Sensor and Control Systems Seminar

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
St. Louis, MO


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.

Seminar topics include:

  • Cost justification of an electronics program
  • Data acquisition from in-die force measurements
  • Approaches to 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
  • Steps for converting 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
  • Tips for 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 hold its Punch and Die Technology Seminar on March 21, 2018. Arrive a day early and register for both seminars!

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.



7:30 a.m.       Breakfast
8:00 a.m.       Presentations
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m.       Presentations
4:15 p.m.       Adjourn



Marriott St. Louis Airport 
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, MO  63134

Please call the hotel’s reservation line at 866-661-8953 to reserve your room and reference Precision Metalforming Association to receive the special rate of $125 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through March 6, 2018. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability. Hotel offers complimentary self-parking for attendees, guest room internet and 24-hour airport shuttle to and from St. Louis Airport.  



Sensor and Control Systems Seminar
$299 PMA member
$599 Nonmember

Arrive a day earlier and register for PMA’s Punch & Die Seminar.
$299 PMA member
$599 Nonmember

Breakfast and lunch are included with your registration.

For more information, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.