August 27th, 2020
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Industrial heat recovery, industrial heat exchangers and heat transfer technology systems are the focus of the WTT-Expo, which will take place for the first time from December 7th to 9th, 2020 as part of the Tube Düsseldorf trade show. The Tube is the world’s leading trade fair for the pipe industry, which will take place from December 7 to 11, 2020 on more than 50,000 square meters and draws around 31,000 trade visitors from 130 countries to the Düsseldorf exhibition center.

The content-related synergy between WTT-Expo and Tube consists of the component ‘heat exchanger tubes’, the corresponding (welding) production processes for heat exchangers and, in general, the component ‘tube’ in process engineering systems with regard to the visitor target groups of the technical, operational and maintenance managers
as well as technical buyers and planners.

With more than 118.000 square metres net and 2,686 exhibitors, wire 2018 and Tube 2018 are bigger than ever before.

Reason enough for Messe Düsseldorf, as part of Tube 2020, the three-day own event WTT-Expo as a specialist show in Hall 7.1. perform. The area of ​​modern industrial heat exchanger technology fits perfectly into the international portfolio Metals and Flow Technologies with trade fairs such as Tube, VALVE WORLD EXPO, Metec and Thermprocess.

At the WTT-Expo, exhibitors from the industrial heating and cooling technology sector will once again show how cost-effective production can be carried out in this area and, at the same time, a sustainable contribution to minimizing emissions can be made.

Around seven more months, then the two international No. 1 trade fairs for the wire, cable and pipe industry will open their gates at the Düsseldorf exhibition center from March 30 to April 3, 2020.

As a global information and business platform for the key players in these industries, wire and Tube captivate over 2,500 companies from all over the world every two years.

The registration numbers for wire 2020 are already nowvery promising. Strong growth from Turkey, India and Taiwan, which already exceed the final number of exhibitors from 2018. In addition, high participations from the traditional exhibitor regions Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe suggest a new exhibitor record next year.

With more than 118.000 square metres net and 2,686 exhibitors, wire 2018 and Tube 2018 are bigger than ever before.

“The promising registration figures for wire 2020 so far confirm that our exhibitors are not influenced by global economic fluctuations within the industry,” says Daniel Ryfisch, Deputy Director Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.

Wire 2020 presents its technological innovations in exhibition halls 9 to 17 on an area of ​​currently 65,000 square meters net. This is an excellent result, a good six months before the start of the trade fair. At wire 2018, a total of 65,222 square meters of net space was let.

Trade show for industrial heat exchanger and heat transfer technology from December 7 to 9, 2020 at the Düsseldorf exhibition center

The exhibitors show machines and systems for wire production and wire finishing, tools and auxiliary materials for process engineering, materials, fiber optic technologies, special wires and cables, measurement, control, regulation and testing technology.

Many companies in the wire, cable and pipe industries have long since recognized that they could switch to the fast lane using Industry 4.0 and the associated digitalization. The industries have long been able to do more than manage …

The impetus for companies through the fourth industrial revolution will be considerable in the next few years. The Federal Ministry of Economics for Germany is expecting 153 billion euros in additional economic growth through Industry 4.0 by 2020. According to the Ministry, the planned annual investments in Industry 4.0 applications will amount to 40 billion euros by then. And German companies no longer have any doubt that the future of the smart factory will belong: 83 percent see a high degree of digitization in their value chains in 2020.

With more than 118.000 square metres net and 2,686 exhibitors, wire 2018 and Tube 2018 are bigger than ever before.

The development offers enormous potential for Germany as a location: Around 15 million jobs depend directly and indirectly on the manufacturing economy. “The digitization of industry will not only change value creation processes, it will also create new business models and new perspectives for employees,” explains the German Federal Ministry of Economics. Intelligent, digital production processes offer great opportunities, especially for small and medium-sized companies.
Opportunities to be seized. The development to the Smart Factory hardly stops at an industry – and it is far from over. “Digitization and Industry 4.0 are key challenges for us, which will also change the pipe and wire industry profoundly in the next few years,” emphasizes the SMS group.

Making extensive amounts of data usable – Leoni is already implementing this maxim. “With LEONiQ we have developed an intelligent cable technology that is able to record and evaluate various parameters along any cable system,” explains the company. This technology enables conclusions to be drawn about the state of the entire system and its control, and gives recommendations for future development cycles. “With this new key technology, energy and data flows are becoming more efficient, more secure and more available,” says Leoni. For the first time, not only will the network become intelligent, but also the networking itself.

The company uses digital functional simulation in the early development phase in order to design cable solutions as best as possible for the respective application. If potential problem areas are identified during the development phase, a monitoring function can be integrated by integrating sensors and electronics along the cable. “Various parameters, such as temperature, tightness, mechanical load and GPS position are continuously recorded, analyzed in the cloud on the basis of specially developed algorithms and made available to the customer as part of a dashboard,” explains Leoni. This enables a number of ‘smart services’, such as early warning systems, active system control or “precise recommendations for action”.

With more than 118.000 square metres net and 2,686 exhibitors, wire 2018 and Tube 2018 are bigger than ever before.

steel mill The SMS group has already implemented projects that show how networked systems, self-learning process models, intelligent assistance systems, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are already “revolutionizing construction, production and maintenance in the steel and rolling mills and improving the competitiveness of customers worldwide Strengthen the market ”. The digital iron and steel mill is already a reality.

Artificial intelligence is able to recognize unknown relationships between different input parameters and to detect interference at an early stage, explains SMS. “This enables measures to be initiated and the economic damage to be limited.” In one case, it was found that the strip temperatures on the reel sometimes suddenly deviated significantly from the target value. “As such temperature deviations worsen the material properties of the coils, the next quantity of belts was automatically adapted to the cooling water, which reduced the difference between the actual and target temperature.” Nevertheless, the temperature deviations in the previously produced belts meant that these tapes had to be devalued.

Together with Jacobs University, the SMS group developed the X-Pact® Performance Enrichment Analysis – a method with artificial intelligence. With it, the unexpected connection between a faulty work roll in a roll stand and the temperature deviations in the cooling can be exactly proven, more clearly and effectively than with a standard analysis. “If the Performance Enrichment Analysis module is active, many possible errors can be monitored simultaneously.”

Transfluid Maschinenbau has also had Industry 4.0 in its focus for a long time. “Depending on the customer group, we are gradually converting our products to 4.0-capable communication and, if requested by the customer, we also offer corresponding downstream software that can record and process process parameters,” says Benedikt Hümmler, Managing Director Design / Production at the manufacturer of pipe bending machines and pipe processing machines. With this and with the appropriate hardware, the company can meet today’s expectations of 4.0.

With more than 118.000 square metres net and 2,686 exhibitors, wire 2018 and Tube 2018 are bigger than ever before.

At WTT-Expo, primarily exhibitors from German-speaking countries and neighboring European countries (but also from the USA) are expected to present systems, apparatus, products and services from industrial heat exchanger and heat transfer technology.

The comprehensive range of the trade fair ranges from planning through construction to commissioning and the complex area of ​​maintenance.



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