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Replacement current induction heaters

Replacement current induction heaters

Gradually the current benchtop models are being replaced by the new LF series - low frequency induction heaters.


On the overview you can see which induction heaters will be replaced by the new models. 


We have developed 2 series: the BASIC and SMART


The BASIC series replace part of the BETEX benchtop range. These heaters work with a simple keyboard and have a single temperature probe.

  • Heat in time or temperature mode
  • Smart electronics for optimal heating and efficient use of power
  • Robust design


The SMART series is used when more control over the heating process is needed. These heaters work with an easy-to-use touchscreen and 2 temperature probes for dual temperature sensing.

  • View heating process in a clear graph
  • Save and store data on a USB-stick
  • Heats according to preset temperature/time curve
  • Tension-free heating


If you have any questions, please contact us: +31 (0) 578-668000 or sales@bega.nl


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Farewell letter Frank Garritsen

Farewell letter Frank Garritsen

Vaassen, September 1, 2018


In November 2017, we informed you on behalf of BEGA Special Tools about an imminent change in company management. I can now inform you that as of September 1, 2018, I shall retire as Director and on 1 January 2019 as co-shareholder. From that date on our company will officially be in the expert hands of Henk van Essen, who is currently in charge of the day-to-day management.


I deliberately write 'our' company, because that's the way it feels. BEGA Special Tools is not only a symbol to me as a very important player in the world of power transmission, but also as a truly familial company. From the first moment that I started at BEGA in 1982, and later as a Director from 1988 up to the present, I experienced this feeling on a daily basis.


In those 36 years I was also conscious every day of the fact that I could not do it alone. A valuable lesson learned. When I look at the wall in my office, there is a frame containing many business cards of people who I have met worldwide and with whom I built up a relationship. There are hundreds of them and every card triggers a memory. Together they form a great and impressive remembrance of a fascinating time for me as Director of BEGA Special Tools. This time makes me so proud.


Please be assured that after the takeover, our company remains the trusted address for specialized tools in the field of assembly and disassembly of bearings and drive components. We are also the specialist - in this 40th anniversary year - in the field of special tools for maintenance in drive technology exporting to more than 60 countries.


I would like to sincerely thank you for the constructive cooperation, your continued trust in BEGA Special Tools. I wish you all the best for the future, both privately and businesswise. I hope our paths will cross some time again in the future.


Sincerely yours,



Frank Garritsen

Director


PS: You can also contact me at frank.garritsen@gmail.com


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Bega Special Tools announces takeover

Bega Special Tools announces takeover

Bega Special Tools aims to keep you up to date with key developments within the organisation.


It gives us great pleasure to announce that Bega Special Tools has been acquired by Henk van Essen. The last share transfer will take place on 1 January 2019. As a result of this, Frank Garritsen will step down as CEO after 35 years of service. This is an important step towards a healthy future for Bega and its employees. 


Frank Garritsen has very impressively led the company since 1982. Under his leadership, Bega expanded into a specialist in the field of special tools for maintenance in drive technology. Partly thanks to his efforts, Bega now exports to more than 60 countries and the company enjoys a sterling reputation in the world of drive technology. Frank will continue to carry out his tasks at Bega until 1 January 2019.


Henk van Essen - who has now worked at Bega for nearly 20 years - has been charged for some time now with the daily running of the business. He also continues to carry out his commercial tasks in his entrusted regions in Europe and in North and South America, and in the development of Private Label Distributors.


This takeover will not involve any noticeable changes for you. We remain the place to be for special tools for mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 


Yours faithfully,


Carol Poelma | Director Communications

Bega Special Tools




c.poelma@bega.nl

f.garritsen@bega.nl

h.vanessen@bega.nl 

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Bega Special Tools now directly represented in the USA

Bega Special Tools now directly represented in the USA

Bega Special Tools now directly represented in the USA

Netherlands, April 2016 - Bega Special Tools have appointed Mr. Richard Imbro as National Sales Manager for the USA. 

Mr. Imbro will take care of all our interest and promote our Special Tools under the brand name BETEX®. He has over 20 years’ experience in the power transmission sector including extensive knowledge of the Bega Special Tools complete range. 

Bega Special Tools was founded in 1978. Bega is manufacturer and distributor of BETEX® Special Tools for safe, cost effective mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. Also in the range:  BETEX® Hydraulic Power!, professional hydraulics for industrial use. The tools are used in production and maintenance departments in MRO and OEM companies. Bega exports to over 60 countries and serves all types of industries. With special solutions in for instance Wind, Rail, Mining and Steel industry.  With these Special Tools Bega aims to improve the quality of maintenance and installation of rotating parts in machines, thus obtaining a longer lifespan.


