[image_0]Apart from high-tech applications and current developments in processing technology, Hennecke presented the new version of its Wintronic control system in its exhibition of sample parts. According to the company, visitors were interested in the fact that conventional control elements have been replaced by a touchscreen operator panel that features a better user surface, as well as up-to-date hardware. This does not mean that users can no longer benefit from typical advantages such as shot logging and the export of data to external storage media. A live demonstration highlighted a Microline production system for processing transparent PU systems. Hennecke's exclusive system partner for PU technology, Engel Austria GmbH, used the system at its stand to produce a centre console for the automotive industry. There was also a clear and practical demonstration of how a thermoplastic base support can be combined with veneer elements in an injection moulding process. The PU coat protects the part from mechanical and chemical influences, and produces brilliant surface effects. The additional integration of a capacitive film means that in future cars will have playful and elegant display panels just like smartphones. According to Hennecke, overall, the company was very satisfied with the trade show appearance that was characterized by high visitor numbers and a great demand for customised solutions. In addition, the company says it was able to conclude a sales contract.