Schlötter’s first virtual fair
has generated a strong interest

How to get close to your customers in times of social distancing: After the cancellation of the Surface Technology Germany in Stuttgart due to Corona, Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter GmbH & Co. KG decided to organise a virtual trade fair instead from 16-18 June 2020 to inform its customers and sales partners about new products. During a tour of the virtual exhibition stand visitors could look at various digital exhibits which were just a mouse-click away. The exhibits included Copper SLOTOCOUP PRT 2200, a reverse pulse plating process, which was developed for through-hole plating of printed circuit boards with very high aspect ratios which are used, eg., for manufacturing server boards, Pickle Degreaser SLOTOCLEAN BEF 1790 which reduces the risk of production-related hydrogen embrittlement, and various processes for direct metallisation of plastics.

Schlötter’s plant engineering division exhibited a new high-power contact and an optimised zinc dissolving station (also filed for patent). For the first time, Schlötter also presented Schlötter Smart Services, the company’s new digital solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). Schlötter Smart Services consist of two main features: online plant monitoring and process monitoring via a web-based application. In doing this, important parameters such as the plant output or the temperature and pH value of the electrolytes being used can be monitored automatically.

The Italian company Italtecno, with whom Schlötter has recently concluded a cooperation agreement, was also present at the virtual trade fair.

Thomas Haberfellner, Head of Sales and Service at Schlötter, drew a positive conclusion: “Overall, we were very pleased with the attendance, as we were able to welcome many hundreds of visitors at our booth. Our webinar lectures, which were a first for Schlötter, were particularly popular. The webinars resulted in many interesting discussions and in-depth talks as well as appointments for individual webinars”.

Extensive webinar program
The virtual trade fair also included several webinars. Following webinars are also availabe in English:

  • On the verge of series production– SLOTOSIT KM 3000 – metallisation of special plastics
  • 3 in 1 – the solution for MSAP and SAP – SLOTOCOUP SF50
  • SLOTOCOUP PRT 2200 – high aspect ratios with the new Reverse Pulse Plating System for VCP and SVP systems
  • Pickle degreaser of the next generation – SLOTOCLEAN BEF 1790 – more process safety regarding hydrogen embrittlement during pickling
  • Time, energy and resources – Focus on economy and CO2 savings: High-performance plating of zinc-nickel in the alkaline barrel system SLOTOLOY ZN 210 VX
  • Boric acid-free acidic high-gloss zinc bath – SLOTANIT BSF 1660
  • Time, energy and resources – focus on economy and CO2 savings: KOH-based zinc system ZINCASLOT ZA 2390 – fast and with remarkable metal distribution
  • Schlötter Smart Services Digital solutions for electroplating
  • Time, energy and resources – focus on economy and CO2 savings: High Temperature Anodising Process. Anodising Additive WM 80 L – energy savings (lower voltage and less cooling)
  • Nickel free cold sealing for architectural and decorative applications and Superseal for automotive application

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Virtuelle Messe 16. – 18. Juni
Virtual Trade Fair 16. – 18. June

Besuchen Sie unseren virtuellen Messestand und lassen Sie sich aus erster Hand über unsere neuesten Verfahren informieren. Nehmen Sie Teil an unseren Präsentationen und sprechen Sie Live mit unseren Experten………………..
Visit our virtual exhibition stand and get first-hand information about our latest processes. Take part in our presentations and talk live with our experts.