The SPS/IPC/DRIVES show is one of the most successful electric automation shows in Europe. To wit, 1,000 exhibitors are expected at this year's show in Nuremberg, Germany, November 23-25. The show's sponsor, Messe Frankfurt, in conjunction with American partners, hopes to duplicate that success here in the U.S. with a new show next year. SPS
Electric Automation America will take place May 24-26, 2005 in Rosemount, IL. Dan Jones, vice president of Motion Media Group, and a well-known personality in the motion control industry, has been crisscrossing the country over the past several months, promoting the show and signing up contributors for what looks to be a substantial technical conference associated with the show. "We think this event will serve as a much-needed and highly useful information source for design engineers," says Jones, who adds that the conference will focus on application success stories and examples of breakthrough technologies in a number of critical technology areas. Key technologies covered in both the exhibit and conference will include controls, drives, software, sensors, and networks. For more information, check out the show's website at http://rbi.ims.ca.3857-537.
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