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The Original – Quick Connect Coupling Series ES DN 7,2 by LÜDECKE:
Proven every year millions of times for decades

With it’s Quick Connect Coupling System ES DN 7,2 LÜDECKE offers a proven, high quality and robust product for decades.

LÜDECKE attaches highest importance on a remaining solid design, which means there won’t be any changes in the material quality. The coupling is characterized through a complete vacuum suitability despite a low connection force compared to every of the compatible models. The sleeve design protects the coupling mechanism from dirt. The series ES DN 7,2 contains high-class seals (no reduced O-ring seals) which guarantees a tight plug even on extreme tilting moments.

The universal coupling is available in brass MS 58 (blank or nickel-plated), stainless steel as well as with free passage, single or double shut off. Various connection types offer highest flexibility for a variety of applications.

Further information can be seen in our pneumatic program (brochure, main catalogue).



LÜDECKE at the drinktec 2017

All innovations, trends and solutions in one place:

We look forward to welcome you to the drinktec in Munich from the 11th – 15th September 2017. The drinktec is the world’s leading industrial show for the beverage- and liquid-food-industry. As platform for innovations and novelties it represents the whole production and process chain – from the raw materials and components towards the production, filling, packaging and logistics up to the marketing.

Meet us at one of the world’s largest specialized trade show and convince yourself from our high-quality product range. In Hall C1 on Stand 149 we will be presenting various coupling systems made of stainless steel for applications with high hygienic requirements and critical media.
We will be especially highlighting our energy-efficient and with various safety mechanism equipped Quick Connect Coupling Systems. Another highlight we will be presenting are our innovative Coupling Systems and Fittings for cleaning applications in the food industry.

At LÜDECKE you not only receive the right fitting, but also a comprehensive advice for the right assembly.

We are already looking forward to all the interesting and promising conversations with you.

Further information can be found at drinktec 2017 as well as LÜDECKE at the drinktec.



LÜDECKE main catalogue now also in Spanish

We are very happy to provide our main catalogue in Spanish language to our customers from now on.

As a global player we are always endeavoured to reach our customers in the best possible way and always offer our products and sales support in a very pleasing customer oriented way.

We are convinced, to give you a better understanding of our wide range of coupling systems for various media and industrial applications “Made in Germany” and to strengthen our further cooperation.

The catalogue is available as an online catalogue on our homepage and also as a download version as PDF.

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LÜDECKE Catálogo 2016/2017 ahora también disponible en Español

Estamos muy felices de poder proporcionarles nuestra gama completa de productos en Español.

Como protagonista mundial, nos importa mucho poder llegar a nuestros clientes de manera óptima y poder ofrecer nuestros productos y apoyos de venta lo más orientado posible al cliente.

Estamos convencidos que podemos acercarles aún más nuestra amplia gama de acoplamientos para diversos medios y aplicaciones industriales “Made in Germany“ y así seguir reforzando nuestra cooperación.

La completa gama de productos se puede usar como catálogo por páginas - también es descargable como PDF. Lo puede encontrar en la sección de descargas en nuestra página web en inglés.



Cleverly vacuuming and filtering cooling lubricant emissions 
With cleaned air LÜDECKE reduces operating costs and increases the sustainability

 

Both the cutting and forming production produce cooling lubricant emissions, which need to be reduced in order to protect the workers. That’s the reason why LÜDECKE expounded their cooling lubricant deposition according to the latest technological standards.

Together with the Herding GmbH a complete concept for 17 machines from the cutting production has been designed. According to the sustainability strategy of the company, it was the aim to reduce the effort for servicing and maintaining and to improve the working environment. 
These requirements could be implemented with an innovative and comprehensive solution for cooling lubricant emissions from the company Herding Filtertechnik. The compact vacuuming system for cooling lubricants has a three step filtration system and reaches a filtration efficiency of 99.95 percent. Therefore, the values are better than it is required. Furthermore the new filtration system reaches air which is so clean that it can be redirected. Isolated cooling lubricants can be recovered and the maintaining effort of the machines can be minimized. This reduces operating costs and optimizes the climate of the hall as well as the sustainability. 

