Klingelnberg, the leading mechanical engineering company in gearing technology and Starrag, the well-known manufacturer of precision machine tools, have announced that they are going to cooperate. The cooperation between the two companies concerns the development of powerful products for complete machining and a joint purchasing policy.
The first innovative project that Klingelnberg and Starrag are going to implement together is the introduction of a five-axis machine for complete toothed gear machining, with which several process steps can be carried out on one machine. In this way, different manufactured parts will be able to be produced directly from bar stock in future, which represents significant added value for the customer. The new product will be marketed under the Klingelnberg name, and will be presented to the general public for the first time at this year’s EMO trade fair in Hanover, which is taking place from 18th to 23rd September 2017.
“We are the perfect match in terms of technological know-how and also with regard to market segments – Starrag has intensive coverage of the aerospace area, among other things, and we have a strong presence in the automotive industry, for example”, says Jan Klingelnberg, CEO of the Klingelnberg Group. Whereas Starrag has the entire technology spectrum for cutting, turning, drilling and grinding of metal workpieces in its portfolio, Klingelnberg is the gearing technology specialist. This does not just include the development and production of machinery for bevel gear and cylindrical gear machining, but also the range of precision measuring centers for measuring all kinds of rotation-symmetrical components. An automatic connection can be realized between the Klingelnberg measuring technology and the production machines using the closed loop assistant system. The gearing specialist's software provides a continuous digital process, which guarantees that there will be a reliable and precise production procedure from construction to workpiece.
The cooperation is going to start with joint development of the machinery. Other cooperation projects are also in the pipeline. “We have deliberately sought out the Klingelnberg Group as our partner because we have a very similar company philosophy and culture”, explains Walter Börsch, CEO of the Starrag Group.