The Automation Conference 2014 Session
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Just added! Keystone XL and International Space Station presentations at TAC 2015

Join us at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, May 19-20 and discover how automation is driving the events that are shaping our decade!

"An Inside Look at the Automation Behind Keystone XL’s Operations and Safety"
Jason Ault, Keystone Facilities Automation Systems Manager at TransCanada will explore how automation is used for local control systems, telecom and SCADA systems, as well as various safety atomation aspects addressing pressure control and over-pressure protection, leak detection, and fire and gas systems on the 1,179-mile project.

"Industrial Wireless on the International Space Station"
Attendees will also learn firsthand about the International Space Station program. This football field-sized orbiting lab, weighs in at almost one million pounds. In the U.S. segment alone, 1.5 million lines of flight software code run on 44 computers communicating via 100 data networks transferring 400,000 signals (pressure or temperature measurements, valve positions, etc.). The Boeing Company's Tom Bascino presents.

The Automation Conference will feature over 20 sessions with presentations from General Mills, the Industrial Internet Consortium, IHS Consulting (speaking on 3D Printing), MOL Danube Refinery, Corning, Scott Farms, Comau LLC and Michelin.

See our complete program and register today for best pricing.

The Automation Conference is for professionals in discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging, including:

  • automation and control engineers
  • operations and engineering management
  • manufacturing systems/IT and networking professionals
  • industrial systems and machinery designers
  • purchasers of equipment for OEMs and discrete manufacturers, as well as processing and packaging operations systems integrators
  • software development engineers for the discrete and process production industries
  • see past attending companies


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