Bosch Rexroth will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2015 in booth S2324 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12.
The booth will showcase a range of drive and control technologies to help manufacturers improve productivity. Highlights include:
Scalable CNC solutions with new multi-touch operator panels
Electric and hydraulic drives with multi-Ethernet functionality
IP65 cabinet-free electric drives and power supplies
Safe Motion integrated directly into the drive
Scalable Safety PLC solutions
Roller/Ball rails with integrated measurement systems
Intelligent variable-speed hydraulic pump drives
New resistance welding control options (adaptive/monitoring)
Smart Applications and software tools for Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
IndraMotion MTX CNC
Rexroth's IndraMotion MTX family of CNC machine tool controls provide open and scalable platforms for forming, punching/nibbling, shape cutting (laser, plasma, waterjet), additive processes, traditional metal cutting and other applications. The newest platform version features multi-core hardware models CML 75 and CML 85. The CML 85 supports 60 parallel NC-channels and control of up to 250 axes (up from 99 axes) on just one controller. In addition, the control supports both electric and hydraulic axes. The system includes Industry 4.0 capabilities with open interfaces to the IT world, a WebConnector webserver (OPC UA), multi-touch operating HMI solutions with optional real-time machine visualization, and Cycle Time Analyzer software to help reduce cycle times.
New PRC 7000 Medium-Frequency Welding Controller
The new PRC 7000 resistance welding controller is designed for applications up to 320 kA and features intuitive operation for 90 percent faster commissioning and easier parameterization, visualization and diagnostics. With adaptive control and monitoring, Rexroth's welding controller provides superb weld point quality, even for complex combinations of metals.
Sytronix Variable-Speed Pump Drives for Presses
The Sytronix FcP (frequency controlled pump drive) is an energy-efficient, variable-speed pump drive for use in constant pressure systems such as presses and machine tools. It is available in the performance class 1.5-90 kW and offers energy savings that range from 40 to 70 percent. In addition, the Sytronix FcP reduces average noise emission by up to 20 dB (A), has minimal or no cooling requirements, and features a compact design to help save space.
Integrated Measuring System for Linear Motion
Building on the success of its incremental measuring system IMS-I, Bosch Rexroth is introducing the new IMS-A integrated absolute linear motion measuring system for its highly rigid ball rail and roller rail systems. The measurement accuracy of this inductive measuring system is comparable to high-precision glass scales, making it suitable to replace external measuring systems. The IMS-A supports a wide range of encoder interfaces for absolute position readout.
IndraDrive with Multi-Ethernet Functionality
The latest firmware for the Rexroth IndraDrive platform offers support for the following Ethernet-based protocols: Sercos automation bus, EtherCAT, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP and Powerlink. This multi-Ethernet support enables OEMs to use the same IndraDrive platform with many different machine controllers. Whether it's the compact IndraDrive Cs for enclosure installation or the IndraDrive Mi with a power system for new innovative cabinet-free machine designs, Rexroth has the drive and motor solutions for today's production machines.
Sercos Multi-Vendor Demo
The interactive Sercos multi-vendor demonstration highlights the interoperability of nine Sercos product suppliers featuring real-time motion, CIP Safety on Sercos, pneumatics, encoder systems, fast I/O, temperature control, and intelligent actuator and weighing systems. Visitors can experience key functionality such as hardware Ethernet redundancy without loss of operation, TCP/IP channel, highly deterministic motion and I/O communication, and CIP Safety on Sercos working on the single Sercos automation bus Ethernet network. For more than 30 years, the standardized functions, diagnostics and parameters with engineering units provided in the Sercos standard has resulted in reduced training, start-up and troubleshooting time.
Safety on Board: Intelligent and Economical Machine Safety
Bosch Rexroth integrates safety into its electric drive and controls products to monitor movement where it is generated, enabling extremely short reaction times and simpler safety architecture. The company will demonstrate three levels of integrated safety under its Safety on Board platform:
Drive-based safety with very fast response and up to 16 configurable safety modes
Distributed PLC safety with Rexroth's SafeLogic compact (SLc) small programmable safety PLC
Centralized PLC safety with the Rexroth IndraLogic XLC controller, IndraMotion MLC motion-logic platform, and IndraMotion MTX CNC.
For more information about Bosch Rexroth visit www.boschrexroth-us.com
About Bosch Rexroth
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $7.4 billion (5.6 billion euros) in 2014. To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. 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.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.
*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.
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