The founding of Linden Machines
The origins of Timesavers date back to 1939, when Arie van der Linden started a repair shop for woodworking machinery in Rotterdam. The company was located there in Rotterdam-Zuid on the Wolphaartsbocht.
Stroke and drum sanders
The company also started specialising in stroke sander and drum sander machinery.
First wide belt sanders
In this year the company had added wide belt sanders to the range of abrasive equipment.
Company moves to Goes
After the bombing of Rotterdam, the company used industrial subsidies to move to Goes. They ended up in a new business district, right on the south side of the train tracks. This location offered much more expansion opportunities compared to the old location on Wolphaartsbocht, which was in the middle of a large residential area.
Variety of sanding machines
The sanding machines became available in multiple executions, such as the CSB/CSB 2, SCSB/SCSB 2, CSO of which many are still available on the second-hand market.
From the 1970s the company started building not only wood working, but also metal working machines for steel, aluminium, copper and stainless steel. These were introduced as the Grindingmaster.
Takeover of Linden Machines by Timesavers
Twenty five years later, the company was taken over. This was the start of Timesavers International B.V. in 1996. Since then, the organization has been responsible for managing all of Timesavers' global operations, with the exception of those in North America. The company had now become the world market leader in wide-belt sanding and grinding machines for wood and metal applications.
Grindingmaster 3000 & 4000
The Grindingmaster 3000 and 4000 were modern and innovative machines for the time. Besides being functional, the engineers also paid attention to the appearance of the machine. Due to the power of the machine, it was decided to go with a variable-frequency speed drive. The machines were also advanced with photocells and were widely sold.
Focus on metal
Up till 2000 Timesavers was equally involved in wood and metals. Hereafter, the decision was made to concentrate more on metals. In Europe more than 90% of the company’s current business came from the metal industry.
Introduction of the first wet working grinding lines for coils
To cater to the growing demand for tailored solutions, the company introduced wet working grinding lines. A machine that diminished the risk of explosions and deformation of parts. Additionally, it can process a mixture of materials safely, without the need for an extensive cleaning process or a dust collection unit.
Introduction of the first precision grinding machine
From this year on, it became possible to grind metals with a precision of no less than 0,02 mm. The precision grinding machine, the 81 series, uses wide grinding belts with a tight tolerance to process titanium, molybdenum, stainless steel, aluminium/nickel alloys, carbon steel and more.
Introduction of the rotary brush machines
The rotary brush technique is designed for edge rounding up to a radius of 2 mm and finishing of a wide range of materials. Moba was one of the first to have this deburring and edge rounding machine.
Introduction of a top-and-bottom machine
In addition to a top grinding variant, Timesavers had also developed a bottom grinding variant for finishing cold and hot rolled plates. It is suitable for use in coil-to-coil lines.
A new design of the 42 RB series
Together with a design agency, we created a new design for the 42 RB series. The design makes our corporate identity stand out even more.
First Titanium calibration project in China and the USA
In 2015, a party was organised to celebrate cooperation with some major corporate customers from the US and China. The projects involved the 81 series precision grinder. Excellent for grinding steel, titanium, aluminium, and other exotic metals.
Introduction of the manual grinder
The 10 series is Timesavers’ versatile starter model for manual deburring, edge rounding and finishing of metal. This machine has two heads that can be fitted with various types of tooling. Tooling includes different types of pads and brushes for deburring, edge rounding, finishing, laser oxide removal and heavy slag removal.
Winner of the Red Dot Design Award
Especially because of the advance in technology Timesavers had been able to develop a new leading deburring process, the rotary brush machine. In 2016, the company won the Red Dot industrial design award for the 42 RB series.
Introduction of the 32 RB series
In addition to the 42 RB series, the 32 RB series is introduced. This machine is slightly smaller with a working width of 1100 mm. It offers an ideal solution for deburring, edge rounding, laser oxide removal and finishing. Operating this machine is intuitive and effortless.
Establishment of China headquarters
A celebratory opening in China as the Chinese headquarter was established. Our managing director, Paul Hartendorp, was there to hand out some presents.
Introduction of the hammerhead
Slag removal with a chipper or angle grinder is a thing of the past. The Hammerhead takes care of heavy slag and large burrs. The pins of hammer the dross off the parts by a counter-clockwise motion. Hanse Staalbouw was the first company in the world to commission the 22 series machine equipped with a Hammerhead unit.
Introduction of the 22 RB series
The 22 RB series is an even more compact version of the rotary brush machines with its working width of 600 mm. This machine is suitable for deburring, edge rounding, finishing and laser oxide removal. Ideal for companies that mainly want to process smaller parts in an efficient and timesaving way.
Partnership with Absaugwerk
Powerful dust extraction is essential for the safety and health of employees, as well as the performance of the machine. With the extraction units from our partner Absaugwerk, you can be assured of clean air.
Partnership with 3M
Timesavers opts for the best grinding results possible, and therefore offers high quality abrasive belts from 3M. Their grind technology is remarkable.