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  • Founding of präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH

    1990

    Founding of präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH

    Development and production of single and two-phase linear direct drives and the appropriate electronic control modules (präTEC)

    1991 - 1995

    Development and production of single and two-phase linear direct drives and the appropriate electronic control modules (präTEC)

    Receipt of German Industry Innovation Award (präTEC)

    1992

    Receipt of German Industry Innovation Award (präTEC)

    Founding of L-A-T GmbH in Baden-Württemberg

    1995

    Founding of L-A-T GmbH in Baden-Württemberg

    Development and production of the first rotary direct drive

    1996

    Development and production of the first rotary direct drive

    Series production of direct drive systems for productronics (präTEC)

    Relocation of company headquarters from Baden-Württemberg to Thuringia (L-A-T)  Development and production of the first multilayer for the manufacture of circuit boards (L-A-T)

    1997

    Relocation of company headquarters from Baden-Württemberg to Thuringia (L-A-T)

    Development and production of the first multilayer for the manufacture of circuit boards (L-A-T)

    Construction of the first company-owned production factory with a production area of 1500 m² (präTEC)  Development and production of X-Y tables for laser machining and planar systems for flying probes (L-A-T)

    1998

    Construction of the first company-owned production factory with a production area of 1500 m² (präTEC)

    Development and production of X-Y tables for laser machining and planar systems for flying probes (L-A-T)

    Development and production of hybrid stepper motors for production of projector lamps (L-A-T)

    1999

    Development and production of hybrid stepper motors for production of projector lamps (L-A-T)

    Change of legal form from L-A-T GmbH to L-A-T SUHL AG

    2000

    Change of legal form from L-A-T GmbH to L-A-T SUHL AG

  • Construction of a further production factory with a production area of 3000 m² (präTEC)  Relocation to a new company factory with a production area of 3940 m² (L-A-T)  Development of gearless elevator drives (L-A-T)

    2001

    Construction of a further production factory with a production area of 3000 m² (präTEC)

    Relocation to a new company factory with a production area of 3940 m² (L-A-T)

    Development of gearless elevator drives (L-A-T)

    Development and production of handling system for the transfer of sheet metal (L-A-T)

    2002

    Legal integration of L-A-T SUHL AG into the INA Group

    Development and production of handling system for the transfer of sheet metal (L-A-T)

    Development of digital servo amplifier DSM-01 completed and production started (präTEC)  Development and production of manipulators for x-ray applications (L-A-T)

    2003

    Legal integration of präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH into the INA Group

    Development of digital servo amplifier DSM-01 completed and production started (präTEC)

    Development and production of manipulators for x-ray applications (L-A-T)

    L-A-T SUHL AG and präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH fuse to INA - Drives & Mechatronics GmbH & Co. oHG and form the center of excellence for direct drive technology and mechatronics within the Schaeffler Group

    2004

    L-A-T SUHL AG and präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH fuse to INA - Drives & Mechatronics GmbH & Co. oHG and form the center of excellence for direct drive technology and mechatronics within the Schaeffler Group

    Development and production of a matrix of rotary direct drives (RDDS1 matrix)

    2006

    Development and production of a matrix of rotary direct drives (RDDS1 matrix)

    Development and market launch of servo module Digital Motor Drive: DMD-078.12

    2008

    Development and market launch of servo module Digital Motor Drive: DMD-078.12

    Development and production of a planar system with a lightweight stator

    2009

    Development and production of a planar system with a lightweight stator

    Development of the RKI high-performance torque motor series is completed and it is launched on the market

    2010

    Development of the RKI high-performance torque motor series is completed and it is launched on the market

  • Conversion of INA - Drives & Mechatronics GmbH & Co. oHG to INA - Drives & Mechatronics AG & Co. KG (for short: IDAM AG & Co. KG)

    2011

    Conversion of INA - Drives & Mechatronics GmbH & Co. oHG to INA - Drives & Mechatronics AG & Co. KG (for short: IDAM AG & Co. KG)

    IDAM launches UPL printed linear motor series on the market

    2012

    IDAM launches UPL printed linear motor series on the market

    Development of highly dynamic and compact Z axis LDDS-078

    2014

    Development of highly dynamic and compact Z axis LDDS-078

    Development of the RIB torque motor series is completed and it is launched on the market

    2015

    Development of the RIB torque motor series is completed and it is launched on the market

    Torque motors: RIB series

    2016

    Torque motors: RIB series

    Torque motors: SRV types

    2017

    Torque motors: SRV types

    IDAM is part of the strategic Industry 4.0 business sector

    2018

    IDAM is part of the strategic Industry 4.0 business sector.

    Change of the company's name Schaeffler Industrial Drives AG & Co. KG

    2019

    Change of the company's name Schaeffler Industrial Drives AG & Co. KG

    Printed UPLplus linear motor series

    2019

    Printed UPLplus linear motor series

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