The filtration system from Herding is characterized by low servicing and maintaining effort. With its optimal separation efficiency and automatic self-cleaning of the sinter plate filter as well as a long lifetimeup to 15 years contributes perfectly to the Green Company concept by LÜDECKE



LÜDECKE as partner of the „Wirtschaftskongress Oberpfalz“

(c) Marcus Rebmann

At the beginning of May LÜDECKE participated in the first „Wirtschaftskongress Oberpfalz“ (economy congress Oberpfalz) which took part in the Congress Centrum in Amberg with the topic „Rule Breakers 4.0“. 

The events’ objective was to demonstrate the potential of medium-sized enterprises in the region of eastern Bavaria and to encourage the regional knowledge exchange, regarding to the chances of modern technology for production and sales processes (Industry 4.0). According to the main focus “Rule Breakers 4.0”, the event has been intensively focused on the importance of the subject 4.0 for medium-sized companies, the advantages and disadvantages of the fourth industrial revolution, as well as the requirements for a successful implementation in the companies. 

Apart from interesting speeches of top-class speakers (e.g. Wolfgang Grupp – Trigema, Johann Hofmann – Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, a.o.) LÜDECKE was able to be positioned as partner of the economy congress and Business Angel of the Start-up enterprise “cSouris”. LÜDECKE supports cSouris during their development stage with the focus on “Smart Home Systems” with its experience and network contacts. Simon Lottner (production manager) and Andreas Sperl (sales manager) from LÜDECKE pointing out that the support of the project brings advantages for both parties. LÜDECKE can profit from the young enterprise and their strength in innovation, and in turn cSouris can benefit from the knowhow and the contacts of the coupling manufacturer. 
LÜDECKE illustrated the high importance of innovation strength and permanent knowledge exchange and made an important contribution to the event and its following discussions. 



A successful week: LÜDECKE at HANNOVER MESSE 2017

All the key technologies and core areas of the industry in one place.

From the 24th – 28th April 2017 the world’s leading industrial show took place in Hannover. With it’s comprehensive product program LÜDECKE clearly stood out again as a manufacturer of high quality coupling systems and fittings.
In Hall 20 on Stand C18 we had lots of informative and promising conversations on the topics pneumatic, moulding, building industry, water as well as stainless steel. Special interest included our energy efficient and highly safe solutions of our pneumatic quick connect coupling system (European and international plug profiles) furthermore our latest innovations for moulding (TempSecure Temperature Control Quick Connect Coupling System) and stainless steel (innovative coupling systems and fittings for cleaning applications in the food industry).

At this time, we therefore would like to thank our visitors very much for your great interest in LÜDECKE. A special praise goes out to our committed exhibition team, which was there at anytime to make a successful show possible.



Innovative coupling systems and fittings for cleaning applications in the food industry

In collaboration with the meat producer Wolf and branch specialist Altmann Industrietechnik from Dachau, LÜDECKE developed an innovative system for the thorough and efficient cleaning in the food industry. The firms are, concerning the hygienic standards, highly oriented towards the strict guidelines of the IFS food certification. 

The system consists of an especially tested hose for each cleaning step and appropriate fittings­. High class and inextricable screwings made of stainless steel 1.4404 were developed for the preliminary cleaning. It is made for a working pressure of 40 bar as well as operating temperatures up to 150°C. The following cleaning process with clear water happens with a safe, reusable and easy to handle quick connect coupling system (with crimp connector). It is made of stainless steel 1.4404 and contains seals which are especially approved for the food industry (VO 1935/2004). The shape of the release sleeve is so designed, that it still remains handy when the surface is wet or when wearing heavy gloves. The quick connect coupling system can be used with an operating pressure up to 40 bar (depending on the temperature and the way of incorporation) and operating temperatures up to 140°C.

Due to the usage of stainless steel both products meet perfectly the strict requirements in the food industry. Dirt accumulation can be prevented because of the smooth surfaces and the free passage. The whole solution provides a safe, lasting and dense assembly of the hoses which ensures long lifetime and easy handling.

