E Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction in Saxony
RM COMPANIES 7 EDUCATION & RESEARCH 20 NETWORKS 27
Machine Tools 8 University 21
Special Purpose Machinery and Non-University 23
Automation Technology 10
Plant Construction 12
G· Printing Machines
Materials Handling Technology,
Hoisting Devices 15
Drive and Propulsion Technology 16
Toolmaking and Mold Construction 16
Precision Engineering, Sensor
Technology, Measurement Technology 18
New Materials – Applications for
Machine Construction 19
A SELECTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND PLANT CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN SAXONY
Source: Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH (Saxony Economic Development Corporation), VEMAS (Saxony´s Mechanical Engineering Network)
REGISTER OF COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS MENTIONED IN THIS BROCHURE
Company / Institution URL Company / Institution URL
METROM Mechatronische Maschinen GmbH www.metrom.com KUKA Systems GmbH www.kuka-systems.com
MIKROMAT GmbH www.mikromat-wzm.de*
NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH www.niles-simmons.de Precision Engineering, Sensor Technology, Measurement Technology
Profiroll Technologies GmbH www.profiroll.de Feinmess Dresden GmbH www.feinmess de
Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH www.schleifring.net FeinwerkTechnik GmbH www.fwt-geising.de*
StarragHeckert GmbH www.starragheckert.com GEMAC – Gesellschaft für Mikroelektronikanwendung Chemnitz mbH www.gemac.info
TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH www.trumpf.com SITA Messtechnik GmbH www.sita-messtechnik.de
UNION Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Chemnitz www.union-machines.com
New Materials – Applications for Machine Construction
Special Purpose Machinery and Automation Technology
COTESA GmbH www.cotesa.de
LASERVORM GmbH www.laservorm.com FIBER-TECH Products GmbH www.fiber-tech.de
Siemens AG Group www.energy.siemens.com MicroCeram GmbH www.microceram.de
SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH www.sitec-chemnitz.de
USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH www.usk-utz.de
Education & Research
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH www.xenon-dresden.de
Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH www.cetex.de
Chemnitz University of Technology www.tu-chemnitz.de
Cluster of Excellence »eniPROD« www.eniprod.tu-chemnitz.de
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH – CAC www.cac-chem.de
Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW) www.htw-dresden.de
Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH www.linde-kca.de
Dresden University of Technology www.tu-dresden.de
pro-beam systems GmbH www.pro-beam.com
ECEMP – European Center for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden www.tu-dresden.de
Roth & Rau AG Group www.roth-rau.de
Fraunhofer Demonstration Center »AdvanCer« www.advancer.fraunhofer.de
VON ARDENNE Anlagentechnik GmbH www.vonardenne.biz
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS www.ikts.fraunhofer.de
VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH www.vtd.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP www.fep.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU www.iwu.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS www.iws.fraunhofer.de
Ferag Verfahrenstechnik GmbH www.ferag-leipzig.com Freiberg University of Mining and Technology www.tu-freiberg.de
manroland AG Group www.manroland.com Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) www.hzdr.de
Radebeul Facility of the Koenig & Bauer AG Group www.kba-print.de Hochschule Mittweida University of Applied Sciences www.hs-mittweida.de
ICM – Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz e. V. www.icm-chemnitz.de*
Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology
KARL MAYER Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH www.karlmayer.com at the TU Dresden (ITM)
Küsters Textile GmbH, Benninger Zittau www.benningergroup.com Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) www.stfi.de
Oerlikon Barmag, a business division of the Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG www.barmag.oerlikontextile.com West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ) www.fh-zwickau.de
Materials Handling Technology, Hoisting Devices Networks
Kirow Ardelt AG www.kranunion.de Competence Center Mechanical Engineering Chemnitz / Sachsen (KMC) www.kmc-chemnitz.de*
VIS GmbH www.visbelting.de German Engineering Federation (VDMA) www.vdma.org
Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD) www.mfd-dresden.de
Drive and Propulsion Technology SACHSEN!TEXTIL www.sachsen-textil.de
GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH www.gfc-antriebe.de Saxony´s Mechanical Engineering Network (VEMAS) www.vemas-sachsen.de*
Siemens AG Group www.automation.siemens.com
Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH www.slf-fraureuth.de Further Contacts
»Invest in Saxony« – Saxony's Information Portal for Investors www.invest-in-saxony.com
Toolmaking and Mold Construction Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS – Wirtschaftsförderung
Anchor Lamina GmbH www.anchorlamina.de Sachsen GmbH)
AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue www.aweba.de Saxony State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport (SMWA) www.smwa.sachsen.de
* only in German
Saxony is the cradle of German machine construction. For about 200 With more than 33,000 employees in about 230 companies having a 5
years now, textile and printing machines as well as machine tools of staff of more than 50 people, machine construction is a key branch in
global repute have been made in the region. Today, this portfolio is Saxony’s industry. If one adds those enterprises which have less than
expanded by innovative special purpose machines and high precision 50 employees as well as suppliers and service providers, then approxi-
automation technology with specific competences in laser and electron mately 80,000 people in over 2,000 enterprises work in machine and
beam procedures, by an efficient plant construction industry as well plant construction. The branch accounts for about one fifth of Saxony’s
as state-of-the-art drive and propulsion, measurement, and materials entire industrial production.
In addition to such renowned companies as Siemens, NIleS-SImmoNS,
StarragHeckert, KUKA, KBA, and manroland, it is primarily the small
and medium sized enterprises which distinctly characterize Saxony’s
machine and plant construction with their highly innovative capabilities.
