The Pittcon Conference and Exposition 2023, held this year in Philadelphia from March 18 to 22, remains a landmark meeting place for those in biotechnology, laboratories, industrial fairs, logistics, and electronics.
Over 40 years of attendance at Pittcon
“This is a show we’ve always done during the 40 years I’ve been with Thermcraft,” says Jim Miller, Thermcraft’s international sales manager. “It’s always been a good show for us because it’s focused on laboratory equipment, which is one of our biggest lines.” One of the reasons Thermcraft keeps coming back to Pittcon is the turnout for the company, even though overall attendance has fallen over the years. “We usually get quite a few leads and quote requests out of it,” says Miller.
Miller says Thermcraft’s e-XPRESS-LINE of laboratory furnaces received the most attention from attendees, but other products also attracted interest. “We got requests for everything from walk-in ovens to tabletop units,” says Miller. “People were interested in higher temperature units and bigger ones, too.”
Thermcraft’s e-XPRESS-LINE is the star attraction
Thermcraft’s e-XPRESS-LINE range offers temperature capabilities from 1100°C (2012°F) up to 1800°C (3272°F) and provides a choice of integrated or interconnected control systems. Standard configurations feature a one- or three-zone heating chamber for optimal thermal control across the full cross-section of the workpiece. All Thermcraft e-XPRESS-LINE laboratory furnaces are customizable to client requirements, with a selection of options coming as standard with every order.
Thermcraft’s booth attracted visitors across the board in terms of fields, according to Miller. “We had everyone from academics to industrial people to pharmaceuticals representatives and beyond stop by.”
Higher temperature requests
One point of interest among Thermcraft’s booth visitors was expected. “Customers asked for higher temperatures,” says Miller. “Everybody wants to go to a little higher temperature than before, and we’ve listened to them. On our eXPRESS-LINE, for example, we have some furnaces that now go up to 1800°C. But when people start to ask for temperatures higher than that, then you start to get into a totally different system with different materials for heating elements and other things that we just don’t get into.”
In summing up Thermcraft’s position at Pittcon and in the industry at large, Miller says, “We build custom equipment that works. That’s what people keep coming back for.”
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