Don’t Forget to Register for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

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Don’t Forget to Register for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

It’s almost here! Our Product and Technology Expo is just around the corner, so if you haven’t registered yet, now’s your chance! Time is running out to pre-register, so go to www.fg2018expo.com to register, see the full schedule of training sessions, get directions and more.

You can also register for live text updates the day of the event by texting “expo” to 31996 for notifications, reminders and special offers via text.

Below you can see a full list of training sessions for the expo, which will be offered FOR FREE. Seminars are ongoing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, so make sure to check out our full schedule online to plan which you want to attend.

Automation

  • Specification of DC Management Products for VFDs, Presented by: Bonitron
  • Linear Servo Motors – Electricity vs. Air, Presented by: LinMot
  • Fundamentals of Harmonics & Load Side Motor Protection, Presented by: MTE Corporation
  • Experience the Thin Manager ® Platform ’s Power & Simplicity, Presented by: Rockwell Automation
  • Latest Innovations in Motion Control, Presented by: Rockwell Automation
  • Vibration Monitoring, Presented by: Rockwell Automation
  • Integrate Printers & Scanners with Your PLCs, Presented by: Zebra Technologies Corp.
  • VFD Cable Considerations Per NFPA 79 Edition 2018, Presented by: LUTZE Inc.

 Industrial Network Solutions

  • Industrial Environmental Monitoring with Synap Sense, Presented by: Panduit
  • Intra VUE Industrial Network Monitoring, Presented by: Panduit
  • Industrial Plant Floor Ethernet Best Practices, Presented by: Rockwell Automation & French Gerleman
  • Roadmap to Industrial Cyber Security, Presented by: Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation ’s FT Analytics & Team One Applications, Presented by: Rockwell Automation
  • The Why-What -How of Smart Manufacturing &Starting Your Digital Transformation Journey, Presented by: Rockwell Automation

 Machine Safety

  • Scalable Machine Safety Solutions, Presented by: Rockwell Automation

 Process Automation

  • Process System Overview, Presented by: Rockwell Automation

 Datacom

  • Critical Secure Power Solutions, Presented by: APC by Schneider Electric
  • Campus Network Cabling & Power Over Ethernet, Presented by: Hitachi Cable America

 Power Transmission

  • Increase Efficiency & Reduce Costs with Automatic Lubricators, Presented by: Lubriplate
  • Electric Rod Actuators vs. Hydraulic Cylinders, Presented by: Tolomatic, Inc.

 Electrical Supply

  • Hazardous Location Code Basics, Presented by: Appleton
  • Driving Efficiency in Panel Labeling, Presented by: Brady
  • OSHA Standard for Emergency Alarm & Warning Systems, Presented by: Federal Signal
  • Switchgear Lifecycle & Maintenance, Presented by: French Gerleman
  • Benefits of Ergonomic Tools, Presented by: Greenlee
  • Wiring Devices : Standards Update, Presented by: Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems
  • NFPA 70 & Absence of Voltage Testers, Presented by: Panduit
  • Tools for Proper Termination, Presented by: Thomas & Betts

 Surge Suppression & Power Quality

  • Predictive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Solutions, Presented by: Fluke
  • Clean Continuous Power, Presented by: French Gerleman
  • NEC 2017 & UL Changes : SPDs, Presented by: Mersen
  • Power Quality: Causes & Solutions, Presented by: SolaHD
  • Protecting Your Critical Processes from Surges, Presented by: Surge Suppression Inc.

 Personal Safety

  • Keeping People Safe When Working at Heights, Presented by: 3M DBI-SALA
  • Segregating Pedestrians & Forklifts, Presented by: A-SAFE
  • Temporary Boundary Solutions, Presented by: Banner Stakes
  • Arc Flash Fundamentals & Compliance, Presented by: Cementex
  • Walking -Working Surface Standard, Presented by: Guardian Fall Protection
  • Portable Ladder Safety, Presented by: Little Giant Ladder
  • OSHA Update, Presented by: OSHA
  • Safety Culture & Creative Intervention, Presented by: Guest Speaker

Lighting

  • Navigating Lighting Controls, Presented by: Acuity Brands
  • The Current State of LED Lighting, Presented by: Philips
  • Addressing LED Issues, Presented by: Universal Lighting Technologies/Philips Bodine
  • LED Upgrade: Retrofit vs. Replacement, Presented by: French Gerleman

 Operations & Procurement

  • Attracting & Retaining Millennials, Presented by: French Gerleman
  • Inventor y Management & Optimization, Presented by: French Gerleman
  • Advantages of Online & Mobile Purchasing, Presented by: French Gerleman

Full descriptions of these training sessions and their times are on our website. For more information, and to pre-register, visit www.fg2018expo.com.


