MICO, Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic components, controls and brake systems, has opened a new facility in Shakopee, MN, to accommodate its recently created Electrohydraulics (EH) Group. The new group will focus on the growing market potential for electronic controls in combination with hydraulic brakes.
MICO has been actively designing and producing electrohydraulic systems for several years. With the EH Group, MICO is dedicating a team of engineers to the development of electrohydraulic technologies on an exclusive basis. The group is responsible for the design of ABS, traction control and electronic stability control systems for large commercial and military vehicles.
“As more and more of our traditional brake customers are requesting electrohydraulic systems, we have recognized how critical this trend is to the future of off-highway vehicle design,” says MICO EH Group director Manfred Maiers, a fluid power industry veteran with 27 years of experience with embedded controls. “In addition to our expansion into complex innovations like regenerative braking, we’ll continue to enhance our existing electrohydraulic technology and provide the specific customer solutions for which we’re best known.”
The EH Group facility includes office, warehouse and laboratory space, allowing for on-site design, testing and verification. Manufacturing of MICO electrohydraulic components will continue to take place at the company’s headquarters in North Mankato, MN.