Interkama 2001 gears up; webcast set

Interkama 2001—International Trade Fair for Solutions for Automation in Production and Business Processes—is gathering momentum for its Sept. 24-28 run here. Streamlined to a five-day schedule in two-year cycles, Interkama's process automation backbone will be joined by expanded exhibit sectors for manufacturing automation and integrated solutionsR...

By Staff July 1, 2001

Interkama 2001—International Trade Fair for Solutions for Automation in Production and Business Processes—is gathering momentum for its Sept. 24-28 run here. Streamlined to a five-day schedule in two-year cycles, Interkama’s process automation backbone will be joined by expanded exhibit sectors for manufacturing automation and integrated solutions—e-business, ERP, MRP, MES—and information technology (IT) for industrial applications.

A forum-type “Innovation Marketplace” program will replace the traditional conference format, and will spotlight automation-related themes, such as intelligent field devices, industrial communications, e-business, and strategies/methods (asset management, innovative control systems, process simulation, etc.). A special presentation, “Careers in Engineering,” will likely appeal to young professionals.

Control Engineering will exhibit in Hall 14. Control Engineering Online will tape a technology webcast sponsored by the Fieldbus Foundation (FF, Austin, Tex.) to be presented in FF’s booth on Sept. 28 and simultaneously posted on the Internet. The webcast, “Foundation fieldbus: An Open Architecture for Information Integration,” will include presentations on how to apply this technology, a demo of the integrated H1+HSE (high-speed Ethernet) fieldbus architecture, and answers to e-mailed questions. Pre-registration is required at www.fielbus.org or www.controleng.com/webcast .