GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Packs IMTS 2008 Exhibition With Hardware and Software Products and Solutions

Full Range of Systems To Meet Broad Scope of Machine Tool Builder and End User Needs In Booth A-8418, Chicago’s McCormick Center, September 8 – 13

CHICAGO, IL, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced its booth line up for the IMTS 2008 trade show to be held in Chicago’s McCormick Center, September 8-13, 2008. Various stations will be set up around the booth featuring hardware, software and engineered solutions for machine tool manufacturers. GE Fanuc will be available in Booth A-8418.

"This is our most comprehensive booth yet for IMTS," said Tomo Ishibe, GE Fanuc’s CNC Executive Vice President. "As in past years, we will be showcasing our leading control solutions for builders and end users alike. This year, more than ever before, GE Fanuc will be displaying our capabilities beyond CNC systems to incorporate our the breadth of our control, software and engineering solutions."

Available for demonstration in the booth will be:

Proficy Machine Tool Efficiency

GE Fanuc will be displaying its powerful Proficy Machine Tool Efficiency (MTE) software at the show, specifically designed to collect OEE data from the factory floor.

GE Fanuc’s New Machine Intelligence Family of Software

A brand new family of products designed to bring data collection capabilities to manufacturing companies large and small will be demonstrated at the booth. These are:

miView, a scalable web-based software that focuses on efficiency data collection and control miView-e, which features the capability to monitor the efficiency of an individual machine, embedded directly on the CNC control and available for many of our i series CNCs.

New GE Fanuc Software Solutions

Asset Life Maintenance Management is a solution designed to track individual machine components and their needs for preventative maintenance based on actual usage rather than the traditional calendar-based method.

And, Proficy Change Management for CNC, is a solution that reduces downtime costs associated with not backing up and controlling critical CNC files.


A revolutionary new communications protocol designed to enable unprecedented connectivity between all types of machine tools, will be featured at IMTS. GE Fanuc has played a key role in this standard’s development and is excited to showcase this new capability at its booth and in the Emerging Technology Center along with AMT.

Factory Automation Solutions

Custom, comprehensive engineering and automation solutions available from GE Fanuc’s expert engineering team will also be showcased, including several examples of integrated hardware, software and support applications that are available on a fully customizable basis to help our customers drive Lean manufacturing in their operations.

5-Star Retrofit

Also in the booth, GE Fanuc will be highlighting its 5-Star Retrofit program, offering comprehensive CNC retrofits through our network of authorized retrofit partners. Retrofits offer a cost effective solution for improving existing machine tool performance with the latest control system technologies.

"We are excited to host our existing customers, as well as new customers interested in learning more about what GE Fanuc has to offer this year at IMTS," concluded GE Fanuc’s Ishibe.


About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit

About GE Enterprise Solutions

GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.


Elli Holman, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms