Growth in Precision Gearbox Sector

Melior becomes Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives

1. Dezember 2022, 16:48 Uhr | Andreas Knoll
Präzisionsplanetengetriebe der PSC-Baureihe als Getriebe-Einbausatz
PSC-series precision planetary gearbox as gearbox subassembly
© Schaeffler

The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has renamed the precision gear manufacturer Melior Motion GmbH, acquired at the beginning of 2022, to Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH. This is accompanied by an ambitious growth strategy for the Melior Motion headquarters in Hameln, Germany.

• 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.

The Schaeffler Group’s strategic aim 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 robotics and automation.

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Development of Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives GmbH at Hameln location

Präzisionsplanetengetriebe der PSC-Baureihe als Getriebeblock
Präzisionsplanetengetriebe der PSC-Baureihe als Getriebeblock
© Schaeffler

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 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.


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