Contact information: 

Richard Imbro

National Sales Manager - USA

 

Bega Special Tools

339 Hicksville Road, Suite 1197

Bethpage, NY 11714

T 516-737-8012 F 516706-3541

E r.imbro@bega.nl  

www.begaspecialtools.com






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Removing bearings, wheels, can be easier than you think!

Removing bearings, wheels, can be easier than you think!

Train maintenance Rolling stock

Rolling stock maintenance is an important part of the railway system. Imagine what would happen if this is neglected: stalled trains would block rails and the existing timetables would become a complete mess. This is why regular maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a reliable train park. 


Engineers will recognize the risks they run into when confronted with stuck wheels or bearings. Cutting or grinding can be dangerous and can cause damage to shafts.  Even the task of installing parts in a safe way can be a challenge. Having the right tools in a maintenance facility should be a priority to ensure reliability and also personal safety!


Bega Special Tools is specialized in tools for removing and installing bearings and other transmission parts. Particularly for the Rail and Metro business a number of tools have been designed to remove and install railway bearing sets, gears, brake discs, labyrinth rings and so forth. 

  • For removing and installing railway bearing sets and labyrinth rings you can use special induction heaters. Middle frequency induction heating technology is a safe and cost effective heating method which improves the quality of installation. Bega is manufacturer of the BETEX MF Quick-Heater, various models are available, combined with fixed or flexible inductors. 
  • For removing gears and train wheels Bega supplies a unique series of self-centering hydraulic pullers (4-150 t capacity!). These pullers are so easy to use and require a minimum of set-up time. We have examples of dismounting wheels in combination with oil pressure.
  • More specialistic is the BETEX BPP/BPPS. This is a combined bearing puller & pusher exclusively designed for mounting and dismounting railway bearing sets.

All described tools and methods have one thing in common: they are designed to make the job easier, faster and above all safer. Flameless induction heating offers so many advantages: safety, environmentally friendly, easy handling, no noise or pollution. Even reuse of parts is a real possibility.

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The Ultimate Precision Induction Heater

The Ultimate Precision Induction Heater

Bega Special Tools’ new hand held induction heater is the ultimate precision heating tool.

Since the introduction at the Hannover Messe 2015, many BETEX iDuctors found their way to enthusiastic users. They literally say “We have wasted so much time messing around with burners before we found this piece of equipment. We can now apply heat precisely where it is needed, without causing damage to surroundings. It is a far better and safer way of working!


The crucial characteristic of induction heating is that the outermost components are heated, contrasting with the use of a gas burner which heats everything simultaneously. Local heating is possible within a minute or seconds! So speed, is one of the main features of the BETEX iDuctor 1. And it is so very easy to use. Simply plug-in and you can instantly start heating. Induction heating is one of the most adequate methods to convert energy to heat, in turn saving cash with lower energy bills. At the same time it is contributing to the safety of your employees, as well as the physical location of a company. Think of advantages like: no excessive heat, no open flames, no smoke, no noise. The working environment benefits tremendously. 


There are many applications and we are still discovering new ones. For instance it is an ideal solution for stuck nuts (watch video). The extreme fast and high temperature dissolves rust or sealants. The advantage of working with this hand tool is that it operates without a flame. The use of open fire of a blow torch always entails some form of risk in and may cause air pollution. Even an angle-grinder is far from ideal. Apart from causing sparks, it also damages the area surrounding the part.


Heat tubes, bearings, inner rings, bearing houses, nuts and many other components. Thanks to the choice of fixed spirals and flexible coils you can use the BETEX iDuctor 1 for many dimensions. It is also possible to heat from the outside or from the inside of a part, depending on the object of heating. The coils can be replaced very easily, there is no need for tools.The BETEX iDuctor comes in a handy carrying case, heat-resistant gloves and a choice of fixed or flexible inductors.

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BETEX 24 XLDi light weight heater

BETEX 24 XLDi light weight heater

DEBUT: Portable Light-weight BETEX Induction Heater BETEX 24 XLDi portable

At the 2015 Hannover Messe, Bega Special Tools* plans to introduce their new light-weight, portable induction heater. Developed in-house, the device design is based on the ‘Safety first’ motto.  It is particularly suitable for heating rotating parts such as bearings, gears and couplings, enabling a shrink-fit. Contrary to the relatively heavy, low frequency induction heaters commonly available on the market, this new BETEX® 24 XLDi induction heater weighs merely 7 kilograms. The new model’s substantial weight reduction was realised thanks to the application of medium frequency technology, which does not require a massive U-shaped core in conjunction with heavy steel yokes. In order to guarantee a balanced heating performance, the substantially lighter coil in the new model has been combined with a specially developed electronic unit. The fact that the device components do not need to be demagnetized upon use is another advantage of medium-frequency technology. Moreover, the heater’s deployment does not require any preparatory activities and its energy efficient design helps to save on electricity. Regarding bearings, their original lubrication is not affected by this heater. When compared to conventionally applied heating methods, such as the use of blow torches and baths of boiling hot oil, this induction heater is the superior device for a safer, cleaner and particularly more efficient heating process. 

