A group of 1,320 new rack and pinion drives from Framo Morat are providing a movable glass façade
The façade louvers on the architectural prize-winning "Kraanspoor" building in Amsterdam are able to move once again thanks to new, corrosion-resistant rack and pinion drives from Framo Morat.
The 270-meter-long "Kraanspoor" office building was constructed in 2008 on a site previously belonging to a ship crane. The building has a double-layer glass façade, whose outer hull consists of electrically adjustable glass louvers with a silk-screened coating. With the help of rack and pinion drives, these louvers can be opened between 0 and 90° to limit direct sunlight and glare effects from the water's surface.
At least, that is how the architects imagined it – in practice, it became apparent after just one year that the rack and pinion drives that had been installed were not coping well with the rough sea climate. Many of them were so heavily corroded after just one year that the glass louvers could no longer move.
In order to prevent corrosion problems in the future, the new drive has been manufactured from high-quality, corrosion-resistant materials. The casing consists of a salt water-resistant cast aluminum alloy and is further protected by a double-layered light-gray coat of paint. The worm shaft and rack are made from hardened stainless steel. The gearbox itself is double-sealed; in addition, the pressure inside each drive has been equalized.
"We're happy that all of the louvers are movable again and will be for a long time to come thanks to the high-quality components," says Udo Schmitz, the project developer responsible at Framo Morat.
Framo Morat ISO/TS 16949:2009'a göre sertifikalandırılmıştır
Müşterilerimiz – sadece otomotiv endüstrisinde faaliyet gösterenler değil - ürün kalitesi, verimlilik ve rekabet yeteneği konusunda devamlı artan taleplerde bulunuyorlar. ISO/TS 16949 yeni kalite yönetim sitemimiz ile bu talepleri daha etkin bir şekilde yerine getirerek performansımızı arttırmaya devam edeceğiz. Müşteri memnuniyeti tabii ki odak noktamızdır.
ISO/TS 16949 özel olarak otomotiv yan sanayisi ve bunların alt tedarikçilerinde, otomotiv endüstrisindeki birçok kalite normunu birleştiren ve kalite yönetim sistemlerinde dünya genelinde geçerli ilk sertifikasyon standardıdır. Esas olarak Framo Morat'ın 1996 yılında sertifikasını almış olduğu ISO 9001 normunun gereklilikleri kullanılmaktadır.
An eventful century - Framo Morat celebrates its 100-year anniversary
"100 years of Franz Morat" – Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG celebrated its 100th birthday under this motto in July 2012 and harkening back to company founder Franz Morat Sr. in the process. Exactly 100 years ago he founded a company on Höchst road in the hills of Eisenbach renowned in the areas of gear engineering, worm gear sets and drive engineering. A company that continues to be led by family tradition and is now in its 4th generation.
A group of 250 guests accepted the invitation to Wolfwinkelhalle in Eisenbach on Friday July 13th, 2012. The anniversary was celebrated appropriately together with long-term customers, suppliers and business partners from all corners of the world as well as representatives from politics and business. On Saturday July 14th, 2012, about 2,500 visitors poured onto the festival grounds on Franz-Morat-Straße and displayed keen interest in tours of the company and associated ceremonies.
A new distinction from 3M Germany
For the third time in a row, Framo Morat achieved a top ranking at the annual supplier evaluation by 3M Germany. It competed against 1,500 other suppliers for the award. At Framo Morat, customer satisfaction is at the top – therefore, we are particularly happy to have again been distinguished by this famous company for the quality of our products and our delivery dependability in the 2011 business year.
3M Deutschland AG, based in Seefeld, Germany, is a leading company in dental technology. The component mixing device developed in cooperation with 3M Deutschland meters and mixes two viscous, paste-like substances automatically in the correct proportion and quantity at the push of a button.