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Duration: 60 minutes

Machine control, HMIs, safety, vision, networking and software are converging to produce more potent, streamlined control architectures and robust industrial automation solutions. This webcast panel discussion will focus on this megatrend, the benefits of new technology and how these solutions are re-shaping the face of automation and industrial machinery development. Topics

  • Software Convergence as a Megatrend in Mechatronics/Industrial Automation
  • How the role of software is changing
  • Benefits of unified control architecture
  • How trends are shaping machine development for OEMs
  • Increased role of the HMI
  • How simplified architectures/software convergence is affecting motion control and mechatronic solutions
  • Application Examples
  • What the Future Holds

    John KowalSpeaker: John Kowal
    Market Development Manager,
    B&R Industrial Automation

    Joseph Profeta, Ph.DSpeaker: Joseph Profeta, Ph.D
    Director - Product Management

    Bob Trask, PESpeaker: Bob Trask, PE
    Senior Electrical Engineer,
    Beckhoff Automation

    Al Presher

    Moderator: Al Presher
    Contributing Editor,
    Design News

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