This year also, for the fourth consecutive time, we will be returning to Parma for the 2017 edition of MECSPE, a landmark event for our industry and an important meeting opportunity, which in recent years has seen the significant growth not only of the number of exhibitors but also and above all of the visitors that increased from 28,000 in 2013 (the year we first participated) to approximately 40,000 last year.
The MICROingranaggi stand (Hall 5, stand L25) will be inside the Power Drive hall dedicated to systems and components for power transmission. We have two novelties: restyling of the 22 diameter reduction gear (quieter and more powerful) and the launch of a test phase that will allow us to develop the production and sale of grinding worms. Let’s start with the 22 diameter reduction gear.
Dedicating time to restyling this product has allowed us to make some improvements such as a lower noise level, a requirement mainly for applications in the medical field, and an increase in the resistance to torsion of the output shaft, useful in many kinds of automations. Thanks to this comprehensive overhaul we will reduce production costs and will take the product quality to a higher level.
Just a few weeks ago, moreover, I told you about our intention to start an experimental phase relating to the production and sale of grinding worms as a result of an increase of requests for this type of work.
As you know, these particular mechanical components are machined for milling and, if heat treatment isn’t required, the piece is finished. When instead this step is necessary, the part in question inevitably deforms and with it also the thread, creating, as you can imagine, a different behaviour – perhaps even problems – in meshing with the toothed wheel. It is therefore our intention to design and improve a grinding operation that can also be suitable for the most demanding and critical applications, that is able to correct these deformations.
We think that, once again, MECSPE is an excellent opportunity to present our novelties. With this event we particularly appreciate the ability of the organizers to group the different market segments present at the trade fair into eleven themed halls which blend seamlessly without overlap, divided in turn into four areas dedicated to automation and robotics, plastics processing and mechanical processing, finally arriving at the space reserved for mechanical and electronic subcontracting.
This special arrangement will allow visitors to make the most of their visit, allowing everyone to easily find exactly what they are looking for, avoiding long and unnecessary wandering around. It may seem obvious, but we know that isn’t always the case. Sprawling trade fairs that are difficult to visit still exist and this inevitably also ends up having an impact on us exhibitors.