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Sensor and Control Systems Seminar

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Irving, TX


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
• Tips for selecting proper in-die sensors
• Sensor applications
• Tonnage monitoring
• Where to locate sensors in progressive dies and transfer tooling
• Press shop connectivity
• 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

• Jim Finnerty, Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group
• James Barrett, President, Link Systems
• Will Healy III, Marketing Management Director, Balluff

Additionally, PMA holds its Press Line Technology Seminar on March 19, 2019 at the same location. Arrive a day earlier and register for both seminars.



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

Note: Breakfast and lunch are included with your registration.



Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport South
2001 Valley View
Irving, TX 75061

Reserve you room online or call the hotel to reserve your room and reference Precision Metalforming Association to receive the special rate of $134 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through March 4, 2019. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability.

Hotel offers complimentary self-parking, guest room internet and courtesy airport shuttle between 4:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. daily to and from DFW Airport, must call hotel upon arrival for a pickup. 



$299 PMA Member
$499 Nonmember

Additionally, PMA holds its Press Line Technology Seminar on March 19, 2019 at the same location. Arrive a day earlier and attend this seminar.

For more information or to register by phone, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.