Seeger-Orbis: The “Lord of the Rings” and TraceParts
The leading manufacturer of retaining and snap rings opts for TraceParts.
Seeger-Orbis, headquartered in Königstein/Taunus, Germany, is part of the Barnes Group Inc., Precision Components business segment, located in Bristol, Connecticut, USA, employing around 6,000 workers.
The “Seeger Ring” concept has been synonymous in the industry with quality products for many decades, and has proved still to be the best even today. The company’s history began in October 1917 when it was founded by Willi Seeger and has run in parallel with the development of the car.
In 1927 the first “Seeger Ring” was patented by Hugo Heiermann as a bolt-locking device.
By 1941 the industry had standardized Seeger retaining rings for shafts with a diameter of 12 – 300 mm (DIN 471) and bores with a diameter of 12 – 300 mm (DIN 472). The production of Seeger rings has been carried out at the Königstein site, near Frankfurt, since 1944.
Thanks to its many years of experience and state-of-the-art technical expertise, Seeger-Orbis is nowadays a much sought-after engineering partner worldwide.
Seeger-Orbis develops and manufactures, in close collaboration with its customers, an extensive range of fasteners, retaining rings, snap rings and support and shim washers for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, wind and mechanical engineering industries.
Retaining rings from the TEMPEST™ series have diameters of up to 3 meters, making them one of the largest rings used for the wind industry. They are manufactured exclusively in Germany for this.
With a production capacity in excess of one million rings per day, Seeger has been the leading manufacturer in Europe right from the outset.
With the aim of enabling its customers immediately to integrate quickly and efficiently this host of products into their own CAD design, Seeger came up with the idea of involving an external partner to do this.
As Jörg Eberhard, International Marketing, Key Account & Business Development Manager, explains:
Seeger-Orbis stands for top-class quality and innovation. We want to offer products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations. This is why, at the end of a selection process, we decided to opt for TraceParts’ service.
TraceParts allows us to make available our products “on the fly” in a variety of CAD formats to our customers via our own website. We have also found a measurable additional sales multiplier effect for our products through their publication on traceparts.com and its highly qualified audience.
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“The flexibility provided by TraceParts’ integration offers us various solutions enabling users to handle and search for products.
The fact that a large number of users have used the TraceParts solution right from the start confirms the high level of acceptance by our customers,” continues Eberhard.’
First of all, users visiting www.seeger-orbis.de have the option to browse through the exclusive Seeger-Orbis CAD catalog and load the relevant shapes in all the common native and neutral formats.
The homepage also offers the option to use the search facility based on product data, without spending ages browsing. In this case, the user specifies the product type and dimensions.
The CAD geometry can then be accessed directly from the search results based on product data, without having to make the previous selection in the CAD catalog again to do this.
Christian Baumgärtner, TraceParts GmbH Managing Director adds:
We are delighted with Seeger-Orbis’ decision to opt for our solution. It enables both Seeger and its customers to benefit from faster data availability.
Seeger-Orbis’ many years of experience in the retaining rings sector were evident from its requirements from the outset, as well as what it was considering for providing its customers with the best possible service.
The CAD data for snap rings was therefore provided in up to three assembly formats: unstressed, expanded for assembly, installed in the groove.
I have never seen such diagrams of assembly formats in CAD models for similar products. It allows you to simulate more accurately clearances for assembly in more cramped areas and to avoid material interferences in the 3D models of the subassembly.
Thanks to the detailed measurements given by Seeger, we demonstrated again the capabilities of our parametric data creation. Last but not least, we are delighted that the download of Seeger products on TraceParts.com has been so successful from the very beginning.