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Multi-layer stainless steel
The idealconnection

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The perfect connection
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In the manufacture of metal bellows couplings, bellows and hub connections are a critical issue. While steel or stainless steel couplings can be combined with a special micro plasma welding process, this method is not suitable for combinations of aluminum and steel. Adhesive bonding processes can be used here, but they can fail under extreme operating conditions (chemicals, very high or low temperatures). Especially in the case of clutches on the input side of a planetary gear, high temperatures can occur in critical applications which could loosen the adhesive bonds.

The Jakob-developed and long-time patented joining process (crimping-in-press process), on the other hand, is optimally suited for connecting multi-layer stainless steel bellows without clearance to aluminum hubs. Here the operation is certainly possible even in temperature ranges from -50 ° C to + 350 ° C.

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Sticky, Oily and Marinated Products
Screw Feeder Weigher

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Ishida Screw Feeder Weigher Sticky, Oily and Marinated Products

The Ishida screw feeder weigher is ideal for weighing sticky, oily and marinated products and is the perfect solution for weighing fresh protein.

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Innovative distance coupling
Higher, faster, further

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Jakob Antriebstechnik
Jakob Antriebstechnik

The “Simple-Flex” series from Jakob Antriebstechnik is a novel, innovative distance coupling that can be manufactured up to 6m in length and requires no additional intermediate support. An ingenious composite tube with a multi-layer, angle-specific fiber configuration allows for a particularly simple design that works without the otherwise necessary coupling compensation elements on the two tube ends. With elaborate simulation calculations and test series, a composite pipe has been developed which has both flexural flexibility and high torsional rigidity. The very low weight and the associated low moments of inertia can guarantee the highest operating speeds and torques with excellent smoothness, without neglecting the compensation of shaft misalignments.

“Simple-Flex” is available with either rotationally symmetrical cone clamping ring clamping or with assembly-friendly half-shell hub. The two available composite pipe sizes cover torques up to 1000 Nm.

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Subsidiary offers sales, service and support
New Branch Office in France

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On October 01, 2019 Viscotec opened a new branch in Mérignac, Bordeaux. The office in France is already the fifth Viscotec subsidiary worldwide.

It is planned to be a sales, service and support organization that will distribute and support both ViscoTec and preeflow products. VT France pursues essential goals: On the one hand, the presence of Viscotec in Europe is to be strengthened, the European sales structure is to be expanded and the French market is to be opened up. But also, the proximity to the customer and the direct contact to the end user are important factors. Viscotec also sees great potential in the French market and wants to exploit it as much as possible. Important sectors the subsidiary will focus on are – amongst others – the cosmetics, automotive and aerospace industry.

The branch manager and local contact is Christophe Lalanne, who has known Viscotec for many years and is very familiar with the products. Christophe has a technical degree with a focus on chemistry and specialization in bonding and adhesives. Christophe is also a “European Bonding Specialist”. From 2007 to 2011 he worked in sales and primarily focused on applications and solutions in the field of bonding. Since 2011 he has been employed as product manager for applications in the adhesives sector and thus also got to know the dispensers from Viscotec.

“We have known Christophe for a long time, and we trust him. We are sure that he will be able to bring Viscotec to the top in France and establish ViscoTec as a synonym for dispensing technology there,” says Georg Senftl, Managing Director of Viscotec .

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