100 years of movement

From the beginning, when Richard Mönninghoff founded his company for mining machinery in Bochum in 1916, he worked with drive technology. It had to be durable and reliable to withstand the extreme loads encountered when working underground. As his successors, we have carried on this promise of functionality and precision. Today we are a leading technology partner on the global stage in the development of high-precision clutches, versatile linear drives, sensitive overload systems and optimised shaft couplings.

In the end, we owe the success of our company to our customers' demand for application-specific solutions with high complexity. Supporting their technological progress with innovations is the goal of our development work. For this, an increased exchange of ideas and intensive dialogue with our customers' engineers is key.

On top, we supply the right hardware. The detailed customer-specific solution logically leads to a wide variety of products, which can only be manufactured efficiently with flexible, state-of-the-art machinery. We do not automatically equate quality with technology, but rather see it as desire for perfection.

And it is the flexibility, inventiveness and dedication of our employees that put us up-front. Mönninghoff can only make it through dramatic structural changes if everybody follows the company tradition of trying out new and unusual approaches. For this reason, we are committed to Germany as our location for production. Even after a hundred years, Germany still remains a production location with a secure future for us as a family-owned company.

The past shapes the future, and we have
plenty of both at Mönninghoff.

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Mönninghoff in numbers


  • The age of Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff in years – 101
  • Percentage of sales volume from mining machines in 1967 – 92
  • Percentage of sales volume from mining machines in 1997 – 0
  • Employee record for most years with the company – 64
  • Average number of years with the company – 17,44
  • Number of Mönninghoff employees in 2016 – 136
  • Number of Mönninghoff employees who took part in the AOK run in 2016 – 27
  • Hourly wage of our lathe operators in Euro in 1971 – 3,20
  • Countries with Mönninghoff representative offices* – 31
  • Active customers in the last 10 years – 6.743
  • Items managed in the ERP system – 60.572
  • Tonnes of steel used in 2016 – 433,76
  • Pages of printer paper used in 2016 – 400.000
  • Number of spiral pins used in 2016 – 219.614
  • Kilometres of coil wire per year – 1.806
  • Square metres of production area – 4.630
  • Number of devices for quality assurance testing and measuring – 2.257
  • Items shipped in 2016 – 101.358
  • Customised items shipped in 2016 – 101.358
  • Justified claims in 2016 – 28
  • Gazillions of clutch rotations each year – 12,73
  • Highest switching frequency* (per second) achieved by a Mönninghoff clutch to date – 4
  • Percentage of potential energy savings* from using our M1 clutch – 99
  • Positioning accuracy* of our voice coil actuators

* Have any questions? +49 234 3335-250

 

 

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Visit us at the following trade fairs in 2017

SPS IPC DRIVES in Nuremberg, Germany, from 28 to 30 November 2017 
Hall 3, Stand 3-130


Industrie Lyon
in Lyon, France, from 4 to 7 April 2017


Precisiebeurs
in Veldhoven, The Netherlands in 2017

 

 

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SecMatic Plus – The precise safety element


State-of-the-art machines and systems are placing ever higher demands on safety elements. To meet these demands, Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff has completely overhauled and redesigned its tried-and-tested SecMatic torque limiter. The SecMatic Plus boasts a variety of benefits. Which of those benefits are the most important depends on the application:

  • Extremely high precision of the switching operation for static and dynamic loads
  • Easy integration thanks to compact design
  • Backlash-free torque transmission
  • High speeds from activating the gearing
  • Long service life and high functional reliability
  • Maintenance-free
  • Safe due to enclosed design


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M1 - Energy-efficient clutch


When developing new machines and systems, the industry is being constantly confronted with new energy efficiency and safety challenges. Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff developed and patented the "M1", a new electromagnetic tooth clutch, to address these specific demands. This new development provides two critical advantages compared to conventional solutions. 
All that is needed to change the switching state is a short current pulse. The switching state is maintained without current, regardless of whether the clutch is open or closed. This makes it possible to save large amounts of electrical energy in most applications. 
The second advantage is that, even in the event of a power failure, the switching state of the clutch at that moment is maintained. This prevents the clutch from opening or closing inadvertently, which provides greatly improved safety in numerous applications, and specifically complies with the requirements from the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
In addition to the standard sizes for the bistable electromagnetic tooth clutch from Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff, bistable tooth holding brakes and various other special designs are also available upon customer request. 

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The central Ruhr region has a long industrial tradition and, even today, industry still provides between 20% and 30% of the region's economic output. At present, innovative medium-sized companies with a global customer structure are shaping this industrial sector – companies such as Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff. The goal of our involvement in the Initiative Industrie Mittleres Ruhrgebiet project is to strengthen an industry-friendly environment in the region in order to promote further establishment of producing companies and improve acceptance of industry in policies and society at large.

 

 

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