Register Now | IBT’s TechX500 Event & Expo

September 26-27, 2019  |  Kansas Speedway in KC

Mark you calendar – IBT’s TechX500 is back and better than ever! We are taking over the Kansas Speedway for the largest, most action-packed trade show event of the year and you don’t want to miss it.


 

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Seminars and training are optional. Select one training/seminar per time slot. 
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Here’s Why You Should Attend This Year’s TechX500

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Training Sessions & Seminars

This event won’t be ALL fun and games; We’re bringing in the pros to lead mini-training sessions and educational seminars throughout the event. Choose from a variety of topics and learn in an engaging, hands-on environment.

Access to 60+ Manufacturers

The TechX500 Expo showcases our top supply partners, giving you the opportunity to connect with representatives from over 60 manufacturers and check out the industry’s latest products and services. (The free swag is a bonus.)

Work Hard, Then Play Hard

Live Music

Come for the seminars and the expo, stay for the live music!

Food Pavilion & Beer Garden

A food pavilion and beer garden will ensure you don’t leave hungry (or thirsty)!

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Thursday Seminars (Sept. 27th)

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OSHA Table 1 - Compliance & Hand Tool Safety (Are you Compliant?)
Matt Henderson - DeWalt

Thursday - September 26, 2019  8:00am-9:00am

Location: Media Center

Learn the do’s and don’ts of drilling concrete with power tools. See the solutions designed to keep you safe from Silica exposure and keep you compliant with OSHA. You will also be introduced to power tool safety products that were developed by DeWalt to protect the worker and the job site. The presenters will demonstrate these innovative safety products and discuss best practices of tool safety.

Respiratory Protection - Let’s Breathe Easier
3M

Thursday, September 26, 2019  8:00am-9:00am

Thursday, September 26, 2019  1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Learn about one of the more challenging means of worker health and safety...the use of respiratory protection. For years, respiratory protection has been a very complicated subject, but in this seminar we will break it down to the basics: hazard types, categories of respiratory protection and important factors for choosing proper respiratory protection.

Pneumatic Tips, Basic Pneumatic Troubleshooting & Air is Free, Right?
Phillip McElroy -  IMI-Norgren

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am-10:00am

Location: Media Center

This seminar will provide an overview of pneumatic basics and understanding the difference between flow and pressure. We will also discuss troubleshooting pneumatic systems and wrap up with the costs associated with compressing air.

Bearing Failure Analysis
Chad Blaker - Koyo Bearings

Thursday, September 26, 2019  9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Koyo KTV (Max 20 per class)

This presentation will cover the handling, maintenance, application, specification and mounting of a bearing, including a demonstration on how to heat bearings and install them on the shaft. Did you know that the leading cause of bearing failure is due to improper lubrication? Koyo will also discuss lubrication intervals, types of lubrication, grease compatibility and the benefits of using sealed bearings.

Multi-Power Patented Air Technology Demonstration
David Pasznik - Fabco-Air

Thursday, September 26, 2019  10:00am-11:00am

Location: Media Center

The course will cover the design, features and benefits of Fabco-Air’s Muli-Power technology. It will demonstrate how the Multi-Power Booster design is integrated into various products, traditionally powered by hydraulic systems, such as hose crimpers and shop floor presses. Learn about how the technology is used in various cylinder and non-cylinder applications, how it can be used anywhere a small volume of high-pressure media is required to manipulate a load and how 2D and 3D models are generated using the Fabco-Air Configuration tool.

Listen Up - What You CAN Hear, CAN Hurt You!
 3M

Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00am-11:00am

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Attend this course to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss in today's working environment. We will discuss the associated health effects, ways to maintain your personal quality of life and our experts will provide various methods to prevent hearing loss and reduce noise at the source.

Bearing Maintenance & Lubrication Practices
Jason Sejkora - Timken

Thursday, September 26, 2019  11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Media Center

This presentation will focus on the maintenance and lubrication for all types of bearings, resulting in longer life and less downtime. We will review the handling and storage of bearings, as well as techniques for the installation and removal of bearings. We will also discuss the correct tools needed when installing or removing bearings. Lastly, we want to help you get the best life out of your bearings; Attend this seminar to learn about lubrication cycles, how much lubrication is needed, how often to lubricate and more!

Proper Preventive Maintenance for Belt Drives
Tim Taylor & Keith Wasinger - Gates

Thursday, September 26, 2019  12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Media Center

A belt drive may look simple, but there’s a lot to know in order to obtain the best performance, life and value from the products you use, while minimizing downtime. Proper installation and preventive maintenance is key for your belt drives and can deliver more uptime, more output and more ROI.

