Blain Hydraulics

A brief history of Blain Hydraulics

Blain Hydraulic / history

Blain Hydraulics: 1971

Incorporated in 1971 by Roy W. Blain
In Germany, Mr. Blain founded Blain Hydraulic, which is known as the best elevator control valve in the world.
Mr. Blain was a true pioneer and believer in the hydraulic elevator technology.

Blain Hydraulics / GmbH

Blain Hydraulics: 1971-1980

Blain Hydraulics GmbH was incorporated in Heilbronn. With a modest infrastructure and man power, elevator control valves like EV & KV started rolling out initially with 1 person and eventually with 5 people on the outskirts of Heilbronn. For catering to growing demand, the factory was moved within Heilbronn and steadily expanded.

Blain Hydraulics /KV (small lift valve)

Blain Hydraulics: 1981-1990

Blain adds new KV (small lift valve) models, especially keeping in mind the home and small lift market. Pressure lock valve (L10) was also introduced as an additional safety valve which is now known as UCM-A3 valve. Blain gets the CSA certifi cation for export to North America. Company infrastructure was expanded to meet growing demands.

Blain Hydraulics /Modernisation of machines

Blain Hydraulics: 1991-2000

Modernisation of machines to make production cost eff ective and productive. Blain is awarded the ISO 9001 certifi cation. Blain gets EC Type certifi cation for pipe rupture valves. Blain introduces the SEV (servo electronic valve). Other new products like MD (micro levelling) drive were also introduced. Accessories like ball valves were introduced to expand the product range.

Blain Hydraulics /explosion proof solenoid valves

Blain Hydraulics: 2001-2010

Blain becomes the first company to bring explosion proof solenoid valves for elevator industry in the market. Blain becomes the largest producer of elevator control valves both in terms of production capacity & installations worldwide. Along with introducing new pipe rupture valve models.

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Blain Hydraulics /Blain first company

Blain Hydraulics: 2011-today

Blain launches the EV4 (vvvf driven valve) together with YASKAWA as a joint product. Export of Blain products achieves new record with a footprint in more than 75 countries. Blain employs around 80 people from more than 14 nationalities to support customers worldwide. Year 2015 saw Blain enlarging its presence in India by incorporating Blain India. Blain has partnered with DAIKEN ELEVADORES (Brazil) to expand its presence and increase the penetration of hydraulic elevators in the Brazilian and South American market. Summer 2017 Blain introduced the integrated iL10 and L20 as new UCM-A3 valves allowing to modernize existing installations with less cost and eff orts. Blain Turkey was incorporated in 2018 to widen our footprint to the Middle East and Africa. Blain Hydraulics Inc. was incorporated in 2018 to support Blain’s growing customer base in North America. Blain Inc. would enable Blain to reach out to the North American elevator market more eff ectively through close engagement in pre and after sales support. 2019: Blain launches the next generation smart valves which off ers technicians a very easy and comfortable way of adjusting and monitoring the valve performance using their smart phone / Tablet with valves having on board Wi-Fi. The smart valves series consist of next generation Servo Electronic Valve and the EV40-VVVF valves. With these products Blain becomes the first company to introduce the smart technology in the hydraulic lift industry keeping in line with its tradition of always being innovative and staying a step ahead in off ering world class tech savvy products.

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