Avoiding the Waste of Resources in Production
Material and energy efficiency in metal working are the focus of the guided visitor tours at this year's AMB, the international exhibition for metal working, which will take place from 13 to 17 September at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. The tours will be organised and carried out by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector.
Material costs are by far the largest cost factor in the manufacturing sector, at over 40 per cent. The share of personnel costs is far behind, at around 18 per cent. In many companies, material costs are not yet examined in detail.
There, also in view of the significance of this cost factor, great savings potential can therefore be expected. In order to avoid waste and to save material costs, many organisational and technical measures are available. There are opportunities for intervention, for example, in product design and in production. The visitor tours will provide information on new materials, as well as on methodological, technical and business aspects of material efficiency.
The themes of energy efficiency and savings are now more than ever dominating all discussions concerning production. Indeed the percentage of energy costs of the overall costs for metal-working companies is on average a few per cent. It can, however, be up to 15 per cent for small and energy-intensive companies.
Various studies show that in general 20 to 30 per cent of energy can be saved. It is therefore worthwhile also for companies in the metal-working sector to concern themselves with this topic.
Two trade fair tours are planned, each lasting for around two hours. They will start on Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 9.30 and 13.00.
The theme of "energy efficiency in metal working" will be the main focus. On Thursday, 15 September 2016, also at 9.30 and 13.00, the theme of "avoiding the waste of resources" will be examined in more detail. The guided tours will be conducted by a competent technical adviser.
The visitor tours will be conducted in German and are free of charge; however, registration is required to facilitate planning. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector is now taking registrations (Contact: Roland Schestag 0711/126-2652, or firstname.lastname@example.org). The meeting point for the visitor tours is at the stand of the Baden-Württemberg State Agency for Environmental Technology - KEFF at the East Entrance, stand no. E2-216.
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Source: Messe Stuttgart