New and refurbished Indramat parts
Although technically no longer in existence, the company that many people still refer to as Indramat is part of Bosch Rexroth – an entity formed after the hostile takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone in 2001. Interestingly, Indramat actually ceased to be fully independent in 1965, when it was purchased by Rexroth – then known as a hydraulics firm.
However, because the lifetime of a robust, industrial product can be measured in decades, there are still many original Indramat products in use alongside end-of-life and obsolete Bosch Rexroth equipment.
With 36,700 staff, including 27,400 in Europe, Bosch Rexroth is a serious player in the automation industry. Like many of the sector’s biggest businesses it has German origins, dating back to 1795 and founder Georg Ludwig Rexroth.
The company has a history of servo innovation; Mannesmann Rexroth launched the world's first maintenance-free AC servomotor in 1979. And in 2005, Indramat developed the first motor-integrated servo controller, in which motor and controller are combined in a single unit.
As well as Bosch Rexroth’s innovative demand-controlled pump drives, which combine hydraulic pumps and electric motors, Indramat drives, encoders and absolute encoders are found in the oil industry with IP68 protection and in stainless steel versions for food processing.