POWTECH 2016 shows off top programme
The world of mechanical processing technology will gather at POWTECH 2016 from 19 to 21 April. About 900 exhibitors will present the latest technologies for processing, analysing and handling powder and bulk solids in Nuremberg.
Trade visitors can experience first-hand an entire range of mechanical processes – together with all the technologies that support and make the processing operations more efficient, such as measurement technology and analytics.
The analysis of powders, granules, bulk solids, and fluids not only helps to ensure quality and optimise the end product. At POWTECH 2016, experts in bulk solids and powders can learn how they can also achieve more efficient production and reduce their energy costs based on strong real-time measurement results and innovative field devices.
In modern production environments, measurement technology is involved in the entire process chain, from initial development to final shipping to ensure traceability.
Particle and process measurement technology is an integral part of the range of products at POWTECH. After all, one must know about the particle properties and process parameters in order to specifically influence them and achieve the desired results.
At the trade fair, manufacturers will find numerous analytical methods for a wide variety of bulk solids, from pressure measurement technology to equipment for measuring temperature or moisture. The range of particle analysis technology extends from simple laboratory sifting equipment to the sizing of coarse granules to laser diffraction systems and systems that are based on dynamic light scattering and precisely output particle sizes in the micro- and nanometre range. There is a growing demand for optical methods for determining the particle shape to optimise the consistency and flow behaviour of a product.
The path to “Process Technology 4.0”
Measurement and analysis technology provides the kind of data that is driving the fourth industrial revolution and making it possible in the first place. Reliable figures and analyses, frequently supplied in real-time, provide a solid foundation for automation using man-machine communication and for in-depth analyses of big data. In this way, manufacturers are finding new approaches for product optimisation and for greater process efficiency.
With respect to this, at POWTECH process industry experts can obtain many suggestions and useful practical tips regarding the integration of particle analysis technology and of process measurement systems in Process Technology 4.0. In addition to numerous product presentations in the three expert forums, more than 250 of the roughly 900 exhibitors in total at the trade fair will present solutions, concepts, and innovations relating to analytics and measurement technology.
Held concurrently at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, PARTEC is the International Congress on Particle Technology. At this congress, leading engineers and scientists meet to share information on the latest developments regarding processes for particle formation, agglomeration, and coating as well as measurement methods and diverse industrial applications for particles.
Expert knowledge in the Forums
Three presentation areas in the POWTEC exhibition halls will offer non-stop presentations, many of them in English. The 30-minute slots and panel discussions will address current topics in the industry in a useful, compact format.
At POWTECH, experts from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries in particular will gain valuable insights for optimising their production processes. One hot topic on the agenda is the use of sterile technology and the need for production to satisfy the most stringent standards of hygiene.
In addition, the cumulative know-how of the pharmaceutical sector will be highlighted in the expert forum hosted by the APV (international association for pharmaceutical technology). This will focus on trends and challenges in pharmaceutical manufacturing, including continuous production, tabletting and testing, 3D printing and serialisation.
The POWTECH Expert Forum will provide non-stop presentations on process automation, particle analysis and measurement technology. This is also where the new POWTECH Awards will be presented in three categories: technology, energy excellence and service.
In the POWTECH Technology Forum, visitors will receive practical tips about handling bulk solids in the food, chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.
Process experts converge on Nuremberg
For the first time, POWTECH visitors can use an app to find out information and the times of all presentations and compile their own personal schedule using their smart phone. If desired, the POWTECH App can remind visitors of selected events at the exhibition and help visitors to find their way around thanks to an interactive hall plan.
As notes Beate Fischer, Project Manager for this event at NürnbergMesse:
In 2016 we are raising the visibility of POWTECH’s high-calibre programme. Nowhere else do so many experts from the bulky solids and process industry meet in one location. Every trade visitor will go home with a wealth of new knowledge – and can start afresh with very tangible solutions and ideas after visiting the exhibition.
Visitors can also find details of all presentations and speakers in the POWTECH programme by visiting: www.powtech.de/programme