RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE now with larger demonstration areas
Demonstration trade fairs retain high international component even though bauma is being held this year
Hands-on knowledge through four special theme areas
One factor linking the trade fair pairing is also construction waste recycling, with exhibitors such as Moerschen and Kölsch providing live demonstrations at their own stand. The special theme areas make up the main focus of the two trade fairs: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. In all four areas, exhibitors demonstrate their machines performing typical work operations. Claus Faber, site manager at Scholz Recycling GmbH – which buys, sells, processes and recycles steel and metal scrap – is very enthusiastic about the hands-on presentation: “Of all the demonstration trade fairs, I am particularly taken with the quality of the live demonstrations in Karlsruhe, where the machines are shown working in sequence in real-life operating situations. We came to RecyclingAKTIV 2017 intending to purchase a screen unit and encountered a surprising number of manufacturers there. As our work involves screening scrap metal, we compared machines above all based on their construction and robustness. In the end, we decided to go for Komptech’s Cribus 2800 drum screen.”
The 200-plus exhibitors not only have the option of demonstrating their products in action in the special theme areas but also at their own stands. Owing to the great demand for such stand areas, the trade fair organisers have increased the open-air exhibition area by some 10,000 square metres. Here, recycling exhibitors like Arjes and Doppstadt and civil engineering specialists Wacker Neuson and KEMROC put their machines and other equipment through their paces.
As well as this, new exhibitors like eSaver, Oleoweb and Proemion will be presenting their testing, measuring, analysis and control technology in the trade fair hall right next to the open-air exhibition area. Other hall exhibitors include Losberger (site trailers and hall construction solutions), Riedlberger (road construction and machine technology), Vp Groundforce (shoring systems rental) and Metso (scrap shears).