Now in its eighth year, Industrial Controls is proud to present the 2019 Automation & Controls Symposium. This complimentary all-day event offers educational and networking opportunities for attendees to learn about the newest products and see live demonstrations from the industries’ top manufacturers. The Automation & Controls Symposium is a premier learning and networking event for professionals in the infrastructure, power plant, water, transportation and building automation industries. In addition to meeting with vendor representatives at their individual booths, a variety of seminars will be offered throughout the day on key topics. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and everyone will walk away with gifts and a chance to win exciting prizes.

Symposium Topics

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Jeff Householder (President of Machine Automation Solutions at Emerson)
Jeff will share how the recent discrete technology acquisition expands Emerson into the factory automation space and enables the company to help a broader set of customers achieve digital transformation. He will also discuss the impact of current trends and the outlook on how technology and automation will change the industrial landscape.
About Jeff Householder
As President of Emerson’s machine automation solutions, Jeff is responsible for leading all aspects of the newly acquired business formerly known as Intelligent Platforms within GE. Jeff manages a diverse leadership team that comprises the entire business including sales, operations, finance, product development and life cycle services. The machine automation solutions business operates within the Emerson systems and solutions organization and is focused on serving all industries with a broad portfolio that includes PLCs, Industrial PCs, Panel PCs, displays and Edge computing devices.

Edge Computing Enables Real Time Continuous Improvement

Computing at the edge allows for real time analytics where the data is created at the asset. Learn about how Dell Technologies is creating solutions to scale compute at the edge.


Ruggedized, Modular Industrial Displays for the Digital Era

Modern industrial display technology needs to be rugged enough to withstand your industrial processes, but flexible enough to change as your process evolves in this fast-paced digital age. Emerson’s panel PCs, web panels and industrial monitors take a modular approach to this challenge, offering displays that can handle extreme temperatures, are resistant to blasts of water and scratches, but still sensitive enough to be used with personal protective equipment. Join us to learn more about how an Emerson industrial display could improve visibility to your plant’s operations.

Optimize your Industrial Controls Architecture for Infrastructure and Discrete Applications

Programmable automation controllers are used in a range of infrastructure and discrete applications. Join Emerson to learn how our global customers have optimized their industrial control architectures in infrastructure applications such as metro, water and wastewater, power and renewables, oil and gas, and even in discrete manufacturing applications using Emerson’s PACSystems controllers and outcome-optimizing controls. We will also talk about our product roadmap and upcoming innovations we will soon add to further enhance our portfolio.

GE Digital

Delivering Solutions that Go Beyond Traditional HMI/SCADA

During this session, learn how technology, user experience, and data work together to help you reduce total cost of ownership and time to value, increase revenue through productivity and efficiency gains, and maintain competitive differentiation. Discussion will include HMI/SCADA roadmap (including CIMPLICITY and iFIX), new releases, and the importance of upgrading. Additionally, learn about Operations Hub, a no-code customizable client application for contextual visualization and data analysis across HMI, Historian, and MES.


Power Quality

Receive an overview of the most common power problems in a facility and solutions that SolaHD can provide.


Choosing the Right Level Technology

Learn about the various level technologies mainly for liquids but some solids as well. Emphasis will be on avoiding common pitfalls and selecting the technology best suited for the application.

Honeywell Analytics

Honeywell’s Bluetooth Fixed Gas Detectors

You will receive an overview of Honeywell’s new bluetooth fixed gas detector offerings featuring the XRL, OELD and the Searchzone Sonic ultrasonic gas leak detector.

Honeywell Commercial Building Controls

IT Controllers & Analytics

Join Honeywell for an interesting discussion on the convergence of IT and OT, new line of Ciper IP based controllers, new integration opportunities and Analytics at the edge. The future is here.

LCBS Connect – Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control

You will receive an overview of the LCBS (Light Commercial Building Solution) Connect system including features and benefits, HVAC service contractor applications and an overview of the Cloud website (alerts, diagnostics and data access).

Honeywell Process Solutions

Chamber IQ for Thermal Processes, Anytime, Anywhere

Learn about Honeywell’s recently launched Chamber IQ, a mobility solution that connects UDC2500, UDC3200 and UDC3500 controllers to cellular devices. Through the Honeywell Experion app,  it sends end users alarms and notifications instantly and provides trending,  status, setpoints, history and more.

Advanced Solutions Software

Learn how you can improve your operator performance and save on maintenance costs. You will gain insight into how your process is actually performing and increase profits at the same time.

Smart Multivariable Flow Transmitter Applications

Learn what a multivariable transmitter is, how it works, what’s needed for setting it up, and where it can be used.


Industrial Controls Engineered Solutions

With its engineering capabilities and network of industry partners, Industrial Controls offers complete solutions to many control challenges. JP Valentino, Industrial Controls Application Engineer, will be presenting several applications that span multiple industrial control solutions.

Five Key Elements for Effective IIoT Implementation

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been around for many years, but companies are still struggling to make the leap. Transforming business practices, evolving manufacturing processes, and optimizing production cycles are challenging for small and large companies alike. Join in on a discussion about problems that many companies face and paths to successful deployment.

Learn a Crucial Skill in 30 Minutes

In a world where everything is getting connected to everything, Tosibox has automated Edge-To-Anywhere Cyber Security and Industrial Networking. Learn how to create fully secure, point to point, high-throughput, non-subscription BAS and Industrial Digital Infrastructure. Yep, learn to network in 30 Minutes!

Attendee Information

Date: December 13, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
128 Frontage Road
Newark, NJ 07114

Check-in and continental breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch is at 12:30pm. 


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport

If you would like to book a stay the night before or after the symposium, please call DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport hotel reservations at 973-690-5500 or visit their website by clicking here.


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There is complimentary parking at the hotel. Please take a ticket as you enter the parking lot and upon leaving tell the booth parking attendant you attended the Industrial Controls event.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about the 2019 Automation & Controls Symposium, contact traininginfo@icdmail.com.

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About Industrial Controls

Since 1976, Industrial Controls has led the industry in providing solutions for commercial HVAC, process control, industrial automation applications and industrial valves. With coverage in 13 states, Industrial Controls backs a complete inventory of the industry’s finest products from the leading manufacturers, along with in-house engineering and design capabilities, technical consultation, assistance and support. Industrial Controls is part of ERIKS North America which was recently ranked in Modern Distribution Management (MDM) magazine’s list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. Visit www.industrialcontrolsonline.com for more information.

About Rawson

Industrial Controls sister company, Rawson, provides a similar product offering along with vast market knowledge, in combination with strong customer service relationships in the Southeast, Gulf Coast Texas and Oklahoma parts of the country. With an experienced and diverse technical staff, Rawson can aid in product selection as well as product development. Rawson’s goal is to partner with customers to help them develop innovative and sustainable solutions, and cut costs through technology, operational excellence and strong customer focus. Rawson customizes solutions to the needs of customers and vendors through strong, long-term relationships and close collaboration. These long-term relationships have helped them to establish formalized processes for each customer that lead to cost savings. The value that Rawson provides is also evident in the safety programs that they offer to customers. They don’t just respond to emergencies, but create systems to anticipate and eliminate them. For more information, please visit RawsonICD.com.