Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bergs
Professor, Director
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 538
Tel.: +49 241 80-27401
Fax: +49 241 80-22359


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
Professor, Director
Manfred-Weck-Haus 213
Tel.: +49 241 80-27407
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Christoph Löpenhaus
Chief Engineer
Manfred-Weck-Haus 108
Tel.: +49 241 80-27416
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


Gear Department


The research area of Gear Engineering works in close collaboration with the research areas of Machine Tools und Manufacturing Technology. It is the only research facility in Europe that works on all three relevant areas of gear technology - Design,Manufacturing and Testing , providing integrated research and industrial solutions.  



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Find out here about current research projects, publications and the core competencies of the Gear Department. more...




We are happy to support you in developing your solutions and optimizing your processes with our experience and knowledge. more...




To carry out our research work, we have extensive machinery, transmission test benches and specially developed software solutions at our disposal. more...



Gear Research Circle

Together with our members, we have been working since 1956 to develop new technologies within the framework of joint research and to establish them in industrial practice at an early stage. more...



Professional Training

We offer seminars, workshops and a series of lectures on our topics. more...




Students of engineering and related disciplines will find exciting jobs with us as student assistants and graduate workers. more...



About Us

Questions of gear and transmission technology have been dealt with at the WZL for over 50 years. more...