The BETEX® 24 XLDi induction heater is suitable for heating components ranging from steel cylindrical / ball bearings, with closed and open housings, to gears, couplings and rings, up to a maximum outer diameter of 180 mm in conjunction with temperatures of up to 150° C. Heating a component with the maximum size specification takes approximately 15 minutes. As standard, this BETEX® 24 XLDi induction heater package comes with heat-resistant gloves inside a plastic case specifically designed for this purpose. Thanks to the mentioned induction heater, the lifespan of the rotating components in machines may be substantially extended, resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership. 


*Bega Special Tools was founded in 1978. Bega is manufacturer and distributor of BETEX® Special Tools for safe, cost effective mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. The tools are used in production and maintenance departments in MRO and OEM companies.  Bega exports to over 60 countries and serves all types of industries. With special solutions in for instance Wind, Rail, Mining and Steel industry.  With these Special Tools Bega aims to improve the quality of maintenance and installation of rotating parts in machines, thus obtaining a longer lifespan.


Stand number: Hall 025, G04


More information:

Bega Special Tools, Postbus 118, 8160 AC Epe, The Netherlands att. mrs. C. Poelma, phone: +31 578-668000, fax: +31 578-668080, e-mail c.poelma@bega.nl, website www.bega.nl

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Europoort novelties

Europoort novelties

Bega Special Tools, first-timer at the Europort 2015


Hal 2, 2116 


Bega Special Tools is a Dutch manufacturer and supplier for high quality tools for mounting and dismounting of bearings and other transmission parts. Keywords for all equipment are: personal safety, working efficiently, avoid damage, uptime! 

Novelties at the exhibition are 2 portable induction heaters: the BETEX iDucotor, a hand held heater that   BETEX iDuctor, a microprocessor-controlled, portable hand-held heater designed for single-handed operation.  The innovative hand tool will be marketed under the name of ‘Betex iDuctor’ and found on display at the 2015 Hannover Messe. The device was specially developed to locally heat small metal components, such as drive components, bolts, nuts, couplings and rings. Once the desired power level and warm-up time are set, localised heating of the respective object may be achieved in a matter of seconds. So it is an ideal solution for stuck nuts and bolts. Contrary to a conventional blow torch or grinder, the advantage of working with this hand tool is that it operates without a flame. The use of open fire of a blow torch always entails some form of risk in workshops and may cause air pollution. And even an angle-grinder is far from ideal. Apart from causing sparks, it also damages the area surrounding the part. Yet, the new model has none of these drawbacks. 


Nieuw is ook de BETEX 24 XLDi, een in eigen beheer ontwikkelde lichtgewicht koffer-model verhitter. Deze 7 kilogram wegend apparaat is speciaal ontwikkeld voor het verwarmen van roterende delen – zoals lagers, tandwielen en koppelingen - om montage door middel van krimppassing mogelijk te maken. Doordat bij deze nieuwe inductieverhitter gewerkt wordt met middelfrequent techniek, zijn de ontwikkelaars van Bega Special Tools erin geslaagd om een forse gewichtsbesparing te realiseren. 

The 2nd new induction heater is the BETEX 24 XLDi, a light-weight, portable induction heater. Developed in-house, the device design is based on the ‘Safety first’ motto.  It is particularly suitable for heating rotating parts – such as bearings, gears and couplings – enabling a shrink-fit. Contrary to the relatively heavy, low frequency induction heaters, this new BETEX® 24 XLDi induction heater weighs merely 7 kilograms. The new model’s substantial weight reduction was realised thanks to the application of medium frequency technology, which does not require a massive U-shaped core in conjunction with heavy steel yokes. 


Interesting new-comer in the world of industrial hydraulics is Bega's brand BETEX® HYDRAULIC POWER. a growing family of cylinders, pumps, spreaders, jacks, standard 700 bar. All products are compatible with major brands and suitable for all kinds of maintenance work in factories and worlkshops 

Zeer interessant is het BETEX® HYDRAULIC POWER hydrauliek, een groeiend programma van cilinders, pompen, spreiders, vijzels, standaard 700 bar. Dit programma is uitwisselbaar met alle gangbare merken en uitstekend geschikt voor het uitvoeren van allerlei onderhoudswerkzaamheden in fabriek of werkplaats. 

