Brevini Fluid Power was founded in 2003 in Reggio Emilia as a result of the union of 6 companies (Aron, Hydr-App, SAM Hydraulik, Oleodinamica Reggiana, VPS Brevini, Brevini Hydraulics) to which were later added BPE Electronics (2008) and OT Oiltechnology (2009).
The company’s core business is represented by oil-pressure systems. Brevini is a real global leader in this field. Thanks to their deep know-how about mechanics, hydraulics and electronics at Brevini they can develop very high precision single components as well as application packages for industrial plants and tool machineries.
When has the cooperation between Brevini and ISB started?
We’ve been cooperating with ISB for more than 10 years. At the very beginning our partnership was based on small supplies once in a while, then it grew year by year with bigger quantities and scheduled orders. Nowadays – thanks to customized and co-designed products – our partnership is grounded and strengthened.
On which BFP products do you use ISB components?
ISB bearings are used for the so called “medium duty” product lines where we use them on wheel gears – for machines up to 2.5 tons – and orbital gears. For both these lines customized items have been developed and designed.
From a technical point of view, which are the advantages that you have recorded using ISB brand?
The quality of the bearing affects the performance of the unit where it is installed as well as the efficiency and the productivity of the machine: since the bearing is a very “critical” component of our gears we have to pay great attention to it because we need its quality to be guaranteed for a long time. Generally speaking, a bearing’s lifetime is strictly connected with the lifetime of the unit where it is installed and viceversa. If a bearing does not work in the appropriate way, we have to stop the machine and sometimes also to replace the gear with a new one. This process is very expensive in terms of time, money and human resources. This is why when it comes to choose bearings we are very demanding, our technical specifications to estimate bearing’s reliability and lifetime are absolutely stricts. Some of the advantages due to the cooperation with ISB are: a wide range of products, immediate availability of items thanks to a well-provided stock and the opportunity to ask for customized products. Moreover, we can rely on reactive and efficient before/after sales service. Actually we also benefit form ISB and BFP headquarters’ proximity, that guarantee faster delivery than competitors.
Do you forecast further implementations in the future?
We are opened to further cooperation with ISB to realize co-designed products and test new applications. For a mutual growth and development we have to strengthen our partnership concerning both the “medium duty” market sector and also start to work on the “heavy duty” one, whose customers are very demanding in terms of both innovation and performances.