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Membership Services Seminar

Sensor and Control Systems Seminar

Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-901-8800
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:30 AM EST
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Seminar Overview

Industry experts present real-life use of sensors and control systems. This one-day seminar is a must for users involved in the implementation of sensors and monitoring equipment for die and press operations.


George Keremedjiev, President, Tecknow Education Services
Jim Finnerty, Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group
James Barrett, President, Link Systems
Rick Wilhelm, President, Helm Instrument Co., Inc. 

Seminar topics include:
  • Cost justification of an electronics program
  • Data acquisition from in-die force measurements
  • Designing sensors in the tooling
  • Discussion of the many different types of sensor and control systems
  • Examples of successful design, development and implementation of a system
  • How to convert tooling components into force-sensing load cells
  • Methods to increase die life
  • Overview of the latest in-part dimensioning technologies
  • Recent advancements in press load monitory instrumentation 
  • Selecting proper in-die sensor
  • Sensor applications
  • Shop-floor networking
  • Tonnage monitoring
  • Types of force-sensing elements
  • Where to locate sensors in progressive dies and transfer tooling
  • Case studies
Who should attend:
  • Sensor specialists
  • Quality engineers
  • Manufacturing and process engineers
  • Manufacturing and production supervisors
  • Operations managers
  • Plant managers and foremen
  • Setup personnel and machine operators
  • Tool and die designers and engineers
  • Toolroom supervisors
*Additionally, PMA will be holding its Press Technology Seminar on March 21, 2017. Arrive a day early and attend both programs. Those who register for this program also may register for the Press Technology Seminar at a discounted rate of $149.


7:45 a.m.       Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.       Presentations
12:00 p.m.     Lunch 
1:00 p.m.       Presentations
4:15 p.m.       Adjourn

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Cleveland South Independence
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH  44131

Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly to make room reservations. Reference Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to receive a special rate of $99 (plus tax).  Hotel accommodations include complimentary shuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport–you must call the hotel upon arrival to arrange your pick up.  Hotel offers free self-parking.  Shuttle provided to and from PMA.    

Registration Information

Sensor & Control Systems Seminar Only (registration includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Members $449
Nonmembers $649

*Both: Sensor & Control Systems Seminar and Press & Press Line Technology Seminar
Members $598
Nonmembers $798

*If you wish to attend both seminars, prior to payment add Press Technology Seminar under "additional opportunity".

To register by phone please call Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150