History

From early beginnings until today

Here you will find the milestones marking the development of the company from its beginnings until today:
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Milestones

1978 1978
1979 – 1989 1979 – 1989
1990 – 1996 1990 – 1996
1997 1997
1998 – 2008 1998 – 2008
2009 2009
2010 – today 2010 – today

1978

1978
Founding of the subsidiary of GLYCO under the name GLYCO Antriebstechnik

1979 – 1989

1979
Development of the contact-free gap seal system Rotostat N

1980
Move to the new company building at Stielstraße, Wiesbaden

1981
Development of the servo valve

1982
Development of a drive system for pusher centrifuges
Development of a drive system for decanter centrifuges

1985
Development of the Rotostat A

1986
Development of the torsion motor for 4-square construction

1987
Development of the Rotostat NW for water

1988
Development of the Rotodisk HD for pressures up to 600 bars

1989
Development of the self-regulating lubrication oil pump

1990 – 1996

1990
Development of the Rotopack and contacting seal with an extremely low frictional torque
Start of distribution in Japan

1991
Development of the axial mechanical seal system Rotodisk S1 for internal cooling transmission

1992
Development of the Rotostat E with radial gap seal system

1993
Development of the Hydro Swinger for test rigs

1994
Development of the Rotocal (sliding shoe sealing System)

1995
Development of the Rotodisk S1-S in a model safe for dry operation
Start of distribution in America

1996
Development of the Rotodock
Start of distribution in China and Korea

1997

1997
Exit from the Glyco Federal Mogul Group and name change to GAT Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH
Move to the new company building at Saarbrücker Allee, Wiesbaden

1998 – 2008

1998
Development of the Rotodisk S0 high-speed model for 42,000 rpm

1999
Development of the Rotojet A – aerosol booster for dry machining

2000
Move to the larger company building on Schoßbergstraße, Wiesbaden
Development of the Rotodisk S0 for coolant, air, and IMQL

2001
Development of the Rotodisk SW for radial coolant supply

2002
Development of the air bearing rotary atomizer Rotospray Z70

2003
Development of the Rotodisk S-AK, switchable between air, oil-aerosol or emulsion.
Launch of the new website in 8 languages

2004
Equipment of the world’s largest offshore wind farm in Nysted/Denmark with rotary unions and slip rings

2005
Expansion of our sales network to Brazil and Sweden

2006
Development of the Rotodisk S00 high-speed model for 50,000 rpm
The company grows further.

2007
Expansion of our sales network to Norway

2008
Development of the Rotovac. Rotary union for the high-vacuum with ferro-fluid seal system

2009

2009
Due to the constant expansion of the company, we had to move to a new business building in Geisenheim

2010 – today

2010
Further development of the Rotodisk SW to multi-channel unit and for abrasive media

2011
Development of the Rotoray fiber-optic rotary union (FORU/FORJ)

2012
Development of the capacitive slip ring Rotocap
Development of a redundant data transmission system

2013
Development of the ROTOCT slip ring technology for contacting power and signal transmission as well as contactless data transmission for medical CT scanners

2014
Further development of the capacitive slip ring Rotocap for Ethernet

2015
Development of an extremely compact multi-channel rotary union for various media in high-speed applications
Further development of our proven axial single-channel Rotodisk S series for emulsion and air with optimized functionality

2016
Customer-specific development and production of components for signal or data management for smart and flexible production processes / industry 4.0
Relaunch of our Website. Complete redesign including responsive design optimized for mobile devices.
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