A Tale of Two Shows
For the first time, Sensors Expo and Motion Control Expo will be co-located when they're held May 9-11 at California's Anaheim Convention Center.
T wo expos are better than one. To help engineers and managers explore sensor-based solutions and motion control applications in one place and time, organizers will arrange Sensors Expo Spring 2000 side-by-side with Motion Control Expo Spring 2000 in 42,000 ft2at the Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, Calif.) on May 9-11, 2000.
The two events usually attract several hundred exhibitors and several thousand visitors. More than 325 companies are scheduled to exhibit at this combined sensor/motion event. Organizers say co-location will add value for vendors and attendees, who will be able to cross freely between each exposition.
'Co-location of these two events is a natural fit because motion control is an application of sensor technology,' says Joel Dunkel, shows director. 'Both shows attract product and system design engineers, who for the most part are responsible for the total design process. These are the type of attendees both shows exhibitors want to see.'
Awards, conference attractions
Continuing the popular Best of Show awards launched at the spring 1999 event, Sensors Expo will again judge and honor on May 10 the most innovative new products at the show. Participants will be judged on newness, uniqueness, and potential impact on engineering.
The two expos will together present more than 50 technical sessions in seven conference tracks at the nearby Disneyland Hotel. Motion Control-based tracks include Motors, Design, and Certified Motion Control Specialists, all sponsored by the American Institute of Motion Engineers. Sensor-based tracks include: Manufacturing Automation, Process Automation, Electrical and Electronics, and Aerospace/Aviation.
Exhibit, product highlights
Hundreds of exhibitors will feature thousands of innovations at Sensors Expo and Motion Control Expo. Some of these include:
Brad Harrison Mini-Change and Micro-Change cordsets, from Woodhead Connectivity, a division of Woodhead Industries Inc. (Deerfield, Ill.), which feature shielded connectors and cables. For industrial environments sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency (RF) interference, Brad Harrison shielded products provide protection from electrical noise that can potentially interrupt and corrupt control signal messaging.
National Instruments ' (Austin, Tex.) FieldPoint dual-channel I/O modules, which permit system integrators to add I/O modules two channels at a time to give users a flexible, distributed I/O system at reduced size and cost. Integrators can use the modules to exactly match the number of I/O devices to their applications. The modules also give FieldPoint per-channel isolation to increase reliability;