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Registration Now Open for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo is next month, and registration has opened!  You can register online, see who is exhibiting, get directions, and more at www.fg2018expo.com. Check in for the Expo starts at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, and exhibits continue until 5:00 p.m.

Who should attend?

There will be a comprehensive mix of more than 80 industry-leading manufacturers presenting dozens of training sessions covering a variety of topics.

Training sessions will cover topics in automation, industrial network solutions, lighting, power quality, data communication, personal/machine safety, and much more. French Gerleman and our partners have extensive industry knowledge that we’re sharing to help make you more competitive and productive.

If you see yourself in the list below, then you’ll want to come and participate in our exhibits and seminars.

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Plant Managers
  • Engineers
  • IT/MIS
  • Property Managers
  • Purchasing
  • Job/Site Foremen
  • Facility Management
  • Maintenance
  • Production
  • Safety/EHS
  • Operations
  • Business Owners
  • Finance

Don’t wait, register for our Product and Technology Expo today! To register or learn more, go to www.fg2018expo.com.


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Save the Date for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

Are you looking to learn more about new automation technology? What about best safety practices? Or new electrical or lighting trends?  At our Product and Technology Expo, you can learn about those topics and more!  The Expo will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at the St. Charles Convention Center.  The event will kick off at 8 a.m. and run to 5 p.m.

More than 80 industry-leading manufacturers will be exhibiting and educating you on new products. We will host 30+ breakout sessions covering the latest topics driving your industry related to automation, electrical supply, datacom, power transmission and safety. If you attended our Product and Technology Expo in 2016, you know how beneficial it was, and this one will feature new topics and technology.

Why Should You Attend?

Here are three reasons why YOU should attend French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo:

Get informed

With so much new information being released, it can be difficult to keep current. What better way to learn than to hear about it, or see it, in person? We have 30+ education breakout sessions planned for the Expo, so you can pick the topics most relevant to you. There will also be product demonstration and 80+ exhibits for you to soak in.

Meet your manufacturers

Manufacturers play a crucial part in your business by providing the quality products you need. This is your chance to meet them face to face, and learn just how their products can help your business be more efficient and profitable.

Make connections

The Product and Technology Expo provides an opportunity to make connections with others in your industry. Don’t pass up this opportunity to network and learn from people, who just like you, strive for excellence.

Learn More

The Expo is FREE to all those who attend. If you’d like to learn more, visit our website at www.fg2018expo.com. We will release additional details, including specifics on the breakout sessions, on the website as they are finalized.  Expect registration to open mid-March.  We hope to see you there!


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French Gerleman Product & Technology Expo 2016 Video

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center! We had a great turnout with nearly 400 attendees from more than 200 companies. The Expo show floor was filled with more than 70 booths of vendors and industry representatives. Educational breakout sessions were held on more than 40 topics.

This event was a great opportunity for customers to get hands on experience with products they might not have seen before, and ask vendors questions firsthand.

If you were unable to attend our Expo, be sure to check out our recap video!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our event, from the customers, vendors and French Gerleman employees who helped make this Expo a great success. We hope to see you all again next year!


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French Gerleman Product and Technology Expo Recap

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center last week! We had a great turnout with nearly 400 attendees from more than 200 companies.

The breakout sessions were a great opportunity for our guests to hear from some of our top vendors, including: AFC Cable Systems, APC, Brady, Eaton’s B-Line Series Solutions, Emerson Networks/Liebert, Fluke, Greenlee, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, LUTZE, Mersen, Panduit, Rockwell Automation, SolaHD, Universal Lighting Technologies, Wirewerks and more. Our vendors hosted a wide array of seminars on topics ranging from lighting, automation, safety, data centers, wiring devices to product demos like the Steinhauer ModCenter. Attendees left the seminars feeling better informed on current technology and new products.

