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Industrial Drive Systems



Industrial Drive Systems



Industrial Drive Systems


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Kendrion – the brake experts

As a solution provider, Kendrion develops, produces and markets innovative and high-quality electromagnetic and mechatronic systems and components for customers all over the world.

In the Industrial Drive Systems business unit, electromagnetic brakes and clutches are developed and produced for industrial drive engineering. They are used for the accelerating, braking, positioning, holding and securing of movable drive components and loads. Areas of application for our brakes and clutches are primarily in the areas of robotic and automatic control engineering, machine tool and production machinery as well as medical technology and material handling.

Our main site is located in Villingen in the Black Forest, Germany. Industrial Drive Systems can also rely on additional production sites and subsidiaries in Aerzen (Germany), China, Great Britain and Italy, as well as numerous sales partners all over the world.

Tradition and progress
The long-established BINDER brand laid the foundations for the successful development of Industrial Drive Systems. In the year 1911, Wilhelm Binder founded his company and began at the start of the 1920s with the development and production of electromagnetic components. In 1997, the company was taken over by the Dutch group Schuttersveld N.V., today Kendrion N.V.. The former magneta GmbH & Co. KG belongs to the Kendrion Group since 2010. As the present Kendrion (Aerzen) GmbH, the innovative company continues to develop and produce electromagnetic clutches and brakes along with magnetic particle clutches and brakes at its site in Aerzen.

Kobra greensigned safety brakes
As the first company, we at Kendrion developed safety brakes that contribute to the well-being of the environment in two separate ways. The reduced energy consumption was just as important to us as the ecology in the entire value-creation process. The KOBRA (Kendrion Optimised Brake) spring-applied safety brake is the impressive result, and the pioneer product of the Kendrion greensigned strategy.

Kendrion - We magnetise the world!