In this abbreviated Gates Preventive Maintenance & Safety Training, you’ll gain a better understanding of:

– Types of belts and identifying the best choice for your application

– The mechanics of belt drives and factors that influence drive life

– Proper installation methods, including tools for tensioning and alignment

– The importance of implementing a preventive maintenance program

– Safety concerns and an introduction to their newest tool for safe belt drive inspections – the B.I.R.D.

– Why proper belt storage and handling can prevent premature belt failure

Fall Protection - It’s a Long Way Down
3M

Thursday, September 26, 2019  12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursday, September 26, 2019  4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Listen as our experts discuss the do’s and don’ts of fall protection, including the proper anchoring, fit and wearing of the devices. This informative seminar will focus on the ABC’s of fall protection, including: inspection, use, proper clearance and effective work practices where fall protection is required.

Bearings Go Round & Round - But What if You Need Them to Move Horizontally or Vertically?
Reed Nelson - Schaeffler

Thursday, September 26  1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Media Center

Schaeffler Linear Bearing Products is happy to present a Linear Product Seminar that will discuss round rail and profile square rail systems. Attend this seminar to learn about their: differences, features and benefits, and experience firsthand demonstrations of mounting, sealing, lubrication and application best practices. Schaeffler will also look at ball screw and ball screw support bearings, along with linear actuators. Finally, they will discuss failure modes, analysis and their online calculation program.

Electric Motor Bearing Basics
Chad Blaker - Koyo Bearings

Thursday, September 26, 2019  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Koyo KTV  (Max 20 per class)

This seminar on electric motor bearing basics will cover bearing maintenance, bearing arrangements and applications within EMR equipment.

Industry Changing Conveyors & Controls from Hytrol
Mike Lee - Hytrol Conveyor Company

Thursday, September 26, 2019  2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Media Center

This seminar will introduce the NBEZ Conveyor, a narrow belt accumulation conveyor, and how it has improved functionality over the ABEZ Conveyor, Hytrol's top selling-conveyor, for years. In this seminar, you will learn about innovative conveying technology, such as Electro-Magnets and EZ-Logic 4.0, as well as many new conveyor designs, such as the SBC, Slider Belt Bed Curve, New Design Gapper Belts and, of course, the E24 conveyor line.

Digitize Your Motor Control Applications
Mark Berger - Siemens

Thursday, September 26, 2019  2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Media Center

Siemens’ new product development expands digitalization opportunities beyond PLCs, HMIs and VFDs. Advancements and acceptance of digital devices and networks provide new opportunities in motor control. Learn, firsthand, how to take advantage of digital motor control devices using Siemens control products. This workshop will include connection, programming PLCs and motor controls via PROFINET.

Does Your Equipment Talk to You? This is Why it Should!
Jeff Robertson - Dodge Bearing and PT

Jon Schoeberl - Baldor Electric Co - ABB Companies

Thursday, September 26  3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Media Center

The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors convert traditional motors, pumps and mounted bearings into smart, wirelessly connected devices. They measure key parameters from the surface of the equipment, which can be used to gain meaningful information on condition and performance, enabling users to identify inefficiencies within their system and to reduce risks related to operation and maintenance. Attend this seminar to learn more about how smart sensors can extend the lifetime of your equipment, cut maintenance costs and reduce/prevent unplanned downtime due to breakdowns.

What’s Wrong With My Bulk Handling Conveyor & How Do I Fix It?
Don Markham - Conveyors Inc

Thursday, September 26  4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Media Center

By nature, screw conveyors and bucket elevators have numerous moving parts that wear naturally. However, for a number of reasons, the wear often occurs prematurely. The question, then, becomes how do you know the difference between premature and natural wear? Conveyors Inc. has the answer. In this seminar, they will talk about troubleshooting your conveyor or bucket elevator and identifying the parts that may be causing a problem. They will also discuss proper installation techniques, the importance of safety and the dos and don'ts that will keep your personnel safe in the dangerous world of material handling equipment.  

 

Friday Seminars (Sept. 27th)

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Proper Crimping Technology of Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses
Andy Collins - Continental

Friday, September 27, 2019  8:00am-9:00am

Location: Media Center

In this seminar, Continental’s goal will be to demonstrate best practices for building hydraulic hose assemblies in a safe and efficient manner. When building assemblies, safety and following proper procedure is an absolute must due to the risk of property and equipment damage, and more importantly, the risk of injury or even death. Brush up on your crimping skills, knowledge and hose/coupling selection with an informative hands-on course. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned vet, this course will help you rest assured knowing that your involvement in a hydraulic circuit is not the weakest link.