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The Expo show floor was filled with more than 70 booths of vendors and industry representatives. This was a great opportunity to meet many vendors first-hand. Walking around the expo floor, we heard some wonderful conversations with our guests and vendors. Many vendors expressed the great time they had meeting customers.

It was amazing to see such a wide group of people from industrial companies, commercial entities and construction gathered together to learn more about our products and the latest technology news. The opportunity to network, get hands on with the products and ask vendors questions directly is priceless, and we look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future.

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our first ever Product and Technology Expo, we hope to see you again at our upcoming events!


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Product and Technology Expo Schedule of Events

Just released! Here is the Product and Technology Expo Schedule. Don’t forget to register for this great event. For more info or to register, simply click HERE or visit or last blog to learn more HERE.

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Tradeshow floor hours:
8AM to 5PM

Breakout sessions and classes:

8:00-8:50am:

  • Steinhauer ModCenter- Hoffman
  • Manufacturing Matters- Rockwell Automation
  • From the Plant Floor to the Cloud- The Industrial Internet of Things- HMS Industrial Networks

9:00-9:50am:

  • ANSI/TIA 4966 Educational Standard & General Updates- Belden
  • Do’s and Don’ts of LED Lighting Criteria for Selecting Lighting- French Gerleman
  • Five Steps to Hazard Communication (GHS) Compliance- Brady
  • Overview and User Impacts on the June 2016 US Motor Efficiency Regulations & Bearing/Shaft Currents on Motors Operated on Adjustable Speed Drives- WEG Electric Corporation

10:00-10:50am:

  • APC Addresses Burgeoning IOT Growth with Micro Data Center Solutions for Edge Computing- APC
  • Energy Efficient LED Lighting Solutions- Universal Lighting Technologies
  • Understanding the UL486F Standards for Bare & Covered Ferrules- Panduit
  • Electro Motor Bearing Failure and Use of the Proper VFD Cable- Fluke and SolaHD

11:00-11:50am:

  • Migrating from 10G Ethernet to 40G…and Beyond- Panduit
  • Lower Installed Cost Solutions- Eaton’s B-Line Series Solutions
  • New Metal Clad Cable and Liquidtight Products- AFC Cable Systems
  • Power Quality Problem Identification and Mitigation- Fluke and SolaHD

11:30-1:00pm:

LUNCH

1:00-1:50pm:

  • Datacenters-Becoming More Common in Our Workplace, Next Step High Density Fiber Solution- Wirewerks
  • Do’s and Don’ts of LED Lighting Criteria for Selecting Lighting- French Gerleman
  • Making Sense of Your Wiring Device Choices- Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems
  • Steinhaur ModCenter- Hoffman
  • Machine Safety Lifecycle and Modern Safety Solutions- Rockwell Automation

2:00-2:50pm:

  • Smart Solutions: Imagine the Advantages of an Intelligent, Integrated Infrastructure that Delivers the Capabilities You Need to Achieve Your IT Objectives- Emerson Networks/Liebert
  • Ergonomics and Safety- Greenlee
  • Electrical Safety Through Design- Mersen
  • Manufacturing Matters- Rockwell Automation
  • 10-Link Enabling the Connected Enterprise- Rockwell Automation

3:00pm-3:50pm:

  • Seeing is Believing- Real-Time Physical Network Visualization- DEMONSTATIONPanduit
  • Switchgear 101- Understanding Switchgear Requirements- French Gerleman
  • Fundamentals of Harmonics in VFD Applications- MTE
  • Simple, Secure Remote Access for Machine Builders, DEM, and System Integrators- eWON
  • Rockwell Automation Network Solutions with Stratix Switches- Rockwell Automation

4:00-4:50pm:

  • Switchgear 102- Understanding Switchgear Requirements- French Gerleman
  • Simulation, It’s More Than Just OTS- MYNAH
  • High Performance Controls for Smart Manufacturing- Rockwell Automation