MRO Magazine

Editor’s Choice: Maintenance events worth attending over the remainder of the year

July 26-29, 2005: CMMS-2005, the Computerized Maintenance Management Summit, Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind...

July 26-29, 2005: CMMS-2005, the Computerized Maintenance Management Summit, Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. With over 60% of all CMMS implementation falling far short of expectations, this conference has been created to address the strategies, tactics and technology for more productive maintenance work process automation through Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Systems. Tel. 239-985-0317, ext 1; website:

Aug. 16-17, 2005: Supply Chain Excellency, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia. Steer collaboration in the supply chain with effective business processes to reduce lead times and maximize profits, Tel.: 246.417.5389; website:

Sept. 12-16, 2005: WTC III: 2005 World Tribology Congress & Exhibition, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, D.C. The conference will address the fundamental aspects of tribology, along with broader tribological issues, which include: tribology education, health and safety, tribology in the design process, life cycle analysis, energy efficiency, reliability and productivity, and emissions. Tel.: 212-591-7787; website:

Sept. 14-15, 2005: 4th Annual Creating a 21st Century Maintenance Organization Conference, Hotel Delta Toronto Airport West, Toronto, Ont., Endorsed by Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, this Federated Press conference will feature case studies from some of the largest Canadian companies, a plant tour, as well as practical how-to sessions on best practices in maintenance management and plant engineering. The event will also feature the presentation of the Federated Press Lifetime Achievement Award in Plant Engineering & Maintenance during the Cocktail reception. Tel.: 416-665-6868 or 1-800-363-0722; website:


Sept. 14-21, 2005: EMO Hannover 2005, The world of machine tools, Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany. The entire range of products and services for metalworking technology is on display with special emphasis on machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automated systems, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories. The local representative is Co-Mar Management Services Inc. Tel.: 416-690-0331; websites:,

Sept. 19-22, 2005: PdM-2005, the Predictive Maintenance Technology Conference & Expo, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. This is the only independent predictive maintenance and condition monitoring conference for PdM practitioners. It is designed for rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, maintenance managers, maintenance supervisors, predictive maintenance technicians and anyone else who may be involved in planning, implementing or using a condition based maintenance program or predictive maintenance program. Tel.: 239.985.0317, ext 1; website:

Sept. 28-30, 2005: EPTDA Annual Convention 2005, Prague, Czech Republic. Contact the European Power Transmission Distributors Association in Brussels , Belgium. Tel.:+32 2 643 20 40;;

Oct. 17-20, 2005: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, National Trade Centre, Toronto, Ont. A Reed Exhibitions Canada event, CMTS incorporates the Canadian Machine Tool Show and National Factory Automation Show and is Canada’s largest forum for domestic and international manufacturers and distributors to display a full range of manufacturing machinery, plant-floor automation technology and support products. Tel.: 416-491-7565 or 1-888-322-7333;

Oct. 18-20, 2005: PTDA Industry Summit, Bally’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev. The Power Transmission Distributors Association Industry Summit is the premier networking and education event for the power transmission/motion control industry. Highlights of the summit include: A who’s who of attendees from leading distribution and manufacturing companies; educational workshops on industry issues with respected industry experts; peer networking forums for distributors and manufacturers; one-on-one meetings with current and potential business partners as part of the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX); informal networking at social events; and manufacturer-sponsored hospitality events, including a joint hospitality open to all attendees. Tel.: 312-876-9461; website:

Oct. 25-27, 2005: ISA Expo 2005, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Sponsored by ISA – The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society. Tel.: 919-549-8411; website:

Nov. 6-9, 2005: Ultrasound World II Conference, Clearwater Beach Hilton, Clearwater, Fla. The short courses for this year’s conference include: Ultrasound and Vibration Analysis Techniques, Compressed Air Survey Techniques, Implementing an Ultrasonic Condition Based Lubrication Program, How to Perform Ultrasonic Inspection for Medium and High Voltage Equipment, and Conducting a Steam Trap Survey: Planning, Implementation and Reporting. Keynote speaker is world-renowned author and lecturer Robert Williamson with a presentation entitled ‘NASCAR Racing: A Model for Equipment Reliability & Teamwork.’ Tel.: 914-592-1220; website:

Nov. 16-17, 2005: Rockwell Automation Fair, America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Learn about automation solutions addressing specific industry challenges. There will be more than 100 exhibitors, 49 technical sessions and 20 hands-on labs. Website:

Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2005: Main Train 2005, Novotel Toronto Centre, Toronto, Ont., organized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada. Main Train is a learning, training and networking conference for Canada’s asset management professionals. (PEMAC members get a 10% discount.) Tel.: 905-823-7255; website:

Dec. 6-9, 2005: IMC-2005, The 20th International Maintenance Conference, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. This is an event where maintenance and reliability professionals learn from each other through a series of informative learning sessions, short courses, benchmark sessions, networking opportunities and a wide selection of full-day workshops. Tel.: 239-985-0317; website: