2001 The National Plant Engineering Show

02/01/2001


As part of National Manufacturing Week (NMW), the 2001 National Plant Engineering MRO & Management Show bands together with three others-National Industrial Enterprise IT, National Industrial Automation, and National Design Engineering-to offer the very best in the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Last year, NMW attracted almost 56,000 manufacturing professionals. More than 94% of those in attendance planned to return for the 2001 event.

The "Plant Show" is the premier showcase for buyers and sellers of products related to the plant engineering market. And what an event it will be!

Pavilions

Eight specialty product pavilions are contained within the Show.

Buildings and grounds-This pavilion highlights the latest technology and solutions designed to make this critical maintenance task easier, faster, and more efficient.

Energy management and power-In this pavilion, find out how to keep power quality high and energy costs low. The area will feature a wide variety of electronic power conversion and energy management systems.

Fluid handling-Whether routing drinking water or dangerous chemicals, you'll find all the latest fluid technology in this pavilion.

Large equipment-New in 2001, this pavilion showcases large equipment for the maintenance, repair, and operation of a plant.

Lighting-From grounds lighting to workstation lamps, this is where to find all the newest and most innovative products from the industry's leading-edge designers and manufacturers.

Maintenance software-Storage and retrieval systems, shipping, conveyor systems, and more are showcased in this pavilion.

Safety/Health/Environmental-If your job involves keeping coworkers safe and healthy, here's where to find the very latest products, services, and technologies needed to do so.

Tools-This is where to locate all the latest and greatest power tools, hand tools, and accessories.

In addition to these exciting pavilions, NMW offers an educational conference that promises insights into today's manufacturing environment. The conference is divided into six areas of interest and offers a specialized "Plant Engineering" track. (For more information, see p 50.)

Keynotes

Throughout the show, there are several special keynote events. Monday's keynote address features a discussion of e-business by Steve Ward, General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, IBM Corp. On Tuesday, John Stossel, ABC News Correspondent, discusses "Freedom and Its Enemies." Wednesday, tune in to Joseph Clayton, President and CEO of Global Crossing, North America. Mr. Clayton will discuss the internet and e-commerce.

Other special events

Several special programs will also be offered during NMW.

How Stuff Works- Monday and Tuesday. Marshall Brain, founder and CEO of HowStuffWorks.com will be at the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) booth. HowStuffWorks.com has won a number of awards and is the source for a monthly column in Plant Engineering magazine.

Engineering career expo- Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The expo, presented by ASME Intl., will be held in the Grand Ballroom.

NAME Seminar- Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence and Reed Exhibition Companies, attendees are invited to hear from a recent winner of the prestigious North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award. Explore how successful companies are recognized for using best practices in maintenance to enable business excellence. Leave with an understanding of how to improve your maintenance functions and how your company can apply for this award.

NASA space flight- All show days. Booth 9370 (National Design Show). Visitors will walk through a mock-up of what a passenger space airliner could look like in the year 2040. The hands-on, multimedia experience highlights the new and unique technologies being designed and developed today that will be vital to routine, public trips in space for business and pleasure, such as artificial intelligence vehicle health monitoring systems, new propulsion drives, and self-contained life support systems.

Plant Engineering Magazine

As always, the Plant Engineering booth (1205) is your one-stop source for information about the show, the magazine, and more. Stop by to see the winners of the 2000 "Product of the Year" contest, sign up for a free subscription, or get answers about any plant engineering topic.

NPEM at-a-glance Dates

March 5-8, 2001, McCormick Place Complex, Chicago, Illinois

Exhibition hours

Monday, March 5: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Conference hours

Monday, March 5: 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6: 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Engineering Career Expo

Tuesday, March 6: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration

Opens 7:00 a.m. daily for Conference and 8:00 a.m. daily for Exhibition

The advance registration cut-off date is February 12, 2001

Questions?

Call Customer Service at 800-840-0678 or visit manufacturingweek.com





Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
July/Aug
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
August 2018
Choosing an automation controller, Lean manufacturing
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Material Handling
This digital report explains how everything from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change in the supply chain.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Design of Safe and Reliable Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications
This eGuide explains how the operation of hydraulic systems for subsea applications requires the user to consider additional aspects because of the unique conditions that apply to the setting
click me