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GlobalSpec Industrial Processing Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,300 Attendees

The January 16 “Industrial Processing” online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,300 participants, with 78 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free online event is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

GlobalSpec’s “Industrial Processing” event provided opportunities to meet with leading manufacturers; listen to industry experts eager to share their solutions for keeping facilities and operations running safely, smoothly, and efficiently; and learn of the latest trends, technologies, and innovations across key industrial processing technology areas including: fluid/gas handling equipment; thermal processing; solids handling; plus filtration, separation, and recycling. Attendees were able to network with their peers and suppliers, participate in key educational sessions and gain the knowledge needed to help their companies remain competitive in today's marketplace.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

“Once again the Industrial Processing show kicked off what will be another exciting year for online events at GlobalSpec,” said Donna Lewis, director of e-publishing & e-events for GlobalSpec. “Throughout the year, we will connect manufacturers with the decision makers in their industries and deliver high quality educational sessions for the engineering and manufacturing communities.”

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • Commercial and Industrial Insulation/Safety and Sustainability
    Commercial and industrial insulation can be a productive and safe asset. The choices for insulation selection are many and varied, relative to safety and sustainability. This presentation detailed the proper choices, their root reasons, and the long term impact to facility owners.
    Presented by Steve Oslica, director of marketing, Pittsburgh Corning
  • Simplify PID Tuning to Meet Process Objectives
    PID tuning and features determine process performance but the relationship is not well understood, leading to a divergence of opinions and a multitude of rules. This presentation unified major tuning rules to a simpler set that, when used with key PID options, can achieve a diverse spectrum of process objectives.
    Presented by Greg McMillan, senior fellow, Emerson Process Management
  • Electronic Design Trends in PLC-based Control Systems
    Equipment used for industrial control, such as the programmable logic controller (PLC), has increasing levels of connectivity, embedded processing, and functional safety. This presentation examined how these trends affect the design and functionality of various types of I/O modules, the building blocks of PLC-based control systems.
    Presented by Navin Kommaraju, engineering manager, Texas Instruments
  • I/O on Ethernet… What do I need to know?
    New Ethernet networks allow remote I/O to be collected using high-speed modular architecture supporting different I/O types and protocols. However, with the openness of Ethernet comes risk, demanding attention of network security.
    Presented by Jason Haldeman, product marketing lead specialist, Phoenix Contact

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Pittsburgh Corning (FOAMGLAS® insulation); Continental Products Co.; Enerquip LLC; BEX Spray Nozzles; IHS Inc.; Kadant Johnson Inc.; and Vaughan Co., Inc.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Industrial Processing event in 2014, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.

About GlobalSpec

GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2013 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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