Bauma 2019 attracted more than 620,000 visitors from every continent on the planet. From Monday April 8th through to Sunday April 14th, Bauma lived up to its reputation as ‘the largest construction machinery trade fair in the world’.
“2019 was the first year that Bunting has exhibited,” said Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales. “The sheer size of the event is astounding.”
Bunting was positioned in Hall B2 which was devoted to mineral processing and the handling of raw materials. The equipment displayed on the Bunting stand had three distinct functions:
- The purification of non-metallic minerals such as feldspar, silica sand and ceramics. Demonstrations on the Rare Earth Roll Magnetic Separator showed how weakly para-magnetic minerals are removed from non-metallic minerals. The Electromagnetic Filter, used to process mineral and ceramic slurries, was also on display;
- The removal or detection of tramp metal. Metal Detectors identify metal contamination (eg digger teeth, scaffolding parts, bars, bolts, etc) and prevent crusher and screen damage. Bunting also launched the new ElectroMax Overband Magnet at Bauma. The ElectroMax is designed as a lighter and more powerful metal separator for installation on mobile plant such as crushers and screens;
- The separation and recovery of stainless steel. The Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator recovers fragmented stainless steel from non-magnetic recycled materials such as car frag and electronic waste;
A Busy Stand at Bauma 2019
“For seven days our stand was constantly busy with visitors,” reported Dave. “At times, all our exhibition team were in conversation with customers and there was a queue of people patiently waiting on the stand.”
The launch of the new ElectroMax Overband Magnet drew visitors to the stand. The ElectroMax was fitted with a heavy duty armoured belt constructed with plastic slats rather than traditional stainless steel. These do not distort in the same way as stainless steel and still provide excellent belt protection against damage from heavy and sharp tramp ferrous metal. Interest focused on the high magnetic power and lightweight design of the ElectroMax.
- The Bauma 2019 Photo Gallery on Flickr
Many visitors from the mineral processing sector had specific purification or separation issues. Following Bauma, they are sending samples to the technical laboratory in the UK. These tests will determine what separation is possible and identify the optimum high intensity magnetic separator.
“Despite the background noise of Brexit, visitors were more interested in finding the best technology to solve a process problem,” said Dave. “Our company growth is based on expanding our business overseas and exhibitions like Bauma are vitally important. Our sales team is already in discussion with many of the people who visited our stand. We wish to thank everyone who took time to visit us at Bauma and we look forward to speaking with you soon.”
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