Bilbao was the scenario of the Pump & valves trade show that has had place the past 27th, 28thand 29th of May. In this edition over 220 exhibitors have participated in the event and TMCOMAS has been there to present its products and also the COMBILASER project.
The Pump & valves was an excellent place to give the companies of the sector the opportunity of getting to know about the COMBILASER project.
This year major firms, as Padima Gmbh, Flame Spray, Vorkauf, Torraval, Suministros Bidarte, Quilinox, Técnica de Fluidos, DIR-BASF, Permar, Kardex, ELDU, Ixion, Connectis, Rona Agitación y Dosificación and Comercial de Válvulas y Accesorios, among others, have participated on it.
The list of visitors to the different events of the show include front-line engineering firms such as Técnicas Reunidas, ABB, Acciona Agua, Alstom Renewable Power, Cadagua, CAF Transport Engineering, Elecnor, Idom, Indra, Moncobra, Sacyr Industrial, Sener, Siemens and Tamoin, as well as firms such as Mercedes, Naturgas, Air Liquide, Artiach, Gamesa, Krafft, Solvay Química, Repsol Butano, Aciturri, Bial Industrial Farmaceutica, Rolls-Royce Marine, Befesa Aluminio, Hikma Pharma, Praxair, Renault, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, Nuclenor, GKN Driveline and Enagas.
This international trade show for pump systems, valves and equipment for industrial processes, has as a main objective to help trade specialists find specific solutions to specific problems.
The COMBILASER project
The European COMBILASER research consortium was created to develop advanced state-of-the-art laser welding and laser metal cladding techniques that could be ready for industrial use in different branches of European industry. In this regard testing procedures of the newly-developed technology will be made on three different industrial use-cases, each with its own specific conditions.
The COMBILASER project presents a great advance with respect to the current state of the art since it is the first time that all issues linked defects avoidance in welding or cladding process applied to parts will be approached from an integral or holistic point of view.
Actually, the proposed combination of innovative monitoring techniques and their fusion with non contact NDT techniques (laser ultrasonic and active thermography) andactive control techniques with the self-learning module can be considered as a pioneering and ground breaking approach.
The goal of the COMBILASER project is to contribute to development of state-of-the-art technologies that will in the next years become integrated in the European industry, helping it to increase its global competitiveness and in doing so contribute to economic growth and social cohesion in Europe.
The consortium brings together 12 partners from 7 countries. The partners are: HIDRIA AET (SLO), IK4 – LORTEK (ESP), LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER (GER), RECENDT (AUT), UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (UK), LASERLINE (GER), ORKLI (ESP), TALLERES MECANICOS COMAS (ESP), MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY (FR), 4D GMBH (GER), CAVITAR (FIN), SiEVA (SLO).