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28-07-2019 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Efficient Bonding, Sealing and Potting Technologies

Dr. Hubert Pelc

This year's Scheugenpflug TechDays, which took place on June 5 and 6, were all about future technologies. The schedule of the fifth in-house fair had a lot to offer, including dispensing solutions for e-mobility, optical bonding, automation, and process integration. 

Around 430 visitors from 18 different countries came to Neustadt an der Donau to visit the traditional in-house fair at Scheugenpflug. In parallel, 24 material manufacturers and system partners presented their newest innovations at the accompanying specialist exhibition. "Scheugenpflug is one of our most important partners in the field of plant engineering. That is why we have been on site as an exhibitor since the first event in 2011," says Dr. Markus Jandke of Wacker Chemie. "Nowadays, it is important to be able to offer complete ready-to-use solutions from materials and dispensing technology. The TechDays represent the current state of the art in this field. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to get in contact with suppliers of upstream and downstream or supplementary processes."

Live applications

This year's event also focused on facilitating complex dispensing tasks with the aid of economical, precisely coordinated complete solutions. This was reflected both in the specialist exhibition and in the live demonstrations in the in-house Technology Center.
The centrepiece of the live applications was a fully automated production line on which sample components were potted, bonded and joined with state-of-the-art materials. The associated upstream and downstream processes as well as various options for parts handling were also shown here. Three integrated Process Modules ensured fast and reliable material application. These optimised modules offer integrators and automation specialists access to almost the entire Scheugenpflug process portfolio. They are scalable and can be quickly and reliably integrated into own lines or production cells thanks to plug-and-produce. A vacuum solution for optical bonding and a high-performance dispensing system for applying heat-conducting materials to high-voltage batteries were also very well received.

Scheugenpflug Academy

The new Scheugenpflug Academy celebrated its premiere and was presented to a wide audience for the first time at the TechDays. Under the motto "Knowledge well dispensed", users have access to almost 30 years of Scheugenpflug technology and process know-how. The modular training program meets the participants' level of knowledge and provides them with the basic and practical knowledge they need for their individual dispensing task.

Networking and personal exchange

The event was rounded off by a broad spectrum of specialist presentations. In addition to the extensive event program, there was no shortage of personal exchange: "This is the third time I've been at the TechDays," explained Christoph Metz of Harman Becker Automotive Systems. "Here you have the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange information with experts on current developments in the market. In addition, I use the event and the lectures to keep up with the latest developments in plant engineering and dispensing materials."

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