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Automotive Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2000

Article-Automotive Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2000

Automotive Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2000

General Motors Corp. will serve as host for this year's Automotive Manufacturing Conference and Exposition (AMCE) 2000, in conjunction with the Engineering Society (ESD) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Their theme, "Manufacturing @ Web Speed," will represent today's important demand for electronic commerce in manufacturing. GM's manufacturing operations will serve as model for innovative approaches to remaining competitive in problem solving, system design, and productivity. Some primary tracks for the program include:


Integrated supply chain


Lean enterprise

Topics will range from collaborative engineering, rapid prototyping, and virtual development to e-learning, e-maintenance, and staying lean in an e-world. Approximately 70 companies are expected to offer hands-on demonstrations of their systems, hardware, software, and services. For a list of exhibitors or other show information, go to While you're waiting for your browser to open, here's a preview of what you'll see at the show.

Panel PC

Panel 1150 is a high-brightness 15.1-inch TFT Panel PC with a rugged metal housing and a full-size PCI or ISA expansion slot. It features the SBC8354VEA single-board computer with VGA/LCD, Ethernet, and audio capabilities. Powered by either a Pentium MMX or K5/K6 processor, with up to 128 Mbytes RAM, the panel offers 100% IBM PC/AT compatibility. An internal floppy drive is included.

Axiom Technology Inc.

16801 Gale Ave., Unit D

City of Industry, CA 91745

FAX (626) 934-1189

For Information, circle 581

E-manufacturing software

eMPower(TM)is a suite of web-enabled, B-to-B e-Manufacturing software solutions for developing, communicating, and operating optimal manufacturing processes throughout the extended enterprise. It is made up of three components: eBop, an electronic Bill of Process; eM-Server, used to capture, manage, and communicate eBops over the Internet; and e-manufacturing applications, solutions that address the production process.

Tecnomatix Technologies Inc.

39810 Grand River Ave.

Suite 100

Novi, MI 48375-2108

FAX (248) 471-6147

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Marquee control

The ALPHA ActiveX Marquee Control was developed to simplify integration of LED marquees into new and existing applications that are operating with HMIs such as Wonderware(R), RSView(TM), GE Cimplicity(R), Intellution(R), and others throughout the automotive, industrial automation, and material handling industries. The unit collects mission-critical, real-time production information from the HMI's message database, tags, and variable data, and disseminates that information to manufacturing teams and supervisors via ALPHA LED displays and marquees.

Adaptive Micro Systems

7840 North 86th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53224

FAX (414) 357-2029

For Information, circle 583

Control boards

ED225MPC (2.25-inch digit height) and ED400MPC (4-inch digit height) LED Industrial Production Control Boards provide critical real-time information at distances up to 200 ft. The high-efficiency red 7-segment digits have wider bar segments for readability. Each line is capable of displaying up to 12 digits in length (4 digits per line is standard). The standard enclosure is a NEMA 1 rated black powder-coated extruded-aluminum housing with red acrylic faceplate.

Electronic Displays Inc.

135 S. Church St.

Addison, IL 60101

FAX (630) 628-0936

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