Historie

History


The starting signal was given for the development of the first elements of the pipe connection system in 1972. Within a short time, the range of products was not only extended by developing new clamping elements but also by starting the new production of linear adjusting units. In 1983, these two groups were supplemented with the first aluminium profile, the pioneer of the BLOCAN®-profile system.

Its innovative energy helped the young enterprise gain increasing importance and economic strength. The high investment costs, however, soon required a powerful partner who was found in 1987 with the world-wide operating Phoenix Mecano Group. Supported by the Swiss concern, RK Rose+Krieger grew to an internationally expanding enterprise.

Today, RK Rose+Krieger has a leading position in the area of the construction of connection and positioning systems. This is an advantage that can only be maintained in the future in close cooperation with our customers.

 

Chronology of the milestones

milestones 2015

2015

In 2015, RK Rose+Krieger was once again named one of the TOP 100 most innovative SMEs in Germany.

RK presented its new monitor mountings for industrial applications at the Hannover Messe for the first time.

A 3000 N version of the RK Powerlift M series of lifting columns was presented. What's more, the Multilift II lifting column is now also available as a "telescope" version with an optimum height/stroke length Ratio.

milestones 2014

2014

RK Rose+Krieger is named one of the 100 most innovative SMEs in Germany for the third year in a row.

The PROFILE TECHNOLOGY catalogue is implemented based on the new philosophy of “application-oriented classification”. The chapters are entitled Construction Profiles, Functional /Special Profiles and Heavy Duty Profiles, and simplify the selection of the products required.

The RK Duoline linear actuators are optimised further for clean rooms and successfully tested. The relevant test certificates required under EN ISO 14644-1 are issued for the “Clean” version.

The new generation of Multilift lifting columns is presented and is specially designed for synchronous applications. Easy commissioning guaranteed – Plug & Work!

R28 adapter sleeve – New reducing bushes enhance flexibility and compatibility with tube connection Systems.

milestones 2013

milestones 2013

2013

As a powerhouse for new ideas, RK is again honoured as one of the TOP 100 innovators.

The timing belt unit 60 and the spindle linear actuator 120 complete the RK DuoLine product range.

As a newly developed product, the LZ 70 P electric cylinder sets new standards in its market segment.

New aluminium profiles F-40 and F-40x80 complement the range of profiles.

milestones 2012

milestones 2012

2012

First-time participation and “TOP 100 Innovators” award: an award for the 100 most innovative SMEs.

A selection guide is also developed for the third product range PROFILE TECHNOLOGY to enable quick and easy selection of the optimum product. Once again application-oriented.

A new anti-vibration spindle support guarantees a completely new dimension in smooth running throughout the entire speed range of long linear units with spindle drive.

The diameters 30 mm and 40 mm are added to the Robust Clamps series (stainless steel tube connectors).

milestones 2011

milestones 2011

2011

The new CONNECTING TECHNOLOGY selection guide is highly application-specific and enables the suitable element to be found quickly.

The RK Duoline 120 is the third size which sets a new industry benchmark for linear products.

RK SyncFlex for lifting columns and electric cylinders prevents errors in installation and commissioning, reducing costs and saving time.

WEB relaunch is unveiled. The new website is closely based on the application-oriented product structure.

The new catalogue for tube connectors “CONNECTING TECHNOLOGY” is published. Classification is based on the application for the low load, medium-to-heavy load and shock-proof load ranges.

The updated version of the EPX linear units which have been tried and tested over many years is presented. The new EPX generation is compatible with its predecessors, offers higher precision, has a longer service life and is easier to maintain.

milestones 2010

milestones 2010

2010

The RK Duoline 80 is the next to set an industry benchmark for linear products.

The new LINEAR TECHNOLOGY catalogue adopts the product classification of Move-Tec, Place-Tec and Control-Tec.

The LZ 70 and LZ 80 complete the range of electric cylinders and adopt the same product classification.

milestones 2009

milestones 2009

2009

Click and Safe, the new safety guard, and RK Safelock, the new linear locking element with emergency brake functions, meet the requirements of the new European Machinery Directive.

The new LINEAR TECHNOLOGY selection guide is highly application-specific and facilitates preselection.

The Duoline 160 is the first size according to the new product classification and the first to set an industry benchmark for linear actuators.

Aluminium cable channels complement the product range of the tried-and-tested BLOCAN® profile system.

2006
Extension of the production facility and new building for the development centre, introduction of the heavy duty linear unit D-Line

2004

The chain conveyor systems Easy-Link® and the new heavy duty profiles were launched into the market as an alternative to steel constructions

2003

New electric cylinder LZ 60 whose design and functionality is captivating

1999

The first mono column „RKPowerlift“ for the new market in the area of office equipment was introduced. new plastic clamping elements made from polyamide „RK Light Design“

1998

Investment in a new production site in Hungary for labour intensive products, as well as in a new development centre at the site in Minden

1993

Moved to new building in Potsdamer Straße

1987

Phoenix Mecano AG became finance partner to support the promising company development

1983

Start of the development of the construction profiles BLOCAN®-Profile, installed without tooling, as trendsetter in the field of automation and machine construction

1973

Development of the first linear component based on the pipe connection system

1972

Foundation of the company, development, production and sales of pipe connection elements and pipe system – linear components