IMTS 2004: Solutions shine on the show floor

Chicago, IL—The latest edition of the bi-annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2004 on Sept. 8-15 at McCormick Place included exhibits featuring thousands of useful products and services.


Chicago, IL— The latest edition of the bi-annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2004 on Sept. 8-15 at McCormick Place


A hot air balloon marks the entrance to the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2004 outside Chicago's McCormick Place.

Tom Draper, marketing programs manager, adjusts Balluff’s Power Remote in-zone sensor, which supplies power and transfers signals though an air gap, on an in-die sensing model during IMTS 2004.

Jeff Himes, product specialist (left), demonstrates Balluff’s soon-to-be-released Burr Sensor solution, which uses inductive technology.

Kevin Thompson and Dave Thayer, of Lincoln Electric, recycle flux from the firm’s Power Wave ac/dc submerged arc welding equipment at its exhibit during IMTS 2004.

Dedra Davis, application engineer at Renishaw, sets up one of the company's new Signum encoders, which feature high speed, reliable, non-contact performance, as well as Renishaw’s In-Trac auto-phase reference mark.

Crew members from The Learning Channel's Junkyard Wars cable TV program race model cars designed and built by IMTS 2004’s attendees in the Lakeside Center hall at McCormick Place.

Pilz’s application engineer, Tina Hull, checks on the company’s exhibit of its PNOZmulti modular safety relay, which can create its safety circuit using a PC-based graphics configuration tool, and cover up to 14 different safety functions.

Steve Milici, application engineer at Delta Tau Data Systems, shows the company’s Advantage 410 CNC control, which includes a customizable GUI, and a fully mobile, 15-key operator control pendant, as well as 1.0 GHz embedded CPU with 256 MB RAM, on-board Ethernet, USB 2.0, and 1394 Firewire.

Visitors check out some of GE Fanuc Automation America's latest robots and other new equipment at IMTS 2004’s Emerging Technology Center in the grand ballroom at McCormick Place.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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