CIM ’99: Look who’s here (Part 7 of 10)

National Instruments Stand 860/959

National Instruments will be showing its Lookout 4.0 automation package, featuring new object-based networking technology for simpler networked application development for the production floor. A new high-speed ethernet network interface module for the FieldPoint intelligent Modular I/O system will also be introduced. Bridgeview 2.1 has improved graphical programming for automation.

Open Mind Software Stand 1320

Open Mind Software Technologies introduces hyperMill V5 which provides five-axis cavity machining and five-axis profile machining with full collision control and avoidance. hyperMill is an integrated 2D/3D CAM solution for Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, think3 thinkdesign and Dassault’s CATIA, so users can convert CAD designs directly into NC code for machining. HyperForm is a stand-alone solution for 2D/3D NC programming in the mould and die industry.

Ortems UK Stand 226

Ortems offers version 6.32 of its Windows-based planning and scheduling system, for fast MRP and scheduling calculations.

Pantek Stand 940

Pantek will show Wonderware’s integrated suite of software, FactorySuite 2000 manufacturing management information system, as part of the Control Systems Integration section of CIM’99.

Parametric Technology (UK) Stand 1110

Parametric Technology will highlight latest CAD/CAM packages: Pro/Engineer 2000i, Pro/Mechanica 2000I, ICEMSurf 2000i surface modelling system, Pro/Desktop 2000i, and the new Windchill 4.0.

Pathtrace Engineering Systems Stand 1418

Pathtrace will launch version 4.5 of EdgeCAM, a comprehensive suite of CAM software for multi-axis turning, prismatic surface and wire EDM machining requirements. Version 4.5 introduces a new solids-based machining module so Parasolid-based models can be loaded without translation. A new Pencil Milling sequence has been added to the advanced surface machining module, and a Catia direct translator.

Pegasus Software Stand 630

Pegasus will launch the new production control system, Pegasus Operations32, which offers a 32-bit tool for the small and medium-sized manufacturer. The new Pegasus Opera32 accounting system integrates into Pegasus Operations 32 and will be shown together with new e-commerce modules.

Platinum Era Stand N/A

Platinum Era is a suite of ERP applications offering a complete business handling package from sales force automation, distribution and manufacturing to accounting, customer service and budgeting.

Preactor International Stand 1460

The Cimulation Centre has been renamed Preactor International and will be showing its latest scheduling tools, including Preactor 200/300 version 8.1, Preactor 400 APS for the allocation of raw and intermediate materials, Preactor 500 APS for dynamic material control, Preactor Execution System for real-time communications, and a new supply chain server for coordination of distributed schedules.

Printer and Label Systems Stand 1259

Printer and Label Systems will introduce the new T5000 range of network-ready thermal bar code printers from Printronix. A fully integrated ethernet adapter, Printnet Plus, will be demonstrated, and remote management software to enable network management across a complex enterprise. Zebra industrial thermal printers with barcode software will also be on show.

Proasis Stand 1248

Proasis offers the Prospex suite, developed for process and food, chemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. Prospex Planning Workbench is a multi-user system for factory planning and scheduling. Prospex Scheduling Workbench provides detailed finite capacity scheduling. The Prescient XE supply chain suite combines statistical forecasting with a graphical interface.

Production Modelling Corporation Stand1650

Production Modelling Corporation will introduce version 4.2 of ProModel Simulation and a new package called ProModel Management Consultant.

Proximity Consulting Stand 200

Proximity Consulting is part of the DCS Group and provides e-business consulting. Proximity will show Fastrak, a rapid way to deploy a website using Lotus Notes technology; Net.Commerce, a secure transactional e-commerce application; WebTrends, a suite for obtaining reports on internal and external network traffic; and NexGenCommerce which combines IBM’s Net.Commerce software with AS/400 integration middleware from Electran to provide secure, real-time access to BPCS, Mapics and Baan applications.

PSI AG Stand 101

PSI supplies software for mid-sized discrete manufacturing companies, designed to handle complex logistics processes for control and management of sales, materials, projects, production, finance, scheduling and shopfloor data collection. PSI Penta is integrated with Microsoft’s VBA for automation of applications such as special bid creations using MS Word, MS Excel and CAD.