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Roughly 60 people from all over Europe visited the Hymmen Technical Center to see new and proven products from digital printing technology to press and coating systems and the Industry Intelligence solution smart2i. The event in Rödinghausen, Germany ran from Tuesday to Thursday, October 18-20, 2022.
Visitors took part in exciting live demonstrations on the Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE) line and the production systems for digital decor printing on board material with UV-curing inks (JUPITER) and water-based digital printing of decor paper (SATURN).
Next door, the HPL double belt press was waiting to press digitally printed paper into laminate on site. Hymmen’s coating finishing technology (Calender Coating Inert, CCI) can produce outstanding quality mirror high gloss as well as super matt surfaces, which were also on display.
The latest of the innovations presented is equally relevant for all Hymmen-owned as well as for external machines and systems. It is the smart2i Industry Intelligence solution samrt2i, for cloud-based monitoring and analysis of all relevant process parameters to optimize the entire production. The live application of smart2i could be experienced in real time by means of the monitoring and analysis of the current production data of the technology in operation at the fair.
The practical presentations were accompanied by talks on AI and the Industry Intelligence solution smart2i from Hymmen. Carsten Brinkmeyer, Head of Business Development at Hymmen, put the Industry Intelligence solution smart2i into a larger theoretical context. Guest speaker Wilhelm Klat (M. Sc.) gave a keynote speech on artificial intelligence. Mr. Klat is a Computer Vision Specialist, a research associate of the Applied AI Working Group at the FH Bielefeld and Managing Director of CircoVision UG. Dr. René Pankoke, managing partner and CEO of Hymmen led the following podium discussion.
Lunch and coffee provided additional opportunities for cross-company exchange. Hymmen is already looking forward to the third edition of the in-house exhibition event in two years.
The overall Tech-Together event
The OWL region continues to offer concentrated machine, plant and supplier competence in the woodworking sector. After the first edition in September 2021, renowned suppliers covering the entire machining process once again presented themselves to the interest of customers from all over the world from October 18-20, 2022. Customers were invited to tour the respective showrooms of the participating companies and get a personal impression of the innovations and technological advancements.
The fact that the participating companies opened their doors at the same time offered interested customers an incentive to travel through the OWL region and make contact with as many companies as possible. This very idea was very well received by visitors, and so many of last year’s visitors took advantage of the opportunity to, as the saying goes, “kill many birds with one stone”.
The event format provides for a combination of in-house exhibition and virtual content; the content is designed individually and is the responsibility of the individual participants.