June 12-14, 2018 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)
Industry 4.0 has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing. Is the concept still a bit cloudy? Is your operation ready and are your systems “up to snuff”? Attend this session to understand the implications of Industry 4.0 on small and mid-market high mix, low volume manufacturers. Understand what the next-generation “connected shop” will look like and how it will function. Ensure that you have removed the roadblocks that may be inhibiting your transition to the cloud.
Dave Lechleitner, KeyedIn Solutions
Precision spray control (PSC) is an effective way to ensure uniform application of oils and waxes for lubrication. PSC is achieved by turning electrically-actuated spray nozzles on and off extremely fast to control flow rate. With PSC, flow rate from a single nozzle can be varied without changing pressure. Spray angle and drop size remain unchanged and uniform lubrication application is ensured. Using PSC can help increase production, reduce scrap rate or decrease operating costs.
Brett Jarvie, Spraying Systems Co. Canada
| CO2 and Fiber Laser System Market Adoption and Applications: Finding New Ways to Employ These Versatile Systems
Robert Boyes, Coherent Inc.
CO2 and fiber laser technology are the core laser technologies in the cutting market. This paper will explore the unique value of each and the diverse applications where these two lasers shine in the marketplace. This session will both clarify the rationale for coexistence of these technologies in the market today and help business owners understand both what they should expect from these technologies and how to get more from them.
| Plasma Cutting Systems
Rick Boksa, Burlington Automation
Traditional steel fabrication is a manual process using several powered conventional processing machines. Finishing methods remain predominately drawing interpretation/chalk line layouts and torch cutting which is prone to cutting errors resulting in wasted materials and labor. Increased productivity through automation has allowed steel fabricators to grow through lean manufacturing, eliminate material handling, drastically reduce labor cost per ton of fabricating steel and increase output. There are many automation options especially for fabricators not embracing automation.
| Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions – Waterjet Cutting
David Dumas, Hypertherm
Learn about the latest in waterjet technology and applying waterjet technology to new applications, as well as how to get the most out of your waterjet and the future of waterjet technology. New advancements as well as a brief overview of waterjet technology and how they compare to other machine cutting processes will be covered.
| Electrocoating Equipment Considerations
Chad Andreae, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
In this session, the speaker will discuss the equipment that is necessary in the electrocoating process including tanks, circulation system, anolyte/catholyte system, filtration, rectifier, post rinses, curing oven and cooling tunnels. This will include evaluating production rates, cost considerations, foot print availability, and defining the paint process. Information will be presented on the various material handling options available.
| Batch System Design Criteria
Aaron Hughes, General Automatic Transfer Co
Attendees will be presented with the criteria to consider when choosing between a Batch or Powered system. Throughput, sizing and layout will be covered. Considerations for custom and standard design will be discussed. Application and process limitations will be reviewed and identified. The attendee will be presented a complete picture of evaluating the criteria for a Batch System.
| Understanding the Benefits of Centrifugal Wheel Blasting
Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies
This presentation will cover the basics of centrifugal wheel blasting, including the best applications for successful blasting. It will also cover the corresponding aspects varying styles of Blast equipment and different parts conveying methods. Advantages and disadvantages will be presented allowing the attendee to gain a full understanding when blasting can be most effective for metal preparation.
| Best Practices for Anodizing
Aaron Waltz , Chemetall
This presentation discusses common best practices recommended to provide consistent results for meeting common quality standards such as light fastness, corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance in the Anodizing industry. The development of regular maintenance procedures for equipment and standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for personnel are important tools for creating a consistent and high quality anodize coating.
Traditionally, testing and comparing lubricants is time consuming and risky to tools. Most new lubricant formulas are based on bench chemistry – not actual field trials. Past lubricant failures can create an atmosphere of mistrust and reluctance to try new technology. Dr. Taylan Altan started using a cup draw tool to measure and compare stamping lubricant performance. This presentation explains a ranking method with extremely accurate real-life correlation to actual heavy stamping.
W. Jeff Jeffery, IRMCO