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ISA Calgary Highlights Automation Innovations

Calgary, AB -- Canada's largest instrumentation, systems, automation event brought 200 exhibiting companies and 5,000 attendees to Stampede Park in Calgary, AB, April 22-23, 2009. Held biennially, the...


June 1, 2009
By Bill Roebuck

Calgary, AB — Canada’s largest instrumentation, systems, automation event brought 200 exhibiting companies and 5,000 attendees to Stampede Park in Calgary, AB, April 22-23, 2009. Held biennially, the ISA Calgary trade show, organized by DMG World Media of Calgary, gave visitors in this niche market an opportunity to view the latest in systems technology. Machinery & Equipment covered the event with the help of our local photographer, Stephen Hess.

The event encompassed the trade show and two workshops on wireless technology that included presentations on the Wireless World of Wireless HART by Pat Cashwell of ABB Inc., and the Wireless World of ISA100 by Ian Verhappen of MTL Inc. Other presentations included a Honeywell Case Study by Craig McClure of Honeywell, an Emerson Case Study by Steve Barker of Spartan Controls, and a look at the Future of Wireless by Ian Verhappen of MTL Inc. Question and answer sessions and discussions followed the workshops.

The event also included a unique session entitled Are You Smarter than a 2nd Year Automation Student? Inspired by the hit TV show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, contestants had the opportunity to test their knowledge against the best and brightest second-year automation students that the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) had to offer.

Photos: Stephen H. Hess Photography, Calgary.

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Roch Graveline (left) and Dave Yeremy, Brady Canada.

Glenn Hetherington, ABB Inc.


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