Presentation of innovations at the Motek 2021 machine fair was a complete success
The first trade fair appearance of SCHMIDT Technology GmbH in a long time was a complete success. It took a bit of courage to stick to the planned trade fair participation at MOTEK from October 5 to 8 in Stuttgart despite the imponderables due to the Covid 19 pandemic, explains Managing Director Oliver Schmidt. With 15% more customer contacts than at MOTEK 2019, the pre-Covid result was even exceeded, which even the optimists at SCHMIDT Technology had not expected. The quality of the discussions was particularly outstanding, which the Sankt Georgen-based machine manufacturer attributes to the concrete project volume, i.e. the expected generated sales. One of the reasons for the flood of visitors was the large number of premieres that were presented this year. First and foremost is the flagship of the press range, the new, extended ServoPress series, which will in future consist of eight sizes. This has been intensively revised and will delight users with even more power and precision combined with unrivaled reliability. In line with the trend towards complete solutions, the company presented a wide range of safety concepts for individual workstations, all of which are certified in accordance with the new EC type examination. In order to be able to implement customer requirements even faster and more conveniently, SCHMIDT Technology has developed fundamentally rethought control systems which, with their modern operating concept and high flexibility, offer a level of intuitive operation that was visibly enjoyed by the visitors to the trade fair.
Third place in the Handling Award
As a further highlight, visitors were able to see the proverbial premiere of the new patented press technology in the field of hand lever presses. With its unique kinematics, the cam press combines the advantages of a toggle press with those of a rack and pinion press. Here, the machine builder had its sights set on users who have to operate presses day in and day out, "which can be quite hard on the bones," according to one of the development managers and inventors of the cam press, Andreas Meyer. "You get the same press result as with a conventional knuckle-joint press, with 70% less effort by the operator." The ergonomic concept also convinced the jury of the renowned trade medium "Industrial Production", which recognized SCHMIDT Technology as the winner of the Handling Award with the third place.