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builds the first Haubold estab- Zimmermann high speed color ländische megavolt testing designs a uni- mauersberger Ardenne gets a ment of flexible popular exhibits
knitting frame lishes a machine commences with printing press is maschinenfabrik transformer is versal offset per- from limbach- patent for his new production sys- at the euroBlech
in limbach and construction the manufacture manufactured in AG VomAG, one developed in fecting press for oberfrohna near development, tems begins in is the world’s
is the founder workshop in of special lathes leipzig. of the world’s Dresden. continuous roll Chemnitz invents the electron beam Saxony. most productive
of Germany’s Chemnitz and as well as drilling, most important paper to improve the malimo multi-chamber laser cutting sys-
knitting machine expands it into a milling, and producers of the printing of stitch-bonding furnace for high tem – developed
industry. renowned spin- planing machines machine tools embroidery 75 percent of all images in news- technology. vacuum metal- Planeta Rade- by TRUmPF
ning machine in Chemnitz; from Chemnitz machines, is cotton machines papers. lurgy. beul builds the Sachsen GmbH’s
company. thus, establishing are awarded established in produced around world’s first unit engineers.
machine tool first place at the Plauen. later, the globe come Schubert & type sheetfed
construction in World exhibition the production from the Chemnitz Germany’s first Salzer Chemnitz The develop- offset printing
The first domestic Germany. in london. of looms as well region. permanent is the world’s ment of numeri- press. This type Saxon
worsted knitting as motor vehi- mold casting largest textile cally controlled of construction researchers and
machine is built cles and buses is produced at machine manu- machine tools has become mechanical
in Chemnitz. Johann Andreas follows. Schumann & Co. facturer. commences in the standard in engineers present
Schubert builds in leipzig. Saxony. modern sheetfed Germany’s first
Germany’s first offset printing machine tool
locomotive in oskar ludwig presses today. based on parallel
Übigau near Kummer founds kinematics at the
Dresden. one of Germany’s emo.
Machine Tools Boring mills made by the Chemnitz-based UNION Werkzeugmaschinen Page 7
Koenig & Bauer AG – one of the world‘s
GmbH Chemnitz corporation work reliably on all continents. The ma- largest printing machine manufacturers –
With more than 175 years of experience in German and US American chines are used, for example, to produce parts for wind turbines, con- has a production site in Radebeul, Saxony.
machine construction, the NIleS-SImmoNS-HeGeNSCHeIDT Group is struction machines, ship engines, and general machine construction. Bottom center
one of the most experienced manufacturers in the branch. Its product The latest product developments are designed primarily for tasks in large crankshaft for marine diesel engines,
manufactured on NIleS-SImmoNS’ large
portfolio includes high precision machine tools and systems solutions power technology; thus, meeting the growing demand for machining CNC machining center 50 mC.
for the aerospace industry, the automobile industry, general machine increasingly larger components. Bottom right
construction, the rail and metro industries as well as machine tool and Complete machining of cylinder crank
housings with StarragHeckert high
mold construction. The Group is active around the globe; its corpo- The world’s most productive laser cutting system is a Saxon develop- precision technology.
rate headquarters, the NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH, are ment. It was created by engineers of the TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH
8 located in Chemnitz, Saxony. corporation in Neukirch, lusatia. With this system, TRUmPF Sachsen
demonstrates its competences in the development and production of
Customers from the vehicle, precision machine construction, aviation, high performance laser cutting systems with two cutting heads. The
and power generation industries use the highly productive milling service portfolio also includes automation equipment for laser cutting
centers and production lines of the StarragHeckert GmbH corporation systems, punching and combination machines as well as CNC controlled
in Chemnitz for machining complex parts and structures. The company, machine tools for laser beam machining.
which belongs to the Swiss StarragHeckert AG Group, has gained an
excellent reputation around the globe as a provider of customer-specific,
Prof. Dr. Hans J. Naumann »We’ve selected
Chemnitz as our group’s headquarters to send a clear
signal. A signal that machines made in Saxony are world
class. Competent employees, an excellent research envi-
ronment as well as intelligent state support for innovations
are all essential reasons in this.«
(managing Partner, NIleS-SImmoNS-HeGeNSCHeIDT Group)
Bottom left Based in Bad Düben, the Profiroll Technologies GmbH corporation
The Trulaser 7040 NeU made by
TRUmPF Sachsen is considered to be the
stands for innovations in cold forming technology. The product port-
world’s most productive laser cutting folio encompasses machines, tools, and technologies for profile and
thread rolling, spline rolling as well as cold ring rolling. Customers
Bottom center from the automobile and supply, aerospace, linear technology, roller
Profiroll‘s CNC spline rolling machine
Rollex HP. bearing, and gearbox production industries as well as producers of
fastening elements benefit from the extensive experience and expertise
Boring mill assembly at UNIoN. of the machine tool manufacturer.
Precision portals in the XXl format are a specialty of Dresden’s
MIKROMAT GmbH corporation. The company uses, for example, the 9
international aerospace industry for the production of large-scale parts
with the greatest precision. And customers from the power technology
sector are also interested in this productive technique. mIKRomAT thread
grinding machines also prove their worth wherever precision and produc-
tivity are paramount. In addition to the aerospace industry, this includes
primarily manufacturers of roller bearings and hydraulic systems. Another
business segment deals with the development of customer-specific so-
lutions and technologies.
