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Lohr am Main, 2021-04-12 PI 011-21

Bosch Rexroth performs handling tasks mechatronically – the quick and easy way

Smart Function Kit for Handling drastically reduces the engineering outlay and allows commissioning with just a few clicks

  • Cost-effective multi-axis solution from a single source
  • Quick commissioning thanks to automatic parametrization of the servo drive
  • Fast integration and value creation

An intelligent multi-axis system – quicker, more convenient and more cost-effective than ever before: Bosch Rexroth now makes this possible with the new Smart Function Kit for Handling . After the Smart Function Kit for Pressing and Joining, the linear motion technology experts are expanding the Smart MechatroniX solution platform with a second predefined subsystem which can be operated intuitively. With the new mechatronic kit, users can save a great amount of time when engineering multi-axis systems – for a quick return on investment with fully digitalized handling solutions.

The new Smart Function Kit can be used in a variety of areas, for example in production handling, machine assembly and packaging. Pick-and-place tasks can also be performed quickly and cost-effectively – as a Cartesian multi-axis system for packages of different sizes, weights and formats.

Plug-and-produce approach saves considerable amounts of time

The clever new subsystems for multi-axis applications offer noticeable advantages over conventional solutions. Significant amounts of time can be saved and costs can be reduced – from the dimensioning and final configuration through to the operating phase. The plug-and-produce approach also speeds up the commissioning process considerably.

Clever multi-axis solution from a single source

The Smart Function Kit for Handling can be selected and sized easily and intuitively via the LinSelect software . With just a few clicks and minimal engineering work, anyone interested can find out exactly which system is suitable for their needs. The data from LinSelect can then be carried over to the configurator and the system can be configured to the end. Orders can also be placed directly via the Rexroth e-shop. This complete range of tools not only saves time – it also reduces potential sources of errors, e.g. as a result of entering the same data a number of times in different tools.

In addition to the preassembled multi-axis system including a motor, cable and all attached parts, a suitable ctrlX servo drive including controller is included in the package. Engineering and runtime apps are preinstalled.

Quick commissioning thanks to automatic drive parametrization

The preinstalled software saves a great deal of time and manpower when commissioning and integrating the subsystem. The entire system is automatically parametrized. Intuitive, graphical operation via a web-based HMI also reduces installation times. Ready-made function blocks make it easy to program the process. As a result, there is no need for expensive external programming work.

Open interfaces also allow the system to be connected to various controllers and thus perform bigger, linked handling tasks. The software can be expanded via apps. It has IIoT data interfaces via OPC-UA, a REST-API ResT programming interface and a firewall-compatible security architecture.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries more than 29,600 associates generated sales revenue of around 5.2 billion euros in 2020.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 71.6 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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