Testing with precision

Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau: The specialist for quality assurance of steel and plastic parts under pressure expands capacities, services and portfolio

Nordhausen (Germany), April 22, 2015 - Since 2006, Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau has been developing and producing customized technical systems and is now stepping up its growth. The international presence is being expanded, among others, by participating in trade fairs such as the Automotive Testing Expo in Germany (16 to 18 June 2015), China (15 to 17 September 2015 and North America (20 to 22 October 2015). In addition, new partners enhance the customer service and support in Asia and North America.

In Nordhausen (Germany) the company has just moved into a new, larger building. “Here we are now also thoroughly testing prototypes and serial production parts,” says managing director Stefan Dreyer. “With this service we strengthen the flexibility of our customers and help them improve their products.” Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau offers technical systems for bursting pressure and leakage tests, impulse pressure testing, autofrettage and automated testing.

New additions to the portfolio include an impulse test stand for positive and negative pressure testing of automotive components, as well as a machine for testing the tightness and burst resistance of plastic components. “The pressure regulation to 50 bar is extremely fine,” explains Frank Baudler, Head of Research & Development. “In addition, the machine is equipped with a pressure intensifier, thus fulfilling highest current and future demands on the testing of plastic components, such as in the automotive and industrial sector.”

Mithilfe des frei programmierbaren PPM-Feindruckregelverfahrens ermöglicht Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau die sehr präzise Berst- und Dichtheitsprüfung von Kunststoffkomponenten. Source: Poppe + Potthoff

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Vacuum impulse pressure test stand for plastic components: Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau allows for positive and negative pressure testing of 0.5 to 2 bar and 1 to -0.8 bar under changing temperatures in a climatic chamber. Source: Poppe + Potthoff

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Stefan Dreyer, Managing Director of Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau GmbH. Source: Poppe + Potthoff

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Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau GmbH designs and manufactures test stands for measuring the strength and durability of components in automotive engineering and shipbuilding as well as other industries. The specialized machines made by the experts for high pressure technology are designed for precision and high-performance and are used in research, development and production. This includes test stands for measuring bursting pressure and tightness, impulse testing, autofrettage as well as automated testing and sorting. The company based in Nordhausen (Germany) is a member of the Poppe + Potthoff Group.

Poppe + Potthoff stands for precision. The group develops and manufactures customer-specific steel tubes, common rail subsystems, high pressure tubes, precision components, line shafts, couplings as well as specialized test stands and other machines. Poppe + Potthoff enables highly sophisticated solutions in automotive engineering and shipbuilding, machine tool building and mechanical engineering as well as other industries. The family-owned enterprise with its headquarters and technology center in Werther (Germany) was founded in 1928 and has more than 1,200 employees. Poppe + Potthoff is active in more than 50 countries with its subsidiaries and long-term partners – always in close contact with its customers. www.poppe-potthoff.com