January 2018 meeting: Process automation and Internet of Things

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For a printable flyer with maps, click here.

Speaker: Tim McCain, Rockwell Automation

Tim McCain is the Information Software Regional Manager supporting the Northeastern United States. In this role, he is responsible for the FactoryTalk Software Portfolio and works with Rockwell Automation’s ecosystem of field sales, professional services, distribution, and system integrator partners to bring information solutions to customers. In his 16-year career with Rockwell Automation, Tim has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities including Applications Engineer, Consultant, and Solutions Architect.


The combination of industrial automation and the concept of Internet of Things promises to significantly reduce costs for operating expenditures as sensors, controllers, and actuators become internet-enabled. Control systems increasingly make use of fieldbus networks as smart devices spread. Previously unused data from low-level devices will become available for analysis and control. Security looms as an important issue because each connected device represents a target for unauthorized access. Tim’s discussion will include these and other effects of IoT as well as how various automation companies approach the market.


DATE and TIME: Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Open 5:15 PM — Light meal by sponsor at 5:30 PM; Meeting starts at 6:30 PM — Speaker’s presentation 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM — Vendor displays and socialize before and after talk.

Rumsey Electric Automation Solutions, 15 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, Pa 19428 Phone: (610) 832-9000 Fax: (610) 941-8181. www.rumsey.com

DIRECTIONS: Link to printable flyer with maps (above) or Google directions from your location.

MEAL COST: $20 at the door or $15 if prepaid online Link . To register, please contact Tony Sandone by Monday, January 15th by Email or by phone: 610-768-1600.

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