GROB Antriebstechnik's success story continues.
In January 2018 the company extended its range of linear electromechanical drive equipment by a further product. The unique selling point is revealed by the name – the "MINI", whose ratio of stroke to length is unique due to its special design.
GROB GmbH has been manufacturing with a great deal of know‐how in mechanical engineering for over 70 years now and has accumulated many years of experience in the field of linear drives. The portfolio ranges from custom special drives to mass‐produced screw jacks. Linear drives for large‐scale applications are rare, but that is precisely the reason why a high degree ofexperience is necessary.
The MC200 is one of the very largest linear drives. With a maximum static load of 2000 kN, this drive...
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Hoist gears are real all-rounders in drive technology. Hardly an application case where they are not as a driving element under the discussion. We manufacture hoist gears since 1945. The basic principle is simple and brilliant at the same time: A rotary motion is simply converted into an axial movement – and this is in extremely small space.
When the body is assembled together with the engine in the production line manufacture of cars, the experts speak of a "wedding". It is precisely at this point that the linear chain from Grob Antriebstechnik plays a very important role at a premium car manufacturer that produces in England.
The co-operation between our English representative for linear chains - R A Rodriguez (UK) Ltd - with a custom machine manufacturer gave rise to a solution.
Mr. Schmalzhaf, where do you think the company's strengths lie?
I think our strengths lie mainly in the high service orientation and the short reaction times. Thanks to our large spare parts warehouse we are able to produce ready-to-use lifting elements overnight. Apart from that I'm always pleased to see the motivated and friendly sales team.
Mobile systems always have to be lubricated. That also applies to the linear chain, which has long since become an indispensable component of linear drive technology.
Until now we have specified the lubrication interval in the operating instructions. It was the customer's responsibility to observe these prescribed service intervals.
What seems like a contradiction at first glance is, on closer examination, an ingenious solution in linear drive technology. There, materials are shifted, machines positioned, platforms moved and goods put into storage and taken out again – to put it simply: linear movements are called for. The "linear chain" from Grob GmbH Antriebstechnik is the technological basis here for continually fresh ideas for solving linear movements, cleverly, in a space-saving manner and inexpensively.
The following problems occurred in the assembly line production at a car manufacturer: the cable harnesses are delivered by the manufacturer in plastic bags. That is not a problem in summer, but in winter when temperatures are cold the following happens: when the cable harnesses are unpacked and installed, some of the components can break. The cable harnesses are then useless. This leads to production bottlenecks and increased costs.