Southeast Region Manufacturers Find Innovative Productivity Solutions and Cutting-Edge Technical Education at AM Expo. | Automation.com

Southeast Region Manufacturers Find Innovative Productivity Solutions and Cutting-Edge Technical Education at AM Expo.

Process engineers, design engineers, production engineers, plant engineers, as well as manufacturing and corporate managers from throughout the Southeast will gather at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina to attend AM Expo, the Southeast’s leading showcase of advanced manufacturing and productivity solutions. The event, which will take place on Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2006, features new products and technologies from more than 240 leading suppliers, an all new multi-track technical conference, free keynote presentations and networking opportunities. Several half day pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, May 15th.

“Greenville, South Carolina is home to many major manufacturing companies, including General Electric, Michelin, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Caterpillar, Perrigo and many others. These companies need to invest in the newest, most efficient technologies to retain their competitive advantage,” stated Kelvin Marsden-Kish, Industry Vice President of event producer Reed Exhibitions. “AM Expo brings a convenient, comprehensive showcase of the newest assembly equipment and related technologies to the southeast region. Equipment buyers and specifiers will have the opportunity to see and touch new products from a wide range of leading suppliers without the disruption of an extended time away from their facility.”

The region’s most comprehensive showcase of manufacturing productivity solutions
Manufacturing plants in the southern region plan to make significant investments in new equipment in 2006, increasing equipment expenditures by as much as 40 percent. The AM Expo exhibit hall will streamline the purchase process, providing access to the newest equipment, technologies and services from 243 innovative suppliers, including Beckhoff Automation; Canon USA Inc.; Epson Robots; FedEx Freight; Hitachi America, Ltd.; Ingersoll-Rand; Invensys; Lanco Assembly Systems; Makita USA Inc.; Panduit Corporation; Siemens Energy and Automation as well as regional suppliers and representatives for major firms such as Advanced Material Handling;
Custom Equipment Company, Inc.; Heritage/ServiCon Sales; Ingersoll-Rand; Lanco Assembly Systems; Lumberg, Inc.; Pilz Automation Safety L.P.; Wago Corporation; Wieland Electric, Inc. and many more.

Free keynote on NASCAR engine development
AM Expo 2006 will open at 9:00am on Tuesday, May 16th with an exciting keynote address by Charles Jenckes, Engine Development Director for Dale Earnhardt Inc. Entitled “Quality and Innovation in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Engine Development,” the presentation will include a virtual tour of the Dale Earnhardt, Inc. engine shop, where 60 engines are fabricated and tested for the company’s racing teams each year.

Free panel discussion on advanced manufacturing
Those responsible for implementing advanced manufacturing solutions will want to be sure to attend the free panel discussion, “What’s Next in Advanced Manufacturing” on Wednesday, May 17th at 9:00am. Mark Hoske, Editor in Chief of Control Engineering magazine will lead a thought-provoking discussion by panel of industry experts from Indusoft, Zebra Technologies, Automation Engineering Corporation and Celestica Corporation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions about industrial automation, embedded systems, RFID in manufacturing control systems and the supply chain, integration technologies and more.

All new, multi-track technical conference
The AM Expo 2006 Educational Conference offers a combination of in-depth workshops, presentations and panel discussions on topics vital to success in today’s manufacturing enterprise. Conferees can select from more than (number) cutting-edge technical sessions organized into five tracks: Advanced Manufacturing Techniques; Design and Manufacturing; Lean Implementation; Advanced Manufacturing Support and Supply Chain Management.
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