Mounted Bearings - Installation & Maintenance
Jeff Robertson - Dodge ABB

Friday, September 27, 2019  9:00am-10:00am

Location: Media Center

This seminar will focus on the proper installation and maintenance of mounted ball and roller bearings. It will also touch on the installation procedures of newer technology, such as adapter-mounted bearing products.

Listen Up - What You CAN Hear, CAN Hurt You!
3M

Friday, September 27, 2019  9:00am-10:00am

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Attend this course to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss in today's working environment. We will discuss the associated health effects, ways to maintain your personal quality of life and our experts will provide various methods to prevent hearing loss and reduce noise at the source.

Walkin’ on the Sun
Bob Herzig, P.E. - Herzig Engineering

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00am-11:00am

Location: Media Center

Arc flash burns have been measured to be 4x hotter than the surface of the sun. So, as the band Smash Mouth once sang, “you might as well be walking on the sun” rather than be blasted by one of these hot, catastrophic events.

Attend this seminar to learn more about:

  • Hazards every electrical worker faces
  • How consulting engineers determine these hazards
  • The proper PPE to don as an electrical worker
  • Methods to reduce these hazards and the associated risks
  • The latest activity with electrical codes and standards
Turn Downtime into Runtime in No Time
Sander Romers - Flexco

Friday, September 26, 2019  10:00am-11:00pm

Location: Media Center

Have you ever had a belt splice fail? Couldn’t afford the downtime? Needed to get back in business quickly? Attend this seminar to learn how you can splice a belt endless in less than 15 minutes. Bonus material will include demonstrations of the latest splicing equipment—you won’t want to miss it!

Fall Protection - It’s a Long Way Down
3M

Friday, September 27, 2019  10am-11:00pm

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Listen as our experts discuss the do’s and don’ts of fall protection, including the proper anchoring, fit and wearing of the devices. This informative seminar will focus on the ABC’s of fall protection, including: inspection, use, proper clearance and effective work practices where fall protection is required.

World’s First Direct AC to DC Variable Frequency Drive
Mike Grant - Yaskawa

Friday, September 27, 2019  11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Media Center

Users of AC motor-drives value uptime and simplicity—and so do we! If your AC motor-driven operations require any one of the following solutions, this seminar could help you find the world class AC motor-drive solution you’ve been looking for

  • Most-efficient drive
  • Best line side power quality drive
  • Up to 100% regenerative load duty cycle capacity and/or
  • Smallest packaging are of preeminent importance.  
Bearing Failure Analysis
Chad Blaker - Koyo Bearings

Friday, September 27, 2019  11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Koyo KTV (Max 20 per class)

This presentation will cover the handling, maintenance, application, specification and mounting of a bearing, including a demonstration on how to heat bearings and install them on the shaft. Did you know that the leading cause of bearing failure is due to improper lubrication? Koyo will also discuss lubrication intervals, types of lubrication, grease compatibility and the benefits of using sealed bearings.

Introduction to Condition Monitoring & Vibration Analysis
Chris Treat - IMT Group

Friday, September 27  12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Media Center

This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge necessary to implement a predictive maintenance program. We will examine the principles and practices of condition monitoring and vibration analysis. We will also cover how you can improve reliability of your rotating equipment and extend bearing life, eliminating down time.

Respiratory Protection - Let’s Breathe Easier
3M

Friday, September 27, 2019  12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: 3M Roadshow Demo Trailer

Learn about one of the more challenging means of worker health and safety...the use of respiratory protection. For years, respiratory protection has been a very complicated subject, but in this seminar we will break it down to the basics: hazard types, categories of respiratory protection and important factors for choosing proper respiratory protection.

Big Brother Just Might Be Watching!
Todd Sieleman - Past Assistant Director, OSHA - Region 7

Friday, September 27, 2019  1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Media Center

One of the most dreaded moments in a company’s daily operations is a koock on the door from OSHA. When they come knocking, will you be prepared? This informative seminar will discuss what OSHA can and can’t do, why they inspect, how to handle an inspection effectively and other expectations during a Compliance Officer’s visit. Learn from our OSHA expert about: how to be prepared, what your rights are and effective ways to enhance compliance in your workplace.

 

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