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25 January 2013

The NEC, Birmingham, will be the venue for the UK's largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2010. Plant and Works Exhibition, Drives and Controls,Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition take place fro

The NEC, Birmingham, will be the venue for the UK's largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2010. Plant and Works Exhibition, Drives and Controls,Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition take place from 8-10th June and will run alongside MACH 10, Subcon, and Electrex

Show organiser DFA Media believes its series of events ensure industry professionals gain the broadest insight concerning the industry solutions currently available.

Plant and Works Exhibition This year's Plant and Works Exhibition will reflect the multi-tasking culture of today's plant, works and maintenance engineers.

Broad ranging, the show will cover such areas as energy, computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS), health and safety, condition monitoring, training, handling and storing, industrial rental, building maintenance, the environment and boilers and burners.

Air-Tech Air-Tech 2010 returns to its NEC home confident of its position as the UK's number one forum for compressed air and pneumatics businesses. All-encompassing, it will cover the entire the compressed air supply chain, from compressors to practical applications and will highlight technologies such as air treatment equipment and instrumentation, air dryers, condensing separators, heat exchangers and control systems. The show has the endorsement of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).

Drives and Controls Drives and Controls is the UK's premier event for power transmission, motion control and automation. All sectors of the industry will be represented at the exhibition, including drives, motors, safety, mechanical and actuation, automation and electrical.

Other technologies at the show will include communications, sensors and measurement, and software.

IFPEX Supported by the British Fluid Power Association, the International Fluid Power Exhibition aims to cover all that is current and cutting-edge in the world of hydraulics and pneumatics. Seminar programme DFA Media's 2010 events will feature two seminar theatres - one for the Drives and Controls/Plant and Works Exhibition; the other for the IFPEX/Air-Tech Exhibitions.

Each will have its own distinctive programme.

The free, industry-focused seminar programme run across the three days of the shows and will include a variety of presentations ranging from energy management and plant safety to manual handling, Ethernet communications and gearbox maintenance. These highly focused seminars will give delegates the opportunity to pick up best practice tips and advice from a variety of speakers, representing a cross section of the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Stephen Barker of Siemens and representative of the Gambica Trade Association will use his seminar to explain the benefits of a 'value based' approach, clarify how to develop a best practice energy, cost & carbon reduction strategy and demonstrate how to lever success from innovative financing models.

The Carbon Trust's head of financial services Paul Higgins will offer advice on how to obtain money from the organisation, while Chris Dee, executive director of BCAS, will be looking at the importance of leak detection in saving energy costs.

Other seminar contributors include Ian Morris of the BFPA; Professor Len Gelman, director of Centre of Vibro-Acoustics and Fatigue at Cranfield University; Stephen Barker representing Gambica Trade Association,Matt Gallagher CEO of The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Bindt), Geoff Walker representing the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, and Professor Andrew Plummer, director of the University of Bath's Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control.

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