Friday, March 16, 2007

IMHX 2007, International Materials Handling Exhibition

I took the 97 bus to Chelmsley and instead of waiting up to 30 minutes for a 966, when a 14a came at once, I jumped on it to get to Marston Green Station

remembering Mum at Marston Green station bus stops

here there was - 20 minutes wait - also like the bus a 30 minute interval service to the National Exhibition Centre at the next station Birmingham International

my left knee was still very sore after the day in London - to be blogged on Snaps One later today -and I made myself climb up to one of my favourite vantage points - this footbridge click to see aerial photograph and map

zoomed out map to see the end of the BHX airport runway
behind the tree below

poplar tree beginning to bud and make new leaves

local train to Birmingham and Walsall

oops clickd too soon - this Virgin train at high speed up towards London

back on the "Up Platform" (up to London) and I snapped the down express Virgin train to Birmingham and Wolverhampton - tiny bit too late

click here and look at this google map and you can see from the Birmingham International station bottom centre I walked up left to the exhibition in HALL 20 0 top corner in all a thousand meters along the corridors and stairs of the BNational Exhibition Centre

I wandered off track into the The Cleaning Show - Visitor Information:
"Pit your skills against the clock for a cash price and then against the world’s fastest window cleaner - Guinness Book of Records holder Terry Burrows. Find out how you can grow your business with marketing ideas and advice about getting online. Network with your colleagues and pick up some new product samples."
I missed thta one

returning to IMHX 2007
DEXION a magical name - I remember when the Dexion slotted angle product came out - and I see that I was eleven years old Dexion - About Us - History: "Dexion started in the UK in 1947."
Simplicity itself, the new system consisted of shaped metal strips with regularly punched slots. These strips can be
bolted together to construct racks and shelving to fit almost any available space. The name for the new angle system sprang from the Greek word for ‘right’ – ‘dexion’. Also, from this sprang the now famous ‘circle and tick’ symbol used in the Dexion trademark.

publisher David Priestman B.A. --
Logistics Business magazine covers all aspects of being a successful operator,
integrator, manufacturer or distributor in handling and logistics.
circulation is 11,000-15,000, pan-European.

BIG WHEEL abour 180 cm
Box 103
SE- 285 23 Markaryd

keeping the driver cool

portrait bug not fixed
and the right way up

SMV Konecranes AB: "To make day-to-day work easier for our customers we also offer a range of innovative solutions. One example is our Spectra series, which has the lift mast positioned behind the front axle – a unique solution that not only means better visibility and hence better safety for the operator, but also gives improved driving comfort and unbeatable access for servicing"

made in Malaysia size 18.00 - 25 and it is logical to make the tyres where the raw rubber is tapped and to ship the finished product world wide

JCB - Products: "The JCB Teletruk is a unique concept in counterbalanced industrial forklifts.A telescopic boom is used, not the vertical mast common to all other industrial forklifts. This allows loads to be reached forwards as well as upwards. Because on-highway lorries and trailers can be loaded/unloaded from only one side, time and space can be saved immediately in the distribution yard."
A HORRIBLE WEB SITE WHICH HANGS IN MS IE 7 AND FIREFOX 1.5 and I had to site search in Google to get in to get at the above data

the weather was pretty grey but not yet raining

nice pens from

floor plan

batteries and girls toys

"World Unlimited Electric Water Speed Record Smashed
On November 1st 2005, 24 year old Helen Loney piloted ‘An Stradag’, Henry Engelens 15ft electrically powered hydroplane to a new World Unlimited Electric Water Speed Record average of 68.09mph.

The previous UIM record of 50mph had been set some 16 years before by the same boat, then piloted by 75 year old Fiona, Countess of Arran. The new record was set in sunny calm onditions on Coniston Water, in the English lake district, at the very place where Donald Campbell had crashed in Bluebird K7."


Chloride Motive Powr Batteries Ltd are part of Exide Technologies, one of the world's greatest producers of lead acid batteries."

Formula 1 racing car simulator and boys toys - the simulator driver with the slowest lap buys the beers on friday whenthe show closes

and afterwards I walked slowly out over the north car park,-1.716399&spn=0.0...

started at the bottom of the map NEC after leaving IHMX 2007

and walked northwards

the show spilled outside of the halls to the right

crossed Bickenhill Parkway by this roundabout you can see on the map

skirted the wood on theleft
then crossed Blackfirs Lane - I wonder if that ever was Blackfriars like in London from a lost monastery.

hawthorn in blossom and birds singing map here

skirted the Business Park map

even saw the white scut of a rabbit running from me here on map

near the farm with the burny barn roof which you can see on this google map

to bus stop 97 in Chelmsley Road see the red tarmac on the map

I walked very slowly
but enjoyed th contact with nature

I got home too tired to blog the photos
and resisted a wish for fish, chips and beer - now blogging at sumrise before breakfast


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