Because of this cooperation, LÜDECKE and Altmann could reach a leading role in the field of hose technology for cleaning applications in the food industry. Together the firms offer a tested solution which meets the applicable conditions and perfectly adopted to the respective application.

The complete article can be downloaded.



Welcome to the Team: Christian Reitberger as new product manager and sales representative

Since the beginning of march 2017 Mr. Christian Reitberger complements the Team LÜDECKE as product manager as well as sales representative for southern Germany and the Alpine region. 

With Christian Reitberger LÜDECKE attains an experienced specialist, who’s characterized by his more than 23-year long experience as sales representative as well as a broad know-how with technical trades for the sectors coupling, hose, and fitting technologies (therefrom 7 years in a leading position).

For Mr. Reitberger working for LÜDECKE is a matter of the heart. Through a longtime cooperation with our company he’s very familiar with the LÜDECKE products. In particular his goal is, next to the development of new innovative products and solutions, to configure the customer contact even more dynamic and intensive.

A cordial welcome in Team LÜDECKE, Christian!



LÜDECKE publishes first Green Company Report

Not only sustainable action, but also taking responsibility. LÜDECKE has taken top priority with this intention. We describe in our first sustainability report how to implement these guiding principles in the company.

Alongside of the economic and ecological aspects, the social aspects are also standing in focus. We care not only to supply our customers with high-quality products on a long-term basis, but also to interact responsibly in regards to employees, partners, the environment and the society. It is important to transfer the responsibility to all areas of the company, starting with the selection of materials and the suppliers, spanning over to the development and production through to sales and logistics, including numerous miscellaneous activities.
The coupling systems are streamline optimized to reduce energy costs and increase the durability and lifespan of machinery and tools. Furthermore, we solely manufacture with locally generated, green electricity and heat our buildings with an environmental friendly heat-recovery power plant. 

The goal is to be even more efficient on a long-term basis and at the same time create an additional benefit for all parties. LÜDECKE leads the way as a role model and proves that sustainable action does not parallel higher costs, but also makes an excellent contribution to efficiency and profitability. Sustainable decisions ensure long-term economic success.

The complete Green Company Report is available for download.



Expansion of production capacity in 2016

The new LÜDECKE building is progressing very well. A positive impact on production and logistic areas are clearly noticeable.

By expanding our production areas and CNC machine park, we have significantly increased our production capacity. This enables us to respond more quickly to customer needs and to keep our promise "Engineered and Made in Germany".
The specifically created production areas for thread coating and production of premium spiral hoses ensures shorter lead times, which ensures our expansion of production technologies in house. The relocation has been accomplished through self-personnel resources, which means that all machines have been optimally integrated into the production process. Since the middle of July, all incoming deliveries have been received in the new goods-in area. With the relocation and centralization of the warehouse, a complete transparent material flow can now be ensured.

In addition to a top-equipped training center, the new social rooms are also being completed. Our new cafeteria, self-named “kostBAR”, officially began operation at the end of 2016 and offers the LÜDECKE employees fresh, healthy and balanced meals.



Critically questioned: Use of Standard Temperature Control Quick Connect Couplings at high temperature applications

Currently in the market, standard temperature control quick connect couplings with operating temperatures up to 250°C are being promoted. Such a promise creates impression and suggests an efficient High Temperature Coupling.

A critical review on this declaration leads to some questions: What is the promised temperature specifications based on? When are such high moulding temperatures even required? Is the strictly required occupational safety still available at a use?

We have followed up extensively with this topic and have achieved very instructive results. These show the basics of advertisements with 250°C couplings, provide a comprehensive background knowledge on the relevant criteria of such risky applications and make a significant contribution in choosing the most suitable coupling.

The complete article is available for download here.



TempSecure® now with international plug profile

From the second quarter of 2017 our TempSecure® Temperature Control Quick Connect Coupling System is available for the series ESDMT DN 6 and ESDT DN 9. These series are fully compatible to the European plug profiles and are available in non-valved, single shut-off as well as double shut-off.

