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Bosch Rexroth has a long history as the result of multiple mergers over a long period of time. Founded in 1958 in Neuwied, Germany, the company Indramat specialized in industrial motion control offering products like servo drives, servo motors and servo controllers for use in various types of manufacturing. In 1965 another German company, known as Rexroth, purchased Indramat and became known as Rexroth Indramat. In 1979 Indramat introduced their AC brushless servo motor, a huge milestone. In 2001, Rexroth Indramat was acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH, and the company name was changed to Bosch Rexroth. Bosch Rexroth is an industry leader when it comes to drive and control technologies with a unique history going back over 200 years. If you’re looking for cutting-edge technology then look no further than Bosch Rexroth.
Vickers, one of most respected names in the hydraulics industry, became part of the Eaton group in 1999. Recognized worldwide, Vickers is a supplier of power and motion control systems and components used in industrial, aerospace, marine, and mobile applications. There products include vane and piston pumps, valves, hydraulic controls, power amplifier cards and much more. Additionally, Vickers established the industry’s first fluid analysis service which is still in use today. Whatever direction your products move, turn, or shape, Vickers has the dependability and performance that competitive businesses rely on, making them clear choice for any hydraulic needs.
Pacific Scientific was created in Rockford, Illinois in 1919. Throughout the mid to late 20th century, the company expanded into an Armament Division, Aerospace, and industrial divisions. Pacific Scientific was acquired by Danaher Corp. in 1998. PacSci produced generators, motors, alternators, servo drives, AC & DC servo motors, and general automation equipment. Now, Pacific Scientific drives and motors are commonly used in packaging and printing operations world wide. The company has moved on from general purpose automation to defense technologies including energetic materials, ordinances, and lasers. However, many of their former automation products can still be made-to-order or can be sourced from around the world.
Okuma Noodle Machine Co., founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan by founder Eiichi Okuma, was a company that manufactured and sold noodle-making machines. Unimpressed with the poor precision lathes available in Japan, Okuma was inspired to start designing and building machine tools. In 1918 Eiichi established Okuma Machinery Works Ltd. and began selling the OS lathe. With over 100 years of history and experience, Okuma is one of the industry leaders and innovators when it comes to machine tools, especially lathes. Okuma’s CNC machine tools include lathes, machining centers, multitasking machines, and grinding machines. Okuma machine tools provide a level of precision that customers truly benefit from.
Kollmorgen has more than 100 years of research and innovation under its belt, designing optics, motors, and eventually industrial automation systems for the late 20th century technology boom. Friedrich Kollmorgen, the creator of Kollmorgen, liked keeping his inventions simplistic and reliable. Kollmorgen still abides by this logic today, making some of the most dependable motors and servo drives on the automation market. They market and sell to thousands of industries ranging from large food packaging plants to small printing operations. Their products can be found in hundreds of countries around the world. Kollmorgen products offer affordable solutions to complex automation problems.
Started by Karl-Ernst Brinkmann in 1972, KEB was predominately a motor braking and electromagnetic coupling manufacturer. Gaining recognition for their reliability and fair price, KEB products quickly expanded outward into motion control and servo motors by the mid 1990’s. Today, KEB branded products can be found in many different industrial automation part categories such as HMI units, software platforms, control modules, servo drives, and AC/DC motors. KEB products are known for their ability to be quickly integrated into a variety of automation systems and settings. KEB parts are manufactured in Germany and are backed by the notoriety associated with reliable and tested German engineering.
Established in 1927, Sanyo Denki was originally a Japanese import company which sold electrical components. Today, it has expanded globally and produces products of its own. Sanyo Denki is a well-known manufacturer of servo systems, power systems, and cooling systems. Their AC Servo systems products include: closed loop step systems, 5 phase step systems, 2 phase step systems, and motion control. Their power systems range from Hybrid/Small UPS to Large UPS and Network Power Managers. Many of these systems include state-of-the-art performance response technologies, eco-friendly efficiency measures, drastically increased feedback responsiveness, reduced noise output, and over current protection.
Founded in 1933, Danfoss got its start experimenting with expansion valves for refrigeration systems in Nordborg, Denmark. Its founder, Mads Clausen, helped build a worldwide business that still sets standards today. Danfoss produces a wide variety of products and serves multiple markets. Danfoss is known for products and services used for refrigeration, heating, controlling electric motors, energy metering and much more. Their wide variety of AC Drives includes the VLT Micro Drive FC 51, which is the smallest drive in the FC51 series and ideal for side by side mounting. Their motor families offer a broad range of flexibility and unmatched quality, efficiency and reliability.
Founded in 1953 in a eastern region of Germany, Beckhoff has grown tremendously and become one of the world’s leading sources for automation, entertainment technologies, and household appliances. Arnold Beckhoff created the company with the intent to sell and install electrical products. Not only was the company the place of purchase for electrical items, it was also the source for installation and explanation of how to properly use the products. Using this same seller/service model, it has grown to over 800M in net worth and reaches into huge industries such as medical appliances, automation technologies, and defense weapons. With massive short term growth over the past 10 years, Beckhoff shows potential to become a leader in industrial and robotic automation.
Originally an investment trust for real estate, Danaher was founded by Stephen and Mitchell Rales in 1969. It was based on the Japanese ideology of “kaizen,” involving processes which motivate continual advancement and improvement. By using this philosophy, Danaher has become one of the leading automation companies in science and technologies fields around the world. It has applied modern day automation to complex environmental and medical issues, enabling huge leaps in dentistry, manufacturing demand solutions, and medical diagnostics. Danaher’s main focus is to use their automation technology to crack life’s most challenging obstacles in an effort to help the greater good.