Dr. Frank Brinken »In 1998, the opportunity arose for the
Swiss Starrag corporation to merge with the Heckert factories in
Chemnitz. This decision has proven to be the right one. The consid-
erable experience of the employees in the region, the available
technological potential, and the superb vocational training system
are an excellent foundation for continued growth in the entire
StarragHeckert Group. With their outstanding technical colleges and
universities, Chemnitz and Saxony are the perfect location for us!«
(Ceo, StarragHeckert Holding AG)
10 Pioneering work in the development and construction of parallel kin- Special Purpose Machinery and Automation Technology Top left
meTRom machines with integrated
ematic machine tools is conducted by the METROM Mechatronische parallel kinematics prove their worth in
Maschinen GmbH corporation located in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz. Complex automation projects for the automotive, non-automotive, numerous branches.
Its high speed machining centers prove their worth, for example, in and photovoltaic sectors are implemented by the USK Karl Utz Sonder- Top center
model and mold construction, in the automotive supply industry as maschinen GmbH corporation from limbach-oberfrohna. The services The mikrosa Kronos S 125 is perfect
for the efficient precision machining of
well as in aerospace technology. meTRom’s innovative capability is aptly rendered by the full range provider of special purpose machinery and small-scale workpieces.
demonstrated by the development of a mobile parallel kinematic machine industrial plants in the assembly, handling, and testing technology sectors
tool. This small-scale and lightweight innovation travels to significantly are in great demand around the globe. The portfolio ranges from me-
larger and heavier workpieces; thus, carrying out all machining steps chanical and electrical design and construction to program development
with great precision on the customer’s premises. and mechanical and electrical assembly/installation all the way to
The Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH corporation in leipzig is the specialist
for all applications revolving around centerless external grinding. Thanks For 20 years now, the development and manufacture of turnkey, fully
to its comprehensive expertise, the company is one of the market and automated mounting and testing systems for mass production have
technology leaders in an international comparison. Virtually all renowned been the core competences of Dresden’s XENON Automatisierungs-
manufacturers from the automobile and supply industry as well as the technik GmbH corporation. on more than 800 systems installed around
machine construction and roller bearing industries take advantage of the globe, XeNoN’s customers produce, for example, sensors, metal-
this specialized knowledge and competence. plastic parts, electronic components, solar cells and solar modules,
connectors as well as high precision mechanical, microtechnical, and
Top left mechatronic components for the automotive, electronics, photovoltaics, 11
Plant assembly at USK.
and medical engineering branches.
Automatic assembly machine made by
XeNoN. The Chemnitz-based SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH corporation
excels with innovative solutions for flexible assembly processes as
At the Siemens turbine plant in Görlitz. well as with state-of-the-art systems for laser machining and electro-
chemical deburring. These products are in great demand among glob-
SITeC machining center for the production ally significant enterprises of the automobile industry and its suppliers,
of flexible assembly, laser, and eCm
systems. in the electrical engineering/electronics industry as well as other
branches. The service portfolio of the systems supplier encompasses
the entire product life cycle ranging from engineering to manufacturing
and production all the way to after sales service.
A very active participant in Saxony’s machine and plant construction
industry is the Siemens AG Group. Customer-specific flat components,
equipment, and systems solutions in automation technology are devel-
oped and produced at the Solution Factory for Automation and Drives
(WKC) in Chemnitz. low voltage switchgear combinations and system
cabinets are produced for the global market at the leipzig factory for
low voltage switchboards and systems. The Siemens Turbomachinery Plant Construction Bottom left
lASeRVoRm’s laser technology opens
equipment GmbH corporation, which is also located in leipzig, chicken eggs for the pharmaceutical
manufactures compressors and turbo compressors for the process in- The Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH corporation, a subsidiary of the linde industry.
dustry. The turbine plant in Görlitz is the global headquarters for in- Group, is one of the leading global enterprises for planning, delivering, Bottom center
dustrial turbine construction within the Siemens Sector energy; and the and constructing turnkey chemical, gas, biotechnological, and pharma- Biotechnological plant made by linde-
Siemens transformer factory in Dresden, which emerged from the Trans- ceutical plants. It implements both linde procedures as well as licensed
formatoren- und Röntgenwerk (TuR), is the competence center for me- and customer-specific procedures.
Complexity provided by CAC.
dium voltage and industrial transformers within the Siemens trans-
former production network. Refinery and gas technology, petrochemistry as well as inorganic
chemistry are the business fields of the Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
12 laser systems made by the LASERVORM GmbH corporation in Altmitt- GmbH – CAC corporation. Due to its global experiences in engineer-
weida weld, harden, alloy, or drill components for motor vehicles as ing – ranging from project management to purchasing all the way to as-
well as parts used in medical and precision engineering. They also open sembly supervision and the commissioning of plants –, the company’s
chicken eggs with absolute sterility under clean room conditions. This experienced and highly qualified specialists successfully implement
globally unique machine solution is greatly appreciated, for example, the requirements of their customers.
by the pharmaceutical industry during the vaccine production process.
