NMW 2004: photos from the show floor, events

Chicago, IL—Thousands of innovations from hundreds of exhibitors were featured at National Manufacturing Week 2004, but not everyone had time or ability to attend thus year’s show. Here’s brief look at some of the most interesting exhibits and other events.


Chicago, IL— Thousands of innovations from hundreds of exhibitors were featured at National Manufacturing Week 2004 , but not everyone had time or ability to attend thus year’s show. Here’s brief look at some of the most interesting exhibits and other events.




Control Engineering district sales manager Iris Seibert checks out Delta Computer Systems’ RMC755-MA1 serial interface presented by William Savela, Delta’s marketing manager. Delta’s interface complements one- and two-axis applications.

Gene Urbinati, of Dresser Instruments, demonstrates the various components of the Ashcroft industrial digital gauge, such as its 4-20 mA output, one or two SPDT switching option to combine indication, and its large, digital display.

Dr. Atsushi “Art” Niimi, president of Toyota USA Motor Manufacturing, talks about his company’s new modular body welding process during his keynote address at National Manufacturing Week 2004. The new welding process takes up 50% less space at Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, KY.

Automation Direct’s Paul Ruland (right) show his firm’s PLC products and remote I/O solutions to Richard Cook, VP of Quad Plus Inc. (Kennesaw, GA) during NMW 2004.

Visitors check out the Wago Corp.’s exhibit at NMW 2004, including its Cage Clamp S solution, which surrounds stranded wiring by metal on all sides to maximize the conductivity of its connections.

Brett Trowbridge, sales and marketing VP at DPAC Technologies, shows some features of his company’s Airborne 802.11b wireless LAN node module during NMW 2004. The module includes a radio, base-band processor, application processor, and software for a “drop-in” web-enabled WiFi solution.

Kenneth Isacsson describes some of the advantages of cellular general system mobile (GSM) modems from Westermo Teleindustri AB during a press conference at National Manufacturing Week 2004. Westermo’s GD-01 modem provides wireless data communication via Europe’s public GSM networks.




Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor




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