New in 2016! PCC has created color coded technology tracks to help you select courses in your field of interest during registration. Technology tracks include Safety, Modernization, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), Networking, and Drives & Motion Control.

Drives & Motion Control

Get your machines moving by following the Drives & Motion track. See the latest innovations, how to commission using wizards or get your hands on the components by implementing safe drives or PLC based motion control.


Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)

The Totally Integrated Automation track will cover many automation focused topics. See what’s new in the Siemens automation world including things like V14 of TIA Portal, check out the cool features of the integrated simulation tools, explore the best (and easiest) automation diagnostics in a PLC, learn about free tools to make your job easier, see how a PC based controller could be used to simplify tasks or learn about things you didn’t know you could do with a Siemens HMI.



Safety is in the forefront of everyone’s minds.  Standards are being updated and new products are being developed regularly.  The Safety track includes topics that range from what the proper components to use are based on the application, what standards are required, what tools exist to help minimize design times, Arc fault avoidance and mitigation, as well as a keynote speaker from NFPA.



Networking has been one of the hottest topics for years. In recent year’s diagnostics, security and remote access have been talked about a lot, but what do you really need to know to safely and effectively implement these technologies? Hear from industry experts including the Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).



Are you currently using Rockwell controllers? Are you being told to upgrade your really old Rockwell PLCs to their “new” PLC family that has been around since 1998? This track will show you how to modernize your systems. See how easy it is to convert the code from a Rockwell PLC to the latest and greatest Siemens S7-1500 PLC with TIA Portal. Maybe you need a Rockwell Controller to interface to PROFINET or you need to share data between Rockwell and Siemens systems. These seminars will help you achieve your modernization desires.