhibitor list for our 2017 Expo Trade Show on Tues, March 28, 2017 at the RBG Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Show hours are 9am – 5pm.
Some of our exhibitors include:
  • Westech Industrial
  • Cameron Instruments
  • Cancoppas
  • Prominent Fluid C0ntrols
  • SRP Control
  • CEM Specialties
  • Novatech Controls
  • Process Instruments & Components
  • Delta Instruments
  • WIKA
  • Swagelok Southwestern Ontario
  • Mettler Toledo
  • JUMO Canada
  • Gescan
  • Gerrie Process Group
  • Cos Phi
  • Industrial Drive Services
  • TechniCAL Systems
  • Durham Instruments
  • Ashcroft Instruments
  • Summa Engineering
  • Dominic Parent
  • Great Lakes Industrial
  • Keyence
  • AXE Ltx (AutomationXEngineeering)
  • Miura Canada
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Too many exhibitors to list!
The ISA Hamilton – EXPO is our annual technical conference and exhibition. It will take place on Tuesday – March 28, 2017, running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the RBG.
Save the Date: ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament
Our 2016 ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, May 26, 2017.  Tee-off is 12:00 noon.
Our golf tournament will be taking place at Chippewa Creek Golf Club, which is about a 15 minute drive from Hamilton (via Hwy 6 south or Upper James Street).  The tournament is played in foursomes with “best ball” in the Scramble Format, plus a few interesting house rules for fun.
Chippewa Creek Golf Club
3696 Chippewa Road
Mount Hope, Ontario
Registration is now open! New this year! We are now able to accept both Online and Credit Card payments. Check out our www.isahamilton.com for details!
More information can be found on our 2017 Golf Tournament webpage.
Thanks for reading,
ISA Hamilton
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