Belden Australia has created a new division that will provide greater support for distributors of its Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH and Lumberg Automation brands.
European-based Hirschmann and Lumberg are world leaders in the field of industrial automation technology, both companies joining the Belden group in 2007.
Adam Callender will head up the new Belden Automation division, which is now part of Belden's South Pacific business based in Australia.
"With locally trained staff and comprehensive and knowledgeable support from these well known global entities, we will be able to better service Australian and New Zealand customers," Mr Callender said.
"Local distributors, Soanar, Daanet and Balluff-Leuze will continue to deliver industrial automation solutions to engineers who want intelligent networking of control systems for industries as diverse as food processing, automotive and materials handling and assembly.
"Hirschmann and Lumberg products are a great complement to Belden's offering," said Mr Callender. "With these three leading and highly innovative brands coming together, businesses now have access to an extensive and highly specialised product portfolio that delivers the signal transmission tools needed at the information, control and field levels."
For more than 25 years Lumberg has been providing complete wiring solutions for mechanical engineering and production systems. The name is a byword for quality connectors, sensors, actuators and wiring components for all areas of industrial automation technology. The option of using the products directly in the field, even under rough environmental conditions, remains a significant product characteristic.
Hirschmann is one of the most highly experienced manufacturers of industrial network solutions based on industrial Ethernet and is an expert in connector applications, electronic control systems, accessories and unified management software. Its product range extends from network components and fibre interfaces for different field bus systems through electrical actuator and sensor connectors to systems for load indication and load moment limitation for cranes and various other mobile applications.