the company

WALTHER-PRÄZISION, founded in 1931 as a machine factory, has been developing and manufacturing mono and multi-couplings as well as docking systems since 1951. They are used wherever liquids, steam, gases, electrical and optical signals as well as power current have to be transmitted, connected and disconnected safely.

the company

WALTHER-PRÄZISION engineers develop environmentally friendly solutions which meet the most challenging demands, proving their capability in adverse conditions in industries such as the automotive, aerospace, aviation, chemical, pharmaceutical, offshore, medical, transportation, machine and systems engineering or defence.

Our extensive range allows us to offer the world’s largest programme of mono-couplings, multi-couplings and docking systems, with more than 400,000 variations. Nearly every application can be fulfilled by our standard programme. For special applications we offer individual custom-made designs.

Our quick coupling systems for automation offer pioneering technology, safety, and flexibility and allow efficient use of tools and components.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a longterm strategic success factor not only for WALTHER-PRÄZISION, but also for the suppliers. Passion, respect, integrity and discipline are the corporate values of WALTHER-PRÄZISION. By living these values within the company and also in our external relationships, we want to create a culture of excellence.

HSE Policy

WALTHER-PRÄZISION aims to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and, at the same time, guarantee the safety and protection of company assets. Furthermore, WALTHER-PRÄZISION implements a high level of general standards of conduct whose compliance is achieved by consistently implementing health and safety measures.

history

The WALTHER-PRÄZISION brand originated in the 1950s from the requirement of the company founder Carl Kurt Walther to be able to connect and disconnect the supply lines of the company’s own production facilities and its own machine program of Maschinenfabrik Carl Kurt Walther, Wuppertal (founded in 1931) quickly and conveniently.

Convinced of the technical and economic advantages of the product, the first range of couplings was launched on the German market in 1951. Even back in those days, the couplings already satisfied the very highest quality requirements with many of these first generation products still working perfectly today.

Since those early days WALTHER-PRÄZISION has been recognised as an international problem solver and specialist for quick coupling systems, operating worldwide.

The basis of WALTHER-PRÄZISION`s success is innovative leadership, with a clear insight into customer-oriented solutions, combined with first class quality and due consideration for the environment resulting in first class products. WALTHER-PRÄZISION does not mass produce goods! Whether it is milled, turned, welded, glued, cast, injection moulded, punched, pressed or shaped, each item is checked. All assembled couplings, whether standard or special, undergo final function and leak testing before leaving the factory.

All employees at WALTHER-PRÄZISION act according to the motto: expertise through training, experience and curiosity! Precision and responsibility create quality! Quality in particular reduces the customer‘s operating costs!

WALTHER-PRÄZISION will continue to stand for customer service, innovation and highest quality. This is the only way for us to continue to manufacture technically and economically superior products which also benefit the environment.

We would like to thank our many thousands of customers and assure them that also in the future we intend to make every effort to justify the trust they place in and their loyalty to WALTHER-PRÄZISION. We ask everyone else to put us to the test, so that in future, theyalso can become one of our good connections.

 

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Carl Kurt Walther

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Henning Dietmar Walther

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Richard Henning Walther

competencies

You want QUALITY – e.g. we design and manufacture according to:

  • DIN EN ISO 9001
  • DIN EN ISO 13485 (medical technology)
  • DIN EN ISO 14001

You need approved fittings – e.g. we supply:

  • ATEX (designed with explosion protection)
  • GW (approved for gas, water)
  • FDA (for pharmaceuticals, medical and food safety)
  • EU 1935/2004 (food production)
  • SAE J2600 (covering automotive industry, hydrogen tanking)
  • DIN EN 60068-2-14 (for automotive industry, micro-hydraulics)
  • TA Luft (German Clean Air Act) according to VDI 2440
  • DIN EN 10204-3.1 (acceptance test certification)
  • DIN EN 61373 (for rail vehicles)
  • DNV prototype permits (for shipping, offshore)

Your advantages:

  • You work with a partner who has many years of experience in designing and producing single and multi-way connection systems.
  • You have at your fingertips the world‘s largest standard range with 400,000 variations,mostly ex stock.
  • You get quick coupling systems which meet the required International Standards for QA and applications .
  • You profit from a modern design department with fast internet-based communication channels.
  • Made in GERMANY

Your benefits:

  • WALTHER-PRÄZISION delivers your media connections.
  • WALTHER-PRÄZISION designs in 2D / 3D, saving your time.
  • WALTHER-PRÄZISION validates your complete media interface if required.
  • WALTHER-PRÄZISION supplies with defined costs.

Contact us. We are here for you!

 

Our Know-how

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What can we do for you?

Would you like a confidential project discussion on site or detailed information? A phone call or simply an e-mail is all it takes.

research / development

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We invest a large part of our development capacity in application-specific projects. We work closely with our customers to develop new, tailor-made solutions.

To this end, we use state-of-the-art tools such as 3D CAD software for efficient design. Advanced software tools allow for simulation of flow behavior, effects of dynamic loads or movement patterns of automated coupling systems to mention but a few, thereby creating the prerequisites for developing quick couplings which are ideally suited for their specific use.

responsibility and Care

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Production of the coupling components requires the highest precision. We use modern machining centres and latest production technology to provide for flexibility and accuracy when machining a wide range of materials.

The nearby assembly plant offers both highly automated assembly lines for large volume production of standard couplings and special assembly areas for small batches. In this way, even small batches can be produced economically and to the same high standards.

