At K 2019, the three brands of the Hennecke Group will jointly present an array of newly developed machines and systems for polyurethane processing and an advanced generation of high-pressure mixheads. The trade fair marks the first European appearance of the Hennecke Group, said the company.
With its global sales and service network and the three brands Hennecke Polyurethane Technology, Hennecke-OMS and Hennecke Roll Forming Technology, the group offers one of the broadest technology and machine portfolios in the polyurethane industry. The history of the PU pioneers and their future as the Hennecke Group will be presented at the stand. With a total of eight product lines, the group will be showcasing the metering machines and sandwich panel lines of its Italian subsidiary Hennecke-OMS S.p.A. as well as the roll forming lines of Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH based in Kreuztal, Germany.
Hennecke will also be highlighting its new, compact Smartflex continuous slabstock foam production line, which offers a range of newly developed features. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the modular-built machine and explore the company's technologies, including the new Block-Shape system, which efficiently regulates the slab growth and results in less waste, the space-saving paper guiding system with the new Mixguide deflection plate, the high-pressure mixing technology using new Smartjector combi-injectors, and the new process data recording system Foamware.
Virtual reality also takes centre stage in the presentation of the new MT-A mixhead generation, which provides for good mixing results with optimised high-pressure mixing technology and also offers a long service life, easy handling and cleaning. The first two models of the series will be shown live at the trade fair, displaying their features through a virtual “x-ray view” of the inner workings of the mixhead.
Hennecke’s innovations in digitalisation can also be seen in the area of after sales. The group’s 360° Service will present its fully revised service portal featuring a broad range of support services based on a digital infrastructure.
New additions to the metering machine portfolio will also be introduced at the stand. The Jetline from Hennecke-OMS is a compact metering machine designed for wet compression moulding (WCM) applications. Furthermore, three systems will be presented in the field of elastomer processing: The low-pressure elastomer casting machines type EL and CAL have been extensively revised and with the Elastoline HP the company offers a system for high-pressure processing of elastomer casting systems.
In addition, a variety of sample parts from Hennecke customers from a wide range of applications will be on display. Besides products based on PU, an application for insulating large pipelines using polyurethane spray coating will be presented.