Now that session registration for Automation Fair 2016 is open, I wanted to share my session picks as well as sessions I’d recommend to those new to Rockwell products.
My Picks for “New to Rockwell” attendees:
Below are the hands-on courses I’d recommend to those attendees new to Rockwell Automation products:
Rockwell has some great tools to help you quickly pick out or layout a system, and this sessions covers them including Integrated Architecture® Builder (IAB), Motion Analyzer
(MA) and ProposalWorks™ (PW)
L18 – PowerFlex Drives Configuration and Programming
Described as a “self-paced lab,” attendees are expected to learn how to program and configure small PowerFlex VFDs using Connected Components Workbench software.
L07 – Micro800 PLC Programming with Connected Components Workbench™ Software
Described as a “self-paced lab,” attendees are expected to learn how to program and configure a Micro800 along with a PowerFlex VFD and PanelView 800 using Connected Components Workbench software.
L16 – Studio 5000 and Logix Basics Lab
Promoted as a session for those new to Studio 5000 (or those who need a quick refresher) this session is described as providing an overview of Studio 5000 Logix Designer’s “core” capabilities.
L17 – Studio 5000 and Logix Advanced Lab
This “pick and choose” session provides an opportunity to explore several different features of Studio 5000 at your own pace.
If you’re new to View Studio Machine Edition and the PanelView Plus, this “introductory hands-on lab” is said to focus on basic concepts for new users.
L12 – FactoryTalk View Site Edition and FactoryTalk ViewPoint: Introductory Lab
If you’re new to View Studio Site Edition and/or ViewPoint, this “introductory hands-on lab” is said to focus on basic concepts for new users.
L14 – Introduction to PlantPAx Process Control System for Operations and System Engineering
Know what PlantPAx is, but want some hands on with the Rockwell Automation Library of Process Objects? Well this lesson is described as “providing basic familiarity” with them from a operations and system engineering perspective.
My Picks for “Experienced Users”
Below I’ll list the sessions I’m most looking forward to attending, as well as what I hope is covered in each session.
I’m hoping this session will detail the 5580 ControlLogix controller, 5380 CompactLogix controller, as well as the new 5069 I/O.
T30 – What’s New in Visualization
Hoping this session covers what’s coming in the next release of View Studio and Studio 5000 View Designer, as well as new hardware that will be released.
T67 – What’s New in Studio 5000
In this lesson I would like to hear a recap of the latest features added in the last few releases, as well as hear what is planned for the next release or two.
T33 – What’s New with PlantPAx Process Control System
Hoping this lesson is less of a sales pitch and more about the substance of what is new with PlantPAx, including what’s new with Process Objects.
T72 – New Studio 5000 Features Simplify Integration of OEM Skid Equipment to Modern DCS (PlantPAx)
This session is described as “summarizing the latest release of Studio 5000 and Process Objects” which speed and simplify development, and I hope they cover technical details and not just fluffy concepts.
It’s been a few years since I got hands on with the PanelView 5500, and with one in-house (on load) I’d love to spend some time using and writing about it.
That said, I’m hoping this session will be a good refresher for me, and also confirm I can use my 5370 with the PV5500 since a 5380 just isn’t in my budget.
Well that’s it for my Automation Fair 2016 picks.
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