Conference

Automation & Digitization of Cranes

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  • Benefit from high-end presentations and interactive sessions
  • Discuss with top industry experts and exchange views on the latest developments in crane automation and digitization
  • Expand and strengthen your network
International VDIConference „Automation & Digitization of Cranes “ | VDI Wissensforum

Save the Date! On September 10-11, 2019 our international VDI conference on Automation & Digitization of Cranes will return, this time located in Antwerp. Future and cross-industry developments in automation and digitization of harbor and industrial cranes will be discussed. Enhance your knowledge on how to automate existing cranes and find out how your facility can benefit of automation. Further, you will gain in-depth insight into the technical, operational and legal aspects to consider. As a consequence you will be well equipped to successfully drive forward the crane automation and digitization process in your company.

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Overcoming Problems in Anti-sway Installations
Author: Dr. Joseph H. Discenza President and CEO, SmartCrane, LLC

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Increased productivity using automation

There are still many industries focusing on manual crane operations although automation and digitization are known for higher productivity rates and provide improved safety. Spearheading automation is the harbor industry, offering valuable experience to other industries and sectors. The most likely organizations to benefit from cost savings are companies with continuous crane operations.

The international VDI Conference ‚Automation and Digitization of Cranes‘ will showcase how digitization of cranes and processes can improve usage and maintenance of cranes whilst still ensuring safety of data and staff. Plus, it will show how automation will increase plant efficiency.

The following topics will be covered in 2019

We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

Meanwhile have a look at 2017’s keynotes:

  • „Automation as an upgrade to older crane systems”, Joseph Discenza, CEO, Smartcrane LLC
  • „Cybersecurity for crane digitization”, Siân John, EMEA Chief Security Strategist Symantec
  • Dinner speech on the topic of soLITE® rope: „High strengh fiber ropes for cranes”, Dr.-Ing. Björn Ernst, Teufelsberger, Head of New Fiberrope Applications

The agenda boasts of presentations of internationally renowned experts and has been put together by our supporting Experts of the VDI Conference „Automation & Digitization of Cranes“

  • Robert Histon, President, PortRep Consulting Group, USA
  • Jochen Lang, Business Development Cranes, Process Industries and Drives Division Large Drives, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Yvo Saanen, PhD, MSc., Commercial Director, TBA, Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt, Mechanical Engineering Department, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Program

We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

Who should attend the VDI Conference „Automation & Digitization of Cranes“?

  • Conference participants include senior management of companies using harbor or industry cranes, including:
  • CEOs and Technical Directors
  • Head of Cranes & Hoists
  • Terminal Operators
  • Plant Operators / Manufacturers in paper manufacturing and metal industries
  • Terminal Equipment Manager / Terminal Engineering Manager
  • Business Development Managers
  • Applications Engineers Cranes

Book now

Are you keen to extend your knowledge on crane automation and digitization and learn from leading industry experts how your company can benefit from the latest developments? Ensure to reserve your place and book your ticket now for the international VDI conference „Automation & Digitization of Cranes“.

Are you interested in promoting your company and products at the international VDI conference Automation & Digitization of Cranes? Contact Robin Wulf Wulf @vdi .de for more details.

Registration

Eventnumber : 02KO016

International VDI Conference - Automation & Digitization of Cranes

Antwerpen,

Crowne Plaza Antwerpen*

Gerard le Grellelaan 10,
2020 Antwerpen
+32 3/259750-0 to website

available

1.690,– € plus 19% AVT

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

Eventnumber : 02KO016

International VDI Conference - Automation & Digitization of Cranes

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

Other hotel partners: Book hotel for Conference at HRS

In case of queries, you can reach us here

You can reach us at:

+49(0)2116214-201
+49(0)2116214-154
wissensforum@vdi.de

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Exhibitor

  • SIBRE Siegerland Bremsen GmbH

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