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Course for growth in precision gearbox sector: Melior Motion GmbH becomes Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH

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PSC-series precision planetary gearbox as gearbox subassembly Photo: Schaeffler

2022-12-01 | Schweinfurt

  • Schaeffler continues to expand its portfolio of precision gearboxes and its development expertise
  • Significant increase in production capacities since acquisition of Melior Motion GmbH by the Schaeffler Group
  • Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH supplies precision planetary gearboxes for a broad range of industrial applications across all sectors of industry

At the beginning of this year, the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler acquired Melior Motion GmbH, an innovative manufacturer of precision gearboxes for robotics and automation applications, among others. As of December 1, 2022, Melior Motion GmbH will operate under the name of Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH. The aim of the acquisition is to continuously expand the Industrial division’s portfolio of precision gearboxes and to secure a strategically strong position in the dynamically growing market for industrial automation.

Development of Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH at Hameln location
Since the acquisition, Schaeffler has doubled the production capacities for PSC-series precision planetary gearboxes at Melior Motion’s headquarters in Hameln, Germany. In addition, a production line was set up for the Chinese market at the Nanjing location in China. And the future focus is also clearly on growth at Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH. Schaeffler is planning, for example, the construction of new assembly lines and investments in highly efficient production technologies to enhance the Hameln location. A further increase in personnel is also firmly planned.

As part of the Schaeffler Group’s network of competence, Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH is focusing on the development and production of high-performance, low-wear, and durable system components for individual requirements in industrial automation at the Hameln site.

Schaeffler’s solutions for challenging industrial and lightweight robotics applications
Through the successful integration of Melior Motion, Schaeffler has systematically complemented its portfolio in the field of precision gearboxes by adding a second mainstay product. The existing series of high-precision strain wave gears for e.g. cobots (RT1 and RT2) are now complemented by precision planetary gearboxes for industrial robots. Schaeffler’s Industrial division therefore has comprehensive development and technological expertise for precision gearbox applications across all sectors of industry.

Publisher: Schaeffler AG
Country: Germany

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