Individual solutions combining technology and machine construction Intelligent coating systems come from the VON ARDENNE Anlagen-
are the specific strong point of lASeRVoRm. technik GmbH corporation in Dresden. The globally active manufac-
turer of equipment for industrial vacuum processes in plasma and elec-
Bottom left tron beam technology looks back on many years of experience in the VTD also develops and produces technology and customer-specific
large chamber machine made by
pro-beam with a volume of approx.
development and production of coating systems for photovoltaics and vacuum coating systems for functional and decorative PVD hard material
600 cubic meters. architectural glass. Its flexible machine platforms as well as compre- coatings, for optical precision coatings as well as for specific tasks in
Bottom center hensive services permit precisely customized configurations that meet vacuum technology. VTD cooperates closely with research institutions
Assembly of metallization systems at specific customer requirements. in Saxony to develop new technologies.
The globally active pro-beam Group is a leading international supplier Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Hohenstein-ernstthal, the
of electron beam technologies. machine and plant construction are Roth & Rau AG Group develops plasma technologies to process sur-
united at the pro-beam systems GmbH corporation in Neukirchen near faces according to specific customer requirements which are then trans-
Chemnitz. electron beam systems made in Saxony are used around formed into the requisite systems concepts. Roth & Rau generates more
the globe by customers in the sectors vehicle construction, building than 90 procent of its turnover in the photovoltaics industry. The com- 13
materials technology as well as the aerospace industry. They are also pany, which employs about 800 people at diverse locations around the
in great demand at leading research institutions. globe, is one of the leading providers of production equipment for the
one of the market leaders for metallization systems is the VTD Vakuum-
technik Dresden GmbH corporation. one of its latest developments
is a short-cycle sputtering system for the metallization of 3D plastic
parts which can be specifically integrated into fully automated produc-
tion lines with upstream and/or downstream manufacturing processes.
Robin Schild »Saxony has been and continues to be the place of
creative minds. We see ourselves in the tradition of our founder and
patron manfred von Ardenne. The values which he represents, namely,
scientific curiosity and the systematic quest for innovative, technical solu-
tions which are economically feasible determine all of our actions. With
intelligent coating systems, we’re assisting our customers around the globe
in quickly making alternative energy production competitive. We’re also
helping save energy. For example, with insulating glass coating systems: In
this sector, we’re the market leader.«
(President & Ceo, VoN ARDeNNe Anlagentechnik GmbH)
14 Printing Machines Ferag Verfahrenstechnik GmbH is a company of the WRH Walter Top left
more than 100 years of printing machine
Reist Holding AG Group. The Ferag Group’s competence center for construction in Radebeul are continued
The »set-up time world champions« in sheetfed offset printing come processing technology is located in leipzig. Its core competence is the today in Koenig & Bauer AG’s production
from Saxony. With its comprehensive product portfolio ranging from development and manufacture of post-press components and systems.
half-size to super large formats, the Radebeul Facility of the Koenig & Top center
manroland’s educational center in Plauen
Bauer AG Group ceaselessly introduces innovations to the market Textile Machines has a long tradition. This assures the
availability of qualified employees for
which provide better productivity, quality, upgrading, profitability, and the production of top products also in
environmental protection in printing processes. The company’s pro- Warp knitting machines and special solutions for the production of the future.
found knowledge and expertise makes it one of the technological technical textiles are developed and built by the KARL MAYER Malimo Top right
leaders for sheetfed offset printing presses. more than 80 percent of Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH corporation in Chemnitz. The company Wintrax, oerlikon Barmag’s new manual
winder for winding up carbon fibers.
the machines are exported. continues the tradition of the malimo stitch-bonding technology which
was invented in Saxony. Geotextiles, textile surfaces made of glass and
The manroland AG Group is the world’s second largest manufacturer carbon fibers for the aviation and space industry, vehicle construction,
of printing systems and the global leader in webfed printing. The cor- or wind turbines as well as new, breathable fabrics for vehicle interiors
porate site in Plauen is synonymous with the production of webfed are produced on diverse warp-knitting and stitch-bonding machines.
offset presses for newspaper and illustration printing including the
requisite paper supply systems. High tech systems and components for filament production and
processing are developed and manufactured at the Chemnitz location
of Oerlikon Barmag, a business division of the Oerlikon Textile GmbH
Top left & Co. KG corporation. Its core competence includes spinning and 15
malitronic® mUlTIAXIAl for the pro-
duction of glass fiber reinforced plastics,
winding systems for such special yarns as monofilaments, carbon fibers,
a machine made by the KARl mAYeR or glass fibers. In the oerlikon Barmag Technical Centers in Remscheid
malimo textile machine factory in
Chemnitz. and Chemnitz, superbly educated and trained engineers and technicians
develop innovative and leading technological products for the world
Küsters NC turning lathe TUR. of tomorrow.
Kirow slag port carrier »Slag Taurus« in The Zittau-based Küsters Textile GmbH corporation is a systems sup-
a steel plant.
plier in the field of textile wet finishing. The company, which is part of
the Swiss Benninger Group, possesses comprehensive competences in
roller manufacturing and thin sheet metal processing; in particular,
chromium nickel steel. The service portfolio also includes the installation
and commissioning of mechanical and electrical components and
Materials Handling Technology, Hoisting Devices
The Kirow Ardelt AG corporation with its production sites in leipzig
and eberswalde is the global market leader for rail cranes which are
renowned for their great flexibility and elegance as well as for slag port Printing machines, container cranes, solar power systems, stage engineer- Bottom left
3D coordinate measurement, part of
carriers and double jib level luffing cranes. Together with the Bremen- ing, escalators, lifts, and bottling plants are only some of the applications GFC’s quality testing.
based Kocks Krane GmbH corporation, the global market leader for where products made by the Coswig-based GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH
Goliath cranes, the companies have joined forces in the Kranunion corporation ensure the right movement and power transmission. The com- Grinding worm shafts at GFC.
corporation whose experts develop technical concepts and continuously pany, a special supplier of worm gear units and drive systems, develops
optimize them. and produces individual drive solutions and customized products for motor spindles made by Spindel- und
clients around the globe.
