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Press Releases from KACO GmbH + Co. KG (9 total)

Sealing expert expands portfolio of shaft grounding rings

In addition to the application oriented adaptation of given sealing technologies, KACO has been offering new product segments for several years and is constantly developing them further. These novel product segments also include shaft grounding rings, which ensure excellent protection of the bearings and gearing of electrical machines over their operating life. Through close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers and system suppliers, as well as intensive development work, KACO offers a

February 2021 – KACO: Reorganization of the top management

KACO GmbH + Co. KG starts with a new top management line-up into the business year 2021. With effect from 01.02.2021 the top management of the KACO group is represented by Richard Ongherth (CEO), Yanfang Sun (CFO) and Gernot-Alois Feiel (COO). Richard Ongherth, who has been with the company for more than 25 years, has successfully managed the operational areas as Managing Director in the past 12 years. He was responsible

Development competence of the sealing expert KACO

For the sealing expert from Kirchardt, tradition and progress are not opposites, but the basis for the company's success, which began over 100 years ago. KACO regards knowledge and experience of its employees and its development, application and system competence as the most important resource. Together with its customers, the company will continue to be on the pulse of the times in order to bring new innovative products and solutions

EvolIft - Lift Off for minimal friction

In order to achieve the European Union's climate protection targets, CO2 emissions at fleet level must be reduced to < 60g CO2/km by 2030. The contribution of the sealing industry is, to reduce power losses to a technically possible minimum. KACO has further developed a principle based on turbine technology to enable its application in the automotive sector as well as in other industrial areas. The dynamic seal with the

KACO Shaft grounding rings for electric vehicle propulsion systems

The electrification of powertrains is in full progress. Besides systematically applying established sealing technology in hybrids and e-drives, KACO is offering innovative e-mobility products since a couple of years. For reliable operation of electric engines, KACO developed a product portfolio for shaft grounding rings. KACO shaft grounding rings are providing an excellent bearing protection over lifetime. The specifically dedicated, high-performing test facilities ensure functionality of the shaft grounding rings under

Face Seals for Rotor Shaft Cooling of Electric Engines

In times of an increasing electrification of powertrains technical solutions are required to prevent the electrical engines from overheating. For that use case the expert for sealing solutions developed face seals for rotor shaft cooling to directly cool down the shaft of the rotor internally. KACO’s face seals that have been specifically developed for rotor shaft cooling are axial acting systems for high speed (up to 37 m/sec), pressure application (up

Simplicity solves complexity – venting caps by KACO

The expert for sealing solutions meets highest specifications. By presenting the patented venting cap KACO offers a rather simply looking rubber product matching a well-known complex task for breather systems. Application scope for KACO venting caps: In applications like gearboxes, axle drives, battery housings but also ECUs there is basically a need for ensuring constant venting or breathing conditions, as for instance pressure differences based on temperature change need to be

KACO sets the course for the future; Reorganization of the top management

The seal expert headquartered in Kirchardt has set itself the objective to grow with the market conditions towards electromobility and autonomous driving to strengthen their position for the future as a well-known and innovative partner in the automobile supplier industry. Before this background KACO group is re-positioning their top management. Currently KACO is generating sales of € 250 mil. worldwide with 2,200 employees. With effect from 01.06.2019 the top management of

KACO launches sealing solution for high-speed-applications

The Expert for Sealing Systems successfully developed dynamic seals for high-speed-applications. Besides their main feature that enables bi-directional dynamic high-speed sealing they also show minimal friction losses and fantastic lifetime performance. Change in vehicle architecture Being a supplier for sealing solutions to the automotive industry currently the major part of our portfolio is used for internal combustion engines, auxiliaries as well as clutches and gearboxes. But a new era is arising

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