Agenda: Events for Knowledge-Transfer

 

Here we inform you about the events and activities of the CCOA. On the pages on our upcoming events you will find detailed information about the contents and you can register directly. On the pages of the past events you will find the presentations and videos of the contributions and discussions.

 

24 September 2022

 

Presentation of CCoA projects planned

 

CCoA Creating Competences in Automation: Talents and Industry 4.0 Projects for Moroccan Manufacturing

Main topic

The CCoA is presenting itself at one of Morocco’s most important technology conferences. At the SADASC in Marrakech on 24.09.2022, the initiative, which is supported by industry and development cooperation organisations, will present how it has supported industrial knowledge transfer to Morocco since the beginning of 2021, thus contributing to future-proof employment and sustainable development.

 

September 2022

 

Seminar

 

Predictive maintenance – typical use cases and their implementation

Main topic

Due to the increasing networking of production systems with cloud and internet services in industrial control systems, not only the operators of ICS systems, but also increasingly the plant engineers, system integrators and component manufacturers are confronted with cyber security threats. As the various cyber attacks in operational practice show, such hacks can cause massive security problems and high economic damage. The reputation of manufacturers and operators also suffers great damage. In the area of critical infrastructures, a professional cyber security strategy is therefore a prerequisite for sustainable business success.

In this seminar “Industrial Cyber Security “, challenges, strategies and concepts as well as best-practice approaches for ensuring cyber security in the area of manufacturing industry will be addressed. Solution approaches at component and system level as well as in corporate and operational management will be presented.

Partners

ETAS Gmbh (Bosch), Tectag, Phoenix Contact, Fraunhofer, ENSET

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5 July 2022

 

Seminar

 

Industrial Cybersecurity – Success factor for Africa’s digital transformation

Main topic

Due to the increasing networking of production systems with cloud and internet services in industrial control systems, not only the operators of ICS systems, but also increasingly the plant engineers, system integrators and component manufacturers are confronted with cyber security threats. As the various cyber attacks in operational practice show, such hacks can cause massive security problems and high economic damage. The reputation of manufacturers and operators also suffers great damage. In the area of critical infrastructures, a professional cyber security strategy is therefore a prerequisite for sustainable business success.

In this seminar “Industrial Cyber Security “, challenges, strategies and concepts as well as best-practice approaches for ensuring cyber security in the area of manufacturing industry will be addressed. Solution approaches at component and system level as well as in corporate and operational management will be presented.

Partners

ETAS Gmbh (Bosch), Tectag, Phoenix Contact, Fraunhofer, ENSET

27 May 2022

15:00 – 17:00

 

Automation solutions for the food industry in Morocco

 

In cooperation with ENSA – Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées, (Kenitra) and the industry associaton Fenagri

Main topic

The agri-food sector is one of the engines of the Moroccan economy. It accounts for about 20% of the Kingdom’s GDP and 20% of its exports. The agriculture and food industry creates jobs and wealth for many people in Morocco. Overall, the agri-food industry contributes about 35% of the industrial GDP.

The Plan Maroc Vert “Green Morocco”, which came into force in 2008, has promoted the restructuring of existing sectors (fruits and vegetables, fats, olive oil, citrus fruits), but also the development of new sectors with high export potential (processing of fruits and vegetables, olive and agricultural products, spices and herbs).

According to the National Federation of the Food Industry (Fédération Nationale de l’Agroalimentaire – FENAGRI), with a contribution of about 16% or €14.6 billion, the food industry represents the main outlet of the agricultural sector. The food sector is characterized by SMEs, national and international groups, generating a turnover of nearly €11.5 billion and creating 150,000 direct jobs. In 2020, Moroccan food exports increased year-on-year, by circa 7%, to 3.78 million tons. This increase is largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has generated positive figures for the export of, mainly fish and canned food, contrary to many other sectors.

Important factors within the development of the Moroccan food industry are the safeguarding of production levels, as well as the growing internationalization of the sector. In sugar, oil and milk processing, national as well as international groups – such as Danone, Unilever, Avril, Nestlé and
Mondelez Food – equipped by modern plants, play an important role.