LÜDECKE TempSecure® Temperature Control Quick Connect Couplings features an automatic safety locking mechanism and indicates through a colour coding in the locking sleeve if the coupling is safely connected. The easy and intuitive coupling process with one hand operation guarantee a safe handling, also in case of difficult and secluded assembly situations. The disconnecting process requires a conscious manual unlocking movement which prevents an accidental disconnection!

TempSecure® Temperature Control Quick Connect Couplings are ideal for the use with aggressive media, such as temperature control applications with hot or cold water as well as tempered oil.

Further information can be found in the new TempSecure® brochure.



LÜDECKE is official Sales Distributor for ALBA KRAPF: The complete range of hose reels from one source 

LÜDECKE offers the complete range of hose reels, wall hose reels, and wall hose holders from the traditional Swiss company.

ALBA KRAPF products are renowned for extremely high quality and lifelong guarantee. They are completely made of steel or stainless steel and are UV resistant. Through environmentally friendly materials, they are classified as completely recyclable, therefore making a valuable contribution to a sustainable production. The wide range of products ideally covers the needs of the private and professional sectors.

The ALBA KRAPF range is perfectly complemented by the first-class water fittings from LÜDECKE . High-quality couplings, swivel transmissions, hose fittings, including water spray and wand nozzles enables an easy and flexible operation.

Togther, LÜDECKE and ALBA KRAPF offer a premium water system with top quality in every single component.

Convince yourself: 

Further information can be found in our LÜDECKE Water Brochure 2016/2017 as well as a file to download.



Safe Assembly Of Hoses With LÜDECKE As Developing Partner

High-quality coupling systems are the premise for a reliable and safe operation with flexible hose lines – regardless of working area and used media. However, only the functional interaction of all the affiliated components achives a permanent and satisfying result.

Therefore LÜDECKE is specialized in safe assembly of Hose Lines. With your desired hose line we will advise you to choose the right fitting and correct assembling method. As an experienced manufacturer of high-quality fittings, you benefit from our know-how and our superior testing possibilities.

In addition, LÜDECKE employs an accredited hose assembly inspector and tester. When the hose line is complete and assembled, we test it under conditions as close as possible to realistic operation conditions, whereby a reliable statement about the suitability for the intended application can be made.

Due to our complete in-house production LÜDECKE is able to develop, produce and test a customized solution – fast and flexible.

For more information please see our new Info-Flyer.



The new WaterProfi Wand Nozzle: Extensive watering – comfortable and easy

We have extended our water product range with the high quality WaterProfi Wand Nozzle. This allows a targeted and extensive watering with minimal effort and maximal comfort.

The LÜDECKE WaterProfi Wand Nozzle distinguishes itself from others through its sophisticated dispensing system through a patent protected slide valve technology. The water jet is continuously adjustable by simply pushing the sleeve on the handle. The sleeve stays at the settled position and relieves the hand during continuous spraying. High-quality materials make this product incredibly strong and durable. The soft handle out of PVC neutralizes temperature fluctuation and enables working without gloves. Due to the comfortable surface material and the ergonomic design, the Wand Nozzle fits comfortably in the hand even after an extended working period.

Thanks to its modular construction, the LÜDECKE WaterProfi Wand Nozzle can be individually assembled at any time. A wide variety of shower heads, extension tubes as well as connection types (female thread, claw coupling, plug system) are available.

Further information as well as the complete LÜDECKE water range can be found in the new brochure (available soon) and at our information flyer.



LÜDECKE exhibits at the bauma 2016 for the 1st time

Every major construction industry / All leading manufacturers / The most important technology and product breakthroughs

From the 11th to the 17th of April 2016, the doors to the bauma in Munich were opened. The exhibition is the heartbeat of the industry and the global, leading platform  for construction equipment and vehicles, including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining and utility machinery. A professional show with more than 3,400 exhibitors in 17 halls, including an immense outdoor area for a multitude of enthusiastic visitors.

Amongst this impressing exhibition, LÜDECKE clearly stood out as a manufacturer of high quality coupling systems and fittings. In hall A5 we displayed and presented various coupling systems for the construction industry. Special interest included our professional hose assemblies of special hoses and for higher pressure. Herewith, we strengthened the foundation of our position as a competent partner for secure assembly of hoses.

