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MDA Technologies 4/2016

MDA Technologies 4/2016

Worldwide News Pilz

Worldwide News Pilz opens its new subsidiary in Singapore The automation company, Pilz is expanding its operations and support to its existing customers in Southeast Asia. Together with guests from the worlds of politics and business, Pilz celebrated the opening of its newest subsidiary - Pilz South East Asia - in Singapore. The new subsidiary strengthens Pilz’s commitment to one of the fastest-growing economic areas in the world, the Asian region. In addition to Singapore, the region includes countries as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and is home to about 600 million people. From Singapore, customers in the Asian region will receive comprehensive support from a dedicated sales and service organisation. In addition to sales of products and systems, the newest subsidiary offers its regional customers a complete service and support portfolio, including technical consulting, customer project support and training. From their base in the city-state of Singapore, the Pilz team will create the necessary structures to allow the company to further build up sales and service capacity in other Asian countries. www.pilz.com Twenty years production for Lenze in Poland For more than twenty years, the Lenze Group, specializing in drive and automation technology, has produced mechanical components for gearboxes and assembled geared motors at its Polish site in Tarnów. The company and managers, along with business partners and 160 plant employees, celebrated the anniversary on site at the start of September. Production in Tarnów started in 1996 on a premises with a surface area of 1,000 m 2 that has now expanded to 7,000 m 2 . The site has gained several awards over the years, including, for example, the “Forbes Diamant 2016”, “Investor of the Year 2014” as well as the “Business Gazelle” in 2013 und 2015. In Poland, the group of companies has also been represented by its own sales company for more than 20 years. The manufacturer has eleven production sites around the world, including ones in Germany, Italy, France, China, the USA and India. Timken acquires Germany’s R+L Hydraulics and its parent company Lovejoy Inc. The company Timken, manufacturer of tapered roller bearings, announced its acquisition of Lovejoy, Inc. and its subsidiary, R+L Hydraulics GmbH. Lovejoy, a manufacturer of industrial couplings, universal joints and hydraulics, was purchased for approx. $ 66 million. Headquartered in Illinois, USA, with additional locations in the USA, Canada and Germany, Lovejoy is widely recognized for its flexible coupling design and as the creator of the jaw-style coupling. Lovejoy also manufactures a line of universal joints, vibration dampening products and hydraulics. Lovejoy’s hydraulics business, R+L Hydraulics, is based in Germany, and manufactures products for the fluid power and power transmission industries. In recent years, Timken has been diversifying its offering, completing a number of www.lenze.com NEWS AND MARKETS acquisitions featuring products adjacent to its core bearing lines. This includes e.g. chain and gear drive systems, all marketed under brands including Timken, Philadelphia Gear, Carlisle, Drives and Interlube. www.rl-hydraulics.com MDA Technologies 4/2016

STW awarded for its innovation by Bomag The company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) was awarded for its innovation by Bomag, the international company in the compaction technology sector. For over 20 years now, STW has been a supplier of control units, I/O modules, sensors, operating and display elements in a mixture of standard products and customer-specific systems to Bomag. In particular the readiness of STW to always strike out on new paths in the development and adaptation of the products is really impressive. STW received the award for the collaborative development of the “Economizer”, which is a display unit for compaction conditions which links and assesses the sensor data using specially-developed algorithms. The most recent orientation of STW regarding the support of data management and connectivity with innovative on-board modules and associated cloud services has also impressed the company. Along with the A-supplier of the Year 2016 certificate, the Innovation Award was handed over to Sonja Wiedemann, Managing Director of STW, and Sales Manager Klaus Gnahm. www.sensor-technik.de/en Delivering squirrel cage motor from Berlin to Scotland Berlin based company, Menzel Elektromotoren took on an urgent order for the delivery of a customized electrically and mechanically compatible squirrel cage motor. Within just a week, Menzel managed to supply a replacement motor that had been specially adapted to the mounting dimensions at the pharmaceutical plant in Scotland. For this order, Menzel chose a four-pole motor with a speed of 1,481 min-¹, 200 kW rated power and 3,300 V rated SOLUTIONS TO KEEP YOUR INDUSTRY MOVING Product engineering and quality of materials Our staff and our branches are close to you with 41 company premises worldwide voltage and modified it to match the necessary flange dimensions. This necessitated changes not only to the bearings but it also meant that the engineers had to convert the horizontal B3 motor into a vertical V1 motor with special flange to ensure a precise mounting fit at the customer’s plant. With motors of various types in stock, the drive technology expert is quick to supply special solutions for a broad range of applications. www.menzel-elektromotoren.com V-Belts and conveyors for more than 45 industrial applications www.megadynegroup.com V-BELTS CONVEYORS TIMING BELTS

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