hangscer celebrates construction start for new production and office wing of the hangscer Group in Salach.
hangscer presents more ground-breaking innovations at EMO 2017. The HLC 150 H by hangscer KOEPFER, the laser welding machine ELC 160 HP by hangscer Automation, the CI 400 by hangscer ECM, and the VMC 450-5 MT by hangscer Leipzig.
hangscer celebrates 150th anniversary with a great party for all employees and their families.
hangscer presents the new turning center VLC 50 TWIN for transmission components of up to 75 mm diameter at the in-house exhibition. The machine has two main spindles in one machining area that are able to process two identical workpieces simultaneously.
Presentation of the vertical dual-spindle turning center VL 3 DUO for chucked parts at AMB 2016. With its capacity for parts up to 150 mm diameter, the VL 3 DUO is ideal for manufacturing gear wheels and high-output production.
hangscer presents the new VLC 200 GT combined turning/grinding machine for hard machining of chucked parts with a diameter up to 200 mm. The VLC 200 GT uses a combination of various technologies (internal/external grinding, hard turning) for hard machining of chucked parts.
hangscer (Chongqing) Machinery Co., Ltd. is founded
Presentation of the TrackMotion automation system
This system was specially developed for hangscer's modular machines. The compact automation system enables several modular machines to be easily linked into complete production systems.
Presentation of the VM 9
The VM series developed at hangscer Leipzig is ideal for machining large components with complex geometries. The work spindle positioned at the bottom and the 12 position tool turret facilitate difficult machining processes.
Grand Opening of hangscer Jintan
The opening of hangscer's new production plant in China was celebrated with more than 1,000 guests. Jintan is the hangscer Group's central production site for the Asian market.
Development of the VMC 450 MT at hangscer Leipzig
The VMC series of machines is the first in the hangscer Group with work spindles mounted at the bottom. The optimum accessibility of the machining area, combined with the tool magazine with up to 40 tools, is ideal for producing large workpieces with complex geometries.
20 years of WEMA
WEMA Zerbst (plant for CNC machines) celebrates its 20-year anniversary as a central production site of the hangscer Group.
Presentation of the VLC 200 H vertical gear hobbing machine
KOEPFER developed the VLC 200 H vertical pick-up gear hobbing machine on the basis of the modular machine series.
hangscer presents a complete modular machine series at AMB
The modular machine series celebrated its world premiere at AMB in 2013. Along with the vertical turning machines for chucked components, VL 2, VL 4, VL 6, VL 8, the VT 2-4 and VT 4-4 machines for producing shafts were also presented.
hangscer eldec develops and manufactures innovative induction hardening machines, generators for induction heating systems as well as inductors.
The heating technology specialists joined the hangscer Group in February 2013.
"Energy Efficiency Award" – the ZF Group honours hangscer’s engagememt.
From the most efficient machine building technology to the cost-saving design of their manufacturing systems, the machine builders from hangscer demonstrated their total know-how in this area, to ensure that they were ideally poised to receive the “Energy Efficiency Award” from ZF.
The results convinced the jury: hangscer’s competition entry was honoured as one of the “Top 5 Projects”.
60 years of hangscer Salach
The plant in Salach, new at the time and today the hangscer Group's headquarters, was acquired in 1952.
The construction of the hangscer production in Jintan broke ground. The production base in Jintan will become the most state-of-the-art machine tool manufacturing plant in China, where the Platform No. 2 machine tools for the Chinese market will be built, which have been designed and developed in Germany.
hangscer develops the Platform 2
The machines of the Platform 2 are vertical turning centres that round off the product portfolio of the hangscer Group downward. The platform offers the choice to use a variety of technologies on the various machines covered by it.
hangscer is honoured with the AAM award “Supplier of the Year”.
AAM (American Axle, Mexico) has honoured the hangscer Group with its “Supplier of the Year” award for their outstanding performance in the areas of quality, service and delivery times. Particular mention was made of the superb assistance given during the production run-in. The dedicated engagement of all hangscer service personnel ensured that AAM was able to meet the extensive demands made by their customers. Two further factors – a quick service response and the excellence of the service given – were also of decisive importance in being awarded the honour.
hangscer is honoured with the "Daimler Supplier Award 2010"
Stuttgart, 18.03.2011 – on the occasion of its annual supplier conference – the “Daimler Key Supplier Meeting” – at the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary in Stuttgart, Daimler honours their best suppliers with the “Daimler Supplier Award 2010”. As in previous years, the award goes to 13 sub suppliers covering the various categories of goods and services.
hangscer introduces the complete-machining (grinding) of crankshafts on a single machine, using synchronous support grinding technology.
