50th anniversary at BRECO - November 2017
The start of a success story
On Thursday 16 November 2017, BRECO will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding. Rudolf Breher founded BRECO as a tool making and plastics processing company with a staff of five employees and a production area of about 100 square metres, laying the foundation stone for the success, which continues today. The tool making can be regarded as the nucleus of the company. The first products were injection moulding dies for plastic parts and steel flanges, extrusion coated with polypropylene for the chemical industry.
Rudolf Breher was an innovator with an entrepreneurial instinct, who tried out new ideas, found new solutions and knew how to successfully implement them in innovative manufacturing processes and products. In 1968, the manufacturing process for producing open length timing belts from polyurethane (thermoplastic) was developed and filed for patent. This was followed seven years later by the patent for the extrusion process for manufacturing endless BRECOFLEX® timing belts. Success was underway
In 1968, BRECO joined Mulco, and in close cooperation with the individual member companies, BRECO® and BRECOFLEX® timing belts were successfully established as high-quality and versatile drive elements.
The company continued to grow due to shrewd investment in personnel and machines. Now BRECO employs a staff of 270 on a production area of about 12,000 square metres.
Specialising in the development of individual drive solutions, BRECO established a leading position in the market for polyurethane timing belts from the beginning. We will continue to defend and strengthen our leading position.
[was scarcely seen] - April 2017
New ads since March 2017
Since March 2017, BRECO has been branding new ads in the media with the title"... .was scarcely seen".
Hidden behind this mysterious headline is the task of our toothed belts:
In the background, as well as invisible to the eye their services reliably to settle.
Whether it is the BRECOprotect, which is particularly suitable for the high requirements in contact with foodstuffs,
the BRECOmove, which can transmit higher forces without problems, the BRECOgreen, which is produced to 37% of renewable raw materials, or the BRECObasic, which is a cost-effective alternative for simple applications.
This is movement.
BRECOmove - the belt that doesn't give - October 2016
BRECOmove for linear technology applications
After the successful market launch of the endless timing belt BRECOFLEXmove AT10, BRECO supplement the "move" product range with an open length version.
The BRECOmove timing belt AT10 demonstrates its strengths, in addition to high power transmission, particular in linear technology applications. The very high stiffness of the belt is the basis for excellent dynamic behaviour with short settling times and high positioning accuracy. This makes BRECOmove an excellent alternative to comparable standard timing belts as the AT10, ATL10 and the AT20. The available belt widths are 25, 32, 50, 75 and 100 mm.
Extension of the product range BRECOprotect® - January 2015
More types, more possibilities
The product line BRECOprotect® currently includes the timing belt types AT10, AT15 and T10 in open length (BRECOprotect® M) and joined versions (BRECOprotect® V). The belt widths 16 (only T10), 25, 32, 50, 75 and 100 mm are available. This range will be extended by adding the timing belt types AT5, AT20, T20 and the flat belt F3.
Overview of the entire BRECOprotect® range.
BRECO PinLock - December 2014
Precise. Secure. Easy to assemble.
BRECO® PinLock is the name of a timing belt lock that is quick and easy to install. The high-precision water jet cut finger-type contour allows simple joining of the belt ends on site and guarantees excellent flexibility and smooth running. The optimised finger contour ensures uniform distribution of the load throughout each cross section and thus a high load bearing capacity of the connection. Stainless steel slotted set screws are used as pins and can be screwed in using the supplied bit and a cordless screwdriver without any special devices.
Sometimes you need a partner ... - October 2014
...with more power. The new BRECOFLEXmove AT10.
With BRECOFLEXmove AT10, BRECO has created a new high-performance belt that offers a 30% higher transmittable peripheral force than the standard BRECOFLEX-AT belt. With the same boundary conditions it offers 30% higher reliability and can be reduced in width by 30% compared to the standard version, allowing a more compact design and offering additional cost benefits.
More information here.
