Dieter Weiss founds WEISS KG in Neckarweihingen near Ludwigsburg, Germany. From the very beginning, he was determined to follow his own path: not to follow the crowd with similar products, but to forge ahead with new innovations.
The road map for product development: Rotary indexing tables that simply don't break. This is still the defining feature of every WEISS product today.
Two years after the company was founded, the first WEISS rotary indexing table is shipped.
Sales reach one million Deutschmarks. The company relocates to Buchen in the Odenwald forest, where it is still located today.
The TS series is developed, a technological breakthrough for rotary indexing tables.
Control cards for rotary indexing tables are introduced. The complete solution: control system and mechanics from a single source.
Continuous growth and expansion of production capacity at the plant in Buchen.
The TC-X series is the first generation of rotary indexing tables with a cylinder cam mechanism.
The next generation is waiting in the wings: Uwe Weiss joins the company after completing his studies.
The new TC-T generation of fixed-cycle rotary tables, in sizes from TC120 to TC1000.
The EF frequency converter control minimizes wear on the drive motor.
The TR is developed: the world's first rotary indexing table with a large central opening
SH75: the first freely programmable lifting-rotating unit
Introduction of the LS280 high-speed linear assembly system in a modular design
Servomechanical drive concept for transporting heavy loads: the CR heavy duty table. Rotary indexing tables become freely programmable for the first time.
New generation of products based on directly driven, high-performance modules. HP140 Pick & Place and the TO torque rotary table
Introduction of WEISS Application Software for quick and easy parameterization of all user-programmable WEISS components. The drive technology is implemented in cooperation with our partner B&R.
Foundation of the American lead factory in Willoughby, OH, for the North and South American market regions.
Market launch of the W.A.S. control concept for the LS280.
Production is expanded at the Buchen site. An additional 9,800 m² of production and manufacturing space is created.
WEISS enters the "cleanroom compatible assembly" segment with CLEANLINE. Development of a cleanroom-compatible design for HP140T, LS280, TC150T and TO220.
Expansion of the handling range with development of the highly dynamic HL/HN linear motor axes and ST/SW rotating units. Each is available with an absolute encoder.
The TW with hybrid drive: an integrated torque motor combined with a high-precision gear reduction.
The Chinese site is founded in Shanghai as the third lead factory.
The TO1300, the largest torque rotary table to date, combines the advantages of a direct drive with a high torque of 26,000 Nm.
Expansion of the customer-specific systems division.
Market launch of the W.A.S. control concept with Rockwell for the LS280. In addition, standardized cell wiring is developed for the two control concepts from Rockwell and B&R.
Our compact miracle: The direct-drive HP70 with two linear motor axes arranged in parallel. Just 60 mm wide with up to 325 mm horizontal stroke and 70 mm vertical stroke.
The DirectDrive solutions are rendered compatible for use with third-party control systems, such as Bosch.
EF2 – the new generation of controls for fixed-cycle WEISS rotary indexing tables. Intuitive web-based operation for maximum convenience and fast start-up.
Expansion of the CR heavy duty series: The small tables, with plate a diameter of 300 or 400 millimeters, offer all the advantages of servomechanics and enable load ratings unrivaled for tables of this size.
New HG25 and HG12 linear motor axes based on an aluminum profile. State-of-the-art linear motor technology at the price of conventional drives – and much more precise and compact.
Presenting the W.A.S.2. The WEISS Application Software for starting up and controlling all WEISS automation components. Individually or combined as a multi-component system.
Presenting the new generation of the CR series. CR700K/S and CR900K/S with two configuration options, Precision and Dynamic.
Introduction of the LS Hybrid modular transfer system. It combines the best of two drive worlds: a linear motor module and a mechanical cam drive.
New DR delta robot product line. Designed for high-speed assembly and handling.
Since January 2019, the German automation specialist WEISS has been represented by an independent WEISS sales company in Austria. The newly founded Weiss Automation Partner Austria GmbH, based in Grödig near Salzburg, exclusively handles sales and consulting for the complete WEISS product portfolio in Austria.
The new team has many years of experience in the automation industry and offers Austrian customers solution-oriented consulting and competent first-hand service for all aspects of the premium supplier's transport platforms and handling units.
New EF3 control system for fixed-cycle rotary indexing tables in a slim design with higher performance characteristics.
Foundation of the Indian lead factory for the India and Asia Pacific market regions
WEISS launched LS Hybrid, a modular linear transfer system that can flexibly map individual positioning tasks on one platform. Be it joining, welding, screwing, pressing or printing – the LS Hybrid demonstrates its advantages especially in small parts assembly.
The first hackathon organized by the WEISS Technology Foundation deepened young people’s enthusiasm for automation and digitalization.
IPS and Ecotech became part of the WEISS group of companies.
With the fifth generation of its rotary indexing tables, WEISS tapped the potential of production automation and digitalization.
The WEISS Technology Foundation organized its second hackathon on the topic of connectivity.
WEISS creates “Triple M – Mission for Medium-sized Machine Manufacturers,” a platform for exchanging experience and know-how. The platform aims to shed light on the challenges of digitalization – for SMEs in particular – and initiate joint solutions and ideas for implementing them.
WEISS acquires a stake in tech4automation, expanding its development capacities.
The link conveyor system LS Link supplements the portfolio of linear transfer systems. The special thing about it: Despite the transport chain, the process stations are freely programmable.
Volume 03 of the WEISS Technology Foundation hackathon excites participants. They find solutions for using machine data.
Together with Schubert Development GmbH, WEISS is founding pssbl. Robotics GmbH, which will facilitate access to robotics for mechanical engineering.
Uwe Weiss is speaking at the Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin about the challenges of digitization, especially for SMEs.
Representatives from medium-sized companies met in Buchen at the third Triple M-eeting to discuss paths towards digitization.