Gantry Solution suits material handling applications.

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IndraMotion for Handling includes hardware and software components with predefined motion function blocks needed to run pick-and-place and loading/unloading machinery. Powered by IndraControl L40 Motion Logic controller, it can control Cartesian gantries with up to 3 linear axes and 3 rotary axes of motion. It supports SERCOS, Ethernet, and PROFIBUS interfaces and provides capability of blended moves, palletizing, hot-pluggable WinCE-based HMI, and digital drives.

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Rexroth IndraMotion for Handling Provides Ready-Made Servo Gantry Solutions

IndraMotion for Handling for ready-made Servo Gantry Solutions

Bosch Rexroth now offers a complete and scalable gantry solution for handling applications. IndraMotion for Handling includes all the necessary hardware and software components with predefined motion function blocks to run pick-and-place and loading/unloading machinery. Powered by Rexroth's ultra-fast IndraControl L40 Motion Logic controller, Cartesian gantries with up to three linear axes (X, Y, Z) and three rotary axes (A, B, C) of motion can be precisely controlled.

Configuration of the IndraMotion for Handling system is quick and easy. The integrated, prewritten IEC 61131 based motion function blocks require only a few basic parameters to be set before the system is up and running. Points are defined and "taught-in" with easy robotic programming language using Rexroth's IndraControl VEH 30 mobile WinCE HMI. The control calculates the optimum coordinated moves between the points.

Rexroth's new IndraMotion for Handling system supports industry-standard interfaces, including SERCOS, Ethernet and PROFIBUS, for easy integration into machines and plants. With the capability of blended moves, palletizing, safety zones, a hot-pluggable WinCE-based HMI and digital drives with optional "Safety On Board" functionality, Rexroth's IndraMotion for Handling is the ideal solution for servo gantry applications.

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

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