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Vollmer VDays 2023 focused on efficiency and sustainable processing

 Friday, June 23, 2023

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Vollmer- the sharpening specialist, once again opened its door for its all-time hit “Vdays 2023” in-house trade fair. Vdays has always been a favourite to tool lovers. This time the show was held in Biberach and continued for three days. 

With keynote speeches, expert presentations, and product demonstrations, customers, suppliers, and partners had the chance to fully immerse themselves in the world of grinding, eroding, and laser machines. The seminar, which focused on automation and digitalisation as well as effective production utilising sustainable techniques, drew almost 400 visitors worldwide.

“We’re very satisfied with the popularity of and interest in our VDays,” says Jürgen Hauger, CEO of the VOLLMER Group. “In particular, we all enjoyed the face-to-face conversations we could have with our customers and partners in numerous encounters during the VDays.” Jürgen added further.

International business is now battling with the issue of producing tools effectively and sustainably. The topic was raised during the first keynote address of the Vollmer VDays. Speaking about the effective use of resources when grinding PcBN shank-type tools was Christian Heller from the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools at Leibniz University Hanover. Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Möhring of the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Machine Tools gave the second keynote address. He focused on how utilising cutting-edge sawing technologies may improve performance and sustainability.

Keynote speeches address efficient production processes

At the VDays event, sharpening specialist VOLLMER provided information about its sustainability strategy, which the machine manufacturer summarises with its slogan, “Sustainable sharpening. Because the future demands precision“. In its product development, the Biberach-based provider of technology and services focuses on service life, energy efficiency, automation, use of resources, digitalisation, services and reuse to ensure that its sharpening machines can be manufactured and operated with greater efficiency.

Specialist talks highlight how to use sharpening machines optimally

Other VDays talks included sharpening techniques for various grinding, erosion, and laser equipment and their prospective uses in the metalworking and woodworking sectors. Vollmer product managers and engineers gave these presentations. The newest advancements in tool manufacture were also covered, such as the VLaser 370 laser machine, the VGrind series tool grinding machines, and the VHybrid 260 grinding and erosion machine. 

These exceptional machines can be utilised to tooth face, tooth top, and flanks of carbide-tipped circular saw teeth with high precision, energy efficiency and automation. 

 “Together with partner companies at the VDays, we managed to map the entire process chain in tool manufacturing and indicate how important digitalisation, automation and process efficiency are to tool grinding,” says Dr Stefan Brand, CEO of VOLLMER. “These trends offer opportunities for differentiation and competitive advantages both for our customers and ourselves, which is why we show great dedication in promoting innovation in these areas.” Mr. Brand concluded. 

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