CYRUS – Pickings from an eventful GIFA 2015
Once again GIFA proved one of the most successful trade fairs for Cyrus GmbH Schwingtechnik.
“GIFA is especially attractive as it is so well received by visitors from all over the world. Being a trade fair with a clear focus, visitors can be approached in a targeted manner here. The 4-year trade fair cycle that the organizers opted for gives exhibitors the appropriate time to develop, implement and test new technologies in practice. We had an above-average number of conversations that went beyond our usual operating radius while optimally “fitting our comfort zone” at the same time. I am convinced that our repeated investment in GIFA will produce positive add-on effects,” says Sven Borghoff, Head of Marketing and Sales, drawing up an interim balance.
CYRUS offered its visitors both a very broad-based and in-depth information platform that provided information on trends and innovations as well as on successfully realised projects.
CYRUS Schwingtechnik specialists welcomed an extremely versatile crowd from Germany and abroad to their stand. Experts from all areas of foundries and steel mills, universities, the media, upstream suppliers and various associations learned about innovations and new products in numerous expert talks.
Ecologically sustainable operations play an ever more important role in foundries and steel mills – this also became obvious with PROASSORT, the cooperation partner of CYRUS. Did you know that the over three million tons of galvanized sheet metal scrap produced in Germany every year account for over 60,000 tons of zinc – or 10% of total annual zinc consumption? PROASSORT has set itself the task of completely removing zinc from the sheet metal scrap produced in so many industries using a particularly economic, continuous process to then automatically sort the zinc-free sheet by metal grade. For this purpose PROASSORT and CYRUS have jointly developed scrap pickling and sorting systems with an annual throughput of up to 150,000 tons. The pickled steel scrap then becomes an in-line sorted premium secondary raw material, which can immediately by reused for casting without any further treatment. The removed zinc is recycled smartly which additionally makes this process highly efficient.
Removing zinc from sheet metal scrap opens up new horizons for the steel industry. Sheet metal from the automotive industry and zinc become recyclable on a resource level. Steel works can reuse their melt dusts with high iron content – instead of dumping them on landfills.
Also going down very well was the live presentation (by way of real views and animations) of a CYRUS installation in the world’s first emission-free foundry at BMW in Landshut. The presentation of this installation for conveying and crushing inorganic core sand and lumps, which can also be found at CYRUS’ new website www.cyrus-germany.com, stimulated intense expert discussion.
A great many new contacts were made and existing ones maintained.