Lenze OEM Business Development Team Manager to Discuss Centralized and Decentralized Drive Options at Midwest Automation Conference

Conference will educate manufacturing professionals on automation strategies

UXBRIDGE, MA - APRIL 16, 2013 - Tom Jensen of Lenze Americas, a leading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, 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.

"As silver sponsors of the conference, Lenze is also pleased to welcome Purdue University among the conference keynote speakers. We value Purdue's efforts in workforce development and their extraordinary commitment to developing a robust academic program centered on manufacturing excellence," said Chuck Edwards, president, Lenze Americas.

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.

The Automation Conference will feature more than 20 presentations engaging professional participants in topics on manufacturing and automation. The keynote addresses will be presented each morning of the conference followed by a series of sessions under two concurrent topic tracks on automation applications in manufacturing/packaging and processing. Attendees will find a wealth of information on cross-industry concerns, such as safety, security, mechatronics, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), energy management and industrial network configuration, as well as specific vertical issues such as regulations, standards and device/machine integration.

About Lenze Americas

Lenze is a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology. Our products can be found in many industries, including automotive, packaging, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial equipment (pumps/fans). A global network of distributors and representatives makes Lenze Americas perfectly positioned to meet the motion control needs of customers worldwide. Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge , Massachusetts ; corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin , Germany . Lenze Americas can be found online at http://www.lenzeamericas.com/.

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