International VDI Conference - Automation & Digitization of Cranes
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- Benefit from high-end and out of the box presentations
- Learn from cross-industry examples and discuss with top industry experts he latest developments and opportunities of automation and digitization of cranes
It is time for our 2nd international VDI conference on Automation & Digitization of Cranes this time in Antwerp on September 10-11, 2019 . 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. Listen to practical experiences from different industries and gain in-depth insights of maintenance technologies as well as opportunities and risks of industrial IoT. 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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Eyes for container crane automation
Author: LASE Industrielle Lasertechnik GmbH
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
This year’s focus topics will cover:
- Crane Automation – Brownfield and Greenfield
- Practical Experiences from the Industry
- Industrial IoT: Data and Connectivity
- From Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance and Safety
- Accompanying and complementing the conference we also offer an international Workshops, taking place on September 12th at the same venue: Obsolescence – Manage the Inevitable
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair‘s Welcome and Opening Address
Robert Histon, President, PortRep Consulting Group, USA
I. Crane Automation - Brownfield and Greenfield
Crane Automation & Digitization
Gerhard Fischer, Head of Sales, Process Industries and Drives, Large Drives & Cranes, Siemens AG, Germany
Crane Upgrade - A Way to extend Cranes Life
Bob van Kampen, Director Crane Upgrade NEMEA, Kalmar Netherlands B.V., The Netherlands
Adding open Loop Antisway Software to Crane Controllers
Dr. Joseph Discenza, President and CEO, SmartCrane LLC, USA
Networking & coffee break
Advanced Drive based Crane Features and Virtual Reality for Modelling & Learning
Mikael Holmberg, Sales Manager for Cranes & Marine Winches, Jarkko Lalu, Design Manager, both: ABB Drives, Finland, Maitsetseg Ravdandorj, R&D Engineer, ABB Automation Products GmbH, Germany
Advanced Emulation Testing for automated Terminals: How to minimize Risks and optimise Performance
Raoul van Heffen MSc, Senior Project Manager, TBA Group, The Netherlands
II. Practical Experiences from the Industry
A fully automated Terminal as one huge Machine
Patrick van den Berg, Sr. Project Manager Equipment, APM Terminals MVII Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A Technology Fairytale: Sensor based Crane Automation from Slabyard to intermodal Cranes
Dr. Christian Augustin, Managing Director Yardeye GmbH, Germany
Networking & coffee break
Eyes for automated Process- and Container Cranes in the Port and Steel Industry
Lars Ambrosy, CEO, LASE GmbH, Germany
Intelligent internetworked Automation Systems: Efficiency through connected Assets
Sami Riekkola, President, Valmet Automation Inc., Finland
End of conference day one
III. Industrial IoT: Data & Connectivity
Automated Cranes not without a reliable Power and Data Transmission Systems
Claus Burger, Global Director of Container Handling Market, Conductix-Wampfler GmbH, Germany
Smart Equipment Control Systems
Mehmet Ali Kayaoglu, CEO, GullsEye Logistics Technology, Turkey, Caglar Uenver, Siemens AG, Germany
Demystifying ECS in Container Terminal Operations
Alex van Winckel, Senior Consultant, INFORM GmbH, Germany, Bharath Sridhar, Senior Sales Application Engineer, TMEIC, USA
Networking & coffee break
BOXBAY - Technology Transfer from Industry to push Boundaries in global Port Logistics
Dr. Mathias Dobner, Vice President at SMS group GmbH, Germany and CEO of BOXBAY FZCO, UAE
IV. From Conditon Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance
Remote Crane Diagnostics in Practice
Alain Naets, Managing Director, PRUFTECHNIK N.V., Belgium
Condition based Inspection Management on E-Chain® Systems on a BANG Crane
Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus®GmbH, Germany
Driving Uptime with Truconnect® Data
Mario van den Heuvel, Director, Technical Support, Konecranes, Germany
Systems-theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) for Risk Analysis of Automated Machinery
M.Sc. Tommi Kivelä, Institute for Material Handling and Logistics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Conference Chair‘s closing Remarks
End of Conference
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
Benefit from great Networking Opportunities
Meet experts as well as participants of all events during the networking breaks and our evening reception. Get in touch with experts, business partners and specialists from the international crane, port and manufacturing industry in a relaxed atmosphere. Use the networking opportunities and have interesting discussions about existing possibilities and challenges emerging from digitization, connectivity and IIoT.
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.
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