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Heinz Clauss, Peter Drexel, Gerhard Gosdowski, Andreas Kettner, Ernst Leisner, Udo Schwarze: Linear unit for handling equipment. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, May 16, 1989: US04831290 (15 worldwide citation)

A linear unit for handling equipment of industrial production is proposed, the longitudinally displaceably borne tool support (2 and 19) of which is designed as a gear rack of a linear motor (11 to 18 and 22 to 24) serving for driving the support.


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Gerhard Gosdowski, Andreas Kettner: Linear unit. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, May 1, 1990: US04922143 (10 worldwide citation)

A linear unit comprises carriage which is arranged longitudinally displaceably in a holder and is driven by a linear motor, the rotor of which is designed as a flexible strip with a tooth structure consisting of magnetic metal. The strip is fixed self-supportingly on the carriage at its two ends and ...


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Joachim Bruns, Gerhard Gosdowski, Andreas Kettner: Robot joint with an electric drive motor. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, November 15, 1988: US04784014 (8 worldwide citation)

A robot joint has a support carrying a rotary robot arm. An electric drive motor is mounted on the support and its drive shaft is coupled to the robot arm by harmonic drive-type reduction gears. The reduction gears include an elastically deformable, externally toothed ring whose elliptical shape is ...


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Andreas Kettner Reich: Laser processing machine. Trumpf Laser und Systemtechnik, Fish & Richardson P C, November 11, 2008: US07449659 (3 worldwide citation)

A laser processing machine includes a beam splitter for splitting an incoming laser beam into a first laser beam having a first intensity and a second laser beam having a second intensity, a first focusing mirror for focusing the first laser beam onto a first laser processing site on a workpiece at ...


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Joachim Bruns, Gerhard Gosdowski, Andreas Kettner, Udo Schwarze: Robot joint with an electric drive motor. Robert Bosch, Michael J Striker, March 28, 1989: US04816955 (3 worldwide citation)

Robot joint with an electric drive motor (30), a limit switch (36) for a safety shut off of the same, and a sensor (100) for the zero position-scanning of the joint. The limit switch (36) is actuated by annular segment like platform pieces (50) which are securable in different angle positions on a f ...


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Ralf Schopf, Andreas Kettner Reich, Simon Reinwald: Workpiece handling systems and related devices and methods. TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen Co KG, Fish & Richardson P C, May 12, 2015: US09028198 (1 worldwide citation)

In some aspects, an unloading device for a pipe processing system includes a depositing carriage having a depositing surface for depositing a pipe during and/or after a pipe processing operation, the depositing carriage being configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the pipe, and a supporti ...


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Ralf Schopf, Andreas Kettner Reich, Simon Reinwald: Workpiece handling systems and related devices and methods. TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen Co KG, Fish & Richardson P C, July 17, 2018: US10023404

In some aspects, an unloading device for a pipe processing system includes a depositing carriage having a depositing surface for depositing a pipe during and/or after a pipe processing operation, the depositing carriage being configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the pipe, and a supporti ...


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Andreas Kettner Reich: Laser processing machine having expanded work space. TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen Co KG, Fish & Richardson P C, April 22, 2014: US08704125

A laser processing machine has an expanded operating space so that larger workpieces can be processed and/or the spatial requirement for the laser processing machine is reduced.


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Andreas Kettner Reich, Tobias Meck, Martin Petera: Workpiece support systems and related machines. TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen Co KG, Fish & Richardson P C, August 26, 2014: US08813941

In some aspects, a workpiece processing installation includes an operating area, an operating pallet able to be moved along a transport direction between a position within the operating area and a position outside the operating area, the operating pallet being configured to support a workpiece, and ...