On Aug. 17-18, the National Fluid Power Association will host its Economic Outlook Conference at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, to discuss data and trends in the fluid power market. All who are interested in fluid power are invited to attend and hear speakers discuss topics such as the macroeconomic forecast, end use markets, and the international market forecast. Some of the featured speakers include Eli Lustgarten of J.B. Hanauer & Co., Jim Meil of Eaton Corp., and Alan Beaulieu of The Institute for Trend Research (ITR). For more info or to register, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-509.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.