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SLV Halle GmbH stages international conference

Schweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Halle GmbH welcomes participants to the 3rd Conference Jointrans 2014

Halle (Saale), 06/07 May 2014. Schweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Halle GmbH and the ECWRV (European Committee for Welding on Railway Vehicles) staged the 3rd Conference Jointrans, Joining and Construction of Railway Vehicles, on 06 and 07 May. It was already apparent beforehand that the event would be a special one this year. Around 80 specialists in the field of railway vehicle construction from China, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Turkey took up the invitation to come to Halle (Saale). The attendee numbers from the two preceding events in 2010 and 2012 were exceeded.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Steffen Keitel, Managing Director of SLV Halle GmbH and Chairman of the ECWRV, opened the English-language conference on the afternoon of 6 May 2014 in the large conference hall at SLV Halle GmbH. During the course of the two-day event the guests of SLV Halle GmbH could take advantage of an excellent platform on which to expand the transfer of knowledge in the field of welding technology for railway vehicle construction and exchange experiences regarding the design and manufacture of railway vehicles from a welding technology viewpoint.

The first day of the conference culminated in a well-attended evening event at the Saline-Museum Halle. The hosts at the museum gave the attentive conference participants a brief presentation of the history of the Halloren salt workers. Many of those present were gaining a first insight into the long tradition of salt production in Halle and the hard-working lifestyle of the Halloren in the past centuries.

The second day of the conference once again offered excellent speakers, with presentations illustrating the state of the art in welding technology for railway vehicle construction and the application of international standards.

In keeping with tradition, the international conference had a supporting exhibition of well-known suppliers and developers of welding equipment, such as Carl Cloos Schweißtechnik GmbH, Haiger; EWM AG, Mündersbach; Kemppi GmbH, Langgöns; Lorch Schweißtechnik GmbH, Auenwald; Photon Laser Manufacturing GmbH, Schönwalde-Glien; Sonotec Ultraschallsensorik Halle GmbH, Halle (Saale) and TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, Cologne.

The third staging of the English-language Join-Trans - Joining and Construction of Railway Vehicles conference has seen it conclusively established as international parallel to the longstanding national conference Joining and Design in Railway Vehicle Construction, staged at SLV Halle.

All participants agreed that this conference was an extremely successful one and that a repeat in 2016 is the logical progression. Many of those present already declared their intention to participate in the 4th Jointrans 2016 before leaving the conference.