PowTech is the world’s number one trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids and the key innovation and information forum for all sectors. The show focuses on equipment for size reduction, grinding, mixing, screening, filtering, agglomerating, dosing, weighing, conveying, emptying and filling, as well as the complete particle analysis process. From 30 September till 2 October 2014, more than 700 exhibitors from over 25 countries will once again showcase their entire range of cutting-edge mechanical processing technology. Around another 250 exhibitors will present the latest developments in sterile production processes for pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics at the parallel TechnoPharm show. “PowTech is much more than just a trade fair for the individual stages of mechanical processing,” says Willy Viethen, Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse. “In Nuremberg, designers and operators of equipment for the powder and bulk solids processing industry will also find a lot of innovative solutions for linking up these process stages.” End-to-end solutions The exhibitors at PowTech present technical solutions for all flows of powders, granules and bulk solids within a company, starting with solutions for incoming goods with all options for emptying big-bags, containers, silos and sacks. They also showcase current developments in pneumatic and mechanical conveying such as bucket conveyors, screw conveyors, hoppers, vibrators and belt conveyors as well as vacuum and pressure conveying systems. In addition, more than 200 PowTech exhibitors will introduce innovations and improvements in filling and bagging systems, palletisers, big-bag filling equipment and other solutions for packing or filling powders and granules. Automation a key component PowTech 2014 accurately reflects the extent to which automation technology is already part and parcel of conventional mechanical processing. Because nowadays, it is hard to imagine operating any materials processing plant without recipe management, batch control, material flow data logging and reliable end-to-end traceability. This is why it is no surprise that the world’s leading vendors of field instrumentation or process control technology – such as Endress+Hauser, Vega, Proleit or Siemens – have for many years been using this platform in Nuremberg to showcase their solutions.