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EMO 2013 - Energy-efficiency in production pays off

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The Blue Competence Special Show at the EMO Hannover 2013 will focus on the savings potential of energy efficient production technology in the industrial sector.

Ralf Reines, Engineering Consultant at the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) in Frankfurt am Main and responsible for the Blue Competence initiative explains that sustainability in industrial production operations is a future-friendly issue that will assist the European machine tool industry score heavily on the international scene.

According to Reines, purchasers of machine tools are hesitant when faced with spending more money to obtain energy-efficient machines. Large-scale users, from the automotive industry, for example, or aircraft manufacturers, also take a long hard look at the energy consumption when deciding on investment in new machinery. Given a price increase of 62% for industrial electricity in the past 15 years, there is plenty of dormant savings potential. 

The Blue Competence Special Show at the EMO Hannover 2013 will feature 19 European firms and research institutions engaged in production technology, who will show users from the industrial sector how they can upsize this potential. 

The companies include DMG Mori Seiki Deutschland GmbH, Leonberg, Fanuc Robotics Deutschland GmbH, Neuhausen a.d.F., Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Nürtingen, inspire AG, Zürich, Kapp Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg, Komet Group, Besigheim, Kuka Roboter GmbH, Gersthofen, Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, Kempten, Peiseler GmbH & Co. KG, Remscheid, Profiroll Technologies GmbH, Bad Düben, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen, Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Fraunhofer IWU, Vienna University of Applied Science, Forschungsbereich ecodesign, Vienna, Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen, Union Werkzeugmaschinen, Chemnitz, Vollmer Werke Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Biberach/Riss, Walter AG, Tübingen and CNC-Arena GmbH, Düsseldorf.

These exhibitors will spotlight a broad spectrum of solutions designed to create energy-autonomous emission-neutral, human-engineered production technology. 

Trade visitors to the EMO Hannover 2013 can attend the Blue Competence Special Stand in Hall 16 from 16 to 21 September 2013. The show will be complemented by specialist presentations from the exhibitors. 

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