Extension of our product range BRECObasic® - October 2014
"Simple, good, reliable." This will also apply to the BRECObasic® open length TK10K13 BAS as of October. With this addition to the range, BRECO is offering a conventional transport belt with V-groove guidance in the basic price segment. The TK10K13 BAS is available in the widths 32, 50 and 100 mm and as 50 or 100 m rolls. The coating materials offered in the BRECObasic® catalogue - T version, T-groove, PU yellow basic, Supergrip basic and PAZ coating - are also available for this type.
AT timing belts Even better than before - January 2013
AT profiles with higher load bearing
Thanks to the consistent use of high-quality materials, excellent cooperation with our raw material suppliers and the continuous improvement of our manufacturing processes, numerous tests have proven that our BRECO® and
BRECOFLEX® timing belts with AT profiles are even better than specified in the catalogue.
Due to the successful improvements in product properties achieved over the past few years, BRECO can now permit a 20% higher specific tooth load bearing capacity for AT profiles used in high-speed drives compared to the previous catalogue values; this applies with immediate effect.
The respective values have been updated in the calculation program "belt pilot" the updated PDF versions of the printed catalogue can be downloaded from our Website.
BRECOgreen Sustainable. Eco-friendly. Green. - October 2012
The green product version
Climate and environmental protection and a conscientious use of natural resources are global issues that affect all areas of our lives. Now, BRECO emphasizes its innovative strength not only in the area of manufacture of high quality products, but also in the area of environmentally responsible management of the raw materials used. Decreasing availability of natural resources, increasing CO2emissions and an increased strain on energy supply have prompted us to optimise our use of materials. We are relying on renewable resources, recycling and optimisation of our consumption as well as the modernisation of our production facilities. Energy-saving production facilities cut energy consumption, safeguard our shared natural resources and reduce both our costs and yours.
As the most innovative supplier in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology, we now offer all companies, particularly those who have firmly embraced sustainability as part of their policy, timing belts made of polyurethane that is produced from renewable raw materials. Even with a renewable raw material content of 37%, this material is equal in strength and resilience to that of a comparable, petrol-based thermoplastic polyurethane.
In 2011 BRECO was awarded the distinction Ã–KOPROFIT-Betrieb (ECOPROFIT organisation) of Minden-LÃ¼bbecke.
For further information about the BRECOgreen product range please contact our distribution partner.
BRECObasic® Simple. Good. Reliable. - September 2012
The grey product version
The range of products offered by BRECO under the banner of the "BRECObasic®" brand is an inexpensive alternative for simple applications that require less than the full potential strength of standard-type BRECO® timing belts. The range is designed for applications that do not come with special demands relating e.g. to restricted tolerances, particular durability/ resilience requirements or further processing options for the timing belts.
BRECO®-fix Clamping elements - July 2012
The new generation
The BRECO®-fix clamping elements are used in linear systems. Clamp connectors and clamp plates optimally adapted to our timing belts are available for diverse areas of application. Both elements are used to fasten the belt ends on the machine frame or on the moving unit.
While the clamp connectors only enable simple fastening of the belt ends, the clamp plate can also be used for setting the pretensioning force via a clamping unit. The different variants A, B, and C specially optimised to the load are available to the user within a complete clamp plate system for the individual belt types and belt widths. The different variants and subcategories ensure absolute clamping reliability together with optimum handling and assembly thanks to their design. Providing a complete system comprising base plate, if necessary toothed insert, upper plate, clamping unit and standard part accessories spars the user awkward assembly and coordination of the individual parts. In addition, using the toothed inserts made from high-strength polyamide in the clamp plates of variant B allows production costs to be optimised. This results in a system with a very good price-performance ratio overall.
Further information you will find in the new catalogue of BRECO components
BRECOprotect® Corrosion-resistant. FDA-compliant. Blue. - May 2012
The blue BRECO timing belts.
BRECOprotect® timing belts represent timing belts with tension members fully embedded in polyurethane. The selection of the material for the timing belt fulfills FDA conformity. The blue colour consequently meets the current requirement of the foodstuff industry.