Drive and Propulsion Technology
The Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH corporation has
Industrial and rail propulsion systems made by the Siemens Industrie- more than 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. The company
16 getriebe GmbH corporation in Penig run on all continents. With its is a renowned manufacturer of roller bearings and machine tool spindles.
gear construction kit, the company has developed numerous branch- The products are used in machine tool and textile machine construction,
specific solutions for industrial applications. In the rail propulsion sector, rail technology, the automotive supply industry, in wind turbines, and
its customers include leading european and Asian rail vehicle manu- many other branches.
facturers. The Siemens Gusstechnik GmbH corporation in Wittgensdorf
manufactures premium cast products for drive systems. These castings Toolmaking and Mold Construction
are used for products in power generation and transportation as well as
raw material extraction and processing. Automobile manufacturers around the globe trust the competences of
KUKA Systems GmbH’s Tools and Dies Business Unit. Specific press
Bottom left dies for vehicle body components are developed, designed, and manu-
measuring a part during quality testing at
factured at the corporate site in Schwarzenberg. The company’s specialists
produce forming dies and cutting tools in all sizes and degrees of com-
milling shop at AWeBA Aue. plexity for diverse metal materials.
Quality testing at Anchor lamina. Its specific expertise in forming, blanking, and die casting tools makes
the Aue-based AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue corporation one of eu-
rope’s most modern machine tool enterprises. AWeBA’s high tech solutions
for powertrains are in great demand around the globe. For the electric
motor industry, AWeBA manufactures tool kits across the entire product
portfolio – ranging from very small motors all the way to large generators. 17
The Anchor Lamina GmbH corporation in Chemnitz is a special manu-
facturer for the european auto, machine, and tool construction industries.
The company, a member of the North American Anchor Danly Group,
develops and produces special plates, steel and welding constructions,
column-guide frames as well as standards and components for tool and
device making. Anchor lamina has comprehensive competences in blank
cutting tools in the coil cut style, special purpose plants, and press peripheries.
Precision Engineering, Sensor Technology, duction are the particular strong points of the FeinwerkTechnik GmbH Bottom left
New air-bearing gantry made by Fein-
Measurement Technology corporation from Geising. The company develops and produces drive mess Dresden.
engineering components and precision parts. The products prove their
The Feinmess Dresden GmbH corporation has established itself on worth all over europe, for example, in the gas industry, machine and Assembly at FeinwerkTechnik in Geising.
the global market as an engineering firm for high precision positioning plant construction, heating and furnace construction, measurement and
solutions. In close cooperation with its customers, the corporate staff equipment technology, safety engineering, environmental engineering SITA clean line CC, control unit for opti-
mal process management.
develops and produces, for example, ultra-precision linear and rotary as well as the photo-optical industry.
tables, nano-positioning systems with innovative Piezoleg drives, and
compact XY stages for scanning applications; innovative systems for Industrial cleaning processes are properly controlled and monitored
extreme environmental conditions, for example, in strong magnetic with systems solutions provided by Dresden’s SITA Messtechnik GmbH
18 fields or in ultra-high vacuums as well as innovative air-bearing systems corporation. The company is the global leader when it comes to
and suitable controllers. Its partners and / or customers include, for ex- measurement and control technology for the fully automated continuous
ample, enterprises in the semiconductor, laser, and optical industries, monitoring of process liquids through surface tension measurements
the sectors biotechnology and measurement instrument technology, as well as inspecting the cleanliness of metal parts through fluores-
the aviation industry as well as research institutes in more than 25 cence measurements. This permits cleaning processes to be carried out
countries around the globe. in optimal quality and efficiency.
Great flexibility and the ability to quickly implement customer projects Inclination sensors and control systems for construction and agricul-
ranging from the definition of a specific task all the way to mass pro- tural machinery as well as for ship and hoisting technology are the
Bottom left signature products of the GEMAC – Gesellschaft für Mikroelektronik- photovoltaics, nozzle technology as well as general machine construction
equipping an autoclave at CoTeSA.
anwendung Chemnitz mbH corporation. The acknowledged service where they help solve mechanical wear and tear problems.
Bottom center provider for individual research and development as well as produc-
Programming plants and systems at
CoTeSA . tion in measurement and sensor technology provides its clients with The mittweida-based COTESA GmbH corporation provides one-stop
customized, comprehensive solutions ranging from sensor and ASIC solutions along the entire process chain which revolve around the
Production at FIBeR-TeCH. design to electronic components all the way to the development and production of fiber reinforced composite components. The company
manufacture of its own products. They have become invaluable specializes in the mass production of high quality parts for the aviation
around the globe in machine and vehicle construction as well as in industry. Its focus is on complex CFK profiles as well as extremely
medical and automation technology. lightweight, multi-dimensional sandwich structures. The company is
integrated into the aviation industry’s long-term purchasing programs.
