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Ostfildern, Germany, 2011/08/19 - Construction of a new production building in Ostfildern, Germany for AUMA’s modular electric actuators has been completed. In line with AUMA’s manufacturing ethos of producing the majority of its actuator components at its own production facilities.
The new Osftildern premises support growing global demand for AUMA’s modular electric actuators. Covering a total area of over 4,000 square metres, the building includes a shipping hall and social facility.
The plant is equipped with modern machining centres for component manufacture. Heat recovery systems meet latest standards for energy efficiency and a comfortable working environment is ensured with noise control measures / exhaust systems for machines.
AUMA’s current investment in its buildings and production facilities also includes refurbishment work on its established plant at Ostfildern.
From AUMA’s international workforce of over 2,000 employees, 112 members of staff work at Ostfildern. The company’s headquarters location for production, marketing and administration functions is located in Muellheim.
Growth for AUMA has included introduction of the new Generation .2 multi-turn actuator range SA 07.2 – 16.2 and new actuator controls AC 01.2 Designed to cater for existing market needs, and next generation requirements, capabilities include the integration of field devices into Asset Management Systems. AUMA (auma.com) has introduced a number of enhanced features and expanded the functionality of its range, while retaining proven design principles.
The new Generation .2 devices, both actuators and controls, are fully compatible with AUMA’s previous products.
Mechanical enhancements improve positioning accuracy, the output speed range of modulating actuators and the extension of the expected actuator lifetime. These advancements are backed by improved corrosion protection.
One focus of development was to improve device handling. As a result, the handwheel is now activated with one hand by simply pressing a button; valve connection is more flexible and a newly designed electrical connection facilitates the linking of cables with large cross sections. Operation is made easier by a new, enlarged and illuminated graphic display. The display texts are shown in plain text, available in a wide range of languages. Graphic display features are provided e.g. torque curves. Operation, setting, diagnostics and the memorisation of all actuator data is facilitated wirelessly via the AUMA PC ToolSuite.