“Every visitor here literally feels NEUMAN & ESSER’s unwavering innovative strength. Unbelievable how many product innovations the company has created within such a short period!“, as Leo D’Anna, IGP Pulvertechnik AG Member of the Board states.
The NEA INNOVATION DAY and POWDER COATING COMPACT events on Sept. 26 and 27, 2018 at the Übach-Palenberg headquarters offered powder coating industry and process technology experts a 360° specialist symposium, which provided answers to a multitude of grinding and classifying technology questions.
As representatives of their family company, the two Managing Partners Stefanie and Alexander Peters welcomed some 400 international visitors from Europe, Asia, North and South America on both days. To kick-off the program, Managing Director Manfred Salgert used the forum to present his guests the rebranding as NEUMAN & ESSER Process Technology within an official framework. “Our range of services has almost doubled during the past two years and our references extend to New Zealand, thus justifying this step”, as he explained before welcoming the guest speakers. These included representatives from well-known companies such as Mondo Minerals, KABE Farben, Schaefer Kalk and Jotun.
Both event days were fully packed. Thus, the NEA INNOVATION DAY repertoire ranged from technical process basics and new knowledge in this area via the mode of action of the new classifier generations DC, DCX and GRC to the revolutionization of pulverizing technology using the ICX and PMX mills. Industry 4.0 or Big Data – discussed all over the world, but seldom anchored with a clear picture was knowledgeably filled with targets and contents by sister company NEA X Digital Technology Solutions.
Whilst the first day was aimed at treating various process technology topics as an overview, the second day focused systematically on the powder coating sector. The program included a powder coating-specific exhibition incorporated in a lecture series about innovations and a realized best practice solution in the area of Industry 4.0. The visitors were guided through the inhouse exhibition as a “rotating podium” with 13 “Who is Who” European quality manufacturers presenting their products and companies. Who could have been more appropriate to lead the groups than NOX the robot? The manned, 2.30m tall robot knew how to gain the visitors’ attention in a few seconds