Show and tell time at two booths!
by Adrian Lunney
With just under a fortnight to go real excitement is building ahead of the K 2019 exhibition in Düsseldorf. The WITTMANN Group has several “firsts” to consider in this particular edition of the K show – not least that for the first time WITTMANN BATTENFELD will occupy a significant portion of Hall 15 in the Messe. The enjoy innovation theme will be lifted high and proud across an additional 120 sq m of exhibition space in Hall 15. Also, for the first time, the WITTMANN/TEMI technologies (TEMIONE and TEMI+) will be shown at the K show and will be going through its paces for the benefit and education of visitors. The TEMI Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) is designed to help show off the full potential of all the pioneering work in WITTMANN 4.0 can do. The benefits to the plastics processor are plentiful and the TEMIONE package can be scaled and provided for just one single machine – or else for a whole fleet (TEMI+) of machines or the entire factory. The WITTMANN Group has made the TEMI price very economical and so, hopefully, the K show will see a good volume of orders throughout the world. Elsewhere the various new products in all areas of plastics processing are testimony to the theme of the company and the slogan for the show – enjoy innovation! The popular new VPower injection molding machine will be featured with COMBIMOULD and a sophisticated automation package. The circular plastics production economy will be demonstrated via a WITTMANN inline recycling cell, new kinds of environmental plastic materials will make their show debut. In short, there is a great deal of innovation to see! Those visiting the triennial plastics exhibition later this month should, as ever, prepare for the sheer scale of the technology on show and should organize their routines accordingly. Plan every day and, if possible, make appointments ahead rather than leave contact on booths to chance. Wear comfortable shoes! Remember to schedule food, coffee and water through the day. If possible, take some time to educate yourself outside your specific field of interest. Injection molders could visit the blown film hall and film processors vice versa. Systematize your collection of information – notes, business cards, brochures, pictures, etc. – and organize your follow-up.
Finally, remember to enjoy innovation – at the WITTMANN Group booths, October 16–23.
WITTMANN booth: Hall 10/A04
WITTMANN BATTENFELD booth: Hall 15/C06