Hanover/Wertheim, 28 April, 2017: At the end of April, as happens every year, thousands of interested trade visitors and decision makers flocked to the Hanover Fair in the capital of Lower Saxony in 2017, too. On the five days of the fair, the world’s leading industrial show presented the latest innovations for Industry 4.0 with the slogan “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” – with the involvement of 6,500 exhibitors from over 70 countries.
Once again, Kurtz Ersa was in the starting blocks for the Hanover Fair: The Group from the Main-Spessart region was doubly present, with two stands from the “Metal Components” division. MBW Metallbearbeitung Wertheim GmbH demonstrated individual sheet metal technology solutions and Kurtz Eisenguss GmbH & Co. KG presented complex hand moulding. Physically, with the motto “A Passion for Sheet Metal”, the MBW Team displayed a 110 kg light mini model on a scale of 1:3 – an optimised, soundproofed machinery enclosure for PE bottle production as a complete subassembly, which attracted lots of visitors to the stand and proved the perfect springboard for invigorating discussions on the topic of sheet metal.
“Increasingly, we at MBW are receiving requests for consultancy and design engineering services extending far beyond the mere execution of a sheet metal job – as a competent partner for all matters relating to the sheet metal process chain, we offer our customers real added value that pays off, with services such as value analysis, design engineering, assembly and contract manufacturing,” said MBW Managing Director Matthias Sacher in Hanover. The MBW range extends from general sheet metal processing steps and contract manufacturing of standard formats to large-scale components in all possible dimensions and the world-wide assembly of complete systems. As an optional extra, engineering services can also be arranged for the design engineering phase.
The Kurtz Eisenguss fair team also had a very special exhibit on display, attracting enormous visitor interest: a 680 kg pump casing, executed in the material EN-GJS 500-7, which was designed for the long-term customer Hauhinco and displays the perfect optimisation of the moulding by Kurtz Ersa engineers. It is in permanent use in a similarly efficient and sturdy high-pressure pump – under the most challenging of conditions in pump rooms in belowground mining or in water hydraulic systems. “Due to the high-quality materials, wear proof and corrosion-resistant coating, innovative technical design and the most modern manufacturing and testing processes, our pump casing ensures a low level of wear and tear and long service life. Here, the casting quality could be appropriately adapted to the requirements and the forces applying,” said Kurtz Eisenguss Managing Directors Andreas Hecker and Graziano Sammati. The exhibited pump casing represents just one of the top components for mechanical engineering, wind turbines, motor parts and gearbox parts which are produced in the SMART FOUNDRY in Hasloch. A unique Industry 4.0 level technology is the basis for the highest quality and efficiency in what is probably the most modern hand moulding for iron casting – made possible by the newly-designed material flow, the computer-aided logistic system, the clocked flow manufacturing and SAP-integrated business processes.
After five intensive fair days in Hanover, the “Metal Components” team was able to report a successful outcome – with particular satisfaction at the enormous professional, specific and international customer interest at both fair stands. The team returned to the Main-Spessart region with numerous inquiries and the task, in the fair follow-up, of turning specific inquiries into actual contracts and prospective buyers into customers.