Besides all the informative and highly promising conversations, we enjoyed hearing the consistently, positive feedback.

At this time, we therefore would like to thank our visitors very much for your great interest in LÜDECKE. A special praise goes out to our committed exhibition team, which was there at anytime to make a successful show possible.



Hot off the pressLÜDECKE’s new Main Catalogue 2016/2017

After three eventful years with many future orientated changes in our company, we proudly present our new main catalogue 2016/2017.

We have extended our complex product range of coupling systems, for various media and industrial applications, with a variety of new products. Innovation and energy were hereby the main focus. Through over 372 pages and clearly separated into six application areas (Pneumatic, Moulding, Stainless Steel, Construction Industry, Water and Accessories), we offer high-quality solutions for the connection challenges of conveying lines – Engineered and Made in Germany.

Simply convince yourself: Our new main catalogue is available as an online flip catalogue or as a file to download. If you need a printed version, please contact our sales team in Amberg (info@luedecke.de).

For further questions, we are always here for you.

LÜDECKE and our complete service range – We are looking forward to cooperation with you!



 Commercial Power of Attorney granted and Employee Retirement at LÜDECKE

In the new year, Mr. Robert Mikalauskas and Mr. Andreas Sperl have been granted commercial power of attorney at LÜDECKE. Robert Mikalauskas, a state certified accountant, has been with the company since his apprenticeship in 1995.
Andreas Sperl, an Amberg native, came to LÜDECKE in 2013 as an Executive Assistant upon completion of his Master’s degree in Business Economics and Organizational Studies. Prior to and during this time he had a number of career stages with German industrial companies. At the turn of the year and furthermore, he has been appointed a Member of the Executive Board. Chief Executive Officer, Klaus Herdegen presented the certificates of appointment at an official ceremony.

Also at the turn of the year, our Production Manager, Reinhold Ferstl will enter his well-deserved retirement. He has been with LÜDECKE, without interruption since the beginning of his apprenticeship, 49 years ago. In 1981, he took over the position of Production Manager and has been an idol for commitment and loyalty through all the years.
His successor, Simon Lottner and Chief Executive Officer, Klaus Herdegen, including the complete Team LÜDECKE said their farewells to Reinhold Ferstl and wished him much health for an active retirement.
Simon Lottner, the new Production Manager has been with LÜDECKE since the beginning of 2015. He has possessed a number of managing positions in various German industrial companies in the fields of production and quality control. During his employment, he has successfully completed studies with a focus on technology and logistics.

You may download the complete article here



Sven Geisler is the new Sales Representative for Germany

Since October 2015 Mr. Sven Geisler has taken on the responsibility of “Sales Representatives for Germany” at LÜDECKE.

With over 17 years of domestic and international sales experience (including managing roles) in an associated field area, Sven is certainly well prepared for his new responsibilities at LÜDECKE. Hereby, his primary focus will be to intensive the service to our customers and further grow the business. Also, he will be presenting new product innovations on site.

Foremost, it was LÜDECKE , a medium-sized family business, with its close, personal relationship with the customers including the outstanding collegial working environment, that impressed Sven Geisler.

A cordial welcome in Team LÜDECKE, Sven!



And again another successful exhibition: LÜDECKE at the MOTEK 2015

Four eventful days in Stuttgart are behind us now.

At the international leading event for production and assembly automation, we were able to display and demonstrate our quality products to an interested broad public in the product areas of pneumatic, temperature control, construction industry, water fittings as well as couplings of stainless steel.

Besides the informative and promising contacts, we especially appreciated the consistent positive feedback.

Therefore, we would like to thank all our visitors for the interest in Luedecke.

A special praise goes out once again to our committed exhibition team who made the success possible.



 Our victory in the Ultracycling-Event “TorTour“

The cycling-team HABA Ghost and its cyclists Norbert Huber and Jörg Weigert - sponsored by LÜDECKE - have won the Ultracycling-Event of the year, a non-stop race called “TorTour” in all of Switzerland, with a distance of 1.028 km and an altitude of 12.700 meters. After more than 35 hours of racing, Huber and Weigert had finally passed the finish line with a short advantage of 42 seconds.

