ACHEMA 2012 with significantly more inquiries than 2009
As a leading supplier of mechanical processing equipment, the Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing presented itself with its companies NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH and NETZSCH-CONDUX Mahltechnik GmbH on a combined stand at ACHEMA.
The machine builders with headquarters in the Bavarian town of Selb again had some real innovations on board and showed a variety of 10 different exhibits on the stand, among others the Economic Dispersionizer Omega® and the horizontal agitator bead mill LME 30 including the brand new BeadBox® system. These two systems were in the focus of the visitors’ interest.
Economic Dispersionizer Omega® is a state-of-the-art dispersing unit, providing maximum product quality and reproducibility by means of an optimum combination of the factors turbulence, cavitation and shearing forces. Moreover, the system operates with considerably reduced energy consumption and maintenance efforts as well as a very low heat development while dispersing.
The second machine in the center of interest on the NETZSCH stand in Frankfurt was the so-called BeadBox®, which had been mounted to a horizontal agitator bead mill LME 30 for demonstration purposes. This unit saves the operator precious time and labor by exchanging the grinding media at the push of a button – without the necessity of opening the grinding chamber. The extraction as well as the wet reloading of the grinding chamber with grinding media is carried out by means of a fluid flow at closed housing.
It was generally not surprising that the ACHEMA stand of NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing was well attended. The number of verified contacts remained almost the same (approx. + 5%), just as the global distribution (approx. 55% from Germany, followed by India, Korea, Belgium, the Czech Republic and others). The market distribution (pharmaceutical, mineral and food industry as main interested parties) also did hardly differ from observations in 2009.
Nevertheless, there was a specificity to be pointed out in direct comparison to ACHEMA 2009: The demands for offers and tests grew to an exceptional extend - which tends to indicate a solid medium-term sales increase. Moreover, the meanwhile solution development at NETZSCH will not stand still, so this year’s visitors may already today be excited about next ACHEMA.