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MDA Technologies 4/2014

MDA Technologies 4/2014

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Maximum performance Worldwide News Bosch Rexroth to acquire a 50 % stake in the Hytec Group Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire a 50 % stake in its sales partner Hytec Holdings (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group. Hytec Holdings generated sales of almost Rand 1 bn rand (about € 63 m) in the 2013/2014 fiscal year and employs 675 employees across its operations. Bosch Rexroth will have the option to increase its shareholding over the next few years to 100 % of the Hytec Group. Power Team, a subsidiary company of Hytec which specializes in hydraulic maintenance tools and torque tightening equipment, is excluded from the deal and will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group. Web: Shop Finder Videos Lifetime dryspin ® high-helix screw drive: New geometrie for 2.5 higher lifetime and 10% higher efficiency. Resistance against chemicals, low noise, low vibration. Lubrication-free, configure online and order from stock. dry-tech ® − don't lubricate: igus.eu/dryspin plastics for longer life ® ... from 24h! Ask for a free sample: Tel. 02203 9649-145 www.boschrexroth.com Freudenberg takes over US manufacturer Tobul Accumulator Sealing specialist Freudenberg Sealing Technologies took over Tobul Accumulator, US manufacturer of hydraulic accumulators. The company produces, among others, piston and bladder accumulators for industrial applications. The focuses are on the market segments of energy/ oil and gas, mining and fluid power in North and South America. The most important product are hydraulic accumulators for blowout preventers that prevent uncontrolled escape of drill flushing, crude oil or natural gas in raw material transport. Tobul is a family-owned company with sites in Bamberg, South Carolina, and Houston, Texas, as well as a sales office in Shanghai. It employs about 120 employees. The industry accumulators by Tobul are applied in more than 50 countries around the world. www.fst.com 8 MDA Technologies 4/2014 Igus-englisch.indd 1 23.09.2014 15:16:29

SKF builds a new Global Technical Center in USA SKF is reinforcing its commitment in research and development on the North American continent: the company is investing in a new 12 100 m 2 research and development facility in the metropolis region of Chicago. The latest SKF facility of this kind is to employ approx. 80 engineers in the first four years. The “Global Technical Center Americas” (GTCA) expresses the strategy of SKF to place these centres close to important customers. By this, the company pursues the goal of focusing on market-specific product innovations with its five competence platforms (storage and storage units, seals, mechatronic components, lubrication systems and services). The GTCA will supplement the two recently opened facilities in China and India. There are also two European centres in the Netherlands and Sweden that are currently under construction. www.skf.com B&R opens subsidiary in Japan Leading provider of automation technology B&R is proud to announce the opening of its 24th subsidiary – B&R Japan, headquartered in Yokohama and led by Masashi Ono. “Japan is one of the toughest markets in the world, but we’re ready,” says your reliable partner ROBA ® -topstop ® Ono. “We’re confident that Japanese customers will enjoy working with us, and we look forward to showing them all the exciting things that our innovative portfolio and automation expertise can do for their business.” As one of B&R’s strengths is its strong local presence, B&R Japan starts with a full team of sales, application and support engineers to care for Japanese customers at their locations and in their own language. B&R has an impressive 30-year record of continuous growth and has proven its dedication to innovation. “With the strength of open technology and international standards as well as a network of subsidiaries and partners in over 70 countries, B&R is a solid partner for Japanese companies looking to compete with the top players on a global scale,” says Ono. Securing instead of improvising Visit us at: PTC-ASIA Hall E1/ Booth C5-1 “As manufacturer of percision machining machines, we place high demands on quality, reliability and safety. This is why, for 25 yeras, we have trusted in ROBA-stop ® safety brakes by mayr ® power transmission.” Klaus Bauer, Head of Design and Development Machine Tools Factory, WALDRICH COBURG GmbH Safe brake system for gravity-loaded axes www.br-automation.com www. .com

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