We would like to congratulate the top cyclists and their whole team on their outstanding performance. “You swear an oath to yourself to never do a thing like this again in your life, but on the following day you hammer out the next plan…”, is what Huber said right after the race.

Team Haba Ghost and Team LÜDECKE are united in one and the same idea: the pursuit of first-rate performances, in the case of LÜDECKE for our customers from all over the world!



Successful combi-audit – From now on LÜDECKE with environmental and energy management certificate

Together with the renewal of ISO 9001:2008 (quality management certificate) LÜDECKE received an environmental and energy management certificate according to ISO 50001:2011 and 14001:2004 through the Bavaria Technical Control Association in July 2015.

This expresses next to our high level of quality and service of our products our clear statement as sustainable manufacturer to become a green company.

The certificates are an important component in our pursual of a long-term, solid growth strategy in which we continually aim to achieve.



LÜDECKE perfect logistics around the world – We deliver there, where we are needed!


Pioneering spirit and audacity are our personal motivation. Therefore, LÜDECKE gladly supports extraordinary undertakings like with Volker Ender. Since 2013, Volker Ender, together with his wife, has been exploring the world’s oceans on the sailing boat “Elowyn”.
Thereby, LÜDECKE sends the required equipment on schedule, precisely there where it is needed. This means, wherever the two drop anchor, the required equipment is already there waiting for them.

With a reliable logistics partner by your side, even the greatest adventure is realizable.



Lüdecke expands: new building and 3.000qm enlargement of the production area

In 2015, three new production and storage buildings as well as a customer and training center will be added to our head office in Amberg. Additionally an enlargement of the Research and Development division takes place.
These measures enable us to respond more quickly to customer needs and to keep our promise “Engineered and MADE IN GERMANY”.

We are pleased to welcome you in our expanded head quarter in 2016. 

These days, take the opportunity of a first look at the construction progress via live-cam



New quick disconnect coupling series DN 2.7 of stainless steel



We are pleased to introduce to you the series ESMCE in 2015. These are miniature quick disconnect couplings (DN 2.7) of stainless steel 1.4305 with standard sealings made of high quality modified FKM (EPDM or FFKM available upon request). The couplings are available with single or double shut-off valves.
 
The series ESMCE is ideal for the use of compressed air with purity and/or hygienic regulations, as well as to convey various media (e.g. gases, chemical media, ink, pharmaceutical products). Thus, the couplings may be used in various areas of operation like pharmacy, chemistry, medical technology, in the food sector, clean room solutions or for high-quality pneumatic applications.
 
You may download more information here.



Energy efficient coupling systems for compressed air applications

As a well-established provider of quick disconnect coupling systems, Lüdecke has been concerned with the energy efficiency of ist products for a long time.

Thus, the goal of a student project, in cooperation with the Eastern Bavarian Technical College Amberg-Weiden, was the optimization in accordance to the mechanical flow of the automatic shut-off of quick coupling systems for industrial continuous use. The purpose was to determine the highest possible flow rate with the lowest decrease of pressure with the dimensions of the operational practice established, “Euro-Profile” DN 7.2. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Andreas P. Weiss’s laboratory for continuous–flow machines at the EBT College Amberg-Weiden, flow studies were conducted to improve the inner geometry of the couplings. Afterwards they succeeded in implementing the results and verified them with the help of a flow rate control unit.

The performance of the individual operations was worthwhile. For example the flow of the industrial quick disconnect coupling (series ESI DN 7.8), increased from 1800l/min to 2150l/min (one-way shut-off) with the same inlet pressure. Therefore, with the use of Lüdecke coupling systems in continuous industrial use, an enormous savings potential is available.

Lüdecke-quick disconnect coupling systems are characterized by their energy efficiency through their high durability, operational reliability, absolute sealing, easy coupling and optional safety air-relief disconnect. Thanks to their compact and ergonomic construction, they enable a maximum energy flow with simple handling from the generation of compressed air all the way to the tool. Working with lower inlet pressure is therefore realizable. This in turn contributes significantly to a distinctive reduction in energy costs and an increase in uptime and durability of pneumatically run machines and tools.

