Focal topic Flexible Production
If you want to compete in the dynamic world markets, flexibility is key – in every aspect. Smaller batches, more specialized products, faster cycles - in the end, the quality needs to be right. The digital integration of the value chain makes it possible.
Quick and flexible performance means to reduce complexity of production and this can be achieved best with modular plants. Modularizing monolithic plants as an afterthought is one of the big challenges of today’s process technology. To make matters even more complex there are high demands concerning automation to get the process up and running quickly in terms of plug-and-produce. The focal topic “flexible production” highlights the current status of industry 4.0 and shows where the market is headed.
Be a part of it
Flow Chemistry Pavilion
Leading companies and research institutes from around the world have united in the Flow Chemistry Pavilion in hall 9.2 to jointly present their most advanced solutions in continuous manufacturing, much in the spirit of the focal topic Flexible Production.
Flow Chemistry makes it possible to manufacture intermediates and products that would otherwise be inaccessible using conventional batch techniques. Integrating several unit operations accelerates the process - an indispensable advantage especially in the pharma market with its trend towards small volume, high potency APIs.
Modern reaction technology makes chemical production fit for the future: adaptable, resource efficient, scalable and fast.
Leading companies in the sector have already confirmed their participation in the Flow Chemistry Pavilion. Read more in the press release Flow Chemistry Pavilion – A first for visitors to ACHEMA 2018!
The process industry calls for flexibility, speed and cost efficiency in production. Modular production lines are one of the possible answers. Modularisation - from engineering to automated operation - is only possible if all parties involved agree upon binding definitions, for interfaces for example. ZVEI, NAMUR, DECHEMA and VDMA show what flexible production means in practice at their stand D41 in hall 9.2: process engineering, measurement and control technology and plant construction each overcome the borders of their own industrial sector to establish modular production lines in the process industry.