At the press preview of the POWTECH trade show on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Nuremberg, GEA presented its know-how with a broad spectrum of technologies and solutions for processing solids and liquids for various industries and applications such as food, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, ceramics, minerals, hard metals, battery materials and basic materials for high-quality plastics. POWTECH provides GEA with an ideal platform for its innovative and cross-application approach to standard and special solutions in the plant and service sector. GEA's motto at its POWTECH 2019 appearance: "Powerful change". Changes and developments are the heartbeat and drive of any growth. Without this, any further development is impossible. At the POWTECH trade fair itself, the GEA stand will be located in Hall 3, Stand 3-231.

Rotary Presses for All Applications

GEA’s R-series rotary tablet presses allow for extremely short cleaning and format changeover times and the tool-free disassembly and reassembly of all removable parts. The R55 is an exceptionally versatile industrial rotary press for a wide range of powder product processing applications, including nuclear fuel pellets, hard metals, catalysts, automotive parts, batteries and confectionery. The R55 rotary press can be supplied with a number of optional features to improve and expedite the tablet production process and provide higher levels of control.

GEA’s Hold-Up/Hold-Down system, in combination with an optimized die design, prevents tablet lamination or capping, and features such as die wall and punch face lubrication are designed to optimize tablet ejection. In addition, proprietary punch holders with bearings rolling on cams mean that ejection forces up to 10 kN can be tolerated.Steel, carbide and ceramic compression tools can be supplied as standard, but the customer is free to use a third-party source. GEA will provide the necessary tool drawings with the press.

The GEA SRS vibration sieve - Powder processing at its finest

The GEA SRS vibrating screen has been developed for milk and food applications that require hygienic processing to a high standard. It is available in closed and highly hygienic design, designed for continuous operation, has two vibration motors and can be equipped with different screen types and cleaning systems. The SRS vibrating screen is supplied with one or more large lids for easy access when cleaning, checking or changing the screen bottom. Cleaning-in-place (CIP) compatible versions are available on request. GEA offers a wide range of high quality screens which can be manufactured to exact dimensions and customer specifications and delivered at short notice. 

Supply of turnkey plant for spray drying of lignosulfonate

The production of value-added products from renewable raw materials is one of Borregaard's core competencies. GEA is supplying the Norwegian company with a turnkey plant for the spray drying of lignosulfonate in the double-digit million range. The solution also includes a new silo for feeding stored powder materials into the plant's packaging system and a large wet scrubber for dust removal. The entire process solution will be installed at the Norwegian site in Sarpsborg. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2019.

The NiSoX-Valve solution from GEA

After GEA had presented the homogenization innovation NiSoX-Valve at ACHEMA 2018, the results of the first field study will be available at the customer's premises in time for POWTECH 2019. In the stress test of a real application, it was even possible to exceed the original laboratory results. The new NiSoX-Valve geometry optimizes energy distribution during homogenization, thereby reducing particle size and significantly improving the homogenization effect.

Solutions for Flow Components at the POWTECH 2019 in April

GEA also announced for POWTECH the presentation of further solutions for applications in the field of flow components. In April "HYGIA & Cleaner (HP2), GEA Hilge CONTRA, GEA Hilge HYGIA (HP12) and VESTA Tank Bottom Display will be shown.

POWTECH 2019 - an important leading trade fair

The POWTECH trade fair in Nuremberg is the leading trade fair for mechanical process engineering, analysis and handling of powder and bulk material. 835 exhibitors and production specialists from all over the world will be presenting innovations and further developments in the field of processes that manufacture and process quality products from powder, granulate, bulk material and liquid in six exhibition halls covering 55,400 square metres at the POWTECH trade fair in Nuremberg. The range of products on offer includes basic processes for powder and bulk materials, apparatus engineering and process components, packaging and filling, measurement, control and automation, nanoparticle technology, safety and environmental technology as well as quality control, assurance and management (QC, QA and QM). An attractive supporting programme with numerous continuing education platforms in the form of special shows, seminars, guided tours and lecture events completes the exhibitor offer at POWTECH Nürnberg Messe. Around 14,000 trade visitors are expected.

GEA will be represented with a stand at POWTECH 2019 from 9 to 11 April 2019 at the Nuremberg trade fair. Visit us in hall 3 at booth 3-213.

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