Process Control

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Process Control (PC)


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The Process Control track focuses on process measurement and control. 


Process Control VIRTUAL Technical Program

Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM ET
PC1: Driving Measurement Technologies to the Next Level

   Sponsored by x-rite PANTONE

    Session Chair: Shih-Chin Chen, ABB  
      PC1.1 Analysis of Roughness Measurements of Coated Cardboards Sandra Rosalen and Johannes Backhaus,  University of Wuppertal
      PC1.2 An Online and Real-time Process Analyzer for Control in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Jonathon Speed and Stephanie Wood, Keit Spectrometers; Loris Fossier-Marchan, IBiolC
      PC1.3 Predicting Strength Characteristics of Paper in Real Time Using Process Parameters Shivamurthy Modgi and Rajan Kamala, Alsip Minimill
1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
PC2: Thrive with QCS Controls - Tutorial

     Sponsored by Valmet

    Session Chair: Kerry Figiel, International Paper  
      PC2.1 Control Handbook Tutorial: Process Control Concepts  Jack Tippett, Emerson Automation Solutions and Seyhan Nuyan, Valmet
      PC2.2 Control Handbook Tutorial: Machine Direction Quality Control Approaches Michael Forbes, Honeywell
      PC2.3 Control Handbook Tutorial: Cross Machine Actuators Caliper Control Jonathan Crawford, Honeywell
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM ET
PC3: Machine Vision to Help You Excel - 1
    Session Chair: Wesley Sweeney, Procemex  
      PC3.1 Measurement of S and Na Distribution in Impregnated Wood Chip by XRF Hafizur Rahman, Siwen An, Erik Persson, Per Engstrand, Börje Norlin, Mid Sweden University
      PC3.2 How Deep Learning is Used for Chip Inspection Brian Mock, Event Capture Systems


Updating Dirt Count in Pulp TIP Common Interest Group of Machine Vision David Zerr, Consultant
1:00PM - 3:00PM ET
M4-PC4: Pillars of the Digital Mill (Joint Session)

Sponsored by Jacobs

     Session Chairs: Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft; Robert White, Pulmac Systems International 

In this new revolution of industrial operations that we call Industry 4.0, we cannot forget the foundations to make the fruits of progress tangible. Learn how to successfully harness value from digitalization as we focus on understanding the relationships among a common “digital language”, automation & process control, data governance, and machine learning.

Moderator: John McCormick, Green Bay Packaging

Speakers: Patrick Dixon, DPAS, Katie Hoffman, Phaidra, Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft and David Worzalla, International Paper