*Bega Special Tools was founded in 1978. Bega is manufacturer and distributor of BETEX® Special Tools for safe, cost effective mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. The tools are used in production and maintenance departments in MRO and OEM companies.  Bega exports to over 60 countries and serves all types of industries. With special solutions in for instance Wind, Rail, Mining and Steel industry.  With these Special Tools Bega aims to improve the quality of maintenance and installation of rotating parts in machines, thus obtaining a longer lifespan. en distributeur van Perma automatische smeersystemen.


Standnummer: Hal 2, 2116 


More information: 


Bega Special Tools, Postbus 118, 8160 AC Epe, t.a.v. mw. C. Poelma, tel. 0578-668000,  e-mail c.poelma@bega.nl, website www.begaspecialtools.com 

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Hydraulic cylinders - Silver changes to black

Hydraulic cylinders - Silver changes to black

Announcement

During the course of 2014 the CHROME coating of all cylinders and a number of pumps will change to a black NITRIDE finish.

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Press release BETEX Cone Heater

Press release BETEX Cone Heater

Lightweight (2.5 kg) industrial bearing heater

Vaassen, The Netherlands - Bega Special Tools presents a new model industrial bearing heater. The "BETEX Cone Heater CH" is a simple heater for heating bearings and other drive components. 

Bearing assembly using heat and shrink fitting is always the safe alternative for hammers, gas burners or oil baths. Correct mounting is essential to maximize the bearing life cycle. The BETEX Cone Heater is a relatively inexpensive and very user-friendly heater, suitable for different diameters. A perfect solution for small workshops.


Description: The cone-shaped aluminum body is lightweight (only 2.5 kg) and ensures fast, even heating. Handy when there are multiple sizes bearings to be heated, this can even happen simultaneously. There is a choice of two types of heaters: with and without temperature control. Minimum diameter is 10 mm, maximum diameter is 203 mm. The BETEX Cone Heater CHC, with thermostat, offers the advantage that you can multi-task. The device will turn off when it reaches the set temperature of 120 °C and switch on again when the temperature drops. So you can walk away, do other chores, whilst the bearing temperature is simply maintained. 


The BETEX Cone Heater helps improve the quality of assembly, which increases machine uptime and reduces maintenance costs. The devices have been developed in Vaassen and are also produced there. Bega is proud to state that they are "MADE IN HOLLAND". 


*Bega Special Tools is manufacturer / distributor of BETEX® induction heaters; distributor of BETEX® Maintenance Tools for safe (dis) assembly of bearings and drive components; BETEX® Hydraulic Power and Perma automatic lubrication systems.

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Bega Special Tools, POBox 118, 8160 AC Epe, Attn. ms C. Poelma, tel. +31(0)578-668000, fax +31(0)578-668080, e-mail sales@bega.nl, website www.begaspecialtools.com


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Press release BETEX WSP precision workshop presses

Press release BETEX WSP precision workshop presses

For assembly and removal, 15-300 t cap.

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our BETEX hydraulic range with this great line of rugged European made BETEX WSP workshop presses. The presses are produced with utmost care and made out of high quality steel; the frame is welded so that the presses are stable and secure. Resulting in a  longer service life. The presses are European top quality and comply with the strictest statutory requirements and European CE standards.


Workshop presses are indispensable in every workplace and are used for all kinds of assembly and disassembly jobs. Pressing, straightening, bending, assembly, punching, testing;  the possibilities are endless. You can choose between hand / foot operated hydraulic presses (WSPM); electrical workshop presses (WSPE) and portal presses (PFPE) for heavy work.


In particular, the electric (motor-driven) presses are distinguished by ease of operation: namely, they can be operated with two speeds, which results in a large user convenience. Using a joystick you move the press up or down. The system works extremely precise whether operated electrically or manually. Heavy versions (300t) are supplied with a foot pedal or a remote control.


The frames of the PFPE portal presses move lenghtwise and the cylinder can be moved sideways.  Thanks to this movable headstock you have easy access to all different sides of the surface. The electric hydraulic pump with two-speeds will automatically switch to a lower speed, as soon as counter pressure is detected. 


It is clear that high quality and durability of these presses are paramount. You can choose from a  wide range of sizes and capacities from 15 to 300 tons. We will be happy to advise which press will suit you best.


