A Look Back at K2016

Kautex Maschinenbau reports on a positive trade fair experience

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Kautex Maschinenbau is more than satisfied as they look back at this year’s K trade fair in Düsseldorf. Under the slogan “Setting benchmarks for high production performance”, the leading manufacturer for extrusion blow molding machines presented its latest machine technologies and services at a stand measuring around 450 sqm. “In places, our stand was so crowded that it was barely possible to get through,” says Managing Partner Andreas Lichtenauer. “The live presentations of the all-electric jerrycan machine, our Industry 4.0 application, Virtual Machine, and new example applications from the field of Specialities attracted particular interest.”

All-electric and connected
The all-electric KBB400 exhibited in Düsseldorf to manufacture stackable jerrycans was used numerous times a day on all eight trade fair days and impressed the trade visitors not only with its speed and efficiency, but also with the ability for networking in terms of the trade fair megatheme “Industry 4.0”. The KBB400 boasts an integrated quality control system for the manufactured products, the data for which, as for all other ‘IntelliGate‘ downstream modules, can be exchanged and used to optimize the running processes using the newly developed interface ‘Connext’.

New areas of application and Open House
Selected example products from the business area Specialities, which were intended to offer trade visitors suggestions of further extrusion blow molding applications, generated a great deal of conversation at the trade fair stand. The range extends from kayaks and outdoor sheds to sports shoe soles, traffic signs and new forms of wound pressure vessels. Alongside the trade fair, Kautex this year once again opened its doors to visitors at its main factory nearby. Interested parties were taken directly to Bonn via shuttle bus several times a day to view blow molding machines for applications from the fields of Automotive, Packaging and Specialities.

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