Electromechanical Cylinder offer advanced control under high forces.

Press Release Summary:

Driven by ball or planetary screw assemblies, EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders are sturdy and ready-to-install units intended for machinery and equipment as well as outdoor use. Force, position, and speed can be parameterized by user and adapted at all times to new tasks via drive system. Without additional position sensor, EMC-HD achieves repeatability accuracy of up to ±0.01 mm for any number of freely selectable positions within travel range of up to 1,200 mm.

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Flexible Application: EMC-HD Electromechanical Heavy Duty Cylinder from Rexroth

Freely programmable motion sequences, even at high forces

Under harsh environmental conditions, position heavy loads weighing several tons precisely to the micrometer, press powerfully, assemble or close, and vary the motion sequences. The new EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders from Rexroth make the benefits of advanced control technology available, even at high forces. The sturdy and ready-to-install units are suitable for machinery and equipment as well as for outdoor use. Users can seamlessly integrate them for intelligent energy management, thus reducing power consumption and CO2 emissions.

Moving heavy loads often requires compromises in the controllability of the axes and results in high construction costs. Machinery manufacturers avoid both disadvantages with the EMC-HD electromechanical cylinders from Rexroth. Force, position and speed can be freely parameterized by the user and adapted at all times to new tasks via the drive system. Without an additional position sensor, the EMC-HD achieves a repeatability accuracy of up to ± 0.01 mm and they do so for any number of freely selectable positions within the travel range of up to 1,200 mm. The electromechanical cylinders for heavy loads are driven either by ball or planetary screw assemblies, depending on the dynamic and power requirements. The high-precision, backlash-free preloaded Rexroth screw assemblies are offered in various sizes and leads economically cover a wide range of application demands. Rexroth offers the EMC-HD both as finished, purely mechanical axes as well as a complete system with precisely matched gears, servo motors and controllers from the IndraDrive product line.

For the installation of the heavy-duty cylinders, the user can choose from numerous mounting options reducing the construction and assembly work involved. The electromechanical solution does not require any additional components and incorporates space-saving machine designs. The electric start-up is quick and easy, thanks to user-friendly software tools.

Energy-efficient, simple and sturdy

Electromechanical cylinders are extremely energy efficient because they use the energy on demand and implement it with high efficiency in a linear motion. Rexroth IndraDrive servo drives offer numerous opportunities for intelligent energy management. In this way, the drives can regain and store braking energy, along with making it available for other axes of the machine or equipment. As a result, users reduce operating costs over the entire operating life while reducing their CO2 emissions.

The EMC-HD with IP65 protection class is also suitable for outdoor use and operates reliably over a wide temperature range. The simple and sturdy construction ensures a long lifespan, even under harsh environmental conditions. The sealing system protects the cylinder from wear resulting from exterior contamination, thus ensuring long service intervals.

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, roughly 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013. To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com

About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion.) (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). 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 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.comwww.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca

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