Factory Automation Virtual Tour 2022

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Factory Automation    Virtual Tour 2022

Welcome to the future of the Smart Factory

Welcome to the future of the Smart Factory       

Smart factories, smart data, smart manufacturing – the connected factory provides valuable data for manufacturers to make intelligent decisions and respond rapidly to changes in the market. 


Explore all aspects of factory automation – from the hardware and software that drive it, the newest technologies, and fully-integrated solutions – that can transform your operations to win in this highly competitive marketplace.


Even though the Factory Automation Virtual Tour is over - our platform will remain accessible and open, with all sessions available on-demand. Come back and visit! Use your confirmation email to log back in - it will continue to work. If you have not registered before, then please do so and you'll get the access link sent to you. 


On May 18, 2022 we hosted a full day, live event of:


  • Interactive, live panel discussions
  • Keynote speaker
  • Virtual showrooms
  • Live chats with experts
  • Product & technical sessions

Where we covered:


  • Modern technologies to create and scale a hyper-flexible, self-adapting manufacturing capacity
  • Shortened time to market with an all-in-one engineering solution
  • Gains in efficiency, quality, and profitability by delivering the right data to the right place at the right time
  • Using predictive analytics to make informed decisions, forecast demand, and prevent downtime
  • Protecting data from cyberattacks from factory-to-field to the cloud



The event platform remains open! Come back to visit and watch any of the sessions on-demand. To access, use your confirmation email - your unique link with access to platform will continue to work! 


Didn't get a chance to register and attend before? No problem. Register now and a confirmation email will be sent to you momentarily with your unique link to access the platform. See you there!


Event Agenda

Sessions and Activities
9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM
Virtual Showcase & Chat with the Experts
Smart automation, smart data, smart manufacturing: the word “smart” has been around for quite some time in the industry. How exactly should you go about any of it? Check out our 30 virtual booths any time during the day and live chat with our experts to ask any questions you may have - or say "Hi"!.  
9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM
Introduction and Welcome
9:30 AM  - 10:05 AM
Modernize & Integrate Your Automation and Drives
Join our session to learn how you can modernize your plant with a step-by-step integration of state of the art Siemens automation and drives that also play well in the sandbox with what you already have today. Learn how to enable a complete migration, and how to use new innovations to incrementally migrate select critical assets - like drives, IO, and HMI - on an existing legacy network with existing PLCs.
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM
On Stage Live Q&A
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote "How to Attract the Next Workforce with Automation and Robotics"

by Jake Hall, the #ManufacturingMillenial

With the silver tsunami of thousands of Boomers retiring from the manufacturing workforce and the lack of future younger generations entering manufacturing, companies are scrambling to fill production demands, keep equipment running, and automate their organizations and processes. As a whole, we must work together to engage with the general public to change misconceptions of manufacturing and drive awareness to new solutions such as digitization, automation, and robotics.


In his keynote, Jake Hall will discuss how manufacturers are finding success in:

• Engaging with existing workers on upskilling and job satisfaction.

• Leveraging robotics in new ways that is beneficial to manufacturers and the workforce.

• Adapting new types of automation from the Smart Factory

• Building excitement in the next generation for manufacturing careers

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
TIA Portal - Panel Discussion
What would your engineering team do with 30% more time available to invest in new projects? Join this session to learn how TIA Portal Engineering Framework can deliver that time savings, ensuring productivity and efficiency while tackling the challenges of implementing automation solutions and benefits recognized and valued by your users. Key topics include the TIA Portal integrated framework, auto-generated diagnostics, reusable control objects and shared libraries.
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

On Stage Live Q&A

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Industrial Edge - Make the Most of Your Data
How are you and other manufacturers going to continue to manage, analyze, and make insightful decisions on the massive amounts of data that your plant generates in this new digital manufacturing world? Join this session to learn how new Industrial Edge solutions work within the Siemens Digital Enterprise portfolio to transform endless volumes of data into opportunities to make the smart decisions to optimize manufacturing results.
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
On Stage Live Q&A
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Panel Discussion: Digitalization in Motion Control
Digital Twin and edge computing is ushuring in new digital technologies for Motion Control. Join this session to learn how digital technologies are supercharging both machine design and manufacturing with advanced Motion Control.
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
On Stage Live Q&A
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Industrial Security: from Concepts to Solutions
How concerned should you be about "Industrial Cybersecurity" and what actions should you be taking today? The ramifications of a cyber attack to any organization, large or small, are too much to ignore. Join this session as we cover two vital topics - exposing the very real concerns of Industrial Cybersecurity, and what measures can be taken to limit exposure and where to start implementing those measures today. 
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
On Stage Live Q&A
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Siemens Co-operates with Education 
Hear how Siemens works with schools across the country to provide hands-on training opportunities in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and digitalization for students in high school, community college and university.  Instructors from SCE Partner schools will present success stories from several programs utilizing Siemens Automation technologies successfully in the classroom.
4:20 PM - 4:50 PM
On Stage Live Q&A, Closing Remarks
What's new with SIMATIC SW-PLC-IO for 2022
What signficant innovations offer the greatest opportunity to improve applications, reduce engineering time and increase productivity, right now? Join the SIMATIC PLC/IO/Motion team for an overview of the latest and greatest SIMATIC product and technology innovations that directly impact your applications.  This will include a sneak preview into the future roadmap for upcoming product releases and product strategy moving forward. 
What's New with SIMATIC HMI in 2022
What's on the roadmap for Siemens SIMATIC HMI products? Joint this session to get a sneak peek into the future roadmap of product direction and releases that will have the biggest impact on your ability to significantly upgrade applications, reduce engineering time, and increase manufacturing productivity.
Your Shortcut to Robotics
Robots can benefit companies in every sector, but integrating them into an automation environment presents many challenges. The SIMATIC Robot Integrator and SIMATIC Kinematic technology now makes the benefits of robotics readily available to all users, you just need to know your way around the TIA Portal. That saves on engineering costs: Users benefit from a single engineering environment for machines and robots and from the uniform operation of robots from different manufacturers.