A DTI ACTT Programme "Profit Through Control" Seminar

PCs and The Internet in Control

Brunel University, London, on 30th May 2001

organised by London Centre for Technology Transfer

This seminar is part of the DTI's ACTT Programme on "Profit Through Control", and so it is open to anybody, whether ACT Club members or not.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held.


The meeting will follow a similar theme and format as the PCs and The Internet in Control meeting organised by the ACT Club, 19th April in Glasgow.

Theme: Most office/business operations have been revolutionised by the introduction of PC's in internet/intranet configurations linked globally by servers and web technology. The meeting will focus on the extent to which the same technologies can be applied to industrial (manufacturing, process,..) implementations.

Speakers will consider:

The agenda for the day is as follows:


10.00  Welcome to Brunel and The Brunel Enterprise Centre, Keith Robson, Director, Brunel Enterprise Centre

10.10  Introduction to DTI's ACTT programme of seminars and Mechanisms by which you can work with Brunel in Technology Transfer Projects, A preview of the structure of today's programme, Ron Leigh, Brunel University

10.40  Examples of Internet enabled Automation and Web-Technology in the Manufacturing and Process Industries, Michael Juniper, Omron Electronics Ltd


11.35  SME-Affordable, High Performance, Industrial Configurations-a real time demonstration performed at the Lectern, Paul Hatton, ABB Automation Ltd

12.10  An outline of equipment to be seen over the lunch break, Ron Leigh, Brunel University

12.15  BUFFET LUNCH and visits to displays including the ABB Roadshow and a chance to meet and interact with today's speakers

13.40  Using Internet Technology to increase efficiency and reduce costs : real examples of projects undertaken, David Beavers, Emation Limited

14.15  Industrial versus Office Grade PC's-where are the crucial differences ?, Paul Herron, Rockwell Limited


15.15  Reaping the benefits of automatically generated code, Phil Clarke, The Mathworks

15.50  Use of the Internet for Performance Monitoring, Andy Sowerby, Honeywell

16.30  Close/Informal discussion continues. Tea will be available.

Additional Information:

The meeting is being held at Brunel University, London. Travel directions and maps showing how to reach the Uxbridge campus are given here. You will be advised of car parking and registration arrangements in a joining pack that will be mailed to you 10 days prior to the event.

Hotels convenient for the Uxbridge Campus

Debden Guest House, 42 Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3NG
Phone: +44 (0)1895 253912, Fax: +44 (0)1895 253912
Single: 35.00 Double: 50.00

The Excelsior Hotel, Bath Road, West Drayton, Middx. UB7 0DU
Central Reservations: 0345 404040 A Forte Hotel. Well located for Heahtrow with direct links to central London
Prices from 42.50 TV. Phone. Bar. Restaurant. Health Club. Gym.

Tudor Lodge Hotel 2 stars, 50 Field End Road, Eastcote, PINNER, HA5 2QN
Tel: 020 8429 0585 Fax: 020 8429 0117, Email: tudorlodge@meridianleisure.com Website: http://www.meridianleisure.com
Single 55.00 to 74.00 GBP, Double 65.00 to 89.00 GBP.

Cottage Hotel and Restaurant, Royal Lane, Hillingdon Village, near Uxbridge, Greater London, UB8 3QP
Phone: +44 (0)1895 235995, Fax: +44 (0)1895 811736
Single from: 86.00 Double from: 90.00

Posthouse Premier Heathrow, Sipson Road, West Drayton, London Heathrow, Middlesex, UB7 0JU
Tel: 44 (0) 870 400 8595. 4 star hotel.

Posthouse Heathrow, 118 Bath Road, Hayes, London Heathrow, Middlesex, UB3 5AJ
Tel: 44 (0) 870 400 9040. 4 star hotel.

The above prices are are given purely as a guide.