Configuring Complex Multi-Axis Systems with a Few Mouse Clicks New Online Program from Rexroth Facilitates Configuration

The camoSELECT tool provides users with a concrete solution proposal just a few minutes after the application data has been entered.

The new camoSELECT tool from Rexroth can provide quick solution proposals with all relevant information concerning price, delivery time, and CAD data for simple to complex multiple-axis systems. This is achieved by focusing on the requirements of the respective application, not the technical characteristics of Rexroth products. The program for handling systems can be accessed free of charge from the Web site of the drive specialist (

The new program was designed to facilitate the process of finding the right solution and preparing a quotation at the front-end of the project. It achieves this by requiring fewer process parameters (e.g. arrangement of axes and mass and stroke per axis) to be entered before a camoLINE multiple-axis system is recommended. The description offered specifies a suitable linear system, motor, motor attachment, and power and control section for each axis. The ready-to-install linear systems have standardized, set drive types and linear guides integrated in a main body. The program can now also be used to generate 3-D CAD data for the entire system in addition to making pricing and consultancy requests. A PDF file of the proposal can likewise be created for saving and archiving with other project documentation.

A comprehensive database containing technical data and documented experience is drawn on by the program to determine the right drive and guide for each axis with respect to accuracy, dynamics, load capacity, and rigidity. Whether it be a ball screw assembly, pneumatic drive, or toothed belt, the Rexroth module, with standardized linear systems, offers a wide variety of combination options. The software also recommends compatible motors and controllers. Planners who already know exactly what they want can specify the drive and motor themselves. All queries contain a help text with practical tips that can be clicked so that even users with no previous product knowledge can obtain a result.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 5.9 billion Euro with 35,300 employees.

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