You may download the complete article here. 



Luedecke finalizes research and development contract with the OTH Amberg -Weiden

In a press conference on 13 February 2014, Prof. Dr. Erich Bauer, President of the OTH Amberg -Weiden, Prof. Dr. Andreas Weiss, Erwin Bogner and Klaus Herdegen, Managing Directors of Luedecke Armaturen GmbH, signed a research and development contract.

It was based on a partnership that has existed for over 10 years. In cooperation with the Chair of Professor White, for example, the core theme of energy efficiency will be taken up through fluid mechanics optimization of Luedecke coupling systems. Thus, a test station was installed directly in the laboratory at the OTH and together with work experience students and apprentices measurements will be conducted and documented.

The OTH, with its excellent technical courses in Amberg, provide a perfect partner for all business areas and has already supported approximately 40 students with application-relevant projects in the past. Through its structured way of working, excellent practical results could be achieved.

The development agreement should intensify the existing good cooperation even further. Also a cooperation in other application fields as a goal in order to strengthen both sides and to achieve long-term positive effects for the region.



Luedecke well represented at the first E/D/E Technology Sales Forum

 

The first E/D/E Technology Sales Forum was inaugurated on January 28/29th in the Henrichshütte in Hattingen for the presentation of the new catalogue “Industrial Technology 2014/2015”. 


The purpose was to exhibit the highlights in the industrial technology catalogue and the development of a market introduction concept of the catalogue together with its member companies, and with the support of a communication coach.

The 32 suppliers presented innovations and highlights from their current assortment which were directed towards the internal sales people and representatives of the E/D/E Expert Group specialists in the technical trade.

The Luedecke Team was strongly represented and drew special attention with their prototype couplings table consisting of temperature control couplings, industrial couplings and couplings with international plug profiles. The motto "Sales-Innovation-Communication" was the guiding principle for the Luedecke staff and therefore strong selling points were communicated with much enthusiasm, including presentation of the innovations and technical product details. Overall good conversations were held and important contacts were maintained.

Also, the E/D/E expressed satisfaction with the progress of the compact show. A strengthening of the relationship network was achieved and also the new mobile exhibition concept was well received. This presentation consists of mobile containers, which can also be used for on-site training. Luedecke is presently developing educational modules with practical application guidelines and documentations for this training container.



Luedecke receives business award – commendable working conditions, health care plan and education.

"The Image Of Entrepreneurial Progression"

 

The MU (Union for Medium-sized enterprises) of the political party CSU (Christian Social Union) and the Volksbank- Raiffeisenbank Amberg acknowledged the economic performance and social behavior of Luedecke Armaturen GmbH with awarding the company with the Business Award 2013. The medium-sized, family business is the global market leader in the couplings systems sector. VR’s CEO, Dieter Paintner, MU’s, Chairman Michael Bader, and Amberg’s Mayor, Wolfgang Dandorfer were full of praise.

"Ultimately, the small and medium-sized enterprises in industry, trade, craftsmanship and services, including liberal professions, generate more than 40 percent of total sales in Bavaria. They account for more than half of all investments and employ three-quarters of all workers, and nearly 85 percent of all apprentices”, said Bader.

Classic, medium-sized companies like Luedecke are in family hands over generations. 

“They connect down-to-earthness with surprising innovative energy and export strength and at the same time are usually rooted in their home region."

Employees from the Region

The company obtains services and products from the region, and the approximate 100 employees come from around the factory, said Bader. He particularly praised the working conditions, health care prevention, sports, training and an intact social environment within the company.

In addition, assembly and packing work is carried out at local facilities for the disabled. "As a result, the company contributes to the immediate strengthening of the integration of disabled people in our home region."

Dandorfer referred to the company pension plan and also that repeatedly in recent years, employees over 50 had been hired.

