APRA E&M Division to have learning booth at the Big
Fernand Weiland, co-chairman of the Automotive Parts
Remanufacturers Association’s (APRA) Electronics & Mechatronics
Division, recently announced there will be a “learning
booth” at the International Big R Show on November 2-3,
2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Due to the shift away from purely mechanical, hydraulic
and electrical components, APRA’s E&M Division felt
compelled to offer this “learning booth” as a way to
familiarize remanufacturers with the mechatronic components,
which combine mechanical and electrical components.
Weiland stated, “Now is the time for ‘traditional’ remanufacturers
of clutches, starters, rack & pinions, brakes, transmissions,
etc., to embrace these new technologies and learn to
remanufacture them.” APRA’s E&M Division is offering
a seminar during the Big R Show to educate remanufacturers
and to allow them to better understand mechatronics.
During the show, remanufacturers will be able to see
hybrid starter-generators, steering, electronic brakes,
electronic engine management, injection systems, etc.
Engineers will be available at the E&M Division booth
to answer questions.