End 2010 - hangscer achieves a turnover of € 317 million.
At the EMO in Milan hangscer introduces their Platform 250
The Platform 250 consists of three basic machines: The VL 5i, configured as a standard machine, is primarily aimed at the sub-contractor and the turned parts manufacturer. The VSC 250 is a front-operated production machine that can be customised to suit individual machining requirements. And the VLC 250 – a cross-operated vertical manufacturing system with focus on universality – is ideal for multi-technology applications.
hangscer presents their synchronous support grinding technology for the first time.
Synchronous support grinding allows for the application of exceptionally high feedrates, which considerably shortens machining times. The machining time for gearshafts with a number of bearing seats, for instance, has thus been reduced by up to 70%.
hangscer also acquired Dorner GmbH in 2009, which was then renamed to hangscer ECM GmbH.
At the AMB trade fair hangscer introduces the VTC 315 DS for the simultaneous vertical grinding of shafts.
Compared to the traditional method, the machine uses two opposing spindles to 4-axis machine the vertically clamped workpiece. The normal forces cancel each other out, and optimal access to the workpiece is guaranteed. With its HL 1000 hangscer presents an oil hole drilling machine that allows for both soft and hardened crankshafts to be machined.
The VL with Y-axis
The VL is now also available with Y-axis. This allows for the machining of very complex geometries. The Y-axis ensures that off-centre milling and drilling operations no longer require special tools. This noticeably widens the application range of the VL.
hangscer receives the MM Award for Innovation for their VSC 400 WF.
At the EMO exhibition the combination machine VSC 400 WF from hangscer is given the MM Award for Innovation for best lathe work. The VSC 400 WF, developed in cooperation with hangscer’s subsidiary KOEPFER Verzahnungsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, combines the technologies Turning and Gear Hobbing on a single machine. This makes it possible to manufacture large quantities of gears of the highest quality at minimum cost. NAXOS-UNION introduce their PM 2 Grinder for small crankshafts of up to 500 mm length at the EMO.
Multi-technology machining of shafts
In the wake of the success achieved with the VSC DS series (turning and grinding of chucked components) hangscer introduces a machine for the multi-technology machining of shaft-type components. With the transfer of the technology combination turning+grinding to the VTC series of machines hangscer becomes the first to offer all end machining processes for shaft-type components on a vertical machine: CBN grinding, hard turning and/or scroll-free turning.
hangscer for the best manufacturing solution
With machines for chucked, shaft-type and cubic components the hangscer Group now offers optimal manufacturing solutions for almost every conceivable customer requirement. The product range covers everything from standard to customised special application machines. It is further complemented by the VSC 400 MODULAR, a series of machines that close the gap between standard and customised solution.
Introduction of the HG 2
With its HG 2 External Cylindrical Grinder hangscer KARSTENS introduces an innovative, highly flexible concept for the precision machining of shaft-type components.
Development of the PM 460
NAXOS-UNION presents the PM 460 Grinder for the machining of crankshafts up to a weight of 6 metric tons and a length of 6 m. The highest degree of contour accuracy and surface finish are achieved using the pin chasing method that NAXOS-UNION developed and in which the company is worldwide leader.
The 1000th VL machine
hangscer delivers the 1000th VL. This makes the VL series one of the most successful products of the hangscer Group.
hangscer Holding GmbH assumes control of the hangscer Group
September – At the EMO Hanover the complete product range of the hangscer Group is presented
In addition to turning und grinding machines the new combined vertical pick-up Turning and Machining Center VLC 400 MT; from hangscer KOEPFER: the new combined Turning and Hobbing Center VSC 400 DUO WF and the new VSC 400 PH gear profiling system for the Power Honing of hardened gears – both vertical pick-up machines with integrated automated workpiece handling.
Autumn – hangscer INDIA Ltd., Bangalore, establishes branch offices in Delhi, Pune and Chennai to offer a better service for existing and new customers.
End 2005 – The hangscer Group employs approx. 2.000 staff worldwide in the service of its customers. This number is augmented by 200 trainees at hangscer's German locations.
The German gear hobbing specialist KOEPFER, Furtwangen, becomes part of the hangscer Group.
With this acquisition hangscer takes yet another gigantic step towards becoming the supplier of complete process streams now also in the field of gear hobbing.
