WAGO celebrates 30th anniversary
September 23, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
WAGO Corp. is marking 30 years of innovation in North America this September. Established 1979 in a small suburban Milwaukee office by one employee, WAGO operates out of a 75,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing complex in Germantown, Wis.
Now, 143 employees serve industrial and electrical professionals with more than 17,000 interconnect, electronic interface and automation solutions.
WAGO established itself with the introduction of CAGE CLAMP Spring Pressure Connection Technology. CAGE CLAMP reduces wiring times by up to 55 percent compared to traditional screw terminations, while improving reliability. It also serves the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM — the first Fieldbus-independent I/O system. Founded in 1995, the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM accommodates more than 16 fieldbus and Ethernet protocols, as well as 300+ analog, digital and specialty modules.
“From 1979’s launch of CAGE CLAMP, WAGO has dedicated itself to solutions that allow users to do more,” said WAGO president Tom Artmann. “As one of the very first WAGO employees, this historic milestone has allowed me to reflect on the privilege of watching WAGO, and its commitment to North America, grow.”
Recent innovations include: SPEEDWAY 767-I/O-SYSTEM; POWER CAGE CLAMP for terminating conductors up to 4/0; 873 Series LUMI-NUTS luminaire disconnect; and solutions developed for both infrastructure and emerging sectors such as solar power.