NMW 2005: Images from the show floor, events

Chicago, IL—Thousands of innovations from hundreds of exhibitors were featured at National Manufacturing Week 2005, March 7-10 at McCormick Place. Here’s brief look at some of the most interesting exhibits and solutions.


Chicago, IL— Thousands of innovations from hundreds of exhibitors were featured at National Manufacturing Week 2005 , March 7-10 at McCormick Place. Here’s brief look at some of the most interesting exhibits and solutions.

John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Michigan’s former governor, releases results of NAM’s annual survey on the first day of NMW 2005. The survey generally found that exports are becoming increasingly important for U.S. manufacturers, and that many can’t find enough qualified employees.

1965 and 2005 Ford Mustangs are showcased at the Reed Business Information exhibit at NMW 2005. The two cars were used to demonstrate how Ford’s design tools have changed over the past 40 years.

Visitors at the Design News booth compete in a wiring/terminal block contest as part of its “Gadget Freak” exhibit, which was sponsored by Allied Electronics.

Mark DeCramer, Wago’s advanced electronic product manager, shows up close how the company’s new 750-841 Series Ethernet TCP/IP programmable fieldbus controller (PFC) can help users complete on-line programming changes.

Rahul Kulkarni, National Instruments’ (NI) industrial data acquisition and control product manager, adjusts one of NI’s model production lines, which demonstrated NI’s Compact RIO and CompactVision solutions at NMW 2005.

Todd Walter, National Instrument’s (NI) industrial measurement and control group manager (right), shows NI’s upcoming, customized motion control solution to Nicholas Brindley, Evergreen Packaging Equipment’s control engineer (left), on the show floor.

John White, Lapp USA’s Illinois-based district sales manager, and George Dann, Lapp USA’s automotive manager, adjust the track-speed of a three-cable, one-hose populated track on the company’s cable tester at NMW 2005.

Don Gunnoe, ipd’s applications engineer, configures his company’s iGauge single-camera device and iNspect multi-camera solution, which can help user inspect and correct orientation and physical features on production lines.

Charles Ridgeway, Horner APG’s product manager (left), demonstrates the firm’s Operator Control Station (OCS) 300 and 451 human-machine interface solutions to Bob Wilson, Ross & Baruzzini’s senior engineer, on the show floor.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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