I had the pleasure of attending the BI-MU exhibition with our Italian distributor, Magugliani SRL, from September 30th – October 4th in Milan, Italy. BI-MU is an exhibition dedicated to the Italian machine tool, robot, and automation industries. And, our distributor is very keen on finding relevant applications and solving problems in these industries.
One of the most frequent applications we discussed was the use of the Adjustable Spot Cooler. During milling operations or in lathe turning applications, considerable heat is generated when the cutting edge is applied to the work piece. This heat can cause the metal (or other material being machined) to adhere or even weld to the cutting edge or flute of a bit. Such a condition presents quality control problems, and loss concerns due to machine tool downtime.
The Adjustable Spot Cooler can remove these problems from a machining application using only compressed air – no liquid. By directing extremely cold air (as low as -30F) to the machining area, the heat is removed and the useful time of the cutting edge is in increased. By cooling the precise area generating the heat, the Adjustable Spot Cooler can boost the productivity and quality of parts coming out of a machine.
As the title of the blog indicates, I will be in full swing on my visit to India this week and next. I have a unique opportunity in the work I do for EXAIR that not too many folks can say they have had. That is to travel the world to meet our partners in industry. This time, India is the destination and I could not be more excited.
I have my Rupees in one hand and a passport in the other. I have just landed in India and will begin running with our local distributors to bring some character to our company. This includes many technical discussions on various applications as well as building the relationships. I can say without doubt, building the relationships is by far the most rewarding part. Many folks from other cultures value the relationship above all else. In fact, you could say that just about everyone does.
I’ve heard it said before that blogs, e-mails, tweets, Facebook and all the other forms of social media are the way of the future, but I would still say that a good old-fashioned meeting face to face, where you are not limited to 140 characters and where the person on the other side can see your facial expressions and gestures are invaluable in bringing us all together as a community.
यह दुनिया के साथ साझा करने के लिए आप कई आशीर्वाद और भी अधिक मित्रों को ला सकते हैं.
Last week found me in Barcelona, Spain and Budapest, Hungary to conduct training sessions for our distributors. In each city we were also pleased to welcome distributors from other countries as well.
On this trip I travelled into Barcelona by way of Atlanta. The flight was long, but the plane was nice and I caught a few movies I’d been wanting to see. After arriving in Spain I went to our distributor’s facility which was well equipped for training as well as various product demonstrations. We brought in the regional sales reps and technical personnel (from both Spain and the United Kingdom) for a full training session on all EXAIR products.
After days of training and many hours of application centered conversations, we joined together along the pier near the Rambla for a good bite. I snapped the picture above of the view from our table.
When the training was complete in Barcelona, I ventured to Budapest to repeat the agenda with our distributor there. We were joined by our distributors from Bulgaria and Norway, both of whom were wonderfully pleasant and had great humor! Along our way to dinner one evening we made a stop at a popular local destination to view the city center of Budapest.
This photo shows the scope of our distributor’s beautiful city. On the left is the former city of Buda, and on the right is the former city of Pest. Now, they are one in the same following unification in the 19th century.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our distributor involved in these training sessions. Not only was EXAIR well received, we were and are well supported. For contact information of an EXAIR distributor in your area, please don’t hesitate to email me directly at LeeEvans@EXAIR.com.