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The 2018 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) @ IMTS

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Join UL at the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) on Wednesday, September 12th

GAMS is co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This one-day summit is designed to bring plant managers, control engineers, and manufacturing business leaders together to highlight plant improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that you can implement immediately.

UL understands that the increasing complexity of smart factories, adaptive production systems and new business models bring an entire set of safety and security-related issues that need to be considered. Throughout the digital transformation process, we are your trusted partner on all levels of factory automation, including cybersecurity of the network, system and operational levels of the plant. Together, we can deliver comprehensive security solutions to help assure that smart production is running more effectively, safely and securely.

Three Opportunities to tap into UL Expertise at IMTS

Presentation 1:

To learn how you can secure your factory from cyber threats, don't miss our cybersecurity expert, Ken Modeste, on the panel session, Cybersecurity: How far do we need to go?

Presentation Title: Cybersecurity: How far do we need to go?
Panel Speaker: Ken Modeste, Director of Connected Technologies, UL
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago | Room W196-C (West Hall, first floor)
Abstract: The problem of security for (IIoT) challenges manufacturers to deploy a technology solution. We’ll discuss common-sense ways manufacturers can secure their data and their operational integrity. The presentation will be led by Dr. Richard Soley, chairman of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG (Object Management Group) and executive director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council.

Register for GAMS at IMTS.

Presentation 2:

To learn more about the technologies that are disrupting the manufacturing industry, including: The Industrial Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Automation, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and Artificial Intelligence, come see UL present at the Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions Forum.

Presentation Title: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Innovations & Testbeds
Panel Speaker: Radhika Chaturvedi, Global Cybersecurity Business Development, UL
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 10:15am
Location: Hannover Messe USA Solutions Theater, McCormick Place - East Building

Presentation 3:

To learn about the Additive Manufacturing industry’s first standard for AM Facility Safety Management; UL 3400, don't miss our AM expert, Paul Bates, as he presents Advancements in AM Facility Safety Standards.

Presentation Title: Advancements in AM Facility Safety Standards
Speaker: Paul Bates, UL Additive Manufacturing Lead Development Engineer
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Location: Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS
Abstract: The introduction of AM technologies has the potential to transform modern industrial production, but it also brings new considerations for manufacturers and their employees. These considerations include potential safety risks and various hazards associated with the Material, Equipment and Facility where parts are manufactured using powder-based AM techniques. Further, AM capabilities can be particularly complex when introduced in existing production facilities with established safety management practices. This presentation will discuss the AM industry’s first standard for AM Facility Safety Management; UL 3400. Covering topics such as hazard classification, design requirements, applicable standards, process safety information, SOPs, emergency planning and response, and process hazard analysis, UL 3400 addresses the potential hazards and risk mitigation measures required for safe functioning of the facility. This presentation will also cover how to navigate the requirements of your local municipality, as well as, the alignment to ASTM, NFPA, OSHA, International Building Codes (IBC) and other relevant standards.

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