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Milestones

For over 80 years, the family-run company Baumüller has combined tradition and a pioneering spirit with the goal of changing and improving things. This motivation is still part of each of our products today, making us a long-term, stable and reliable system partner for your drive and automation solutions.

1930

1930 In the beginning Baumüller repairs and services DC and three phase current motors.


1945 Start of motors series manufacturing.


1960 Production of DC motors.


1970 Manufacturing of a new production series: DC converters with thyristors for main drives and servo motors.

 1983

1983 Production of disc motors.


1985 Production of a new product: DC converters with thyristors for main drives and servo motors.


1987 Beginning of a new line of business in the USA.


1991 Baumüller pioneers with the concept of direct drives.

 1993

1993 Configurable motion control and PLC. System omegamega combines quick controls and PLC.


1995 Development and production of brushless, linear three phase current motors for heavy duty.
Baumüller makes the drive "intelligent".


1996 New partnerships in Asia. Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH and KAT Controls Pvt. Ltd. India established Baumüller-Kat India Pvt. Ltd.

 1998

1998 Inauguration of the new electronic manufacturing in Nuremberg.


1999 Non contact linear drives with a small air gap for the use in conveying machineries.


2000 omegamega Drive Line II - one of the fastest PLCs in the world.

 2001

2001 Launch of b maXX 4000 - modular, scalable, open.
Godparenthood with the Martin-Behaim-Gymnasium.


2002 New series of synchronous motors - motor range in the field of direct drive technology.
Launch of Motion Control concept reduces complexity of automation software.
Project "Art in the cafeteria".

2003

2003 Motion Control concept expands from single-axis to multi-axis applications.


2004 Inauguration of the new training center in Nuremberg.
Field bus solution on the basis of real time Ethernet for converter series, b maXX 4400.
In the course of the follow-up regulation, Andreas Baumüller becomes managing director technology of the Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH

2005

2005 Baumüller acquires parts of Nürmont.
First distribution of the students award Mechatronik at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen.


2006 Nürmont Installations GmbH & Co. KG expands to the USA and Asia.
Baumüller develops sizemaXX, new software for drive dimensioning. With sizemaXX, the user can dimension up to six drives.
sizemaXX is awarded the top spot in the Software & Engineering Tools category by specialist magazine A&D.

2007

2007 Baumüller develops the b maXX 1000 a frequency converter that provides for the highly efficient (vector) control of standard motors.


2008 Baumüller’s safety controller b maXX-safe PLC wins the red dot design award.
New paths to India: Baumüller Group establishes a subsidiary in India. Baumueller Kat India, a Joint Venture founded in 1996, becomes fully integrated into the Baumueller Group as Baumueller India.

2009

2009 Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik GmbH & Co.KG opens a new location in Rossau/Germany.
Nürmont Installation GmbH & Co. KG opens a new assembly hall in Freiberg/Germany.
Certification of b maXX-safePLC acc. EN-13849.


2010 Hybrid concept for mobile drives - project PowerMELA.

2011

2011 DS motors first of use in a solar catamaran.


2012 Start of production in Wujiang China.
30 years after the production start the number of 1.000.000 GDM disc motors produced in Bad Gandersheim is reached.

2013 Inclusion of modules for servo pump, servo press and hydraulic linear drives in the dimensioning tool sizemaXX.
Membership in the VDMA sustainability initiative Blue Competence.


2014 Foundation of the subsidiary Baumueller Nuermont S.A. de C.V. in Mexico.

2015 The high-torque motors  DST2 of the sizes 315 and 400 are certified for the use in ships by Lloyd's Register.