Technology Tuesdays - San Jose

San Jose Technology Tuesdays

Please join us at our San Jose Customer Technology Center for a series of free seminars exploring how new, innovative developments can solve your technical challenges.

Enjoy a day with our technology experts and industry leaders as they discuss the latest solutions engineered to remedy your most frustrating problems. Throughout the year, Technology Tuesdays focuses on very specific, leading-edge solutions.

March 29, 2016: Photovoltaic array reliability / NEC safety and performance monitoring

Reliability, safety and performance.  Successful solar power installations maximize all three.  In this Technology Tuesday session you will learn what you need to about these critical areas.  Discover how DC installation errors lead to losses and the pathways to resolve them.  Learn about National Electrical Code (NEC) safety mandates, new rapid shutdown requirements for roof top installations and available solutions.  Find out how DC array monitoring at the string level can provide early diagnostics and assist in improving the financial performance of your array.  We will round out the session with a discussion of AC power monitoring.  CEU credits available.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.

PV reliability, safety and performance - a case of economics

9:15 a.m.

DC installation errors - connectors, combiners & Al wiring

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

NEC changes for array safety

11:00 a.m.

PV rapid shutdown - rooftop NEC mandates / new methods

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (PV rapid shutdown continues at 1:00 pm)

1:30 p.m.

DC array monitoring: string vs zone - inside array diagnostics

2:15 p.m.

AC performance based incentive monitoring, Q&A at end

3:00 p.m.

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May 24, 2016: IEC 61131 – How can I use it better?

This Technology Tuesday will explore the foundation of the IEC 61131-3 programming standard.  The session will cover a brief history of PLC programming and the beginning of IEC 61131, an overview of IEC 61331-3 standards and best practices for using each language.  Various applications and software function libraries will be discussed as well.  System Integrators, OEM engineers, and industrial technicians will find this session very informative, so sign up today.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Introduction to IEC 61131-3

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Introduction to IEC 61131 Architecture

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

IEC 61131 Programming languages

2:00 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m.

Software Function Libraries

3:00 p.m.

Q&A

3:30 p.m.

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August 23, 2016: Best Practices in industrial cybersecurity and functional safety

Join the experts from Phoenix Contact and exida to expand your knowledge and understanding on the twin topics of Safety and industrial cybersecurity. exida is a global organization specializing in certifications and assessments in the process and functional safety, cybersecurity, and alarm management fields for industrial controls. This exciting one-day seminar will provide useful information on implementing both Safety and Security to your critical systems.  Not only will the "what's" and "how's" be covered, but also the "why's" to help you more deeply understand these important topics.  Register today to learn what steps you can take to minimize vulnerability.  CEU credits available.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Introduction to safety

9:15 a.m.

Best practices & standards for functional safety (exida)

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Proper implementation of safety techology

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Introduction to industrial cybersecurity

1:15 p.m.

Assessing your need for assessments (exida)

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Best practices you can use for industrial cybersecurity

3:15 p.m.

Q&A session and closing

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October 11, 2016: Best Practices in Control Cabinet Design

Phoenix Contact has been developing innovative products for industrial control cabinets for nearly 100 years. During this Technology Tuesday we will relate some of the time and money saving Best Practices we have developed in our years serving various industries. This will include discussion on common industry trends and some "hands on" exposure to our latest product innovations.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Phoenix Contact's design expertise

9:30 a.m.

Powering your control panel

10:00 a.m.

Product hands-on

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Connecting your cabinet

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Machine safety

1:45 p.m.

Control and I/O

2:15 p.m.

Shop floor productivity

3:15 p.m.

Q&A session and closing

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Where:

Phoenix Contact
Customer Technology Center
181 Metro Drive
San Jose, California 95110
(734) 205-5449

PHOENIX CONTACT

586 Fulling Mill Road
Middletown, PA 17057
(800) 888-7388

Phoenix Contact Customer Technology Center

181 Metro Drive
San Jose, California 95110
(734) 205-5449

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