News

13
August
2018

Spectacular replacement of machinery for more efficient production

(C) Koenig

Watt Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH has recently completed a major investment in the modernisation of machinery at its site in Markt Piesting. The Austrian gearbox specialist has taken delivery of a new 1.1 million Euro production machine.

14
May
2018

cat4CAD - OFFLINE version now available

 cat4CAD - OFFLINE version now available

The "cat4CAD" interactive product catalogue can now be used whenever and wherever you want - even without web access.

17
November
2017

WEG at the SPS IPC Drives 2017

WEG at the SPS IPC Drives 2017

At the SPS IPC Drives automation trade fair in Nuremberg (Germany), WEG will be presenting geared motors for high torque levels and showcasing a switchgear cabinet system made in Europe.

17
July
2017

New WG20 geared motors with higher torque ratings

New WG20 geared motors with higher torque ratings

The relatively young WG20 family of geared motors was expanded by helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units featuring rated torques from 820 to 1,550 Nm. The housings of the new, high-performance gear units are made from grey cast iron for extra strength. Due to the precision machined tooth profile, they provide very precise power transfer over the entire speed range.

24
February
2017

A gigantic conveyor for surface ore mining

(C) Koenig

At the Erzberg in the city of Eisenerz in Styria, Austria, mining operator VA Erzberg GmbH produces about 2.7 million tonnes of fine ore per year from an extraction volume of roughly 11 million tonnes. That makes Erzberg the largest iron ore surface mine in central Europe. A fully automated fine ore storage facility has been operating there since 2014. One of its key components is a reclaimer supplied by SBM Mineral Processing, an Austrian specialist in processing technology. WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive provided the drive technology for the numerous conveyors of this advanced bridge bucket-wheel reclaimer.

02
December
2016

Baking rolls on a large scale

(C) Koenig

With an output of up to 45,000 rolls per hour, the KGV-H industrial bread roll line from the Austrian manufacturer Koenig sets new performance standards. It is fully designed according to hygiene stand-ards, which impose special requirements on the drive technology. Low-voltage motors from WEG and geared motors from WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive keep the dough moving. At the end of the process chain, the tasty baked goods – fresh rolls, baguettes, ciabatta, hamburger buns or other fine baked goods – drop onto the baking sheet.

27
October
2016

The gear unit division of the WEG Group in Europe has a new Managing Director

Klaus Sirrenberg assumes leadership of WEG subsidiaries effective immediately.

The gear unit division of the WEG Group in Europe has a new Managing Director

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, has appointed Klaus Sirrenberg to the position of Managing Director of their subsidiaries Watt Drive Antriebstechnik with headquarters in Markt Piesting (Austria), Watt Drive in Unna (Germany), and Württembergische Elektromotoren in Balingen (Germany). Effective immediately, he succeeds the incumbent Managing Director, Wolfgang Meyer, who will assume a leading role in a sales position for generators in Europe.

20
July
2016

cat4CAD 6 – New version including the entire geared motor range WG20 now available

 cat4CAD 6 – New version including the entire geared motor range WG20 now available

The "cat4CAD" interactive product catalogue is now available online as version 6, which also includes geared motors C, F and K of the new range WG20 up to 600 Nm.

10
June
2016

cat4CAD 6 – New version including WG20 now available

 cat4CAD 6 – New version including WG20 now available

The "cat4CAD" interactive product catalogue is now available online as version 6, which also includes geared motors C and F of the new line WG20.

02
June
2016

Werner Ricardo Voigt (* 1930 † 2016)

Werner Ricardo Voigt (* 1930  † 2016)

With deep regret, we inform the passing away of Mr. Werner Ricardo Voigt, one of the
three founders of WEG, on June 1, 2016 in Jaraguá do Sul at the age of 85.

02
May
2016

WEG presents new flexible and efficient geared motors

Das WG20-Programm umfasst Stirnrad-, Flach- und Kegelstirnradgetriebemotoren mit robusten Aluminiumdruckgussgehäusen für Nennmomente von 50 bis 600 Nm

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, is launching the WG20, a new range of highly versatile modular geared motors that offer worldwide interchangeability and up to 96% energy efficiency across a wide range of industrial applications requiring precise and reliable power transmission. The new geared motor will enable users to increase the energy efficiency of systems in their plants significantly, reducing associated energy costs.

26
February
2016

WEG presents new geared motor product line

Das neue Getriebemotorenprogramm WG20 mit Standardanschlussmaßen und robusten Aluminiumdruckgussgehäusen - in diesem Beispiel ein Stirnradgetriebemotor - bietet höchste Effizienz und Zuverlässigkeit

WEG presents the new WG20 geared motor product line, which boasts worldwide interchangeability along with extremely high efficiency and reliability, at this year’s Hannover Messe.

19
October
2015

Complex material handling task in a stainless steel plant

Complex material handling task in a stainless steel plant

Braun Maschinenfabrik ("Braun") has supplied a complete abrasive cut-off machine for hot cutting of radially forged bars at a stainless steel plant in Bolzano, Italy. To integrate the machine in the forging line, Braun had to completely review the material handling process and installed 68 geared motors from WEG subsidiary Watt Drive on the implemented, fully automated conveyor solution.

28
September
2015

The power of twin shafts

The power of twin shafts

The mechanical shredding of waste is a tough job, so electrical drive systems for shredders must be especially sturdy and reliable. This also applies to the geared motors from WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive, which the Austrian recycling machinery manufacturer Wagner Shredder uses to drive its new twin-shaft shredder.

14
September
2015

Eggon João da Silva (* 1929 † 2015)

Eggon João da Silva (* 1929  † 2015)

We deeply regret to inform you that Mr. Eggon João da Silva, one of the WEG´s founders, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015, in Jaraguá do Sul at the age of 86.

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