Kendrion Industrial Drive Systems

Who we are

As a solution provider, Kendrion develops, produces and markets innovative and high-quality electromagnetic and mechatronic systems and components for customers all over the world.

The Industrial Drive Systems business unit develops and produces electromagnetic brakes and clutches for industrial drive engineering.
Besides the headquarters in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest, Germany, the Industrial Drive Systems business unit has further production sites and subsidiaries in Aerzen (Germany), China, Great Britain and Italy. The distribution network furthermore contains numerous sales partners all over the world.

The long-established BINDER brand laid the foundations for the successful development of Industrial Drive Systems. In 1911, Wilhelm Binder founded his company and began in the early 1920s with the development and production of electromagnetic components. In 1997, the company was taken over by the Dutch group Schuttersveld N.V. - today Kendrion N.V.

The former magneta GmbH & Co. KG belongs to the Kendrion Group since 2010. As the present Kendrion (Aerzen) GmbH, the innovative company continues to develop and produce electromagnetic clutches and brakes as well as magnetic particle clutches and brakes at its site in Aerzen.

For each application the right brake:
Today, the industry as well as the everyday life aren't imaginable without automation solutions anymore. Mechatronics supports further development in this field and increases the variety of applications. In this conjuction electromagnetic brakes often meet necessary requirements for holding loads and braking safely in case of an emergency.

Wide differences in the specifications of torque, sliding speed and braking energy arise from the multitude of applications. Kendrion rises to the challenge of meeting these requirements and at the same time ensuring the standardisation of the products. Customer-specific solutions are developed and implemented on the basis of a broad product portfolio. In this process it is essential to analyse and to understand the industry-sector-specific requirements of the customers. Kendrion has the process know-how as well as the product portfolio required in the fields of automation technology, robotics, mechanical engineering and elevation technology and is therefore able to provide the optimal solution for each application.

Kendrion - We magnetise the world!

Our values

From our broad product portfolio, whether spring-applied brakes, permanent magnet brakes or electromagnetic clutches, we can respond comprehensively to your requirements. 

Kendrion applies over 100 years of know-how, innovation, expertise and highest quality to find the optimal solution.