New Materials – Applications for Machine Construction 19
The FIBER-TECH Products GmbH corporation in Chemnitz turns glass
located in meißen, the MicroCeram GmbH corporation operates with fiber and carbon fiber reinforced two-component plastics into housings,
great success as a flexible and competent service provider on the expand- casings, and protective devices for machines, heavy duty rotor blades
ing market for such technical ceramics as aluminum oxide or zirconium for wind turbines as well as façade elements and many other products.
oxide. The company covers a broad range of activities ranging from The company’s innovative power is reflected by more than 40 patents
prototypes all the way to mass production. The primary fields of ap- and utility models. The Group, which has two plants at its corporate
plication for microCeram products are found in medical engineering, headquarters in Chemnitz, also runs production sites in Poland, the
dental technology, laser and sensor technology, vacuum technology / Czech Republic, Romania, and Serbia.
eDUCATIoN & ReSeARCH
Left University and rail vehicle engineering, lightweight engineering, aerospace engineer-
In Dresden University of Technology‘s
lecture hall center.
ing, power engineering, production engineering, textile and clothing
A top address for instruction and research in mechanical engineering technology, and bio-processing technology. mechanical engineering
examining a micro-injection molding is Chemnitz University of Technology. Students acquire professional research also focuses on these fields. Technology and knowledge trans-
machine at Chemnitz University of Tech- qualifications in such fields as mechanical engineering, microtechnol- fer is carried out between the university and the business community
ogy / mechatronics, production systems, systems engineering, technical in such competence centers as the CImTT Center for Production Tech-
Vacuum lab at Dresden University of
communication, and industrial engineering. In research, the focus is nology and organization, the Innovation Center for lightweight Con-
Technology. on product development, production, microtechnology / mechatronics, struction, and the Center for Virtual mechanical engineering.
media systems and media technologies, production technologies, print
Under the name Uni-Wind Freiberg e. V., media technologies, virtual reality technologies, I & C technologies in Freiberg University of Mining and Technology provides a combination
students at Freiberg University of mining
and Technology are developing small product development, package solutions for technical systems, process of materials science and technology in its education that is unique in all 21
wind turbines of the third generation chain optimization, intelligent production facilities, new material use of Germany. In close contact with industry, the future materials engineers
which are designed to supply individual
households with electric power. as well as adaptronic concepts. are educated and trained to become experts in metals, ceramic materials,
electronic and sensor materials as well as composite materials. mechani-
Dresden University of Technology provides education and training cal engineering, environmental engineering, process engineering as well
focused on mechanical engineering in the general fields of mechanical as materials technology / foundry technology are additional fields of
engineering, mechatronics, process engineering, materials science, studies. A focal point of research is in the development of new high per-
and chemical engineering. Students can specialize in such fields as, for formance composite materials made from steel and ceramics. That is
example, general and constructional mechanical engineering, automotive why the German Research Foundation’s Collaborative Research Center
SFB 799 »TRIP matrix Composite« was established in Freiberg. In order The Faculty of mechanical engineering and Process engineering at Bottom left
Test measurements at the WHZ of
to include the experiences and to consider the requirements of partners Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW) educates and trains Zwickau’s Institute for Production Tech-
from industry early on in research, the SFB founded its own industrial engineers in the three modularized mechanical engineering programs nology.
advisory board. in general mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering, and production Bottom center
technology which award the traditional German »Diplomingenieur« Universal testing machine with tensile
specimen in the materials technology lab
mechanical engineering, industrial management and engineering as degree. modern laboratory facilities assure a high degree of applied at HTW.
well as textile and leather technology are essential, applied educa- research. Research is conducted in modern manufacturing processes Bottom right
tional programs for machine and plant construction at the West Saxon like laser beam and forming technology as well as quality assurance Bogie measurement in the production
measurement technology lab at HTW.
University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ). At the Institute for in production. Additional focal points include fluid analyses and cal-
Production Technology, scientists implement research tasks for factories culations, research in drive and propulsion systems, after-treatment of
22 and production organization, production technology as well as materials exhaust gases and vehicle climate control systems, measurement tech-
and quality management. The research unit machine construction is nology as well as hydraulics in mobile and stationary machines and
focused, for example, on the sectors hydraulic and pneumatic drive components.
and control systems, machine elements – threaded connections, assem-
bly technology, control technology for machine tools, tribology / fuels laser technology is a special field of research at the Hochschule Mitt-
and lubricants as well as machine tools. weida University of Applied Sciences. The university’s laser institute
has cutting edge laser systems in all wavelengths and power ranges
which are available for the education and training of students as well
as research in the fields of laser macro and micro machining, laser
Bottom left machining of ceramic materials, and laser coating. A laser micro-
RoFeX, the world’s quickest X-ray tomo-
graph, generates up to 7,000 images per
machining center was established together with partners from the
second; the HZDR uses it to examine region. The education and training of students is carried out in the
flows and materials.
specialized fields laser technology and photonics within the program
Bottom center of physical engineering.
System for the specific, modified exami-
nation of new materials for future storage
technologies at HZDR’s Institute of Ion
Beam Physics and materials Research.
