Energy and Safety Seminars
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Tuesday 17 April, 2012

10:30 - 11:00 Drive chain management as part of a best practice approachSteve Barker, Chairman, GAMBICAWhilst most companies have already engaged with energy efficiency programmes, very few have adopted a truly systematic approach to energy and cost reduction which could dramatically multiply the cost savings. This presentation will define the relative importance of motors, mechanical drives and variable speed drives and will position "drive train management" within the context of a systematic approach to energy management. The presentation will use data based on real examples to illustrate the key learning points.

11:15 - 12:00 Health and Safety Panel: The use of software and the programmable safety - how do latest standards deal with this, and what are the benefits?Functional safety depends not only on selecting the right function in the first place and associated components, but increasingly on the use of software and software configurable components and networks. There are clear benefits to OEMs and End Users, but what issues are faced by the person(s) responsible for implementing safety functions and what do they need to do? Our panel will discuss these issues and answer any questions you may have.Rob Burgon, Workplace Safety Manager, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - ChairStewart Robinson, Technical Trainer, LaidlerDavid Collier, Business Development Manager, PILZ Automation Technology

12:15 - 12:45 Panel Debate: Compressed air - what's in it for me?Chris Dee, Executive Director, BCASGreg Bordiak, Technical Officer, BCAS

13:00 - 13:45 Drives Panel: Green energy in general industrial invertersSaving energy through the use of general industrial inverters equals saving money. Our industry panel will explain how to evaluate your equipment output and give you valuable advice on how, by using industrial inverters, you can reduce your company's carbon output and save money.By spending 45 minutes with our expert panel your payback could be thousands of pounds - a chance not to be missed.Steve Brambley, Deputy Director, GAMBICA - ChairMatt Handley, Product Manager, Mitsubishi ElectricAdrian Bennett, Area Sales Manager, ABB LtdJonathan Smith, UK Field Business Leader, Rockwell Automation

14:00 - 14:30 How to get the most out of your production machinery: optimising your power transmission drive systemJavier Rincon, Product Manager, SKF (UK) Ltd· Increase the service life of components· Increase productivity· Reduce energy consumption


Wednesday 18 April, 2012

10:30 - 11:00 Importance of energy efficiency to business. Mike Capper, B2B Energy Service Sales and Product Development Manager, EDF EnergyThe presentation will cover how EDF Energy can support businesses in energy efficiency, what EDF has done and what EDF can do (safely of course). We will use examples of where we have implemented projects for clients and the processes and safe working practices adopted.

11:15 - 12:00 Drives Panel: Government incentivesWould you like to save money? How about an interest free loan? Or even a tax incentive? If your answer is yes then you can't afford to miss this seminar. Our panel will guide you through the application process and give you experienced advice on how to make the most of government incentives. Their aim is to help you get money, save money and keep money while helping the environment and stimulating green growth. Don't miss this unique opportunity; book your free place today.

12:15 - 12:45 Fluid Power Panel: Meet the experts Ian Morris, Director, BFPA

13:00 - 13:45 Health and Safety Panel: EN 954-1 is dead -what do I need to know about the direct replacement EN ISO 13849-1?Are you clear on the exact elements of EN ISO 13849-1? If you're not, don't worry you're not alone. The replacement of EN 954-1 is causing some confusion and our experienced panel will take you through the changeover. Our experts are on hand to give you practical advice and guidance.Rob Burgon, Work Place Safety Manager, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - ChairDavid Collier, Business Development Manager, PILZ Automation TechnologyGreg Bordiak, Technical Officer, BCASMark Weymouth, Managing Director, Leuze Electronic

14:00 - 14:30 Turn it down, Switch it off - keeping your motors under controlSteve Brambley, Deputy Director, GAMBICAWhile high efficiency products are certainly a good thing, it is often through intelligent control that the greatest energy savings can be made. When applied to electric motors, the potential for energy saving is significant, simply by stopping or reducing speed whenever possible. The seminar will look at different strategies for controlling motor driven systems, across a range of applications and control technologies.

14:45 - 15:10 Energy efficient climate controlChris Westwood, Product Specialist, Rittal and Steve Brambley, Deputy Director, GAMBICAMaintaining the operating temperature of control systems can help to optimise the life expectancy of components, decreasing the risk of premature component failure due to high temperatures.Adopting a whole-life costing approach to the selection of cooling equipment, considering energy consumption, servicing and maintenance, as well as procurement, may reduce costs as well as increase component service life.


Thursday 19 April, 2012

10:30 - 11:00 Energy saving above and beyond the electric motorGeoff Janes, Business Development Manager for Drives & Automation, Lenze LtdWith ever increasing energy costs, it is important for both machine manufacturers and end-users that efficiency savings are sought in the whole drive chain, not just in the electric motors. This presentation provides an overview of where the savings in electricity cost can exceed 50%.

11:15 - 12:00 Drives Panel: How many motor systems would save energy if controlled by a drive?This panel will look at the significant energy saving potential of Variable Speed Drives and ask how much energy could be saved if applied to all suitable motor systems. It will address the suitability of drives for different applications and the barriers to a more widespread use, including financial, technical and market issues. Steve Brambley, Deputy Director, GAMBICA - ChairFrank Griffith, Drives Consultant Engineer, ABBJeremy Wilkinson, Product Manager, Siemens Industry Automation and Drives Technologies

12:15 -12:45 The evolution of machinery safetyPaul Laidler, Business Director, TÜV SÜD Product ServiceThe field of machinery safety continues to evolve as new technologies are used to enhance both safety and performance. This presentation gives an update on the latest machinery safety requirements, the impact of new technologies and the routes to compliance.

13:00 - 13:45 Health and Safety Panel: CE Marking and Machinery Safety - what it is for, how it is achieved, what is required?There is still a great deal of confusion surrounding the meaning of the CE mark on a machine - some believe it is a sign that the machine is safe, and this is neither its purpose nor often the case. Removal of trade barriers is a key goal of the CE mark. The panel will discuss the various paths to being able to apply a CE mark in relation to machine safety, by following the current Machinery Directive's (2006/42/EC) relevant annexes. Ask our leading industry experts your questions about CE Marketing and Machinery Safety; they will give you no-nonsense advice and guidance.Terry Woolmer, Head of Health and Safety Policy, EEF - ChairDavid Collier, Business Development Manager, PILZ Automation TechnologyPaul Laidler, Business Director, TÜV SÜD Product ServiceMark Weymouth, Managing Director, Leuze Electronic

14:00 - 14:30 Ecodesign - the user has to choose the most efficient system, not legislationSteve Brambley, Deputy Director, GAMBICAThe EU Ecodesign directive only prevents the sale of the least efficient products, it does not help the end user to design the most efficient system. It is a product oriented directive, but energy efficiency improvement is a combination of a product approach and a system approach. The seminar will look at practical examples where different motor controls methods are suitable, depending on the application and the load type.



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