During the trade fair, technotrans already received several concrete project inquiries for customer-specific cooling and liquid systems.

technotrans looks back on a successful drupa 2024 and records concrete project enquiries. The combination of sustainability and cost-effectiveness received particularly positive feedback. technotrans presented energy-efficient and resource-conserving solutions that reduce operating costs and simultaneously lower the carbon footprint. There was also significant interest at the booth in the new generation of devices with natural refrigerant R290 and forward-looking solutions in the field of automation.

The new generation of devices with natural refrigerant R290 attracted a great deal of interest at the trade fair stand.

“The positive feedback and numerous discussions at the exhibition show that our focus on energy-efficient solutions for resource conservation, the expansion of automation, and the digitalization of our services have addressed the needs of printing press manufacturers,” says Peter Böcker, responsible for the print division at technotrans. He emphasized that sustainability, as a global megatrend, is more present than ever in the print industry. “In this field, we are the leading provider with proven device series that will continue to meet all guidelines and standards in the future,” Böcker emphasizes.

Among the technotrans exhibition highlights were systems with natural refrigerant R290, such as the alpha.c combination unit for dampening solution preparation and inking unit tempering, and the modular ECOtec.chiller xtend. In addition, the thermal management specialist presented the development of an innovative ink squeezing device for automated ink supply from standard containers. This is a crucial step towards expanding automation in ink supply.

The new generation of devices with natural refrigerant R290 attracted a great deal of interest at the trade fair stand.

Expansion of services

Through the close networking of its locations, technotrans is able to support machine manufacturers and users worldwide with targeted advice, installation, commissioning, and service. “Our global network builds trust – our service is reliable,” stresses Böcker. Furthermore, the technology group is focusing on the gradual expansion of its service offerings. technotrans is making after-sales service sustainable and is consistently focusing on digitalization to increase speed and efficiency while minimizing the carbon footprint. The expansion of remote service and the use of augmented reality were particularly highlighted at the exhibition. “The integration of digital technologies into our service area shows that we are continuously evolving and proactively responding to the needs of our customers,” Böcker says.

technotrans presented energy-efficient and resource-saving solutions that lower operating costs and reduce the CO2 footprint at the same time.

During the exhibition, technotrans already recorded several concrete project enquiries for customer-specific cooling and fluid systems. “This year’s drupa was a complete success for us. The intensive exchange in Düsseldorf reinforces our commitment to shaping the future of the industry through pioneering and sustainable solutions. True to our exhibition motto: Empowering the future of print,” says Böcker.

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