In a difficult environment, the agricultural and food industry must find new ways. Especially in food production, technologies for automation are of great importance to meet the prescribed quality characteristics and standards. Sustainable and innovative technologies such as solar energy, waste
and wastewater recycling, and the use of organic products adapted to demand on international markets play a key role in the outlook for tomorrow’s agri-food industry.

Digitalization in particular is opening up numerous new opportunities for companies in the food industry. These range from improved recording and analysis of raw material qualities to optimized production technologies and individualized food products to end-to-end consumer information.

The implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies for flexible, safe and sustainable food production has arrived in the industry as a priority task for the future. Sensors play an important role in the implementation of Industrie 4.0 as a source of numerous information.

In this seminar, organized by the Comptence Center on Automation (CCoA) in collaboration with ENSA – Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées, (Kenitra) and the industry associaton Fenagri, participants will learn about the enormous importance of digitizing your industry.

Partners

German Expert (Gunther Waidelich), Fenagri (Fédération nationale de l’agroalimentaire)

13 May 2022

15:00 – 18:00

 

Seminar Cabinet Construction

 

Seminar in cooperation with ENSET Mohammedia – Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique and Phoenix Contact  – Industrial Components and Electronics

 

Main topic

Come with us on a technical journey – discover the possibilities of our product range for smart production and efficient engineering.

We will give you a view into our software tools for efficient engineering which enables you to design your mounting rail faster and/or more convenient. A well-done plan is one thing. We will now “walk” through the electrical cabinet and discover different connection technologies for fast, reliable, convenient and “error free” wiring.


We will touch reliability topics as surge protection and overcurrent protection. The journey is continued with a variety of relays, signal converters and the very well-known Phoenix Contact power supplies and battery systems. We have arrived in the area of 24VDC and head into topics like, motor switching and industrial communication. Components like the ones we have seen up to now are always in the need to be connected. Our high-quality hand tools are important and useful helpers for all kinds of wiring tasks, in- and outside the control cabinet.

Please be expectant for our interesting discovery tour through the control cabinet.

Target Group
  • Planners, installers and operators of electrical systems  
  • Engineers and technicians from the fields of electrical and automation engineering
  • Specialist planners for building automation and MSR technology
  • Personnel from the areas of network planning and operation
Partners

ENSET, Phoenix Contact

04 March 2022

15:00 – 18:00

 

Seminar 

 

Smart factory – Transforming industry together

Main topic
  • How do OEMs and automotive suppliers network their production plants?
  • What can SMEs, especially the mechanical engineering sector, do to make their
    manufacturing smart and efficient
  • What role do equipment suppliers play?
  • How can artificial intelligence help make production smarter?

These and other questions will be discussed at the “Smart Factory” seminar supported by Siemens.

Partners

SIEMENS, EMSI

09 DECEMBER 2021

 

Conference

 

Description

It’s not just since the outbreak of the Corona virus that manufacturing operations around the world have become increasingly automated. But the crisis has given the industry another boost. In many places, production has had to be maintained despite standoff rules for personnel. As a result, numerous new industries, such as the food industry, have discovered the use of robots for themselves, which otherwise have not yet relied so heavily on automation.

09 DECEMBER 2021

 

Conference

 

Description

The Competence Center on Automation (CCoA) is participating in this AHK event and presenting its own innovative approach there: based on the PLCnext learning platform, the CCoA has developed a program  with which multipliers and students are further qualified in automation topics on the level of Industry 4.0 in a practice-integrated manner. 

03 NOVEMBER 2021

 

Conference

 

Summit Electrical Automation – Classics and Future Technology 2021

Description

How is the automation of the supplier coordinated with the OEM? What can SMEs, especially from the mechanical engineering sector, do to make their manufacturing smart and efficient? What role do equipment suppliers play? How can artificial intelligence help make production smarter? These and other questions will be discussed at the Smart Factory Summit.

23 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Online Seminar

 

Business Talk: Automobile

08 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Seminar

 

5G-Industry Summit 

JULY 2021

 

Networking Event

 

Intensive training for Moroccan experts and multipliers on Industry 4.0

08 JULY 2021

 

Seminar

 

Automation and Employment -Shaping the future of work

17 JUNE 2021

 

Seminar

 

How to become an intelligent enterprise in the era of Industry 4.0

08 JUNE 2021

 

Seminar

 

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