Tom Jensen of Lenze Americas will present a Manufacturing/Packaging track session entitled Centralized or Decentralized: Application–Specific Drive Strategies at 3 pm, Tuesday, May 14th at The Automation Conference. The annual conference, produced by Summit Media Group, will be held May 14-15 in Rosemont, Illinois.
Designed for automation professionals in the manufacturing, processing and packaging industries, The Automation Conference presentations focus on delivering practical application advice and visionary insights for automation professionals. Jensen, manager of the Lenze OEM business development team, will explore the role of mechatronic design on drive selection and explain the pros and cons of both centralized and decentralized drive options, so that true mechatronic manufacturers will be better positioned to make less expensive, faster and higher quality machines.
Gary Bertoline, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Technology and Professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University, will present a keynote address about How Higher Education’s Fatal Flaw Impacts Manufacturing, Wednesday, May 15th at 11:05 am CST. Dean Bertoline’s topic supports efforts at Purdue and others in academia helping to bridge chronic deficits in workforce development through innovative work conducted at undergraduate and graduate levels in manufacturing education, which ultimately strengthens the U.S. role in global manufacturing.