Wilmington ISA Industrial Automation Show & Technical Conference

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Crowne Plaza – Wilmington North Hotel
630 Naamans Road, Claymont, DE 19703

Between Wilmington and Philadelphia off of I-95

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for updates to the agenda and list of exhibitors

The Wilmington Section of the International Society of Automation is organizing a unique event for our area: an Industrial Automation Show & Technical Conference. The full event (now including the presentation sessions listed below) will be FREE and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM. Continue reading

Philadelphia section tour of Longwood Gardens

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Longwood Gardens Tour
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Only a few tour spots remain

Hosted by the Longwood Gardens Electrical Department, the tour will begin at 5 PM, starting and ending at the Acer Conference Room located in the Horticulture Building. Parking the Upper Employee Parking Lot.The tour will begin with a short Powerpoint presentation explaining Longwood’s Power systems, control systems and a look at how some displays and events are installed.Next, discussion will cover some upcoming projects at Longwood such as the new Meadow expansion and the complete rebuild of the Historic Main Fountain Garden.After a short question and answer period, the section will split into three groups of ten and tour the Estate Greenhouses, East Conservatory, Main Conservatory, Ballroom and Green wall areas on the main level. Groups will then tour the power, control and utility spaces in the tunnels below.

Attire: Dress is casual (jeans are fine) but please wear leather shoes (close toe, no high heels) and bring a hard hat and safety glasses if possible.


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Applied Control Engineering
700 Creek View Road
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302.738.8800
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ProSoft Technology, Inc.
5201 Truxtun Ave , 3rd floor
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 661-716-5100

Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. Enter via business gate on Conservatory Road. The guard at the gate will direct you to the “Acer” room in the Horticulture building.

Directions: Google directions from your location. Link to printable flyer with maps.

Meal: Sandwiches, drinks, and desserts for $12.50. Credit cards are now accepted at the door. You may also prepay for your meal on this website. Click the PAYMENTS tab. Reservations are very limited. Please contact Sue DiPaolo by March 12  by E-mail: [REGISTER], or by phone: 610-238-1067.

Next: Meeting on Wednesday, May 21.

Future Cities competition to be held January 25



Delaware Valley Engineers Week annually hosts the Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition as part of the Engineers Week activities. It is one of 40 Regional programs conducted throughout the country with the goal to introduce middle school students to the engineering profession. Students in middle schools in the Delaware Valley form teams consisting of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who work with a teacher and an engineer mentor from September to January to:

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Saving time and money with smart instrumentation

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Topic: Saving time and money with smart instrumentation

For a printable copy with maps, click here

January Speakers:

Ricardo Chavez, Northeastern Solutions Business Manager, Endress+Hauser and Bob Mohr, Eastern Regional Sales Manager,  Pepperl + Fuchs.

Ricardo has almost 20 years of experience working in instrumentation, process control and data integration into PLC/SCADA systems using different technologies including Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks. He has implemented several wireless networks including tank farms for inventory control and data acquisition systems. Ricardo holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and has completed additional studies in process dynamics, process control, tank gauging and inventory control.

Bob Mohr brings over 30 years of experience in the process automation and controls industry with technical expertise with Foundation fieldbus, Profibus, FDT, HART protocol, distributed control systems, single loop control, HMI, process interface, temperature, pressure and flow technology. For the past seven years, he has been employed as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager at Pepperl + Fuchs, and serves the industry with Hazardous area protection including; intrinsic safety, purge and pressurization and explosion protection enclosures.

Attendees will receive a certificate for
PDH (Personal Development Hours) credits.

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LEED certification takes center stage at November meeting

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Terry Ives Kath Beacher

Introduced by section president Fred Capanna, Terry Ives, outgoing president of the International Society of Automation, opened the meeting. He described how ISA is attempting to adapt to technical challenges and market trends in the global economy. He said that ISA can help members and companies share best practices, collaborate on innovation, and exchange insights and ideas.

Kath Beacher, Specification Sales Project Specialist at Illuminations Inc., spoke on the various levels of certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Engineering (LEED) for new construction and major renovations of buildings. Continue reading