Protecting brands with instrumentation and controls

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Topic: Protecting brands with instrumentation and controls

Whether you know it or not, many of the products we use in our daily lives are under constant attack. Unscrupulous counterfeiters and corrupt middlemen are making it increasingly difficult for brand owners to ensure that genuine products are delivered to the intended customers through a legitimate supply chain. Come learn how leading manufacturers are recognizing the value of Track and Trace technology to prevent theft , manage inventory, facilitate recalls, and identify counterfeit goods. See the role that automation and control systems play in protecting both people and brands in today’s global market.

May Speaker:David Bauer, Mid-Atlantic DSM at Cognex Corporation.

David has spent the last 20 years helping clients in the mid-Atlantic implement control and automation solutions spanning from discrete machine controls to plant wide supervisory and data acquisition systems. In his current role at Cognex, he manages a team of Engineers tasked with using image based inspection systems to maximize product quality, track work in process, and improve supply chain visibility. David brings expertise in the technologies of optical character recognition and auto-identification that leading manufacturers are using to combat counterfeit goods and supply chain diversion. David’s educational background includes B.S in Engineering Science with a Minor in Engineering Mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University.

At this meeting we will also be presenting our $1000 scholarship award for 2014. The section’s June golf outing generates scholarship funds.


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Cognex Logo Allied Controls Logo

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

DATE and TIME: Wednesday May 21, 2014: Open 5:15 PM – Meal by Sophisticated Affairs at 5:30 PM ($12.50); Meeting starts at 6:30 PM – Speaker’s presentation 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Vendor displays & socialize before & after talk.

LOCATION: Rumsey Electric Automation Solutions —
15 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, Pa 19428 Phone: (610) 832-9000 Fax: (610) 941-8181

DIRECTIONS:Google directions from your location or see printable flyer (to come).

MEAL COST: $12.50, payable online or at the door via cash or credit card. Please contact Sue DiPaolo by Monday, May 19 or by E-mail: [REGISTER], or by phone: 610-238-1067.

See you in September

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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