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Free One-Day SeminarProcess Solutions Summit

Process Solutions Summit
Maximize Productivity. Minimize Risk.

We understand that you face day-to-day challenges in your industry – from meeting your production goals to customer demands all while trying to stay competitive and maintain a safe operation. Join Van Meter and Rockwell Automation for a one-day seminar to learn about how to maximize productivity and help minimize risk through sessions covering how to integrate technology and automate your systems in your operation.
 Event Flyer (PDF)

  • Select to attend one of two 2018 event dates
  • There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required
  • Lunch is included

All events will run from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.


Cedar Rapids
Van Meter Inc.
850 32nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Van Meter Inc.
4040 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Kickoff and Opening Remarks

Van Meter's Vice President of Automation, Jeff Spadaro


10:00 am – 11:00 am

Benefits of Migration and Modernization

Are today’s production/optimization demands hampered by your old process control system? Is your current legacy DCS out of support? Explore the benefits of migrating your current DCS or PLC-5 system to a PlantPAx system and learn about tools made available from Rockwell.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PlantPAx 4.5 - What's New and Coming?

Review upcoming features of PlantPAx 4.5 distributed control system and explore the new features in depth and learn what the modern DCS has to offer.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Preventing Interference with Network Security

Control system security. SCADA security. PCN security. Industrial network security. Learn why the prevention of intentional or unintentional interference with the operation of industrial automation and control systems is paramount. As commercial-off-the-shelf technology increases, enterprise integration expands and demands for remote access rise. You must be aware of cybersecurity.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

New Batch Management Capabilities

Take a look at the features capabilities of FactoryTalk Batch v13. You will explore controller-based sequencing with sequence manager, and the new mobility capabilities. You will also preview some future capabilities of the Rockwell Batch and sequencing portfolio.


10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reducing Operational Cost with Smart Process Control

Learn how utilizing smarter process controls will reduce operational costs and boost efficiency. You will learn about scalable Model Predictive Control (MPC) and how it increases capacity, quality, and performance.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leveraging Analytics to Increase Your Productivity

Changing market demands are pushing process manufacturers to drive improvement to stay competitive and profitable. Learn how manufacturers are leveraging analytics to more intelligently drive yield improvement with their teams.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

World Class Process Manufacturing in the Digital Age

Learn how next generation production execution, traceability, performance visibility, electronic quality management execution, are enabling world class manufacturing in an ever changing market. You’ll learn how these tools can help you meet greater productivity by efficiently and effectively integrating the enterprise into your production process.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Eliminating Nuisance Alarms

Nuisance alarms cause operators to lose situation awareness and ignore alarms, even those that require action. This potentially leads to incidents. During this session we will discuss techniques for eliminating nuisance alarms. (ISA-1802)


Everything you need to succeed.

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