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Current activities

VDI Technical Conference on Wrap Transmission, Stuttgart
On December 11th and 12th, the 9th VDI Technical Conference on Wrap transmissions 2018 will take place in Stuttgart. There Jens Sumpf talks about „Design of Continuous Conveyors with Plastic Sliding Chains” (held in german: „Auslegung von Stetig­förderern mit Kunststoff­gleitketten”).
VDI-Gesellschaft Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung (VDI-GPP)
Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Mittweida
At the 25th Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference in Mittweida, Ralf Bartsch will talk about „Process Data Monitoring in Chain Conveyor Systems” (held in german: „Prozess­daten­Ã¼berwachung in Ketten­fördersystemen”). The conference will be held from the 24th to the 25th of October.
25th Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Mittweida
WGTL-Colloquium, Wien
Jan Finke spoke at the WGTL's 14th colloquium on „Rollende Abstützung von Transportzahnriemen in der Anwendung” (Rolling Support of Transport Thoothed Belts in Use). The event took place on the 26th to the 27th of September in Vienna.
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Technische Logistik e.V.
German Tribology Conference, Göttingen
Ralf Bartsch presented the poster „Approach for Predicting the Friction Temperature between Thermoplastics in Dry-Running Sliding Friction with Periodically Recurring Contacts” at the German Tribology Conference of the GfT in Göttingen, which was hold from 24th to 26th of September.
Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.
International Conference on VIBROENGINEERING, Zittau
At 33. international conference on VIBROENGINEERING, „Influences on Dynamic Behavior of Sliding Chain Conveyors” was presented by Jens Strobel. The conference took place on 24th to 26th September in Zittau.
JVE International
Current Transmitting Tooth Belt, Hannover Messe
A current transmitting tooth belt was exhibited at the international fair Hannover Messe. System-Automation Zimmer developed this tooth belt with us and Fraunhofer IWU. The fair took place from 23rd to 27th of April.
Current Transmitting Tooth Belt
Talk at Forum tech transfer, Hannover Messe
Jens Sumpf spoke at fair Hannover Messe about the importance of plastic tribology in conveying technology. The talk took place on 25th of April within the talk series "Analytic & Tribological Contact Systems" of Analytical Tribology Network (ATN) at forum tech transfer.
Hannover Messe
Promotion Completed Successfully
Our doctoral candidate Jens Strobel has successfully defended his dissertation titled "Investigation of Vibrations on a Continuous Conveyor System with Sliding Plastic Chains" on 13th of April. The thesis was supervised and examined by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nendel (Professorships of Materials Handling and Conveying Engineering) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Mahn (HS Mittweida).
Jens Strobel
Roll-Supported Toothed Belt, LogiMAT Stuttgart
At trade fair LogiMAT, which took place from 13th to 15th of March, Denipro AG presented its modular matrix sorter denigrid. With this system conveyed goods (e. g. load carriers) are selectively moved in all four directions on the transporting plane, so that a desired sorting is achieved. Basis of the denigrid system is a roll-supported toothed belt, which was developed together with company Breco and professorship Fördertechnik.
Roll-Supported Toothed Belt

Activities 2017

Gold Medal for Hybrid Conveyor Chain, Nuremberg
At the largest German inventors' fair iENA in Nuremberg at beginning of November, the hybrid conveyor chain developed by professorship Fördertechnik and company Goepfert was awarded the gold medal. The research was funded through excellence cluster MERGE.
Hybrid conveyor chain (chain link)
Technomer, Chemnitz (09./10. November, 2017)
At the 25th Conference on Processing and Application of Polymers (Technomer) we were represented by two contributions: André Bergmann talked about "Friction reduction through targeted macrostructuring of the surface of friction systems with polymer participation" and Tobias Weisbach presented a "Composite Slide for Logistics and Sports".
Technomer 2017
Tribology Conference of GfT, Göttingen (25.-27. September, 2017)
Tobias Weisbach spoke at the annual conference of the Society for Tribology (GfT) about "Thermoplastic Composite Film for Luge Training". Within the presentation, a multilayer composite film was introduced, which can be used for a more realistic racing bobsleigh and bob training.
Society for Tribology (GfT)
Colloquium of WGTL, Graz (20./21. Sempter, 2017)
Clemens Rohne and Ralf Bartsch spoke at the annual Colloquium of the Scientific Society for Technical Logistics (WGTL). Clemens Rohne talked about the topic "Contribution to the development and production technology of hybrid conveyor chains" and Ralf Bartsch presented the topic "Semi-analytical approach for calculating friction temperatures in slide chain conveyors".
Promotion Completed Successfully
We congratulate our doctoral student Ralf Bartsch on his graduation. Ralf Bartsch has submitted his dissertation on June 14, 2017 with the title "Enhancement of dimensioning fundamentals for sliding chain conveyor systems" at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and finished successfully on September 12, 2017 with the oral examination and the disputation. The thesis was supervised and examined by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nendel (Professorships of Materials Handling and Conveying Engineering) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bernd Platzer (Professorship of Technical Thermodynamics).
Ralf Bartsch
Symposium GKT '17
The International Symposium "Plastic slide chains and Tribology in Conveyor Systems" took place for the third time on 11th and 12th April 2017 in Chemnitz. In a comprehensive dialogue between developers, manufacturers and users of chain conveyor systems latest developments and research results were discussed. With an increased number of 92 participants from 9 countries, topics about plastic chain conveyors remain of great interest and importance in industry and science.

Past activities

Tribology-Conference of the GfT (German Association for Tribology), Göttingen (27./28.09.2016)
Ralf Bartsch spoke at the GfT-Conference about "Friction temperature analysis of thermoplastic sliding pairings using the example of POM vs. PE". Issues of friction-induced heating in conveying systems, the ensuing systematic study and its results were presented. In addition, a semi-analytical model for calculating the friction temperature was introduced.
Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.
Tribology-Conference of the GfT (German Association for Tribology), Göttingen (23./24.09.2014)
André Bergmann spoke at the GfT-Conference about "The Influence of the Contact Pressure on the Coefficient of rfiction of steel, glas and polyamid against PE-UHMW". He presented the results of examinations of non-lubricated fricition combination under participation of plastic at the ball-plate tribometer with oscillating movement.
Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.
Symposium of Toothed Belts, Dresden (16./17.09.2014)
At the Symposium "Toothed belts Gears" in Dresden Jan Finke presented a new rolling support for transport toothed belts. By using it, it's possible to reduce significantly the rolling resistance. It leads to an increasing transport volumen. The new support can be used instead of slide rails.
Bild: Nagel, Cover Fachbuch Zahnriemengetriebe