At this year’s K show in Düsseldorf, Germany, the booth of extrusion expert Battenfeld-Cincinnati will reflect the main topics of the show’s major themes: circular economy, digitalization and climate protection, with a focus on the latter, said CEO Gerold Schley.
The company will present a number of new products in that area, from drip irrigation to water management systems.
“For us, climate protection is directly connected to water management, and agriculture is a heavy user of water because of the irrigation systems used. Many of these systems are dependent on lagoons, causing problems such as clogging and hard-to-detect dripper and water outlet positions,” he explained.
The company has developed a new and simple hybrid dripper, which visitors to the booth will see in a video presentation of the new test line at the company's technical laboratory in Bad Oeynhausen. Developed by Battenfeld-Cincinnati and a partner company, the drippers are injected through the tube mold and directly welded onto the pipe while it is still hot. The simple design of the dripper ensures a uniform and continuous distribution of water. Instead of punching holes for the water outlets, these are cut, ruling out punching failures. The dripper design and high-velocity water flow ensures that clogging does not occur.