HZDR’s electron accelerator elBe is also
New materials and safety research are two focal points of the research
designed for the production of neutrons center Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). In the new
which are used to analyze materials for a
new generation of nuclear power plants. materials sector, the scientists focus primarily on thin layers, nanostruc-
tures, magnetic materials, semiconductors for microelectronics, opto-
electronics, metal and material films for biomedical and tribological
applications, crystal growth and foundry technology, material analysis,
ion and plasma technologies. Safety research encompasses primarily the
design, sensors, and materials required for safety in power plants as well
as in chemical and process engineering. With its unique facilities like the
elBe accelerator, the high magnetic field laboratory, or the ion beam
center, the HZDR provides a wide variety of services ranging from con-
24 tract research, consultation, continued education and training, licens- Diamond coated ceramics or thermally sprayed hard metal layers give Top, far left
Testing facility at Fraunhofer IWU in
ing, and analysis all the way to material modifications and production. tools and components which are exposed to considerable stress such Chemnitz.
as, for example, mechanical seals in pumps and drawing dies in forming
Top, second from left
With 14 institutes, Saxony is a research hub of the Fraunhofer Society. tools a longer service life with improved operational performance. Such Wear-resistant ceramic mouthpiece for
The development of machines, processes, and materials for the invest- innovative solutions come from the Dresden-based Fraunhofer Institute the extrusion of honeycomb profiles
made from silicon carbide at AdvanCer.
ment goods industry is a primary focus of this research. for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS which excels with three
Top, second from right
competences: materials expertise, production technologies and systems, Diamond-coated slip ring seal made by
The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology and product integration. Fraunhofer IKTS.
IWU is one of the world’s most renowned research and development Top far right
centers in the field of production technology in automobile and machine The Dresden-based Fraunhofer Demonstration Center »AdvanCer«, Fraunhofer IWS: Remote laser beam
cutting on an exhaust gas heat exchanger.
construction. The highly qualified employees in Chemnitz and Dresden a project of the Fraunhofer High-Performance Ceramics Alliance,
conduct research in the core competence fields adaptronics / mecha- researches innovative ceramic systems solutions. By using high-per-
tronics, machine tools, microproduction, machining technology, forming formance ceramics in existing and new systems, it is possible to create
technology, joining and assembly technology as well as virtual reality. entirely new combinations of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and
The service portfolio in the field of production engineering ranges from chemical properties. Thrust chamber coatings, antifriction bearings,
feasibility studies to technological optimization all the way to machine and implants demonstrate the innovative applications in energy tech-
development. The Fraunhofer IWU is also considered to be a pioneer nology, machine and plant construction, or medical engineering.
in the field of energy and resource efficiency in production technology. AdvanCer also provides consulting and transfer as well as educational
and training services for manufacturers and application firms.
Saxony is strategically expanding its top position in materials
research with the ECEMP – European Center for Emerging
Top left laser technologies like laser welding, cutting, coating, hardening, clean- Materials and Processes Dresden. 37 professors from 25
Coated with Fraunhofer FeP electron
beam and plasma technologies: mirrors ing as well as surface technologies like deposition welding and thin film Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Dresden
for the newly restored Green Vault in technologies are the focal points of the applied research conducted at University of Applied Sciences, and Freiberg University of
the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in mining and Technology are participating in the 14 sub-
Top right Dresden. With its most recent developments, the institute has made a projects of the excellence cluster. Four institutes of the
embedded microelectronic circuit, a
step towards self-diagnosing and self- valuable contribution towards the industrial use of remote laser beam Fraunhofer Society, two of the leibniz Association, one of
regulating systems in multicomponent
materials; an eCemP project.
welding and remote laser beam cutting. This has reduced production the max Planck Society, and one of the Helmholtz Associa-
times and increased flexibility in many production engineering tasks. tion also participate through the professorships. The scien-
tists are developing multicomponent materials for power
The development and use of electron beam and plasma technologies engineering, environmental technology, and lightweight
are the core competences of the applied research conducted at the structures which are all relevant for the future. They are
Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP uniting competences in all material classes such as metals,
in Dresden. With the help of these technologies, it is possible to, for plastics, natural substances, and ceramics as well as the
example, apply special layers to displays, create forgery-proof labels, entire value creation chain – from the atom to complex
or mirrors for the newly restored Green Vault in Dresden. The Fraunhofer components. This diversity is considered to be unique in
FeP also researches solutions for the medical engineering, renewable all of Germany. The platform of international materials re-
energies as well as machine and plant construction branches. search is open to interested young scientists in the eCemP’s
International Graduate School. The colleges of material
modeling, materials for energy Storage and Conversion as
well as materials for lightweight Structures provide excel-
lent prerequisites for scholarship holders from Poland,
China, the Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and Germany to produce
high caliber scientific dissertations.
Innovation and cooperation are closely linked to one another in the of Chemnitz University of Technology, Cetex unites the findings of basic Bottom left
Working on a raschel machine at STFI.
ICM – Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz e. V. research conducted at the university with its own applied research in
The expertise and competence of the business and scientific commu- order to develop new machine and handling technologies which can Bottom right
manufacturing unidirectional carbon
nities are united in strategic networks. The institute sees itself primarily be applied in mass production so as to meet the increased demand for fiber structures at Cetex.
as a partner of small and medium sized enterprises. Research and continuous fibers in textile semi-finished products as reinforcements
development are initiated and implemented in networks. ICm also of lightweight structures and the manufacture of preforms. Spacer fabric structure developed by
conducts tests and promotes the technological transfer of innovative
ideas for products and services. The research fields are not just limited With about 600 partners and / or customers in more than 60 countries,
to traditional plant and special machine construction but also include the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) at Chemnitz University of
the sectors new technologies and such dynamic branches as medical Technology is one of the leading international textile research and test-
26 engineering, environmental technology, microsystems technology, and ing facilities. It assumes a leading position in nonwoven textile research
mechatronics. as well as the further development of the malimo stitch-bonding technol-
ogy which had been invented in the Chemnitz region in 1949. Starting
The Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemein- with the constantly changing requirements for machines and plants in
nützige GmbH in Chemnitz is a research institution for textile and the manufacture of technical textiles, STFI and its developments create
processing machine construction. As a partner of machine construction an important link between textile manufacturers and textile machine
and the processing industry, the institute develops technologies and construction. The institute develops, for example, textile semi-finished
machines specifically for the production of technical textiles with appli- products out of fiber reinforced plastics for machine components.
