Many Sectors on the Move
Powder and bulk solids are on the move: POWTECH 2019, which takes place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 9 to 11 April, has plenty to offer visitors on the subject of mechanical processing technology.
In six exhibition halls and through presentations, live demonstrations, guided tours and a special show, representatives of the powder and bulk solids industry will benefit from a complete package of useful practical knowledge. Parallel to POWTECH, the prestigious international congress for particle technology - PARTEC - will be held on the theme "Particles for a better life". For the first time, the event will also feature an interactive knowledge-sharing area. At the new Networking Campus, young researchers, start-ups and developers will provide insights into the markets and technologies of the future.
In April, POWTECH, the leading international trade fair for powder and bulk solids, will bring together 823 exhibitors from 35 countries at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to showcase their new products and best practices. In six exhibition halls, trade visitors from the bulk solids community will get to see machines live in action and can then discuss their development directly at the exhibitors' stands. Whether designed for mixing, size reduction, agglomerating or separating, these systems and machines are crucial to the production processes of a great many sectors. "As far as the current mega-trends in the industry are concerned, like additive manufacturing or energy storage, for example, mechanical processing technology is an absolutely indispensable element," says Beate Fischer, Director of POWTECH. "And it is precisely these application scenarios that POWTECH will be looking at." Other trending topics include continuous manufacturing, modular plant design and naturally, the digitisation of production processes.
Be part of the
conversation, establish contacts
and enhance your knowledge
The Networking Campus think tank, which opens its doors as a communication hub for the first time and offers start-ups, major players, industry representatives and researchers the opportunity to discuss the technologies and markets of the future, is sure to be a genuine visitor drawcard. At its heart is an open presentation stage, where participants can contribute to an interactive programme. In a nutshell: join in and brainstorm instead of just listening. Short presentations, workshops and research poster sessions are all designed to focus on the future of modern bulk solid and particle technology. The topics covered will include the following:
Energy storage and energy converters
The closed-loop economy
Digitalisation / digital transformation in the bulk solids segment
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality: opportunities and limitations in bulk solids operations
"The Networking Campus allows us to make the connection between process engineering and the disruptive future technologies that are becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives and in industry," says Fischer. The programme is complemented by a jobs board and the ProcessNet Café hosted by Dechema and the VDI-GVC. At the Recruiting Day on the Thursday, job-seekers can network with various companies, listen to their corporate pitches and learn what they have to offer prospective candidates. The adjacent interview corners can be used for initial conversations about new job opportunities.
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