BRECOprotect® product range: AT10, AT15 and T10
The polyurethane used meets the conformity criteria of the FDA regulations CFR § 177.1680, the European directives (EC) 1935-2004, 2002/72/EU, as well as the EC directives 90/128/CEE und 96/11/CE.
For further information, please contact your sales partner.
Beware of Counterfeits! - November 2011
Quality cannot be copied!
BRECO has been informed that, despite patent protection, a Chinese manufacturer has been producing ATN type polyurethane timing belts with counterfeit BRECO logos imprinted on the tooth side and exporting these imitations to Europe.
Luckily, quality cannot be copied, only comprehended.
We are warning our customers not to use these imitations. These are belts of inferior quality, which do not even come close to meeting our quality standards. Though these imitations are difficult to distinguish from the original at first glance, the tension members and polyurethane are of poor quality and the ATN pockets do not have the same dimensions as ours, so that problem-free operation and long service life are not guaranteed. If you did not purchase your ATN timing belts directly from one of our authorized sales partners, please verify your purchase source and contact us immediately should there be any doubts about the authenticity of the product.
It cannot be ruled out that other timing belt types with our BRECO logo have also been counterfeited. For this reason, we expressly warn against purchases of alleged BRECO products from Asian countries.
We will use every means at our disposal to put a stop to this misuse and hope for your continued full confidence in our products.
Breher GmbH & Co. KG
BRECO TSM alpha 1 - November 2010
Pretension is one of the few parameters the user of timing belt transmissions has to set. Pre-tension is intended to guarantee a minimum tensioning force at the slack span side to ensure smooth tooth meshing into the driven pulley. As such, it considerably influences the operating behaviour and the longevity of the entire drive.
The new fully electronic span measuring device BRECO TSM alpha 1 allows the reliable checking of the set pre-tension force of the timing belt transmission.
The Advantages at a glance:
• contactless measurement with one-sided belt touch
• measuring on all belt types including all different types of tension members, e.g. steel, kevlar, glasfiber
• reliable measuring results that are highly reproducible
• connection for external sensor for measuring hard-accessible parts
• an LCD indicating how full the battery is
• optical and acoustical indication necessitating a change of battery
More information here.
Keeping things moving in North Rhine-Westphalia. - January 2009
Expansion of our subsidiaries' sales region
At the beginning of 2009, the BRECO Group extended its customer service activities in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the North of Rheinland-Pfalz. Our subsidiaries Walter Rothermundt GmbH & Co. KG in Mönchengladbach and Anton Klocke Antriebstechnik GmbH, with headquarters in Bielefeld, are the new contacts for some of our end customers in the above regions for BRECO® and BRECOFLEX® polyurethane timing belts and components.
In line with company philosophy, the qualified staff at these two drive specialists are continuously in touch with us as the manufacturer and provide service and consultation with the common objective of offering quality to the customer as the best solution.
Top quality is guaranteed by consistent use of high-quality raw materials and continuous exchange of knowledge with our raw material suppliers regarding the requirements of our end customers. This quality which users have come to appreciate over the decades is reflected in our BRECO® and BRECOFLEX® timing belts, whether as custom-designed premium products or standard products for a variety of applications.
The BRECO Group would like to thank you in advance for your trust in our products and our sales partners.
To find out which sales partner is responsible for your postcode area, please go to the menu "Distribution" and enter your postcode. The search program will immediately provide you with the respective contact details.
BRECO - keeping things moving
Keeping things moving. - June 2008
BRECO's new positioning heads into the future.
Our objective to convince our customers with the most extensive offer of polyurethane timing belts in the market for all possible applications will keep our partners and ourselves constantly on the move. Be it for simple standard applications or for individually adapted product solutions, we want to be your contact partner worthy of your trust.
The goal of our internet presentation is to convey what the name BRECO implies: a company permanently in motion that is market oriented, grows with new tasks, responds flexibly and surprises with innovative ideas.
To put it in a nutshell: Keeping things moving