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are proud to supply products from two of the longest serving manufacturers of
gearboxes and geared motor units in the world. Zurrer and Bauer have been
producing gearboxes and related products for almost a combined two hundred
years, so here is a little tribute to their enduring quality.
Stallikon-Zürich in Switzerland, Zurrer celebrated their centenary anniversary
just a few years ago. Over the course of their hundred-plus years of
manufacturing, they have grown into one of the most reputable producers of
gearboxes and geared motors in Europe.
still a family-controlled company and boast a wide range of Zurrer gearboxes
and geared motor products which are
distributed around the UK and the rest of the world by the UK’s leading gearboxes
supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components.
founded in 1916, they first specialised in the manufacturer of model electric
locomotives, as well as motors and transformers. In the late 1940s, Zurrer
began manufacturing industrial Zurrer geared motors and have since gone from
strength to strength to become one of the leading manufacturers of high
precision spur-bevel and planetary gears, AC, DC motors and servomotors, plus a
number of accessories and drivers.
The worm version
of Zurrer gear motors are
particularly popular as they are designed with a low backlash feature which
makes them ideal for a number of demanding applications.
manufacture ATEX-certified gears, featuring both the ATEX 95 equipment
directive (94/9/EC) and the ATEX 137 workplace directive (99/92/EC)
certifications. The former is for any equipment or protective system intended
for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The latter represents a series of
minimum health and safety requirements to protect workers at risk from
Bauer began a
little later in 1927 when Wilhelm Bauer started his own electric motor business
near Stuttgart in Germany. Bauer began by developing his own gear motor design for
a high-speed electric motor controlled by a gearbox. Later, his son Eberhaud
took over the business and instigated an expansion of the business including mass
production of the Bauer gear-motors originally conceived by his father.
During the 1960s
and 1970s, production costs in Germany were very high which prevented Bauer
opening more factories at home. However, the company didn’t stagnate and
instead focused on increasing production in their subsidiaries abroad. Eberhaud’s
own son took over the company in the mid-1980s and continued the good work of
his father and grandfather.
By the turn of
the millennium, Bauer had merged with Danish company, Danfoss, to become the
Danfoss Bauer that the company was known as until 2011. It was in 2011 that the
merged firms decided that the gearboxes suppliers like
Yorkshire’s YB Components shipped all over the world would be known once again
as just Bauer, in honour of the long history of their high quality gear motor
If you require any Zurrer
geared motors or Bauer gearboxes, then you need local and global gearboxes
supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components, who are the UK’s leading Zurrer and Bauer
suppliers. Just contact YB Components today to discuss the parts you