At the 2014 Hannover Messe, the former pneumatics division of Bosch Rexroth will celebrate not only its product highlights and extremely compact, lightweight valve technology. The new brand AVENTICS will be the focus of attention and bring change to the international pneumatics market.
Machine manufacturers and system integrators have one name to remember for the future: AVENTICS. The previous subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth, Rexroth Pneumatics is now acting as a standalone company starting out with around 2,100 employees worldwide and six plants in Europe, the US and Asia.
“We are small enough to respond quickly and flexibly and large enough to remain competitive in all growth markets,” explains Dr Thomas Brückner, chairman of the board at AVENTICS.
The former pneumatics division of Bosch Rexroth changed hands on 1 January 2014. The business, headquartered in Laatzen, near Hanover, Germany, is looking towards the future with confidence.
“We are connecting the best of two worlds: in AVENTICS, a long tradition and the solid expertise of our employees meet many new ideas and the flexibility of a medium-sized company,” explains Stuart Cheyne, managing director UK. “The change of ownership also came with a fresh name – both for the brand and company. At the 2014 Hannover Messe, AVENTICS celebrated its first major public appearance, at its own stand and directly next to its former owner Bosch Rexroth. “For a transitional period, we will follow a dual branding strategy so that customers can become accustomed to our new name,”
“We are a new company with a long history,” says Brückner, “With the launch of our new name we are ringing in the next generation of pneumatics.”
The new AV valve series is AVENTICS’ major breakthrough in miniaturization. AV – Advanced Valve – combines the advancements in plastics processing with a new design concept. AV series valves are half the weight of and over 50% more compact than conventional valves of the same performance level. In practice, machine manufacturers reach compressed air savings of up to 20%. They can achieve even more savings with the electropneumatic pressure regulator for application-specific pressure control within the AV system, which will be available from mid-2014. The regulators are one of the highlights at the Hannover Messe exhibition.
The AV series features a modular design and is currently available in two flow rate sizes. It can be integrated into plastic control electronics in a wide range of automation environments and communicates with all common fieldbuses. This makes it suitable for all standard controllers in machinery and system engineering. “We are concentrating solely on pneumatics and focusing on industries where we have exceptional application expertise,” Brückner affirms.