In many industries, the procedural steps of mixing, granulating, kneading or dispersing represent the quality-defining stage in production. EIRICH offers free one-day training events at the company headquarters in Hardheim four times a year. These seminars have been very popular for years, and the 50th event just took place in November 2018.
Although universities teach the basic theory of dynamic mixers (units with moving mixing elements and/or moving containers), they do not cover practical aspects. In order to expand practical knowledge and know-how, EIRICH offers seminar events for employees of industrial companies and for university staff members in which the company shows what can be done today when it comes to mixing, granulating, kneading and dispersing. Without understanding the state of the art, it is not possible to critically assess the “optimum mixing qualities” that are frequently offered or to appraise your own manufacturing processes. If required, improvements can then be introduced to increase the cost effectiveness of production and therefore contribute to the success of the company.
The seminars are designed to appeal to employees in production (from plant management to the mixing foreman), quality assurance and development in industrial companies. The events are held in German and start with a dinner on the evening before. Information about the topics and content covered is available on the EIRICH website, where there is also an online registration form. Each event usually attracts around 25 to 30 participants, often also from German-speaking neighboring states. Around half the participants come from the field of research & development.
The events cover many different industries and a wide range of regular, recurring topics. Here are just a few: inorganic pigments (such as titanium dioxide), batteries (from rechargeable lead acid batteries to lithium-ion rechargeable batteries), structural ceramics, concrete (incl. high-performance concrete, fiber concrete, foamed concrete, paving stones), compounds for dental ceramics, fertilizers and soil improvers, color pencil leads, refractory products, tiles, galvanic sludges, foundry (bentonite-bonded molding sand), glass (incl. foam glass), graphite and carbon, carbide, sand-lime bricks, catalysts, contaminated soils, magnetic materials, metallurgy (incl. sinter treatment), molecular sieves, paper coating compounds, polymer concrete, pyrotechnics, recycling / residues and problem substances incl. conditioning of ashes and dusts, friction linings, secondary fuels, welding electrodes, technical ceramics, animal feed, dry mortar, grinding agents and grinding tools.
At the event, after a joint introduction the participants come together in small groups in which industry-specific processes and problems are then addressed. There is opportunity to discuss individual questions, and all the participants are introduced to experts who they can contact after the event. Sometimes the newly acquired knowledge can be used straight away after the information event to optimize processes during trials at the test center. For example, it may be possible to combine three process steps previously performed in separate units into a single machine. Sometimes it takes a bit longer before the acquired knowledge can be translated into practical benefits, for example if there is a challenging new development task or production systems need to be optimized.
Please note that EIRICH also offers in-house seminars. Outside of Germany, these are hosted in English. The seminars are aimed at industrial companies on the one hand and universities and research institutions on the other. The duration depends entirely on the particular industry, interests and level of knowledge required, with the shortest sessions starting at two hours.
The next seminar event in Hardheim will take place on February 27, 2019. Places at this event and for all our other events in 2019 can already be booked now.
Contact: Thomas Lansdorf e-mail: thomas.lansdorf @eirich.de