100 years of MAAG Gear

FLSmidth MAAG Gear looks back on a lot of challenges that were faced and successfully overcome over the past 100 years. Its success originates from the toothing design which the founder Max Maag developed in 1910 – his basic concept is still used in gear manufacture today.

100 years in perspective

Max Maag (Fig. 1), a great pioneer in the field of gear technology, founded Maag Zahnräder AG. On April 1, 1913, he moved his company to Hardstrasse 219 in Zurich/Switzerland. Therefore, 1913 is considered the founding year of Maag-Zahnräder AG. Already in 1910, Max Maag was inspired to develop his own design, the “Maag gear tooth design.” Still in use today, it provides gear manufacturers with an ideal method of influencing tooth shape to improve load bearing and sliding characteristics. This design was the foundation of the company, as the factory produced hardened,...

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