Press release -
BPW at Agritechnica 2017: Go on when others stop
- BPW in Hanover in hall 15, stand E05
- World premiere of the BPW hydraulic drive axle AGRO Drive
- AGRO Hub soon to be available with weighing system
Szombathely/Wiehl, 25 September 2017 --- At Agritechnica, the world's leading trade fair for agricultural engineering, which takes place in Hanover from 12 until 18 November 2017, BPW will be exhibiting a diverse range of solutions in the field of running gears for agricultural vehicles and machinery under the motto "Go on when others stop". The hydraulic drive axle BPW AGRO Drive will be celebrating its world premiere at the fair.
"The motto for Agritechnica reflects our underlying attitude at BPW. If a customer has a specific wish, we want to fulfil it. Instead of seeing the problem, we look for the solution. And we find it, too. Due to our diverse product developments, we can offer our customers solutions for the entire transport process – right up to networking. In order to make all this possible, we work with strategic partners who place the same high demands on themselves as we do," says Peter Lindner, Agricultural Sales Manager for Germany and Benelux.
One of these solutions is the hydraulic drive axle BPW AGRO Drive, which will be presented to the public for the first time in Hanover. All of BPW's running gear know-how has gone into this axle: its sophisticated design allows maintenance work and brake pad changes to be carried out without having to disassemble the hydraulic motor. In addition, the tried and tested BPW brake system is used.
Two years ago, BPW introduced its AGRO Hub in Hanover, which makes it possible for customers in the agricultural industry to have an exact overview of a running gear's mileage. Sensors calculate both its daily and its overall mileage. A new feature is the ability to transfer data to the machine's display unit via ISOBUS communication channels. That way, all running gear information is immediately visible in the driver's cabin at all times. The system has also been developed in another respect: "Via the AGRO Hub, we'll soon be offering our customers a weighing system that provides measurements accurate to within approximately +/- two percent. Nowadays, weight is already widely used as the basis for invoicing, which is why this is particularly useful," says Peter Lindner. Examples such as this are indicative of the intense developmental work that the BPW Group carries out in the field of connectivity.
For smaller loads, BPW has also developed the GS 9000 axle line. With an axle load of 9 tonnes, it is perfect for use in tippers, transport vehicles and soil cultivation machinery, offering maximum economic efficiency as well as the quality BPW is known for. This coming year, BPW is launching the corresponding steering axle, the GSLA 9000, which will be exhibited at Agritechnica as well. And with the newly developed N3411 brake, BPW is now also offering tyres of 17.5 inches and over for this axle line.
Agritechnica visitors can find out more about the new BPW products in hall 15, stand E05.
About the BPW agricultural market
BPW-Hungária Kft., a wholly owned subsidiary of BPW Bergische Achsen KG, is the BPW Group's specialist for agricultural vehicles and machinery. The company's product portfolio ranges from dead axle stub assemblies and single axles to complete tridem running gears with frames including suspension and fitted brake system for unit weights of over 30 tonnes. More than 1,400 employees in Hungary produce these high-quality and technically sophisticated axles and running gear systems. The products for the agricultural industry are distributed by the BPW Group's member companies worldwide. www.bpwagrar.com
About BPW Bergische Achsen KG
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With more than 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-run company has been developing and producing complete running gear systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers at its headquarters in Wiehl since 1898. BPW’s technologies include axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings. BPW’s trailer axles and running gear systems are in use in millions of vehicles around the world. An extensive range of services also provides vehicle manufacturers and vehicle operators with the opportunity to increase economic efficiency in their production and transport processes. www.bpw.de/en
About the BPW Group
The BPW Group is the dependable international mobility and system partner for the transport industry. The globally active group of companies offers innovative solutions from a single supplier. Its portfolio extends from axles, suspension systems and brake technologies (BPW), locking systems and body structure technology (Hestal), lighting systems (Ermax) and composite technologies (HBN-Teknik) to user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers (idem telematics). The coordinated BPW Group technologies and services enable manufacturers to benefit from economical production processes and provide maximum transparency in loading and transport processes for efficient fleet management by the vehicle operators. The owner-managed BPW Group encompasses 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,000 people. www.wethinktransport.com