Burkert's Automation Concept - A New Approach To Process Plant Automation

Sponsored by: Burkert

Focused on:

  • Process
  • Plant
  • Automation
  • Pharma
  • Food

Date: 6 September


Time: 3PM London / 10AM New York

Three different parallel approaches to automation - each equaly as important

In every processing plant, automation is probably one of the most common topics in our daily business, for planning for today and preparation for the future. Finding new and efficient solutions to automation challanges is ever more an issue, as process plant proffessionals are tasked to increase output whilst reducing waste, energy and down-time.

Different levels of automation can be made easy, but demands a higer level of attention regarding the individual needs of a particular application, plant standards and operators. In today’s modern hygienic plants recommendations and guidelines to enhance automation have more and more influence, due to the number of options available to a user.

This webinar reviews these options in combination with the above statements and explores how the choices and applications will affect overall plant automation choices.
If you are involved in any of these topics please join us.

Presented by

Greg Sutcliffe,

Segment Manager Team Coach

Greg Sutcliffe is the team coach for Bürkert, with over 16 years experience in the process world, specialising in the design, operation and optimisation in steam systems.

A steam consultant prior to joining Bürkert, Greg dedicates much of his time as an ambassador for Bürkert in the steam world, conducting regular seminar and training programs around the world – delivered in an easy to consume, uncomplicated manner.

Bürkert global focus on Hygienic applications, particularly within the food and beverage, and pharma industies, has allowed Greg and his team to gain vital experience and really understand the application challenges that are faced.

Marc Klingler,

Segment Manager Hygienic Processing

Marc Klingler is Bürkert’s global expert in Hygienic Processing and has vast experience in all applications covering Food and Beverage, pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

As a graduate of fluidic mechanics and nearly 20 years’ experience Marc has more recently been contributing to regulatory groups such as EHEDG,ASME BPE and ISPE as a participant and member of these communities.

Working from Burkert s factory in France Marc gained experience in production of equipment and components destined for use in Hygienic processing, he now uses this experience in combination with today’s stringent guidelines and compliance needs to bring value and solutions to users on an international level

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the possible automation options and why they are different
  • Learn why one automation option is choosen over another – the pros and cons
  • Discover the typical bus protocols adopted in the process industry
  • Learn about central and decentral automation concept


  • CEO/President/Chairman/Executive Director
  • Engineering
  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Plant Managers