Worldwide top Position

The companies in Amberg, according to Dandorfer, have an export share of 86.19 percent. A number that could not be achieved from any other city in both in the Upper Palatinate and Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Regensburg had 59.2 percent and Weiden achieved 12 percent. Also Luedecke, according to Mayor Dandorfer, had its share attributing to the high export figure. Fifty percent of Luedecke’s sales are attributable to export. Luedecke takes top spot worldwide with products for the construction industry, according to Dandorfer.

As host of the in meanwhile 15th Business Award, Paintner declared Luedecke as "the image of entrepreneurial progression". The company can be proud of its achievements.



New Pfiffner high-performance turning centre

For the flexible production of high-quality turned parts of stainless steel in large series a new fully CNC controlled indexing table machine made by Pfiffner is at our disposal from now on.
So we are able to expand our capacity considerably in the strongly increasing sector of stainless steel quick coupling systems and we will be in the position to extend our range of products with further series in this sector in future.
Furthermore, a new CNC-V-machine made by company Index for the chipping of stainless steel will complete our machinery in June this year.



New fully automatic high-rack warehouse

As planned our new fully automatic high-rack warehouse has been put into operation at the beginning of this year. So our stock capacity has been extended by approximately 100% by about 10,000 storing positions for finished products and 1,200 storing positions for lattice boxes with raw materials. Due to this enormous investment in our logistics we are in the position to stock considerably more merchandise for our customers world-wide and to improve our readiness for delivery.
Furthermore, we have created thereby the basis for a scheduled growth in the coming years.



ISO 9001:2008 Certificate confirmed until August 2015

Our Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2008 was again confirmed by an audit of the TÜV Management Service GmbH. In this two-day audit our Quality Management System for the sections "development, production and distribution of fittings and spiral hoses" was checked and certified without reservation as totally fulfilled and applied. The new certificate is valid until August 2015 and can be downloaded as pdf (just click on the image below). 






The new Complete Programme 2013/2014 hot off the press!
 
The perfect connection - Since 1930 Made in Germany
 
On meanwhile 250 pages we offer our customers in the technically specialised trade and in the initial equipment in over 120 countries world-wide a widespread range of fittings and coupling systems for the most different mediums, pressure rates and applications. Also this time we have increased our range of products by several innovations, amongst others a large extension in our Temperature-Regulation programme.
Rapidity, flexibility and best service are guaranteed by our complete in-house production and by our voluminous stockage of all catalogue products in our fully automatic high rack warehouse. The catalogue can be ordered as a printed copy free of charge and without engagement. It is also available in total and in single chapters as pdf.-file after a password request in our download area.

We look forward to continuing our successful and cooperative business relationship!



Lüdecke production at 100% green electricity

Since January 2012 Lüdecke products have been manufactured exclusively with regionally generated green electricity of Amberg's public utility company. This is part of our sustainability strategy in line with our newly defined Lüdecke ethics codex.

Additional costs are even balanced due to efficient energy management and optimization of existing systems. At the same time, this is a clear commitment to renewable energy concepts, which by now and in future represent important markets for our coupling systems in plant engineering.

 



The new SoftFlow suction hose coupling system

Luedecke has invented the new SoftFlow suction hose coupling system for a fast and safe disconnecting and connecting of hose lines for the conveyance of abrasive media like e. g. granulates in the plastics processing industry. Compared to traditionally used coupling systems this new connection system features important advantages. The components which are in contact with the medium are made of stainless steel. Therefore the new coupling has a clearly reduced abrasion and wearout in comparison to the usually mostly used aluminium, the service life is multiple times higher. Coupling ferrules and closing parts are made of aluminium (hard coated) to optimize the weight.

The coupling system features a fully free pass and avoids cross-section reduction for a permanently maximum suction performance.
The quick-connecting principle with the balls locking mechanism assures a very simple handling. The o-ring seals can be changed manually if worn out.
Hose connections are exactly fitted for the application with spiral suction hoses, tube connections are simply plugged on, seal by means of o-rings and are merely fixed with a headless screw.
Special versions for special hose dimensions, as bulkhead fittings for distribution blocks or with colour and plug codification to avoid wrong connections are also possible on demand.