Die Firmenchronik

1925 AGATHON SUPPLIES DIE SETS TO THE WATCH INDUSTRY

IN THE SAME YEAR FRANZ KAFKA’S WORLDFAMOUS WORK «THE PROCESS» WAS PUBLISHED. HIS MANUSCRIPT WAS LATER SOLD FOR 1 MIO ENGLISH POUNDS AT AN AUCTION.

INNOVATION 1925

Leo Pfluger in seine Arbeit vertieft

As from 1925, Agathon supplies the watch industry with die sets equipped with sliding guides. The region along the Jura Arc from Basel via Solothurn to Geneva is still known today as the «Watch Valley».

Portrait Leo Pfluger
Portrait Leo Pfluger

1946 – THE CHARACTERS ARE RECOGNIZED

Hugo Pfluger an seinem Schreibtisch

During his studies in England, Hugo Pfluger recognized the potential of rolling elements in the use of guide systems in toolmaking. Agathon was the first company to offer ball guides for toolmaking, thus meeting the demand for higher precision.

WITH PROFILE 1976

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For punching very thin or hard materials, even more rigid and robust guides are required. Roller guides with profile rollers are therefore launched on the market.

AGATHON-ROLLER 1988

Hugo Pfluger an seinem Schreibtisch

Tools for high-speed presses require corresponding roller guides. For this purpose, roller guides with the patented Agathon roller are launched on the market.

MODIFICATIONS 1997/98

Hugo Pfluger an seinem Schreibtisch

With the conversion of the guide elements to the ISO/DIN standard and in order to achieve even longer service lives, modifications were made to the products: For example, the receiving pockets on roller cages, a new caulking on ball cages and the handling on the movable cage retaining system have been optimized.

Portrait Leo Pfluger
Portrait Leo Pfluger

AGATHON – CENTERING FROM 2010

Hugo Pfluger an seinem Schreibtisch

With the patented Agathon centering system, an extremely successful alternative to conventional centering in mold making is introduced on the market. New products are constantly added to the range.

MINI FINE CENTERING FROM 2018

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The Mini Fine Centering enables highly flexible tool concepts in punching tooling and mold construction and thus makes it the new star in variant production. In precision automation also, the Mini Fine Centering opens up previously closed doors, for example when positioning gripper tools.

Portrait Leo Pfluger
Portrait Leo Pfluger