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MDA Technologies 3/2015

MDA Technologies 3/2015

Antriebstechnik

Antriebstechnik Worldwide News Beckhoff Automation posts annual growth of 17 %, generating global turnover of € 510 million Beckhoff has achieved average growth of 16 % annually during the period from 2000 to 2013. It continued its growth as projected in 2014 as well. The company increased its sales in the global market through the new projects and customer wins. In keeping with the growth in turnover, the number of employees increased by 12 % to 2 800. Exports accounted for 62 % of the company’s turnover; of that, 29 % was generated in Europe (outside of Germany), 22 % in Asia, 10 % in North America. The growth in Asia and particularly China (+38 %) is remarkable. This positive performance can be traced back to high-performance technology platform of PC-based automation software, Industrial PCs, distributed I/O components and Drive Technology. The ongoing research and development is another key factor for Beckhoff’s sustained growth. Strengthening global sales channels has been another important factor, with new subsidiary companies in Czech Rep. and representative offices in the Middle east, Beckhoff is investing in developing its the sales network density. With a larger establishment in Silicon Valley this year, there are going to be more and more smiles in the Beckhoff dug out. www.beckhoff.com B&R opens new subsidiary in Singapore B&R has inaugurated its 25 th subsidiary in Singapore. The strategically located office serves the entire Southeast Asia region. B&R has created a strong lineup of partners in this region over the past years, and have been well positioned in their target markets. Citing that it is the right time to step up with a new and promising start Meng who has already been in charge of the Southeast Asia region, will now spearhead as the General Manager. Besides Singapore itself, B&R Singapore will take care of the surrounding countries as well. The main focuses laying on Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, as they both have growing machine building industries that try to reach the global market. With a complete local team of business development, sales, technical and application support, B&R can now accelerate the delivery of solutions and help the OEM’s achieve their business goals. www.br-automation.com Motion, Drive and Automation 30 Maintenance-free bearings support one of the world’s longest suspension bridges I N T E R N AT I O N A L E D I T I O N 6 September 2013 Click to read previous issues. Inspiration is just one click away. News about the following markets: 14 MDA Technologies 3/2015 16 geared Gravel plant reduces costs and maintenance by using motors www.mda-technologies.com 18 26 Winter Standard components are used to drive scraper chain conveyors in Norway Air Springs: keeping things moving at the 2014 Olympic Games in cooperation with Fluidtechnik

Markus Forschner will become new member to the Bosch Rexroth AG executive board Dr. Markus Forschner (47) will be appointed to the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG as of May 1 st , 2015. He will assume responsibility for purchasing, logistics, commercial tasks, and human resources. Forschner is currently a member of the executive board of the Bosch Car Multimedia division and is responsible for commercial tasks. Forschner studied computer science and business administration at the University of Stuttgart, where he also wrote his doctoral thesis on the topic of “Process-Oriented Investment Controlling.” He began as a trainee at Bosch’s Security Technology division in 1996. Forschner has long-term business experience at the company where, among other duties, he served as head of a thermotechnology plant in Portugal as well as Deputy Director of the corporate department for Planning and Controlling. His predecessor, Dr. Rolf-Dieter Amann (56), will retire after more than 26 years at Bosch Rexroth. www.boschrexroth.com SKF delivers highprecision bearings to electrical spindle manufacturer SKF and Italian company HSD have entered into a year’s contract for delivery of SKF high-precision bearings. HSD uses the bearings for its electrical spindles for wood processing. The contract contains four sizes of sealed high-precision hybrid bearings. They are produced in the SKF factory in Turin. HSD is a global supplier of Better protection EAS ® -Compact ® The airbag for your machine electrical spindles for milling, boring and canting of wood, aluminium and plastic. This requires high speeds, little friction and as low vibration and sound as possible. SKF sees great potential for its products in the wood processing industry. “In our high quality filling and packaging systems, we only integrate components that offer very high quality and reliability. Therefore, for overload protection, we have been relying exclusively on EAS ® -torque limiters by mayr ® Antriebstechnik for several years.” Markus Kröger Franz Tölke GmbH, Sondermaschinenbau. Attention! Never without an airbag for the machine. Use only EAS ® -torque limiting clutches. www.skf.com D-87665 Mauerstetten, www.mayr.com your reliable partner

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