GMTA, (German Machine Tools of America) recently attended a technology days event held by their partner, BvL, a market leader in parts cleaning technology. The technology days were held on May 6-8, 2019 at BvL’s Emsburen, Germany location. The event was attended by many of BvL’s partners from locations around the world, including China, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
The event began with an evening meal for delegates who had arrived the day before. The first day of the workshop began with a welcoming speech followed by a presentation of the latest developments at BvL, plus background information on analytical methods for particulate and film-like contamination. This was followed by “Expert Cafe” rounds, with delegates joining various small groups to discuss cleaning systems for various particle sizes, the new “Twister” rotary indexing process and the state of play with BvL’s online marketing. The afternoon consisted of a range of system demonstrations and an in-depth tour of the BvL production facility.
The evening events included a tour of the distillery at Berentzen-Hof in Haselünne, followed by a tasting session of selected Berentzen spirits. Workshop participants were also invited to compete in a just-for-fun Challenge Cup involving various games of skill before the evening concluded with a dinner.
Best Practice Seminars
As in previous years, BvL also held several best practice seminars in 2019. The first best practice seminar was held for Russian customers in April. In early June, they held an annual best practice seminar for their German customers, which was again fully booked with 30 participants.
BvL has exhibited at the following trade shows so far in 2019: Turning Days in February in Friedrichshafen, Germany and Metalloobrabodka in May in Moscow, Russia.
Twister Rotary Indexing Systems
The BvL Twister rotary indexing systems are the newest addition to their system type portfolio. The space-saving systems, ensure optimum part cleanliness and a corresponding level of process reliability. They are ideally suited for the implementation of robot cells and production lines, making them especially applicable for use in automotive technology.
BvL recently developed a marketing campaign for this target sector, featuring a number of different elements and has just launched a campaign in the German market with a newsletter. This newsletter will soon be sent to recipients in the U.S. market.