At METAV 2010 (23 to 27 February 2010) in Düsseldorf, 15 machine tool manufacturing companies and their cooperation partners will be presenting solutions for improving the energy-efficiency of machine tools, as part of the "Blue Competence® – Taking the initiative on energy and environment" campaign.
The German manufacturers had taken this issue fully on board at a very early juncture. The background here is firstly the decision taken by the European Commission to put machine tools on the list of products requiring examination under the EuP Directive (2009/125/EG). Secondly, the aim is to develop awareness for responsible husbandry of natural resources, not least among the users of production technology, and to join forces in formulating new approaches and achieving continual improvements in the ongoing state of the art.
"What we want to show on the joint booth at METAV 2010 is that German vendors are playing in the premier league here and are even a whole lot better than their competitors", emphasises Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the METAV organisers VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association). The exhibitors involved will be presenting not only individual aspects on the component level, such as energy recovery and efficient drive technology, but also energy-efficient process developments, and design-enhanced machinery concepts. They are thus underlining their corporate capabilities in terms of developing and marketing products that in addition to productivity quality and reliability also offer a contribution toward sustainable production technology.
The joint booth is to be found in Hall 16, Booth B9.