Free software tool to configure and design custom manifolds
Photo caption: CHoose is a free software tool from Bosch Rexroth that allows the user to configure a unique hydraulic circuit and begin design work on a Hydraulic Integrated Circuit manifold or Compact Directional Valve sectional assembly.
CHoose is a new, free configuration tool for customized Bosch Rexroth Compact Hydraulic solutions. CHoose accelerates the design process for machine OEMs and all appliers of hydraulic circuits.
Bosch Rexroth now offers CHoose, free software that allows the user to configure a unique hydraulic circuit and begin design work on a Hydraulic Integrated Circuit (HIC) manifold or Compact Directional Valve sectional assembly.
Operating the tool is easy and intuitive: simply select suitable Rexroth parts from among thousands of possibilities in the component library, drag-and-drop them directly into the circuit and then connect ports and valves to represent hydraulic functionality. Detailed specifications such as pressure settings, solenoid coil voltages, electrical connections and porting can all be selected by the user through simple menu selections.
After a circuit concept is complete, the layout of the custom solution can be created within CHoose’s 3D design environment. Custom manifolds and sectional valves emerge from concept to reality with simple drag-and-drop positioning. “Design Tips” are offered to guide the user through this process and ensure a realistic representation.
Once a design is completed, CHoose provides several 2D and 3D export and print options so that its output can be used in other CAD or modeling software. An extensive list of Project Parameters is provided for entry by the user and allows all core data relevant to the technical and commercial aspects of the project to be stored, modified and reported easily. Additionally, the Parameter data provides the basis for a degree of error checking in component selection to help the CHoose user reduce “easy” mistakes and oversights.
The CHoose configuration tool currently covers Cartridge Valves and Manifolds together with Compact Directional (Bankable) Valves. During 2014, Bosch Rexroth plans to expand the tool to include Compact Power Modules (Power Units) and Compact Motion Control Valves.
For more information and to download CHoose, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com/CHoose
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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 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
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