Events Calendar

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January 2017

Motor & Drive Systems 2017

Jan. 18-19, Orlando, Fla.

Motor & Drive Systems 2017 is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial and packaging, as well as automotive/EV applications. Conference topics will include improving motor efficiency and reliability, regulatory and safety issues, testing standards and programs, emerging and high-growth applications, developing and pairing motor & drive systems and improving loss prediction and calculation. Join leading OEM design engineers and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications. Learn more here. 

February 2017

ARC Industry Forum

Feb. 6-9, Orlando, Fla.

The 21st annual ARC Industry Forum is entitled: "Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise." How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? How will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains? Is cybersecurity a threat to digitalization ​and, if so, how can the risk be mitigated? How ‘smart’ are smart machines, and what benefit will these bring? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking? Learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Learn more here. 

April 2017

Automate 2017

Apr. 3-6, Chicago, Ill.

Automate showcases the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions and will be held at McCormick Place. Billed as North America’s largest showcase devoted to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation, the event promises to be the biggest ever with more than 300 vendors and more than 20,000 attendees. Learn more here.