POWTECH 2017: The heart of mechanical processing technology

Bulk solids experts, process technicians, engineers and plant operators from all over the world will gather from 26 to 28 September 2017 for POWTECH at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. On three days and in six exhibition halls, visitors will experience the latest equipment and systems for the whole gamut of mechanical processes from A to Z. Forums, guided tours and lectures complement the presentations by the around 900 exhibitors expected to attend.

Every 18 months, POWTECH brings together the global innovations in mechanical processing technology and for the analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids. Plant designers and ­operators from almost all segments, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, non-metallic minerals, recycling and ceramics, come together to update their knowledge and explore the state-of-the-art in processing technology. At present, more than three months before the trade fair starts, a good 95 % of the display area total from 2016 has already been booked again. “The high number of registrations underscores the importance of the event as the No. 1 platform for mechanical processing technology,” emphasises Beate Fischer, Exhibition Director POWTECH at NürnbergMesse. “The sector plays a decisive role in shaping current industry trends and in September will once again showcase its latest developments. The registrations also promise a strong international presence and a large number of often impressive exhibits.”

High-tech meets practical expertise

POWTECH is definitely the place to be to gain more in-depth knowledge about technologies for powder, granules and bulk solids or get quickly up to speed on the latest developments. Two forums will offer ongoing presentations and workshops on issues affecting the industry. Bulk solids practitioners will gather at the expert forum in Hall 2, where they can experience best practice examples by leading manufacturers and users in the form of compact presentations.

In the POWTECH outdoor area 2017 experts conduct live explosions to demonstrate the effectiveness of the latest ex-proof equipment. Universities and research institutes will present themselves in the “Future Generation” zone, while another special display area will combine start-ups and new companies in the processing technology field. And if networking is your thing, you can head to the Process.net-Cafe.

Continuing the success story

More than 16 000 trade visitors flocked to Nuremberg for ­POWTECH 2016, while the 891 companies and institutions from 31 countries that exhibited were highly satisfied with the event. In a representative survey, over 93 % of exhibitors confirmed that they were able to reach their desired target groups, and 92 % could establish new business contacts. In 2017 POWTECH will be taking place in Nuremberg for the 20th time. This anniversary round will also focus on all facets of mechanical processing technology. Topical thematic threads include the customisation of production, digitisation and increasing the ­efficiency of existing systems.

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