SEPTEMBER 2008

APRA E&M Division to have learning booth at the Big R Show

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.