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Kendrion Kuhnke Automation GmbH



Panel PLCs
I/O Systems
Control Systems
Power Heat Controllers


Kendrion Kuhnke Automation signs as the Industrial Control System Business Unit within the Kendrion Industrial Division.

The business unit develops, manufactures and distributes controllers and actuators based on fluid, solenoid, and control technologies. The business unit’s main markets are the machinery and appliances, medical and analytical equipment, aircraft interior and energy generation/distribution sectors. Industrial Control Systems focuses on the development and supply of highly innovative and technologically demanding products to these specific markets.

Industrial Control Systems develops customer-specific products at target cost that offer the business unit’s customers a competitive edge. Industrial Control Systems’ core area of engineering expertise encompasses the combination of various technologies to create mechatronic modules and the provision of customer advice on alternative actuator solutions.

The business unit supplies its products to a total of 2,500 customers all over the world. The main market is Germany, followed by Scandinavia and North America.


Products and Services

Kuhnke Controller Line - includes compact and modular control systems on the basis of an IPC or PLC with optional integrated user interface. All Kuhnke PLC systems including the Safety PLCs are programmable via CODESYS V3.
Kuhnke I/O Line - offers all required decentralized EtherCAT® terminals for the connection of sensors and actuators inside the switching cabinet with the benefit of modular expandability, including Safety I/Os.
Kuhnke HMI Line – combines a modern control concept with optional multi touch functionality with an attractive industrial design concept. Additional PLC functionality can be integrated on demand.
Kuhnke Software Line - Programming tools for control, visualization, motion, machine simulation and copy protection.
Kuhnke Smart Line - Systems designed for manufacturing processes involving electrically generated heat. This includes applications in the plastic processing industry and the textile industry as well as drying processes in the paper industry.