News archive 2006


Aumastraße inaugurated

Muellheim, 13 December 2006

The Aumastraße was inaugurated in the presence of the company founders, the managing directors, the mayor of Muellheim and representatives of the neighbouring companies.

By naming the street "Aumastraße", the promise made by the former mayor was kept and AUMA's success was especially appreciated. 

Left to right:
 Henrik Newerla, Matthias Dinse, Werner Riester, Rudolf Dinse, Dr. René Lohs


Downloading several documents at once

Muellheim, 19 October 2006

To improve the download of documents, you may now add the required documents to a kind of "shopping basket" and save them all to a Zip-file or send them via e-mail.

Click on the symbol on the left of the document to add it to your list.




Valve automation via fieldbus with redundancy across long distances

Muellheim, 29 September 2006

AUMA has developed an integral solution to automate valves using electric actuators with loop redundancy. If the fieldbus is interrupted at one position, the data exchange between all actuators and the master can still be maintained. By applying this concept, redundancy is achieved without installing a second fieldbus cable.

Furthermore, to cover large distances, the system structure uses conventional copper fieldbus cables. In theory, 127 actuators can be installed at a distance of 1,200 m, respectively. This results in a loop circumference of 153.6 km.

In addition, the actuators feature a repeater functionality enhancing the fieldbus signal in every actuator. The data transfer is realised on the basis of the open Modbus RTU protocol. The AUMA Master Station SIMA is designated as fieldbus master, which already contains the administration of the loop redundancy.


HARIBO shoots their commercial at AUMA

Muellheim, 1 September 2006

Has AUMA expanded their product range? Definitely not, but the well- known German Teddy gums manufacturer had been looking for a suitable location for their new commerical and found it at AUMA in Cologne.

The aesthetic building of Service-Center Cologne is now used as the setting for the latest commercial. 


New certificates available

Muellheim, 13 July 2006

Between 8 May and 19 May 2006, our quality management system (in accordance with ISO 9000:2000) and our environmental management system (in accordance with ISO 14001:2004) were subject to repeat audits. Within the framework of the matrix qualification, the management service of TÜV Süd audited the locations Muellheim (WM), Ostfildern (WOF) and Eching (SCB).
AUMA and their employees were once again able to give the auditors a convincing picture of AUMA's efficiency as well as a very good overall impression. Since the audits were not "just" monitoring audits, but repeat audits, which take place every three years, new certificates were issued (valid until 8 June 2009).
These certificates are now available for  download.



AUMA China goes for AUMA design

Muellheim, 06 June 2006

Yesterday,  AUMA China's website was launched in AUMA design.

At,  the most important information on both the products and the company is now also available in Chinese.




New telephon numbers!

Muellheim, 5 May 2006

As of Friday, 5 May 2006, the extension numbers of our colleagues and fax machines in the plant Muellheim and the service centers will change.  

For plant Muellheim, dial 1 before dialling the former extension number.
Example:    former telephone/ fax number   +49  7631 809-271
                  new telephone/ fax number      +49 7631 809-1271

For Service-Center Cologne, dial 90 before dialling the former extension number.
Example:    former telephone/ fax number  +49 2234 20379-10
                  new telephone/ fax number     +49 2234 2037-9010

For Service-Center Magdeburg, dial 94 before dialling the former extension number.
Example:    former telephone/ fax number  +49 39204 759-40
                  new telephone/ fax number     +49 39204 759-9440

For Service-Center Bavaria, dial 20 before dialling the former extension number.
Example:    former telephone/ fax number  +49 8165 9017-10
                   new telephone/ fax number    +49 8165 9017-2010

The former switchboard numbers remain unchanged.


AUMA at the ACHEMA 2006   (stand S41 - S45, hall 8.0)

Muellheim, 18 April 2006

AUMA, a global leader in electric actuation solutions, will return to ACHEMA 2006. Located in Hall 8.0 alongside valve manufacturers to enable visitors to get the wider industry picture, AUMA views ACHEMA as the most significant event on its corporate exhibition calendar.

AUMATIC is centre stage
The AUMATIC modular integral actuator control system introduced four years ago remains a flagship AUMA solution and will take centre stage of the company’s display. Designed to meet latest market needs including non-intrusive operation, precision proportional control, absolute encoder position sensing and remote programming, the AUMATIC has proved itself to be an ideal technology platform that has evolved to meet the demands of valve automation applications.

