17th International exhibition for welding materials, equipment and technologies
10 - 13 October 2017
Russia, Moscow, ECC Sokolniki, Pavilions 4, 4.1
26/12/2016

The Ministry of Industry and Trade: Weldex contributes to activating cooperation between the national and foreign manufacturers

The 16th International Exhibition for Welding Materials, Equipment and Technologies Weldex was successfully held on 11-14 October 2016 in Moscow. The business event was organised by ITE Group - the leader of the Russian exhibition services market. The Exhibition was held with the information support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Weldex 2016 was also supported by the Russian Scientific and Technical Welding Society (RNTSO), the Moscow Inter-Industry Alliance of Leading Welders and Leading Specialists of Cutting and Metalwork (MMAGS) and Elswar Company

The exhibition opening ceremony was participated by Mikhail Ivanov, Director of the Department of Machine Tool Building and Investment Engineering at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Alexander Smetanov, Deputy of the Moscow City Council, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Science and Industry, Yuri Podkopaev, President of the Moscow Inter-Industry Alliance of Leading Welding Operators and General Director of Elswar Company, Valentin Kazakov, Vice-President of the Russian Scientific and Technical Welding Society, Vladimir Smetana, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Union of Engineering Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Vice-President for Strategic Development of FINVAL Group of Companies, and other official personalities.

During 4 days Weldex 2016 Exhibition was visited by 5,366 people from 69 Russian regions and 26 foreign countries. The visitors presented the companies of sale of industry and welding equipment, metalwork production, industry equipment, aircraft and spacecraft, civil and transport construction, transport vehicle production and maintenance, piping and pipe maintenance and other.

The total area of the Exhibition was about 9,000 square meters.

Exhibition Weldex 2016 was participated by 190 companies from 17 countries.

This year, the General Sponsor of the Exhibition became Kemppi Russia, official Russian representative of the Finnish company Kemppi Oy, world’s leading manufacturer of welding equipment and solutions for arc welding methods.

Traditionally, Russian and foreign participants presented new technologies and equipment at their stands. Uraltermosvar, Russian welding equipment plant, one of Russia’s largest complete production cycle manufacturer which produces also for export, presented a full range of professional welding equipment. Losinoostrovsky Electrode Plant, Russia and CIS’ largest manufacturer, presented welding electrodes of different designation and welding wire СВ-08Г2С.

Ryazan State Instrument-Making Plant (RSIE) presented a newly-designed product of 2016 - universal invertor welding unit ФОРСАЖ-500AC/DC designated for argon-arc welding with direct or alternating current and manual arc welding. This unit has no analogues in Russia.

FANUC Company, world’s leading producer of industrial automation equipment, presented a Dual Arm spot face - two positioners simulated the welding process under operation of one controller.

ESAB Company, constant participant of Weldex Exhibition and the sponsor thereof this year, also presented a new product - universal welding unit REBEL capable of performing all principal welding types. Thanks to Rebel, any person, even without special knowledge and skills, can become a welder; also, experienced welders could duly appreciate its large-scale opportunities. Besides, ESAB offered to specialists innovative solutions in combining IT solutions and welding process - ESAB WeldCloud System - which allows keeping records and controlling the whole welding process from start to finish.

At the stand of Messer Company, manufacturer of portal machines with NC for all types of cutting flat rolled stock, the specialists could get acquainted with portal machine MetalMaster 2.0. This cost effective model offers the possibility of performing plasma and gas-oxygen cutting of metal of up to 100 mm thick, and has a strong design and other competitive characteristics.

For the first time, within the framework of the Exhibition, the meeting and workshop of Scientific and Coordinating Council for development of welding and related technologies in the Russian Federation will take place with participation of representatives of the Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and leading national and global manufacturers of welding products. The work shop was dedicated to “Current state and opportunities of production of equipment and materials for welding and related technologies in the Russian Federation. Promotion measures for short term development of welding industry.” The workshop moderator was the Coordinating Research Council for Welding and Related Technologies Development in the Russian Federation, acting at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia; the workshop was participated by the representatives of Russia and world’s leading manufacturers of welding products.

Mikhail Ivanov, Director of the Department of Machine Tool Building and Investment Engineering, explained, that such events are of great importance for development of the welding industry in Russia and contribute to activating cooperation between the national and foreign manufacturers.

Among the business program events, there were also round tables of the leading welders of Moscow and the Moscow Region, and the International Research and Practice Conference “Modernisation of Welding Production in Strategic Industries” organised with the participation of RNTSO and MMAGS.

A number of contests such as “Best Welder 2016”, “Best Young Welder 2016”, “Best Welding Engineer (Researcher) 2016” and “Miss Welding World 2016”, were traditionally held within the Weldex framework.

For the first time at Weldex, the elimination competition “Welding Technologies” for the enlarged National Team WorldSkills Russia was held. Fifteen students of secondary technical schools aged from 16 to 19 performed tasks of the national championships level while competing to join the enlarged welding technologies national team.

The 17th International Exhibition for Welding Materials, Equipment and Technologies Weldex will take place on 10-13 October 2017 in EEC Sokolniki.