Hänchen the engineering specialist and production specialist
From hydraulic cylinders and machine elements to complete drive systems

High-quality products and case-oriented engineering have always been Herbert Hänchen's forte. When looking for the perfect solution for your application case, you benefit from the know-how Hänchen has acquired in the fields of hydraulic drives, automation systems, and machine elements.
This applies to all Hänchen products:

We offer the complete service package: consulting, engineering, realization, and commissioning.

Decades of experience distinguish the Hänchen engineering team. We'll find the right solution - for every application case!

Häko Product configurator
Telefon +49 711 44139 - 0
Adresse Brunnwiesenstr. 3
73760 Ostfildern
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Hydraulic cylinders for machines and systems

Hänchen builds high-quality hydraulic cylinders for every field of application. Our cylinders' quality characteristics in a nutshell: high control accuracy, long service life, low-maintenance, low-friction, robust, and a compact construction.

Our palette of hydraulic cylinders includes

Standard cylinders - Hänchen
Standard cylinders - DIN/ISO
Servo cylinders
Special cylinders

High-quality hydraulic cylinders need a basis of accuracy down to the last detail. Quality without compromise is our policy for the production of our hydraulic cylinder. Three good reasons to opt for Hänchen hydraulic cylinders:

80 % vertical integration. 100 % made in Germany. 100 % quality.

Test cylinders for test machines and industrial facilities

Hänchen builds special hydraulic cylinders for use in test machines. Ratio-Test® test cylinders are perfect for highly dynamic industrial and testing tasks, such as material stress test stands for aircraft components.

Industrial applications

  • friction welding
  • ingot oscillation
  • sintered metal compression

Test tasks

  • testing the functional reliability of systems, component parts, or products
  • structure tests for aircraft, vehicle exhaust systems, refrigerating compressors
  • stress and movement simulation, e.g. operational and flight profiles

The working areas of these hydraulic cylinders are individually adjustable so that they can be perfectly adapted to your application. The advantage: low operating costs, higher energy efficiency.

Clamping device, locking device, rod locking

The patented clamping device Ratio-Clamp® holds the rod in a standstill and locks it into position mechanically. It is TÜV-certified and clamps down immediately, for unlimited periods of time, and without requiring any energy. 100% reliable!

This clamping head is used e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering

  • hydraulic pressing, optionally with DGUV test certification
  • casting machines
  • production processes

But also in multi-axle test stands for locking individual axles, or in ferries for locking the bow and stern doors.

If necessary, we can also develop a customized solution for you.

Hydraulic pressure transformers and fluid transformers

If certain processes require more or less force or a different fluid; pressure transducers and fluid transformers are a quick and cost-efficient solution.

Pressure intensifier
Pressure reducer
Fluid separator

The secondary side can use almost all fluids, such as water, emulsions, or AdBlue.

Hydraulic and electric drive systems

We design for you individual automation systems for your machines and systems. Our strength is the fact that we can match the drive system exactly to your requirements - based on substantiated technical consulting on engineering and project planning. Whether the drive is hydraulic or electric - we design exactly what works best for your application case.

With our drive system Ratio-Drive® you have the choice:

Complete solution

The modular structure of our drive system Ratio-Drive® allows individual solutions. You only buy the functions you need.

Machine elements as unique single pieces

Years of experience in constructing and manufacturing for special purpose machinery have also broadened our expertise in the field of machine elements.

Our palette for machine elements includes

rods, shafts and axles
sealing systems and guiding elements
mounting elements

Our strength is your gain! Our production structure allows us to make unique single pieces or small batches. We can design individual machine elements for you, or manufacture them according to your engineering drawings.

Carbon hydraulic cylinder, rods and tubes made of H-CFRP

Developed by Hänchen, H-CFRP is a high load capacity composite made of carbon fiber-reinforced and other components, refined to form a hybrid construction material.

Our palette of H-CFRP components includes
high load capacity round components
pressure-resistant and oil-tight carbon tubes
rods with high-tensile CFRP/metal bonds
H-CFRP hydraulic cylinders

Product configurator HÄKO

Our interactive Hänchen configurator HÄKO permits the individual configuration of our products – a perfect fit for your application. Available right now

hydraulic cylinders with/without sensor technology
test cylinders with/without sensor technology
clamping devices
accessories and equipment

The advantages of HäKo are obvious:

  • communicative, you get the exact data sheets immediately, and you can request 3D-CAD data or a quote based directly on your configuration.
  • user-friendly, you are flexible in your configuration and can change any characteristic at any time; more than 1,000,000 product variants are available.
  • consulting, design assistants and calculation diagrams for hydraulic cylinders and test cylinders are available, and you will get the necessary technical information for every characteristic you define with a single click.
New products

Hänchen produces lightweight carbon rods and tubes using the so-called filament-winding method. The bodies we construct are specifically designed for your application case:

  • high load capacity round components
  • pressure-resistant and oil-tight carbon tubes
  • rods with high-tensile CFRP/metal bonds

Winner of the Innovationspreis Esslingen 2015

Award for the development of lightweight hydraulic cylinders made of carbon (H-CFRP). The main components of this innovational solution are:

  • round components, high load capacity in three dimensions
  • high-tensile CFRP/metal bond
  • hard, leak-tight and wear-resistant surface
New products

Hänchen machine elements

Thanks to decades of experience in the field of special cylinders, Hänchen now also offers its know-how for individual components such as:

  • rods, shafts, axles
  • guiding elements, and sealing systems
  • mounting elements

We design and produce unique single pieces – custom-made for your requirement.

100 % made in Germany. 100 % quality.

The high surface quality and geometrical accuracy of the component parts of every single Hänchen product guarantee a long service life without failure.

In our certified company we create sustainable and future- oriented drive solutions.