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Press release BETEX MF Quick-Heater

Press release BETEX MF Quick-Heater

Mounting and Dismounting with smart technology of the New Generation BETEX 3.0 Medium Frequency Induction Heaters


Vaassen, July 2017. Bega Special Tools introduced a new generation of induction heaters:  the Betex MF Quick-Heater 3.0 is a Middle Frequency (Mid-Frequency) induction heater for mounting and dismounting bearings and other machine parts made from steel, stainless steel or titanium. Equipped with smart processor technology, the new heating system allows a far better control of the heating process and data storage for future reference. These new heaters enable users to perform safe, fast and clean operations. 


Utilised for the installation and dismantling of bearings and other metal machine parts such as labyrinth seals, bearing rings, bearing inner rings, sleeves, bushes, couplings and gears, medium frequency induction heating offers a cost effective heating method. The optional flexible inductors can be wrapped around any size or shape, not limiting their use to components with a cylindrical shape. Thanks to the Betex MF Quick-Heater's compact and mobile design, it can easily be moved around in the workshop or factory saving time. It can be deployed very rapidly, heating faster than conventional methods. Thanks to its more efficient electricity consumption, energy use is much lower. It has a low connection power of 32 A or 63 A. The generators are adjustable from 2.5 kW to 22 kW or even 44 kW. The clean system operates very quietly, without any residual magnetism, fire hazard, excessive noise or polluting fumes. Improving the quality of installation or maintenance, the MF Quick-Heater is suitable for production as well as maintenance applications in MRO and OEM companies.


The new generation medium frequency Betex MF Quick-Heater 3.0 features smart processor technology. Of compact design, it has a large touch screen, a USB port for software upgrade, and a log-in option for remote servicing. The unit heats according to a preset temperature/time curve and displays the temperature development in a chart, whereas the heating cycle can be saved on a PC or a USB flash drive. Smart electronics ensure the optimal operating frequency and provide the user with tips on optimal heating, for example by suggesting the deployment of more or fewer windings. These heaters come with adjustable power control as well as dual temperature sensing (monitoring ΔT). Moreover, they have the option enabling the user to operate several heaters in combination. 


The new heating system allows a far better control of the heating process”, explains Henk van Essen, Bega’s Managing Director. “Bearing manufacturers are producing expensive bearings while recommending to their customers the correct mounting and dismounting procedures. Especially in certain industry sectors such as railways and wind power, there are strict safety regulations that have to be observed. For quality and safety reasons, users are required to consistently log all maintenance activities performed on components. Thanks to the applied smart technology of the new Betex MF Quick-Heater 3.0, heating and mounting data and protocols can be saved for future reference. Given this feature, users may now say: The bearing's installation was performed according to the specifications and we are able to prove it.” 


Company information:

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Vaassen, The Netherlands, Bega Special Tools manufactures and distributes speciality tools for safe, cost-effective mounting and dismounting of bearings and transmission parts. These tools substantially improve the quality and ease of maintenance and installation of rotating parts in machines, resulting in longer lifespans. Exported to over 60 countries worldwide, Bega products are utilized by MROs and in OEM production and maintenance departments in various industry sectors, such as mechanical engineering, paper mills, wind energy as well as the rail, mining and steel industries. 


More information 

T +31 578 668000 

sales@bega.nl 



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BEGA SPECIAL TOOLS awarded ISO 9001:2015 certificate

BEGA SPECIAL TOOLS awarded ISO 9001:2015 certificate

Vaassen, May 2016  - Today Bega Special Tools was awarded ISO 9001:2015 by the Netherlands Certification Institute (Nederlands Certificatie Instituut, NCI). 


Due to our increasing international activities, the management decided in 2015 to initiate the certification process. ISO 9001 is the internationally accepted standard for quality-management systems. The company considers ISO as a useful tool in establishing all aspects of operations, development, manufacturing and distribution. This relates to Special Tools for the assembly, disassembly, monitoring and lubrication of bearings and drive-system components, as well as an industrial hydraulics programme. 


With the implementation of ISO 9001, we have clearly and transparently established the job descriptions and working procedures of the company and all its employees. This makes the results of our organisational processes measurable, which gives the management greater insight at all working levels. Bega is now better able to realise improvements and reduce costs, also in close cooperation with clients and suppliers.


"Obtaining this certificate is the crown on our daily work and operations. Bega Special Tools has grown over the last five years, both in its range of products and in terms of its international client network. The assessment process for an ISO 9001 certificate is repeated every year to ensure that we continue to improve our procedures", said Henk van Essen on behalf of the management of Bega Special Tools. 

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Voor further information, please contact: 


info@bega.nl

www.begaspecialtools.com

T +31 (0)578 668 000


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