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MDA Technologies 4/2016

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PTC Asia: A junction for opportunities in China’s engineering sector Sushen Doshi Despite the significant slow-down in China’s growth, it still remains an extremely attractive market for mechanical power transmission and fluid technology companies in the long term, even if the demand is faltering at the moment. The Chinese economy is going through a phase of transformation as the country hopes to develop into a global leader in science and technology. Over last 2-3 years China’s growth and demand has been decelerating from 10-12 % to barely 7 %. In the long term China’s double digit growth dynamics will return. But for the short run, country’s leaders and its policy makers are currently using every industrial policy method at its disposal to modernize the country’s industrial infrastructure and landscape quickly. If its economy is to remain successful China has to focus on improving the efficiency of its factories and quality of its products through technological progress, therefore creating a long cycle of consistent demand for high quality and energy efficient products. Just like other countries China’s mechanical power transmission industry has to face various challenges mainly concerning efficiency, energy and resource-conserving including the increasing customization in customer requirements and furthermore the topic of Industry 4.0. When talking about the fourth industrial revolution or the ‘Made in China 2025’, mechanical power transmission is one of the core issues of development. By applying the industry 4.0 concepts to monitor and optimize the performance of the components, it becomes an important contributing sector to achieve the smart and efficient production processes. Additionally, thanks to its intelligent components the mechanical power transmission is located directly at the roots of data mining for Industry 4.0, which makes it even more relevant. PTC Asia, the continent’s leading trade fair in the mechanical power transmission and fluid technology sector, focuses strongly on these subjects with an aim to share ideas, knowledge and finding solutions. For manufacturers and suppliers of products, equipment and systems in this sector, PTC Asia, organized by the Deutsche Messe at Shanghai’s New International Expo Center, is an especially good opportunity to showcase their products that meet Chinese requirements. Meeting and interacting with industry experts from China’s most industrialized region will be extremely beneficial for the exhibitors to create new networks, establish contacts and gather information regarding China’s market needs and demands. German mechanical power transmission industry Innovation and technological development have always been the decisive factors for the success of German mechanical power transmission in the global competition. In China, the German power transmission engineering and fluid technology is highly valued for its premium quality, lifespan, reliability and flexibility of the products, which are all key selling points. The global export volume from Germany of power transmission engineering and fluid power sectors amounts to 19 billion Euros. With China responsible for more than 2 billion Euros, it is one of the most important export markets for the German technology. The overall Author: Sushen Doshi, correspondent India for MDA Technologies NEWS AND MARKETS MDA Technologies 4/2016

German sentiment for China’s drive and fluid market is positive with most of the companies hoping that business will continue to further develop. Despite the significant slow-down in China’s growth, it still remains an extremely attractive market for German mechanical engineering companies in the long term, even if demand is faltering at the moment. There is no doubt that the German mechanical power transmission industry is a global leader in terms of technological aspects. But in terms of generating growth and improving the market share in the international market, German firms with a strong support from the German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA) are continuously involved via various projects in strategically important international markets. Activities and participation at trade fairs in China, India, Brazil, and USA rank top among these. Just like at PTC Asia, where we shall see a strong participation from German firms, who shall be demonstrating their state of the art technologies and cutting edge innovative products. For the visitors, the German contingent will serve as venue for direct conversation and exchanging ideas. Given PTC Asia’s position as a leading trade fair of the sector in the Asian hemisphere, a lot of influential enterprises from this industry sector and its end user industries will be attending the show. The exhibitors here shall be addressing to a wide range of visitors. There are of course the managing directors and engineers along with other management personnel who will be looking for new products, technologies and solutions in order to improve the productivity of their plant. This provides a huge opportunity to obtain new international customers, to develop new networks and to understand the evolving trends in the Chinese market. 1 st week of November: a great time to be in Shanghai The 1st week of November is definitely turning out to be an important week for China and particularly Shanghai’s mechanical engineering and industrial automation sector. Starting on 1st of November until the 4 th of November is the trade show PTC Asia, along with its line up of concurrent trade shows all being hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Also starting from the 1st of November until the 5 th of November is international trade event Industrial Automation Show (IAS) Shanghai, being held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. These events being organized at the same time in the same city creates a huge market. It provides a much greater access to create new business networks and a broader platform to connect with professionals working in various industry sectors. At the Shanghai New International Expo Centre apart from PTC Asia, there are also trade shows like ComVac Asia, CeMAT Asia, Cold Chain Asia, Heavy Machinery Asia and Industrial Supply Asia 2016 to be held. These concurrent trade shows attract professionals from fluid power transmission, compressed air and vacuum, intralogistics and supply chain, heavy machinery, industrial subcontracting and lightweight construction industries. This international event features more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 70,000 trade visitors from all over the world gathered in a display area of 96,000 m 2 . For more than 20 years now, PTC Asia has witnessed China’s development process and its rise from a developing country to the world’s largest manufacturing power. In fact PTC has been contributing to China’s rise as an international destination for business and industry by providing valuable information and services, continuously promoting the international exchanges on power transmission and control technology sector for the Asian market. In the next phase of China and Asia’s development over the next 20 years, PTC ASIA aims to integrate resources in the upstream and downstream of the industry chain to build an even large industrial platform for the industry development. Photograph: teaser fotolia www.ptc-asia.com Product category at PTC n Hydraulics and Pneumatics: Hydraulic pumps, motors, gear pumps and gear motors, hydraulic variable speed drive units, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and actuators, control valves and pressure switches, pipes, hoses and connections, filters for hydraulic and oil lubrication systems, compressed air preparation equipment and pneumatic actuator drives etc. n Mechanical transmission parts and equipment: The me chanical power transmission sector has a vast array of product categories like Gears for various applications, high speed and heavy duty gear boxes, planetary gear boxes along with machine tools for gears, Chain transmission products like short pitch and duplex pitch roller chains, heavy transmission roller chains, tooth chains, plate chains etc. Products for Belt transmissions including Timing belts, V-belts, Flat belts, ribbed belts, variable speed belt drives etc. Couplings comprising of rigid, flexible couplings, universal joints and shafts, cam mechanisms, various types of clutches and braking systems. Standard bolts and nuts along with high strength and high precision fasteners, various types of springs utilised for standard as well as special applications. n Bearings: Deep groove ball bearing, Cylindrical roller and Double row spherical roller bearing, Double row selfaligning ball bearing, Needle roller bearing, Angular contact ball bearing, Thrust ball and roller bearing, Tapered roller bearing, Bearing components such as ring, steel ball, anti-dust shield, seals and cage, bearing-related parts such as axel, sleeve and wheel etc. n Electrical power transmission: Industrial motors, Servomotors, Small motors of special design (up to 750 W), Frequency converters and Electrical drive control systems, accessories and components for electric motors. n Special equipment and instruments: Pressing machines, Gear processing equipment, CNC, Machine tool, Tools and dies, specialized manufacturing equipment for springs, chains, testing and measuring instruments for chains, gears and fasteners. MDA Technologies 4/2016