Conveyor Stop Gate eliminates need for external components.

Press Release Summary:

Model VE2/MP multipole conveyor stop gate with SmartStop(TM) technology offers functionality of VE2 stopgate, pneumatic solenoid valve, embedded microprocessor, 3 proximity sensors, and array of LED indicators to provide operations control and feedback in self-contained package. It includes two 3-pin connector plugs that provide 6 I/O connections, and 8 LED displays that provide visual indication to operational status of stop gate. Unit bolts into T-slot on extruded aluminum conveyor profile.

Original Press Release:

New VE2/MP SmartStop(TM) from Bosch Rexroth Reduces Installation and Set-up Time

Today: The new SmartStop
Yesterday: Standard stop and the required components

Bosch Rexroth Corporation will display its new VE2/MP Stop Gate with SmartStop(TM) technology at the National Design Engineering Show, March 21-23, in Rosemont, IL, Booth # 18001

A new multipole conveyor stop gate from Bosch Rexroth vastly simplifies the sourcing, installation and set up of power-and-free conveyor stops used with Rexroth TS-style assembly conveyors. The VE2/MP stop gate combines the functionality of a VE2 stopgate with a pneumatic solenoid valve, an embedded microprocessor, three proximity sensors, and an array of LED indicators to provide extensive operations control and feedback in a self-contained package.

Previously, users had to purchase at least 10 separate components from different suppliers and combine them into a single operational system. With the new VE 2/MP from Rexroth, everything is contained in one functional direct-wire device, eliminating the time-consuming tasks related to complex system control installation, sensor adjustment and maintenance. The VE2/MP bolts quickly into the T-slot on the extruded aluminum conveyor profile; after that, an air tube and two 3-wire M8 electrical cables are all that's needed to get up and running. By removing the need for many of the externally supplied components, Rexroth saves system integrators and end-users hours in stop gate installation, as well as the time related to purchasing and receiving items from a variety of vendors.

The VE2/MP includes two 3-pin connector plugs that provide six I/O connections for greater control and feedback capability. In addition, eight LED displays provide visual indication to the operational status of the stop gate. This visual indication is extremely beneficial during initial setup and system diagnosis.

Other advantages include:
o Two operating modes provide greater programming flexibility.
o Less programming effort during debug and start-up gets users up and running faster.
o Error status signal provided to PLC improves monitoring and control of stop operation.
o Embedded Microprocessor Control

The new VE2/MP stop gate with SmartStop(TM) technology is available immediately from Rexroth. For more information, please visit our web site at or call 800 REXROTH (739-7684).

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal year 2004, some 242,000 associates generated sales of 40 billion euros. The Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of some 260 subsidiaries and more than 10,000 service centers in over 130 countries.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs nearly 23,000 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $7.8 billion in 2004.

Under the industrial automation and mobile products segment, Bosch Rexroth Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2004, Bosch Rexroth achieved sales of approximately $5.3 billion (4.1 billion Euros) with 26,400 employees worldwide.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. For more information, visit

Please Direct Reader Inquiries To:
Kevin Gingerich
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies
816 East Third Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Telephone 1(800) REXROTH (739-7684)
Fax (269) 695-5363

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