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Expanding Horizons: VirtualConnect 3.0 to showcase flexible, smart manufacturing via interactive online Conference and Exhibition

Published: 2 September 2020 - Rachael Morling

On the 16th of September 2020, Rockwell Automation opens the ‘doors’ of its third digital conference. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to join the company and leading industrial organisations including Cama Group, EPLAN, Harro Höfliger, Lubrizol, Olivero Automazioni Industiali  and PTC to experience the latest VirtualConnect event, the full-featured exhibition delivered directly over the web.

The latest iteration of the popular format, titled The Next Horizon for Smart Manufacturing, will follow three technology tracks, providing video presentations, demos, analysis, case studies and panel discussions on the topics of mechatronics, digital engineering, and process control. The event kicks off at 9.30am Central European Time with an introduction and welcome from Nathan Turner, Director of Integrated Architecture EMEA Rockwell Automation, who will offer a contextual overview of the technologies transforming industry, before the three technology streams run concurrently throughout the day.
 
“In the era of digital transformation, knowledge and understanding of how to unlock the power of data through technology is the only way to truly expand human possibility. Our VirtualConnect conferences offer interactive learning and networking environments that are supporting the critical human aspect of rapid technology evolution,” said Susana Gonzalez, President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Rockwell Automation.
 
On Track for the Smart Manufacturing Next Horizon
Recent times have offered stark evidence of the value of flexibility as companies most advanced in their digital transformation journeys have shown the most resilience and adaptability to meet the current challenges of the market.
 
With leaders, customers and partners delivering presentations on how to achieve flexible manufacturing at the plant and machine levels, virtual delegates on the digital engineering track will gain considerable insight. Represented by customer Harro Höfliger and partners EPLAN and PTC, attendees will learn to unlock the digital potential of their own manufacturing ecosystem.
 
Meanwhile, on the mechatronics track, join customers Olivero Automazioni Industriali and Cama Group. The flexibility theme will centre on the adoption of robotics, smart conveyance - such as Independent Cart Technology (ICT) - and Autonomous Guided Vehicles, (AGV).
 
Join customer Lubrizol on the process control track, take a deeper dive into modern DCS systems and the competitive advantages on offer, covering simplified, agile and capable systems that enable users to drive through impactful bottom-line business improvements by providing key operational information, how it is needed and where it is needed.
 
Alongside the conference programme is the exhibition show floor, a virtual gateway to digital booths from Encompass and Channel Partners from around EMEA running throughout the day. Registrants to VirtualConnect can take advantage of scheduled breaks or allotted time at the end of the main conference to network with specialists, partners and peers via videoconference – just like being at an in-person exhibition.
 
Among the digital booths will be, Spectrum Controls, S&D, HMS, WIN-911, EPLAN, Stratus Technologies, Softing, Control Station, ProSoft, Routeco and Hanley Automation and Teco.
 
Registration
Registration is open now for the event on the 16th of September 2020. 
 
Additional events will be scheduled in the coming months. Sessions will be recorded and available to registrants after the event. Plan your day with the VirtualConnect agenda.
Industry Connections: Rockwell Automation Ltd


 
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