interpack 2017

Connected Automation i4.0 now.

Visit us at the interpack from 4th to 10th May 2017 in hall 18 stand E01.

Industry 4.0 is here, the implementation wave starts. But which automation partner is the right one? How experienced is he within the branch, to what extent are technology and solutions economical and future-proof? How secure is the data management? Industry 4.0 is a matter of trust.

As universal automation partner in the packaging industry, Bosch Rexroth takes its responsibility seriously – with a tested, high-performance and future-proof solution and service portfolio that lowers technical barriers and assists with the development of pioneering applications.

The goal: to increase the competitive position of machine manufacturers and end users – from consequently digital engineering with solution units that only need to be parameterized up to Smart Services like Predictive Maintenance.

Connected Automation i4.0 now

Bosch Rexroth today is more than ever the right partner for automation tasks in the packaging industry – with or without Industry 4.0 requirements.

Connected Automation at interpack 2017

Indicators for the real customer benefit are the five characteristics of the Connected Automation portfolio for packaging machines:


Higher plant availability, higher process quality, future-proof.

Simply connect automation components horizontally and vertically: At Rexroth, all industry 4.0 applications can already be economically implemented and are based on needs and standards. Even existing machines can be made compatible with Industry 4.0.

Cloud Connection: Connections to cloud applications, e.g. from Oracle or Microsoft can be made effortlessly. The customer always maintains data sovereignty in the BOSCH IoT Cloud (BIC), which is available worldwide.

Connectivity Upgrade: With the IoT Gateway, existing machines can be made compatible quickly and easily with Industry 4.0 without any programming or intervention in processes.

ERP/MES Connection: Functional components allow corporate IT and production management to connect directly to the Rexroth automation platform.

Web Technologies in Automation: The WebComposer enables fast, platform-independent creation of HTML5 interfaces for perfect dialog between control units and HMI applications.

Data Analysis: Collect, analyze and visualize process and machine data in real time and make it available directly to the line – simple and conveniently, whether with the Production Performance Manager (PPM), the Data Analytics Server (DAS) or individual solutions.

Open Standards: Open Core Engineering supports all Industry 4.0 and IoT standards, such as OPC UA, Java or WebSocket.


Less installation space, less wiring, less cooling, full modularity.

Decentralized, intelligent drive concepts like IndraDrive Mi enable modular packaging machines of the latest generation. Maximum flexibility in the smallest space.


Higher output, higher intelligence, improved productivity.

Increase productivity in no time by using the drive as a sensor or with an external multi-functional sensor system.

The intelligent synchronous servo motor MS2N can be used as a reliable and precise sensor as well as a data source.

Generate prototypes in IoT projects quickly with the wireless All-in-One platform XDK.

Analyze and control movements directly in the drive with the Productivity Agent, enabling condition monitoring.


Simple and fast line integration, interactive communication.

The communication platform ActiveCockpit processes and visualizes process and machine data in real time.

The innovative chain conveyor system VarioFlow plus implements economical, individual part transfer with minimum effort.


More freedom, more efficiency, shorter time-to-market.

This is how consistently digital engineering works throughout the entire work flow – with seamlessly integrated control, extensive libraries with turnkey technology functions and appropriate tools. Open Core Engineering enables quick integration and implementation of innovative machine functions using the latest software tools and practical function packages.

All common simulation platforms are supported for model-based engineering: e.g. CATIA/Solidworks, MATLAB/Simulink, Eclipse, 3DEXPERIENCE or Modelica.

The three main reasons:

(1) Branch know-how:

Bosch Rexroth is one of the leading automation suppliers with more than 30 years of experience in the packaging area.

(2) Industry 4.0 solution competence:

Bosch Rexroth drives the next industrial revolution as leading automation supplier. This is based on the extensive experience with its own worldwide production network and a proven, high-performance solution portfolio for all requirements of factory automation in diverse production scenarios.

(3) Connected Automation portfolio:

with the Bosch Rexroth system kit on seamlessly integrable hard- and software components, automation tasks can be solved fast, easily and appropriately – whether it be shorter cycle times or modularization, efficient IoT connectivity, a solution for predictive maintenance or fundamental increase in flexibility up to batch size 1.

Visit us at the interpack from 4th to 10th May 2017 in hall 18 E01.

We are looking forward to meeting you.