Visitors put chemical pump into operation
At India’s largest chemical and process industry trade fair in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, the manufacturer Bungartz from Germany will present a further advancement of its proven pump type MPCVAN. In hall 1, stand C5D on the German Pavillion, visitors can put a model of the dry running magnetic drive centrifugal pump into operation and convince themselves of the advantages on site.
The world of the process industry meets in February at the Chemtech World Expo. With over 450 exhibitors, it is the largest industry event in South Asia. In the German Pavilion, the German pavilion organized by the VDMA, the company Bungartz presents a demonstration model of the self-regulating pump from the V-AN series. The intrinsically safe MPCVAN is designed for pumping demanding fluids. The magnetically driven vertical pump is hermetically sealed and failure safe against wrong operation. The shaft seal concept is based on the complete hydrodynamic relief of the shaft seal and the bearing unit. The penetration of product fluid or vapours into the shaft seal area is prevented by impeller back vanes during operation and a gas barrier during stand-still. Even with fluids that are hot, abrasive and corrosive the same time, the MPCVAN is extremely low-maintenance thanks to this Bungartz design logic of “no fluid at the shaft seal increases the mean time to repair. This is also the topic of the accompanying presentation to be held by Michael Wolf, Regional Director Asia-Pacific Bungartz Pumps.
The operation of the MPCVAN pump will be clearly demonstrated on a functional model. Visitors can watch or even “play” themselves with the MPCVAN when pumping gas or out of vacuum. It gets even more exciting when the visitor directs his attention towards the impeller backvanes. What happens during operation and what happens at standstill?
Bungartz at the Chemtech 2019: German Pavilion, Hall 1, Booth C5D
2018 – the year in review
From the business unit adhesives & chemicals
Turbulent, but still successful – this is the best way to sum up the year 2018 for the adhesives & chemicals department at ViscoTec.
Personnel change at the top
A major change this year was the personnel change at the top of the department. Daniel Pössnicker has headed the adhesives & chemicals business unit since August 1, 2018. He has been part of the ViscoTec team since 2010 and therefore brings the necessary knowledge for this position. As business unit manager, he focuses on the implementation of strategic sales targets in the national and international market as well as in the rapidly growing aerospace and e-mobility industries.
Emerging Business Developments
These two industries, which are part of ViscoTec’s business development, achieved great success in 2018. The aerospace sector developed very well this year and landed many orders with great potential. The automotive industry, especially e-mobility, also recorded a strong increase in orders. There is particularly high demand for the application of 1- and 2-component thermal conductive pastes which ViscoTec masters excellently with its products.
Popular applications and products
The applications that were particularly in demand in 2018 come mainly from the 2-component sector. Accordingly, the 2-component dosing systems were the bestsellers this year. The ViscoDuo-VM for medium and the ViscoDuo-P4/4 for very small quantities had the largest market share here.
Other applications successfully implemented by ViscoTec in 2018 include the integration of dosing technology in trickle systems, stator potting in electric motor production and reliable material handling of 1K and 2K impregnating resins.
ViscoTec offers the customer – not only in the 2-component sector – two essential advantages: On the one hand, abrasive materials can be dosed extremely low shear and very precisely thanks to the endless piston principle. On the other hand, a specially developed ceramic rotor ensures even more precise and gentle processing of the materials. This means less material waste and longer service life.
Daniel Pössnicker was very successful in his position as business unit manager in the first half of the year. “My team is entering the year 2019 stronger and more confident. Nevertheless, we are still looking for new members in order to master the growth of 2019 and conquer further markets,” says Pössnicker. The main focus for 2019 is on the electronics and automotive sectors. Important locations will be Asia, Eastern Europe and France.
New converter series specializing in infrastructure applications
Siemens showed a new converter series at the SPS IPC Drives 2018. The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology or also in industrial environments. With a power range of 0.75 to 630 kW, Sinamics G120X converters can be operated with any motor. The converters are at their most effective running with synchronous reluctance motors from Siemens. Sinamics G120X are configured throughout for cost-optimized and resource-saving operation across all voltages and supply networks, and their characteristic compact design saves space in the control cabinet. Although not featuring an additional output reactor, the converters enable motor cable lengths of up to 150 meters. The integrated safety functions are certified to SIL3.
Simple, reliable and efficient
The Sinamics G120X series offers outstanding ease of operation and is simple to commission using the Sinamics Smart Access Module and the IOP-2 operator panel. The converters can be selected and ordered using only a single purchase order number in the Siemens drive technology configurator. Their integrated DC link reactor enables Sinamics G120X converters to run with the utmost stability under all network conditions. This robust, drip-proof new series comes in the form of a painted module as standard, with an additional 3C3 contaminant-resistant coating as an optional extra. A high C2 (optionally C1) EMC category and a protection rating of IP20 (optionally IP21 in UL open type) ensure that the converter can be reliably used in any kind of industrial environment. Sinamics G120X converters are in compliance with all relevant EU energy-saving standards, and offer an operating efficiency level of over 98 percent. Their comprehensive range of integrated application-specific functions such as Flux Reduction for adjustment in line with the actual load, Eco Mode which ensures best possible performance and minimal losses coupled with low dynamic loads and optimized output power, or Keep Running Mode to reduce speed prior to a shutdown.
Ready for digitalization
Sinamics G120X converters can be linked to MindSphere over Sinamics Connect 300, offering users the opportunity to analyze valuable operating data gathered from the converter, the drive train and the machine using the MindSphere app Analyze MyDrives. This enables the visualization and analysis of status information, providing users with valuable data which can be used as the basis for optimizing processes and maintenance strategies.