New Release of Innovative Planning Software for Assembly and Packaging Applications

(Buchanan, MI - New software from Rexroth's Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group simplifies conveyor system planning and application by using 3D solid model and electronic catalog technology to put all required product information within easy reach. The new version, MTpro 2.0, saves OEMs, integrators and end users time and money in the planning, layout and procurement of components and complete modules for assembly and packaging applications. Coupled with Rexroth's existing planning tools, including online 2D CAD, 3D models and chain calculation tools, MTpro provides the most extensive array of tools available.

The electronic product catalog contains all of the newest components and systems for VarioFlow modular chain conveyors, TS-family assembly conveyors, aluminum structural framing, and Manual Production Systems. Together with easy-to-use search and filter functions, the comprehensive product information accelerates optimum component configuration.

A new feature in version 2.0 is Layout Designer, a powerful layout design tool that allows "snap-together" design of VarioFlow products into more complex system layouts without the need for an external CAD or 3D layout tool. The Layout Designer software is a separate module, but is included for a 60-day free trial on each MTpro CD. While all other functions of MTpro 2.0 are available free of charge, continuation of Layout Designer beyond the trial period requires a nominal activation fee and registration after the trial period expires.

The integrated product configurator supports users during the selection of technical parameters and directly displays the chosen configuration as a 3-D model. Users can transfer 3-D models and 2-D drawings into their own systems via direct interfaces to all common CAD programs. In addition, MTpro also enables retroactive modifications to components and parts list information in selected CAD systems.

With its simple administrative functions, this new software speeds up the entire procurement process. The user transfers the configured components into an order list using a drag and drop function. This list includes all necessary order information from the part number and additional ordering parameters to component weight and packing units. The software's user interface can be tailored to individual working styles and can be run directly from the DVD without any installation.

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Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications, factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy development. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $8.3 billion (5.9 billion Euro) with 35,300 employees. Visit for more information.

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