Scalable Motion Control supports up to 4 electro-hydraulic axes.

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Supporting specific physical behavior of hydraulics, Model HNC100-3X provides optimized curve functionalities, expanded diagnostics options, and both digital and analog encoder interfaces. Up to 11 freely configurable digital I/O are provided for flexibility in automation. Ethernet is used not only with SERCOS III and PROFINET RT but also via parameterization interface. With IndraWorks engineering environment, software tools are provided for commissioning, parameterization, and diagnosis.

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Scalable Motion Control for Electro-Hydraulics

HNC100-3X by Rexroth

With the new HNC100-3X Motion Control generation, Rexroth extends the range of possible applications for the HNC100 NC family of electro-hydraulic controls. The scalable generation in controller format controls up to four electro-hydraulic axes. Ethernet is used for the first time not only with SERCOS III and PROFINET RT but also via a parameterization interface. IndraWorks and the WinPed operating and parameterization software have both become even more user-friendly thanks to new functionalities and dialogs. In spite of the reduced build space, the new generation features increased computing power and can therefore cover tasks of even greater complexity.

The HNC100-3x control electronics has been optimized for the specific physical behavior of the hydraulics by means of high-performance hydraulic controller structures and NC commands especially tailored to the hydraulics. Rexroth thus makes functionality largely independent of drive physics. The functionality of the HNC100-3x extends in addition to flexible synchronization for up to four axes, further improved curve functionalities, and expanded diagnostics options. The Motion Control has digital as well as analog encoder interfaces. Up to eleven freely configurable digital inputs / outputs are provided for greater flexibility in automation.

In future the HNC100-3X will also offer SERCOS II, SERCOS III and PROFINET RT in addition to the reliable field bus systems PROFIBUS DP and CANopen. It will thus enable parameterization independently of the serial interface in addition to being firmly established in the world of Ethernet-based buses.

With the SERCOS drive bus Rexroth is broadening the consistent IndraMotion control concept for interpolating electric and hydraulic axes, which is finely scalable in hardware and software. The modular, innovative IndraWorks engineering environment provides the user with all essential software tools in a uniform look and feel for the commissioning, parameterization and diagnosis of Rexroth electric drives, hydraulic drives and controls.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros (6.8 billion) in revenue in 2010.
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