2016 Siemens Automation Summit

On June 27 – 30, 2016, ACE’s Ian Burns and Mike Lennon attended the 2016 Siemens Automation Summit in Las Vegas, NV. The week kicked off with the Connect Event – a welcome reception featuring casino games and prizes designed to help attendees network with their peers. As both a Siemens Solution Partner and event sponsor, ACE was featured in several videos that played throughout the evening and highlighted the industries, locations, technologies, and people that make up the Siemens Solution Partner program. On Tuesday, Mike led a Breakout Session on the topic of “Applying ISA101 HMI Concepts to Existing HMI Applications.” On Wednesday, the last night of the conference, attendees gathered at the JEWEL Nightclub at Aria for the Customer Excellence Awards Ceremony.

2016 Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium

On June 19 – 24, 2016, ACE’s Shawn Coughlan, Cedrick Crosby, and Andrew Edmondson attended the 2016 Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Continuing the long tradition of featuring customer led knowledge, this year’s conference included roundtables on topics such as migration, cyber security, and alarm management. ACE was invited to participate, as we have provided Honeywell systems engineering and configuration support since the early 1990s. Andrew, along with our customer Mary Yin of Chemours, discussed the topic of “Decreasing Control Room Distractions - Implementing Alarm Rationalization.”

Rockwell Automation TechED 2016

On June 12 – 17, 2016 ACE’s Dave Erby and Gary Hida attended Rockwell Automation TechED in Orlando, FL. With its mix of comprehensive training and networking, the week was all about sharing ideas, proving concepts, and learning new strategies. This year’s event included more than 170 sessions and hands-on labs that covered topics from manufacturing best practices to process automation, manufacturing intelligence, visualization, high performance architecture, industrial networking and security, and more. Wednesday’s night EDFest was fun as always; 8 fantastic food trucks were brought into the hotel ballroom offering a wide variety of choices. We look forward to next year!