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World’s first automated welding, assembly line unveiled at SteelFab


Visitors at the SteelFab 2020.

The 16th edition of SteelFab 2020, region’s largest showcase of machinery, equipment, tools and accessories for the metalworking and forming industry, continued attracting a heavy turnout of decision-makers, traders and delegations from around the world.

Held at Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the four-day event put on display the latest products and services relating to welding and cutting technology, machine tools, fasteners and allied industries, some of which are showcased for the first time. This reflects the exhibition’s international position as evidenced by thousands of local and international visitors.

Saif Mohammad Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, affirmed that SteelFab has become the first and most preferred destination for steel fabrication and metal companies looking for state-of-the-art technologies. “At this annual show, interested companies can find everything that meets their business needs and go above and beyond their expectations,” said Al Midfa.

“The accelerating technological development in the steel and metal industry has made it imperative for manufacturing companies to constantly look for the latest innovations that can catapult their businesses into new levels of excellence. With that in mind, we, at the Expo Centre Sharjah, are doing our best to enhance SteelFab’s position to keep it the first and the only platform in the region that meets aspirations attracted leading companies in metal technology and technologies and offered the latest innovations in these fields,” the CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah added.

One of this year’s highlights was launching the latest Laser Metal Cutting Machine by the Chinese company “Bodor”. The machine precisely cuts off the iron, steel, copper plate, aluminium plate, titanium, and other metal plates, and is widely used in processing metal accessories for automotive, elevator, electrical accessories, cutting railways and other industries.

Additionally, the Austrian company “Zeman” introduced the first automated welding and assembly line in the world, which is capable of processing and welding equipment with a weight of up to 6 tonnes and is based on a fully robotic system.

Meanwhile, Companies from the UAE have also had a strong presence in the show. MK Factories Equip & Machinery TRD.L.L.C, has showcased a distinguished group of factory equipment of iron and laser machines and scissors as well as equipment for the production lines of fully equipped factories; while Arwani Trading presented a large number of digital machines for auto parts and industrial equipment, in addition to displaying a group of welding robots.

More than 300 manufacturers, distributors, and 700 brands from 35 countries from across the world are displaying products and solutions ranging from the requirements of the smallest of the fabrication works to everything that a large project would require. Every international brand worth its name is available at the stalls that are spread across nearly 20,000 sqm.

Also participating in the exhibition are the US-based Haas Automation Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC machine tools, and Ebflow, a UK-based company specializing in the manufacture of equipment for the oil and gas sectors, including flotation tanks, floating tubes, undersea building structures, cooling towers, in addition to the shipbuilding equipment industry.

More than 300 exhibitors from 35 countries displayed over 700 international brands of machinery and equipment at the premier exhibition.

The focus on finishing materials and equipment at the ongoing metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry event, SteelFab 2020, has generated tremendous interest within the coatings industry in the region.

Apart from modern techniques in surface preparation, power coating and galvanising solutions for fabricators, and different applications and needs of coatings, the regional industry can also check out innovations in coatings such as fire-retardant cladding, water-based intumescent coating, green & self-healing coatings, and next-generation e-coatings.

The exhibit profile of products and equipment catering to the finishing segment includes mechanical finishing, plating & pre-treatment processes, paint & powder coating applications, coating products & materials, and engineering & supporting services.

All participants will receive an (Attendance Certificate) and Institutional Certificate from MEITI with the winners being awarded with a slew of prizes, including a portable welding machine and full safety gear from Lincoln Electric.


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