Our quality management system has been certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1992 and is something that we at WALTHER-PRÄZISION consider a natural component of our top-rate quality standards. Our medical technology production line fulfils DIN EN ISO 13485. Every coupling produced by WALTHER-PRÄZISION undergoes function and leak tests before leaving the factory. Special test facilities are available for extreme operating conditions.

history

1931

Carl Kurt Walther founds the company in Wuppertal with the WALTHER-TROWAL division. It focuses on the manufacture and sale of machinery, systems and processes for surface finishing through vibration or slide grinding, which has become known globally as Trowalizing (TROWAL® = TROmmel WALther).

1951

WALTHER-PRÄZISION was founded during the 50s to meet the demands made by the company founder for a quick connector for the connection and disconnection of supply lines for a range of production machines manufactured by his company Carl Kurt Walther, Wuppertal. Convinced of the technical and economic advantages, the first range of couplings was launched on the German market in 1951. Even back in those days, the couplings already satisfied the very highest quality requirements with many of these “first generation” products still working perfectly today.

1955

Relocation to a modern administration building with production sites and a significantly larger development and testing department in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel.

1961

Extension of the administration building and erection of warehouses, after considerably increased business volume.

1965

Purchase of a site and erection of additional factories with office building for design, production and storage at the Wuppertal site.

1966

Development and delivery of the first clean-break mono-couplings for fuelling the European launch vehicle, predecessor of the subsequent ARIANE 1.

1967

Development and delivery of manually operated 52way multi-couplings, used on a test bench by Rolls-Royce for jet engines.

1968

Delivery of further developed mechanically operated multi-couplings to Rolls-Royce for jet engine test benches.

1970

WALTHER-PRÄZISION manufactures mono-couplings for medical apparatus technology, for use in dialysis and heart-lung machines

1972

Delivery of mono-couplings for engine hydraulics in the multipurpose combat aircraft TORNADO.

1973

Electrically codable mono-couplings prevent confusion and reliably indicate the connection status of pipe systems in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry.

1974

Production sites relocated to the Haan – Ost Industrial Park on the A46, with its good transport links. Foundation of the first English subsidiary.

1975

WALTHER-PRÄZISION fits nuclear research plants with mono-couplings and multi-couplings, partly already with metal seals, for radioactive environments.

1977

Foundation of a second English subsidiary

1980

The first German nuclear power plants are fitted with mono-couplings.

1982

Multi-couplings, made from seawater-resistant stainless steel, are used on drilling platforms for hydraulic operation of the drilling tools under water.

1983

Robot tool changers used in automotive production, e.g. in bodywork construction for program-controlled changing of welding pliers and grippers.

1984

Foundation of the French subsidiary.
Foundation of the subsidiary in the USA.

1985

Further relocation of more production and office units to the Haan – Ost industrial park, closely located to the A46.

1990

Development and delivery of detachable test connections for nuclear power plants in order to check the cooling water for radioactivity.

1992

Introduction of a DIN EN ISO 9001 quality management system.

1993

WALTHER-PRÄZISION supplies mono-couplings (Fill and Drain System) with documented production for ARIANE 5.

1995

The monocouplings with metal seals used in the offshore area undergo considerable further development in order to decisively extend the lifetimes of the fittings when used underwater.

1996

In the International Space Station, or ISS, Columbus, mono-couplings are supplied to cool the onboard equipment (Cooling System of Electrical Equipment). The European Science Laboratory docked with the International Space Station in February 2008.

1997

Development and delivery of mono-couplings for deep-sea use (depths of 3,000 metres), which prevent water from penetrating the hydraulic system, even when uncoupled.

1999

3,000-bar high-pressure hydraulic couplings shorten fitting times when connecting the energy supply to forming dies used in series production.

2000

Head office and the overwhelming part of the production relocates from Wuppertal to the neighbouring Haan-Ost / Rheinland Industrial Park on the A46, with its good transport links, into buildings erected additionally. All jobs are retained.

2001

Erection of an automatic high-bay storage facility in order to increase flexibility and to reduce delivery times substantially.

2005

WALTHER-PRÄZISION delivers the world’s first 850 bar refuelling coupling to Linde GAS GmbH and Adam Opel GmbH (GM) for the 700 bar refuelling of hydrogen-powered cars.

2007

Innovative low-temperature couplings are supplied for research projects in the automotive industry, to enable the refuelling with liquid hydrogen at -253 °C.

2009

Mounting couplings replace screw joints in and on automotive industry and engineering products. In addition to the space-saving design, mounting times are considerably shortened.

2012

Opening of our fully modernised hall extension with 7,000 m2 of logistics and production space at the head office in Haan / Rheinland. Here, modern assembly and office workstations are used to manufacture and test primarily multicouplings and docking systems.

2013

PETROBRAS center for research and development awarded the “Intelligent Dual Hot Stab” designed for deep-sea oil production with the Innovation Award.

2015

The new DD series quick-coupling system is specially developed and successfully used in high temperature chemistry, for high thermal load hydraulic applications, for synthesis processes, and for special areas of petrochemicals.

2017

The fully-automated high-bay warehouse constructed in 2001 is extended by 100%. Additional storage space guarantees more efficient order processing.

2021

Expansion of our testing and inspection capacities with a 36 m³ test basin for underwater high-pressure gas tests up to 1000 bar and hydrostatic tests up to 7000 bar.

Location

Head office

WALTHER-PRÄZISION
Carl Kurt Walther GmbH & Co. KG
Westfalenstraße 2
42781 Haan
Germany

T +49 (0)2129 / 567-0
F+49 (0)2129 / 567-4500
E info@walther-praezision.de

Postal address

WALTHER-PRÄZISION
Carl Kurt Walther GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 420444
42404 Haan
Germany

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