EMUGE-FRANKEN opts for sensors and dynamometers from Kistler as a major contributing factor in the ongoing development of its precision tools. And in some cases, objective assessment of the forces and torques that act during the cutting process can lead to new innovations in manufacturing technologies such as thread production.
Still going from strength to strength after more than a century: founded in 1920 by Richard Glimpel, EMUGE is now one of the world's leading precision tool manufacturers. The company is headquartered in the town of Lauf near Nuremberg, Germany. In 1958, EMUGE acquired the FRANKEN company, a milling technology specialist based in nearby Rückersdorf: this step led to the formation of today's EMUGE-FRANKEN Group. Even before it acquired FRANKEN, EMUGE had added clamping technology to its range of business fields, starting with tool clamping and then moving on to include workpiece clamping. Nowadays, the company supplies threading, drilling and milling technology as well as solutions for gauging and clamping; its customer base spans many high-tech industries such as the energy, aerospace, medtech, automotive and mechanical engineering sectors.
'We have over 1,900 employees in 52 countries, with two thirds of them in Germany. We offer the entire tool system chain from machine spindle to workpiece clamping, and our portfolio features a huge variety of product versions,' according to Jörg Teichgräber, Head of Marketing at EMUGE-FRANKEN. Onsite technical consulting is one of the company's top priorities: sales staff and application technicians all over the world offer optimal advice to customers and support them with implementing solutions in their own plants.