Industrial automation show debuts in 2012
Hannover Messe, CFE Media partner on IANA event at 2012 IMTS Show
Hannover Fairs International is launching its latest business-to-business industrial technology show in the U.S. next year in conjunction with IMTS at Chicago’s McCormick Place from Sept. 10-15, 2012. CFE Media, which includes Plant Engineering and Control Engineering magazines and their associated Websites and electronic products, will co-sponsor the event and present a two-day global automation forum, Industrial Automation
North America (IANA).
Main industry sectors include automotive, aerospace, energy, infrastructure, food and beverage, machine tool, material handling, medical, mechanical and fluid power transmission. Exhibitors, who have already secured booth space, include B+R Automation, Beckhoff Automation, Harting North America, IXXAT Automation, and Lanbao Sensor of China.
Technologies for improving manufacturing processes will be on display and will feature key applications of process and production automation plus energy-related applications. IANA 2012 promises to attract high profile domestic and international buyers offering an excellent platform for networking with their global peer.
Hannover Fair’s portfolio of industrial automation events are well established industry gatherings in Europe and the BRIC countries. Hannover Fairs will promote IANA during all of its industrial shows, including Hannover Messe, the world’s leading showcase for industrial technology held annually in Hannover, Germany, as well as its other shows geared towards target industries for automation vendors:
“Access to industrial automation solution providers at IANA will significantly increase return on investment for the more than 80,000 attendees,” said Larry Turner, Hannover Fairs CEO. “We have already secured commitments for more than a third of IANA’s exhibitor space and are still a year away from the event.”
CFE Media will lead the two-day executive level IANA Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit. Keynote topics range from enterprise asset management to process optimization, energy management and sustainability manufacturing. Case studies of plants that have automated for profitability, improved performance of existing assets and reduced maintenance costs will be presented. Educational events and topics covering a broad array of interests will include an international focus. The event also features plant tours to major manufacturing facilities in Chicago.
“We have partnered with Hannover Fairs on a number of projects in the past, most notably Global Plant Engineering,” said CFE Media publisher Jim Langhenry. “We are excited about the IANA event for 2012 and look forward to connecting the key leaders in industrial automation and manufacturing together with IANA attendees. Our goal is to identify the key ideas that can help manufacturers operate smarter, safer and more productive facilities.”
Other conference tracks will include presentations on motion control in automation and hydraulics and pneumatics in automation. The goal of these tracks are to help engineers tasked with improving performance, productivity, life efficiency and the green efficiency of manufacturing equipment and industrial automation systems.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) will offer automation standards education via a one-day course. Topics of Measurement and Control Fundamentals, Grounding and Noise Reduction for Control Equipment, Introduction to and Practical Applications of SCADA Systems, Industrial Wireless Systems, Improving Manufacturing through Automation and Safety Instrumented Systems are just some of the highlights.
“To secure further growth in the industrial automation sector during this challenging economic climate, the U.S. needs to ensure that productivity is broadly based,” said Turner. “IANA‘s keynote themes, training and educational tracks have been formatted to offer best-in-class solutions for all IANA visitors.”
First-time IANA exhibitors can either purchase raw space by ordering their required services through the IMTS online E-Kit or purchase turnkey booth packages in 10-ft by 10-ft increments. IANA offers dedicated display areas and pavilions. For instance, NFPA’s IFPE Fluid Power Zone, a pavilion for companies exhibiting technologies in the fluid power transmission, hydraulics and pneumatics and mechanical transmission space. NFPA members will receive a 10% discount to exhibit in the pavilion.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring IANA, please contact, Aryan Zandieh of Hannover Fairs USA at (312) 924-1688 or azandieh(at)hfusa.com.
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.