cations primarily in lightweight construction. As an affiliated institute
The objective of the scientists in the high tech Cluster of Excellence »Energy Efficient Pro-
duct and Process Innovations in Production Technology« (eniPROD) is to make a valuable
contribution towards the emission-free factory of the future. This is realized by optimizing the
degree of efficiency in the production and use of energetic interactions and / or production
process cycles in association with the use of renewable energies. With this project, Chemnitz
University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for machine Tools and Forming Tech-
nology IWU are among the winners of the Saxon state excellence initiative. Both institutions
unite the excellent research fields available at the knowledge venue Chemnitz in energy
efficient production which will be a decisive success factor in the future.
28 Saxon machine and plant construction enterprises as well as branch solutions for diverse branches. The center focuses on research projects Top left
multi-axial stitch-bonding technology for
related research institutions augment their individual strengths through in the field of energy efficient production technology, for example, to the development of textile reinforcements
cooperation. These efforts are supported by Saxony’s Mechanical minimize friction and wear in axes of rotation with the help of micro- for structural strengthening and repair
at Dresden University of Technology’s
Engineering Network (VEMAS). It assists the branch in developing structuring and coating as well as simple, low-cost changes in produc- Institute of Textile machinery and High
new products and technologies, opening up new markets and business tion systems. Performance material Technology (ITm).
fields as well as recruiting and safeguarding a pool of qualified employees. Top right
Conveyor belts made by VIS GmbH
Competence in materials science and high tech as integral components Treuen.
machine parts, hoisting and handling equipment, abrasive technology, of modern, efficient machine construction are united with extraordinary
roller covers, damping elements, filter systems, and seals are essential diversity in the Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD). Twenty
fields of application for technical textiles. Ultra-modern fiber structures university, non-university, and industrial research institutions, including
are needed in virtually all industrial plants today. The network initiative the institutes of Dresden University of Technology as well as the Fraun-
SACHSEN!TEXTIL supports manufacturers in strengthening their market hofer, leibniz, and max Planck institutes, all cooperate successfully in
position further. Initiating and designing market-oriented research and network projects, major investments, and the transfer of research
development projects as well as moderating the cooperation among results into industrial applications.
commercial enterprises are the network’s primary focal points.
The largest branch network of the investment goods industry – the
The Competence Center Mechanical Engineering Chemnitz / Sachsen German Engineering Federation (VDMA) – is active in Saxony, the cradle
(KMC) unites 30 machine construction companies, research institutions, of German machine construction, through the Regional Association
engineering firms, and service providers. The partners provide complete east and unites more than 100 commercial enterprises in the Free State.
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Editor Page 7 Koenig & Bauer AG Group
Sachsen GmbH Page 8 NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH; StarragHeckert GmbH
Development Corporation) Page 9 TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH; Profiroll Technologies GmbH;
www.wfs.saxony.de UNION Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Chemnitz
Page 10 METROM Mechatronische Maschinen GmbH; Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH
in cooperation with Page 11 USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH; XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH;
Ina Reichel / freelance journalist Siemens AG Group; SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH
Page 12 LASERVORM GmbH; Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH;
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH – CAC WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG
VOR Werbeagentur GmbH
Page 13 pro-beam systems GmbH; VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH
Page 14 Koenig & Bauer AG Group; manroland AG Group;
This brochure was created Oerlikon Barmag (Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG)
in cooperation with WE OFFER
VEMAS Page 15 KARL MAYER Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH;
(Saxony´s Mechanical Küsters Textile GmbH, Benninger Zittau; Kirow Ardelt AG • the latest data on Saxony’s economy and business
www.vemas-sachsen.de Page 16 GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH; environment,
Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH / A. + A. Körner
VDMA Ost • customized business site location services,
(German Engineering Federation, Page 17 KUKA Systems GmbH; AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue; Anchor Lamina GmbH • procurement of contacts with regional decision makers,
Regional Association East)
www.vdma.org/ost Page 18 Feinmess Dresden GmbH; FeinwerkTechnik GmbH; SITA Messtechnik GmbH • information on opportunities for financial support
Page 19 COTESA GmbH; FIBER-TECH Products GmbH and subsidy programs,
Editorial deadline: 2010
• access to branch networks in Saxony,
Page 20 Dresden University of Technology / Karsten Eckold
• assistance in opening up new markets, and
Page 21 Chemnitz University of Technology;
Dresden University of Technology / Karsten Eckold; • in initiating cooperative partnerships.
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology / Eckardt Mildner
Page 22 West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ) / Wolfgang Thieme;
Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW ) WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
Page 23 Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) / Jürgen Lösel
Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH
Page 24 Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU;
Fraunhofer Demonstration Center »AdvanCer«;
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, EagleBurgmann; 01309 Dresden, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Phone: +49 351 2138 0
Page 25 Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP;
ECEMP – European Center for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden Fax: +49 351 2138 399
Page 26 Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) / Stefan Möbius;
Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH www.wfs.saxony.de
Page 27 Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH
Page 28 Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology at the
Dresden University of Technology (ITM); VIS GmbH