Summit meeting with the core sector
When plastics specialists from all over the world meet in Düsseldorf it is „K“ time. The branch meeting takes place every three years, and in 2019 it revolved around the circular economy and recycling. „Environmental topics have also become prominent in the world of plastic“, confirms Antonio Seising, Head of Sales at Brabender Technologie. This was also a topic on the Duisburg stands, for example for the feeding of recyclates, foil cuttings or shredded carpet. „We have long been set up for such requests and we are fully prepared.“
Besides a broad spectrum of feeders, Brabender Technologie brought bulk ingredients to Düsseldorf. In the material corner were glasses with a variety of bulk ingredients which gave a tangible illustration of the various tasks involved in feeding: snagged fibres that move in clumps, extremely fine powder behaving like a liquid when in motion, and others that become electrostatically charged and adhere to the glass. Antonio Seising explains the trade fair concept: „We were able to pick up on customers’ concerns here and then explain to them in front of the device how to deal with specific challenges“.
A wide portfolio on show
The range of feeders left no stone unturned:
- the universal FlexWall®,
- the new stirring agitators,
- the FiberXpert fibre feeder,
- a feeder channel, a fluid feeder and
- the new DS feeders
were on display. Some with special features: a DSR28 with FlexWall as a refill unit was on show, along with the DS feeder with vacuum conveyor and the new user interface in the OP 16. „Refilling processes are one of the central concerns of our customers and represent a central part of the trade fair“, reports Günter Kuhlmann, CEO of Brabender Technologie.
Another main emphasis was control of the feeder via a web server. Service staff were available for visitors with specific application questions about their feeder lines or the modernisation of individual feeder devices. They were able to respond based on their experience with the application and were sought-after contacts for technical special solutions. There were no language barriers at the Brabender Technologie stand: colleagues from all over the world added to the German team and were able to give answers in many languages.
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