Rockwell Automation on the Move in Wilmington

On May 11 – 12, 2016, members of ACE’s Delaware Valley office attended the Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM) event in Wilmington, DE. Designed to give attendees the opportunity to discover new manufacturing solutions, the event offered technical sessions, hands-on labs, and product and technology exhibits.

As a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner, ACE was invited to both attend and present. Mike Lennon delivered a talk entitled “Applying ISA101 HMI Concepts to Existing HMI Applications”. The presentation focused on upgrading existing HMI applications to utilize the concepts discussed in ISA101 and offered an implementation strategy for controls engineers with existing systems.

After RAOTM, attendees headed over to Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, where Rumsey Electric hosted a Night at the Ballpark. Featuring stadium tours, games, and door prizes the event was a great way to unwind after RAOTM.

2016 Penn Relays

On April 29, 2016, ACE returned to Franklin Field to compete in the 122nd Penn Relays. Hosted annually by the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the Unites States. This year, ACE’s Meredith Steenkamer and Chanon Tuntivate joined returning competitors Tim Cole and Tyler Slouf to participate in the Corporate Distance Medley. While ACE didn’t walk away with a victory, we did move up the ranks from last year, placing 11th out of 30.

Wilmington ISA Shrimp Boil

On April 27, 2016, ACE was pleased to host the Wilmington Section of the International Society of Automation (WISA) at our Delaware Valley office for their annual shrimp boil. Members and friends of the WISA gathered round an 80 quart pot and cooked up pounds of shrimp, sausage, and corn. In addition, WISA sponsors had literature and products on display. It’s no surprise that this unique combination of food and socializing makes the shrimp boil the WISA’s most popular event. It was a great way to kick-off summer and end the WISA’s membership year. Hope to see you next time!