New languages
An extended range of language displays for the AUMATIC will be announced at ACHEMA. The company will reveal Spanish, French, Italian and Brazilian-Portuguese options which sit alongside its established English and German versions, The additional languages are also available for upgraded COM-AC AUMATIC programming software and a PDA version will be presented at the exhibition. Access from a programming device, PDA or laptop performed via a Bluetooth interface will be demonstrated and the company will provide news of a Bluetooth interface/PDA version of COM-AC set to be released during 2006.

Latest bus solutions
The company’s ongoing commitment to fieldbus developments will also be demonstrated with Profibus DP-V1 and new Foundation Fieldbus interface functionality. New generation solutions for device integration which enable actuator diagnosis and actuator parameter influence from the control room via bus technology will form part of AUMA’s display.

Mechanical enhancements
Mechanical actuator enhancements from AUMA will also be on show including a new anti-backdrive device addressing applications where there is a risk that high static loads at the valve obturator or heavy vibrations could inadvertently modify the valve position. The retaining torque of the anti-backdrive device, which is as large as the maximum tripping torque of the actuator, ensures that accidental modifications of this nature are avoided. And, as the anti-backdrive device is mounted between actuator and valve, brake motors are not required for many applications.

The anti-backdrive device is available in enclosure protection IP 67 and IP 68 and is approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. By the end of 2006, the anti-backdrive device with retaining torque range will be extended to include sizes from 60 Nm up to 1,000 Nm.


3D solid models now available

Muellheim, 23 March 2006

AUMA expands their services by 3D solid models. 

 AUMA thereby responds to the continuously increasing demand. Due to large file sizes, the files cannot be downloaded directly. Use the request form to obtain the access data for the file transfer.

For information on the available formats, refer to the
 3D solid models section under "Support".


New programming software for actuators

Muellheim,  February 7, 2006

AUMA actuators with integral controls AUMATIC AC may be programmed with a laptop which is connected via an interface cable to the actuator. The required software COM-AC is now available in the new version 2.1. System requirements are a Pentium PC with 32 MB main memory equipped with an RS 232 or USB interface for adapter and an operating system Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, or XP.

The following characteristics have been improved compared to the previous version: 

  • Multilingual user interface, the languages Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese have been added to German and English.
  • Improved user guide
  • Online help
  • Improved printing function
The software may be downloaded free of charge from the support section.


Acquisition of the Haselhofer company by AUMA

Muellheim,  January 18, 2006

With effect from January 1, 2006, AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG, Muellheim/ Germany will take over the entire company of Haselhofer Feinmechanik GmbH located in Villingen-Schwenningen/ Germany. The Haselhofer company will be integrated into the AUMA group with all its employees as a legally independent corporation.

AUMA is a worldwide leading manufacturer of electric actuators for open-close or modulating operation of valves (gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves etc.) in industrial processes and complements its product portfolio with small linear and part-turn actuators by means of this acquisition. The transfer of the company from Mrs. Haselhofer to AUMA is based on the continuation of the company at the current location. Mr. Mathias Haenle will become the managing director of the Haselhofer company. AUMA is considered the ideal partner for Haselhofer; due to its strong international position, it can help to extend Haselhofer’s sales activities abroad. The purchase price will not be disclosed.

AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG, Muellheim/ Germany, has a turnover of 120 m. EURO and employs approx. 1,300 employees worldwide, 780 of them in Germany. The AUMA product portfolio includes actuators, controls and gearboxes for the industrial sectors such as power plant technology, water and sewage treatment industry, petrochemical industry and pipeline industry, as well as products for general automation. Besides the company’s headquarters in Muellheim/ Germany, the AUMA group has six other locations in Germany. AUMA is represented worldwide by 16 subsidiaries as well as more than 30 representatives and agents.

Haselhofer Feinmechanik GmbH, Villingen-Schwenningen, manufactures - with approx. 30 employees - electric linear, part-turn and multi-turn actuators for the automation of valves as well as actuator solutions for positioning and modulating. The actuators are not only applied for building automation, but in industrial applications in general, as actuators for the control of fluid flow. Therefore, the products are used in the shipbuilding industry, in the pulp and paper industry, as well as in heating and cooling systems.

With innovative developments and qualified experts, specific customer solutions are implemented. Haselhofer benefits from years of experience in the field of electric actuators. The company has been manufacturing actuators since 1953, whose outstanding features are high quality, reliability and flexibility.