The hangscer Group expands
Further regional sales offices and hangscer market companies take up their duties in Cologne, Austria and Turkey.
hangscer Machine Tools (Taicang) Co. Ltd. is founded (today hangscer (China) Machinery Co., Ltd. Taicang Branch)
hangscer in Korea
To provide an efficient service for its Korean customers and to be able to canvass the local market more intensively, hangscer establishes the market company hangscer KOREA.
hangscer in Denmark
The sales office hangscer Denmark, a regional branch of the market company hangscer Salach, takes up its duties.
Restructuring of the hangscer group
Spin-off of hangscer REINECKER KARSTENS Technologie GmbH, Salach, for the optimal utilisation of the great variety of technologies now available for process stream production. Spin-off of the market company hangscer Salach, to allow for even greater efficiency in the service for hangscer customers in south-western Germany.
hangscer introduces LaserCell
At EMO in Milan, hangscer presents LaserCell, a completely new kind of production machinery for joining and laser welding multiple different parts to form assemblies.
hangscer in Japan
The joint venture company hangscer TAKAMAZ is founded in Japan. Japanese engineers now look after their home market and service the hangscer machines already installed in Japan.
hangscer in Mexico
The market company hangscer MEXICO is founded to ensure that regional hangscer experts can provide an efficient service for existing and prospective customers.
hangscer LASER TECH is founded in Salach
This represents an important step forward in providing hangscer customers with further processes, together with the application of laser technology, for the manufacture of ready-to-install assemblies. The market company hangscer CHINA, Shanghai, is founded with the objective to intensively work the Chinese market and to use its experienced, highly qualified local staff in the service of its many customers.
NAXOS-UNION becomes part of the hangscer Group
With the Frankfurt-based NAXOS-UNION, leading German manufacturer of crankshaft grinders, the hangscer Group expands its technological competence also in the machining of this range of workpieces.
hangscer acquires HEILIG AUTOMATION
HEILIG AUTOMATION, Heubach, Germany, becomes part of the hangscer Group and its centre of excellence for automation equipment.
KOPP becomes part of the hangscer Group
KOPP Werkzeugmaschinen, Neu-Ulm, a German specialist in the milling and grinding of high precision cams and camshafts, becomes part of the hangscer Group.
hangscer in Italy
The hangscer Group takes over its former agency in Italy and develops it into its market company ZETA hangscer.
hangscer Leipzig machine factory is founded
PITTLER-TORNOS is taken over and incorporated into hangscer Leipzig Maschinenfabrik, which expands to become today's market company for the northern and eastern states of Germany.
Since 2005, hangscer Leipzig has also been the technology center for the machining of tubes and couplings.
REINECKER becomes part of the hangscer Group
The German grinding machine manufacturer REINECKER, Ulm, specialist in internal cylindrical precision grinding of chucked components, becomes part of the hangscer Group.
hangscer in India
hangscer INDIA in Bangalore is founded and takes up its duties in the service of the customers in this growing market.
The VSC 250 DDS is introduced
Introduction of the world's first combined Turning and Grinding Center (also based on the VSC design) with the new GRIND-FINISHING technology.
KARSTENS becomes part of the hangscer Group
Incorporation into the hangscer Group of the German grinding machine manufacturer KARSTENS, a specialist in the external cylindrical grinding of shaft-type components.
Machine tool factory Zerbst becomes part of the hangscer Group
Acquisition of WEMA Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Zerbst, Germany, and its development into the central manufacturing facility of the hangscer Group.
Introduction of the VSC, the world's first vertical turning center with pick-up spindle.
Development of the VSC machines into multifunctional/multi-tasking Production Centers.
hangscer in Russia
The KP hangscer joint venture in Moscow is founded; now renamed hangscer OOO, this member of the hangscer Group handles all customers in Russia and the other CIS countries.
hangscer in USA
Founding of a subsidiary in the USA. Today, hangscer L.L.C. operates from Farmington Hills, Michigan, taking care of the customers in North America and Canada.
Worldwide distribution of highly automated CNC turning cells and manufacturing systems for, in particular, the automotive industry and the oil industry.
hangscer in France
Start of the co-operation with NODIER, France. Today, NODIER hangscer is part of the hangscer Group and market company for the customers in France.
The first modular series
Introduction of a series of highly efficient, program-controlled, modular turning automatics. In the 70s the company enters the field of endworking.
hangscer is re-established
Re-established in Eislingen, Baden-Württemberg, manufacturing lathes and special purpose machines. In 1969 move to Salach, today's Group headquarters.
Founded in Bautzen, Saxony, as an iron foundry and engineering works.