MAE Straightening and Wheelset Presses on Display at AISTech 2012

Major German supplier joins with new master distributor for North America; variety of presses to be marketed to iron & steel industry sectors

Ann Arbor, Michigan - During the upcoming AISTech show, May 7-10 in Atlanta, MAE Maschinen-und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH (Erkrath, Germany) will display its various press technologies for the iron and steel industry and related business sectors in Booth 1536. MAE recently announced its formation of a partnership with American Wera here for representation throughout North America.

Built on three pillars: The MAE product portfolio

In the last decades, MAE has developed increasingly from a manufacturer of standard hydraulic presses to specialists for select niche markets. The company has established a leading market position with innovative products in the fields of straightening machines, hydraulic presses and assembly machines, serving metals producers, rail, heavy equipment, energy and marine markets.

Straightening - MAE has the broadest portfolio of manual and automatically
controlled straightening machines for handling round, profiled and
complexly shaped workpieces available worldwide. Press forces from 15 to
25,000 kN make it possible to straighten workpieces with lengths from 40 mm
to 30 m and weights from 5 g to 20 tons. Straightening accuracy to
0.01 mm is possible. In addition to the conventional
bending-straightening method, MAE also offers peening-straightening for
through-hardened workpieces and torsion-straightening for twisted section
bars. The MAE straightening controller for the manual straightening presses
in the S-RH and P-H RH Series guarantees precise and repeatable metalworking and
does not necessitate specially trained operators. Measurement and
straightening in one setting ensures optimal cycle times. The M-AH, ASV and
ASRU Series enable automatic straightening of small, large and complex
shaped workpieces. The software of the RICOS straightening controller is the result of decades of experience with various applications. Innovative MAE design ideas
are further making the straightening process increasingly more powerful and faster.
Various interlinking concepts allow continuous operation with low
manpower requirements.

Hydraulic presses - The broad range of hydraulic standard presses in the S and
DS Series with C- and O-frames as well as the four-column presses in the VS
Series are based on a modular system. By recombining and adapting the
individual modules, MAE finds an inexpensive, individually optimized
solution with press forces up to 25,000 kN for customer needs. Hydraulic
presses are exposed to considerable stresses in daily use. With 60 years of
experience, MAE has a reputation for sturdy dimensioning on all components.
Comprehensive calculation software in design, including the finite-element method, is a further guarantee of exceptionally strong machine construction.

Assembly - Whether you want to assemble gear parts, rotor shafts
or wheelsets, MAE offers many suitable solutions. The MAE machine Series S and M-S
with hydraulic or mechanical servo drive are robust machines tailored to customer application. The OPUS controller with flexible software that can be
modified to fulfill customer-specific requirements guarantees control and documentation of the entire assembly process. Our horizontally acting wheelset
presses in the RADS Series with forces up to 8,000 kN are the industry choice
for mounting and dismounting wheelsets from railway vehicles. They stand out
primarily for their innovative underlying concept, rational interlinking systems and extensive control functions.

Service - An innovative and high-quality machine is only the basis for high
customer satisfaction. Equally important for continuous duty with high
availability are quick-response service from experienced technicians and spare
parts available immediately from stock. North American installation and service is provided by American Wera service technicians in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Queretaro, Mexico. Additionally, with our optimally staffed service centers at
our headquarters in Erkrath, Germany and Beijing, China, we are able to
respond quickly worldwide. Telephone support and remote diagnostics onboard the machines usually allow MAE to correct minor problems without complication or onsite service. In partnership with American Wera, our North American master distributor, MAE seeks to continue as a powerful force in the industry.

During AISTech, the following individuals will be present to assist visitors:

Robert Singer, MAE Sales Manager for North America

Joseph Kemple, MAE Product Manager for North American distributor American Wera

For more information, please contact:


4630 Freedom Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: 734-973-7800

Joseph Kemple, MAE Product Manager

Cell: 765-561-4539

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