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Pentair to purchase Steinhauer’s ModCenter


Pentair Technical Solutions, Anoka MN, has signed an agreement to purchase Steinhauer Elektromaschinen AG, Germany, a producer of enclosure machining and related technologies. The planned acquisition will further enhance Pentair’s brand of Hoffman equipment protection solutions by expanding its services capabilities to provide best-in-class tools for customers to design and select the right electrical protection solutions for their applications and automate the panel-building process.

The terms of the planned acquisition were not announced and closing of the transaction, currently expected to occur in the first quarter of 2015, is subject to certain regulatory and other approvals and reviews.

With Steinhauer technology, Hoffman customers will have the additional benefit of onsite enclosure modification capabilities that will help reduce labor-intensive manual work, increase overall productivity and, more importantly, enable them to deliver a complete solution to end users much more quickly.

“With the addition of Steinhauer to the Pentair family, Hoffman will be able to better serve our customers with a new solution that reduces customer lead time and increases their productivity,” said Alok Maskara, president, Pentair Technical Solutions. “From modifying one-off panels to performing complex modifications, the Steinhauer ModCenter provides efficient, quality solutions for our enclosures.”

Steinhauer recently introduced its ModCenter enclosure machining center, capable of incorporating up to 21 precision machining tools by automating all the drilling, tapping, milling and processing steps required for enclosure modifications—significantly reducing labor-intensive manual work and increasing overall productivity.

The ModCenter is the most versatile solution when it comes to accommodating a wide range of global enclosure dimensional standards. The machine offers programmed automated modifications for a variety of materials, including mild carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, die cast aluminum, copper, or any machinable composite materials including PVC, polycarbonate, thermoplastic and fiberglass. It also features easy-to-use, onsite software that integrates seamlessly with industry-standard CAD DXF files that ensures precise holes and cutouts.