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Food and Beverage Forum

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Food and Beverage Forum

Setting the Course for Digital Manufacturing in Food and Beverage

As we navigate the largest business disruption in modern history, food and beverage companies have been faced with a variety of challenges that caused some to pause investment and others to accelerate digital transformation initiatives. Early results indicate the companies who double down on digital strategies are better positioned to maintain business continuity and resiliency, while improving operational efficiencies.

Attend the Food and Beverage Industry Forum and hear from industry leaders who found innovative ways to leverage technology to improve performance, overcome security concerns, manage remote work and meet consumer demands. Our panel of digital transformation strategists will share how they got started, where they are now and what’s next.

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Forum participants: 

Panelist
Amway

Rob Dargie, Senior Electrical Engineer

Panelist
Grupo Bimbo

Gerald Holt, Senior Director Global Power and Automation

ADM

Gopal Elumalai, Process Controls Automation, Digital Transformation (DX)


Your Food and Beverage Resource

Automation Fair At Home will feature a number of sessions, exhibitors and showcase new products and solutions for the food and beverage industry. 

Sessions:

Automation Fair At Home offers a wide array of sessions - from interactive hands-on labs, product and technology sessions, to DX Strategists presentations. We narrowed down the session list to those applicable to your specific industry. 

Here are the top five sessions we think will benefit anyone in the food and beverage industry. 

DX Strategists
DX07 - Understand the Value of PLM in Your Digital Transformation

Over the last 25 years PLM has evolved from engineering-focused document management and product data management to more strategic quality management and innovation management capabilities. Digital thread capabilities pushes the scope even further because PLM manages critical product data throughout the product lifecycle and across the supply chain. PLM provides a critical infrastructure for the digital transformation of the end-to-end product development lifecycle. Tackling this strategic, mission-critical PLM of today requires a comprehensive, integrated approach that combines business value, technology and organizational change.

PSUG
PRPT01 - Overview of the New PlantPAx® 5.0 System: What's New and What's Next?

The newly released  PlantPAx® 5.0 DCS, the flagship system from Rockwell Automation, uses a plant-wide approach that scales from skids to large operations and provides actionable information for data driven decision-making across your enterprise. Learn how this modern approach to a DCS with the addition of new workflows, controllers and availability features helps streamline projects and reduce engineering efforts. As part of this session you will also be introduced to latest release of FactoryTalk® Batch v14, which adds online functionality for those industries looking to address complex batching applications.

Product and Tech Session
PT01 - Create a Workforce Development Strategy that Works for You

Manufacturers have been facing the industrial skills gap for years. And it’s only going to get worse. The good news? There are many ways to mitigate workforce challenges. Learn how to develop a workforce development strategy and some of the ways you can take action today, from machinery design, cybersecurity, to e-learning to remote and managed support.

Product and Tech Session
PT04 - The Urgency of Cybersecurity: Take the Next Step

Faced with a range of obstacles, manufacturers are changing how they approach cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has always been one of the most important pillars in digital transformation, but over the past several months, its importance has heightened. In this session, hear from cybersecurity leaders on how the lessons they have recently learned will impact the way manufacturers approach security going forward. Learn how to drive cybersecurity priorities and investments with an outcome driven approach.

Product and Tech Session
PT33 - What is Your Digital OEE Strategy? Innovate to Improve Operational Performance

Does your OEE solution report data, but lack insight? To make real improvements, you need to understand not just how your assets are performing, but why. Your workforce needs real-time data with actionable information that makes them more aware and efficient, so they can make your plant more productive. Learn how a scalable OEE strategy can help your workforce to visualize, benchmark and optimize assets and information as you implement your digital transformation using your existing control system and data you already collect.


Visit these exhibiting companies:

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Star Exhibitor
Cisco

The global leader in IT networking. Cisco collaborates with Rockwell Automation to bridge the gap between plant-floor and enterprise with a common network infrastructure through training, network design, and products.

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Premium Exhibitor
Claroty

Claroty's mission is to secure and optimize industrial control networks. Our platform provides extreme visibility, real-time monitoring and anomaly detection for OT networks; employing high-fidelity models and advanced algorithms to alert our customers to both cybersecurity and integrity issues.

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Premium Exhibitor
DENSCO Robotics

As one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers, DENSO is also the world's largest manufacturer of small assembly robots. 

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Premium Exhibitor
Festo Corporation

For over 80 years, Festo has been a positive force for manufacturers. We are driven by a desire to always be helpful. We observe. We analyze. We inspire. We engineer with an intense focus on every detail. 

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Premium Exhibitor
SeQent

Explore the Power of Real-Time Decision Solutions from SeQent. SeQent is a leading industrial automation software provider and early pioneer in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space.


Check out these new products and solutions:

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Rockwell Automation
FactoryTalk® View Site Edition Version 12

The world has evolved, and innovations have changed how we work and live. With this evolution, delivering critical visibility when and where you need it is paramount. The version 12 release of FactoryTalk® View SE offers features for the process market, a modernized design environment, and improved access to information. 

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Rockwell Automation
Security Posture Survey

Cybersecurity threats within an industrial infrastructure are increasingly common and costly. With so much at stake, taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity is crucial. A key first step to securing critical infrastructure and protecting against cyberattacks is a Rockwell Automation Security Posture Survey. 

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Rockwell Automation
Studio 5000 Logix Designer® Software Version 33

At the core of a software release is the ability to improve productivity and speed to market. With additional hardware support, enhanced process capabilities and new productivity updates, version 33 of the Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software is no exception. Program projects, design machines, and configure process applications faster and easier.

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Rockwell Automation
ThinManager Version 12

Replace your PCs with industrial thin clients and centrally manage delivery of your productivity applications to every device, user and location within your facility. Thin client technology lowers operating costs and reduces downtime while increasing security in your plant.

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DENSO Robotics
LPH, VM/VL Robots, Rockwell Integrated SCARAs

As a global leader in robotics, DENSO has been the status of high speed and high  reliability that results from over 50 years of experience developing robots. 

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Pepperl-Fuchs
Smart-Ex® 02

The Smart-Ex® 02 DZ1 is the successor of the world's first intrinsically safe smartphone for Zone 1/21 and DIV 1 areas. In addition, it meets all important global hazardous location and regulatory certifications. 


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