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Rexroth highlights “Innovation in Mechatronics” at PACK EXPO 2011
Bosch Rexroth Corporation Posted 09/02/2011Emphasizes automation technology to enable modular, safe and energy efficient packaging machinery
Bosch Rexroth exhibits the newest developments in packaging equipment automation technology in booth 5007 at PACK EXPO 2011, September 26-28 in Las Vegas.
Visitors to the Rexroth booth at PACK EXPO 2011 can expect to see, dynamic demonstrations from Rexroth OEM partners like CAMA, CP Packaging & Brenton Engineering as well as a broad range of new drive and control products and systems designed to lower equipment and operational costs, enhance safety and improve energy efficiency, including control systems, linear modules, specially-designed pneumatics and conveyor systems.
IndraMotion for packaging
During PACK EXPO Rexroth will showcase the new software version of its fully open control system solution IndraMotion for Packaging version 12. With this automation solution, Rexroth offers an open IEC61131-3 programming environment allowing OEM’s to configure and program packaging applications. Applications that require precise synchronization, camming, registration, electronic gearing, collating, robotic path planning and dynamic belt synchronization in todays highly automated modular production lines. The open architecture programming environment supports the use of the OMAC for packaging guidelines like PackML and use of PackTags including a wizard to configure the template and be up and running with your machine axes in minutes.
IndraDrive Mi integrated motor/ drive with multi-Ethernet interface
With its decentralized IndraDrive Mi integrated motor / drive, Rexroth offers a means for speedy engineering and the simple realization of modular machine designs and effective distributed safety concepts. The IndraDrive Mi features a Multi-Ethernet interface that simplifies the commissioning of various Ethernet automation architectures with one single type of hardware. In addition, it also allows for Ethernet components, such as I/O’s or pneumatics valves, to be connected directly to the drives, which reduces wiring and lowers the cost of installation.
NFRG linear ball rail system for wash-down environments
Rexroth has designed a series of linear motion products specifically designed to withstand the challenges of harsh food packaging environments. PACK EXPO attendees can get the first look at the new NFRG ball rail system designed with materials and engineering that are suitable in both dry working zones and in wash-down environments. Materials are corrosion resistant and unaffected by surface damage, lengthening product life cycles and lowering the total cost of ownership.
Pneumatic solutions for the food and packaging industry
Specially designed for use in the food and packaging industry, pneumatic components from Rexroth enable hygienic handling of food products and efficient packaging of all types of products. Whether the products are grippers, cylinders or valve terminal systems, all components in this family of hygienic products are perfectly matched and can be combined according to the special requirements of food processing as well as packaging needs. Among the products Rexroth will be exhibiting are the CL03 valve terminal system, the corrosion-resistant ICS-D1 ISO cylinder, GPC Clean Series guide cylinders and the NCT non-contact transport system.
Education in Automation
Rexroth’s PACK EXPO booth will highlight its work to provide automation training to the industry through demonstration of its mechatronic training simulators, and an introduction to its online and cooperative training courses.
OEM partners showcase Rexroth solutions
Rexroth’s PACK EXPO presentation will also feature dynamic packaging equipment from several of our OEM partners including: CP Packaging for primary packaging in a wash-down environment, a dynamic demonstration of a high-speed Delta-style robot from CAMA, multiple conveyor capabilities, and an all-servo-driven case packing application from Brenton Engineering. Rexroth’s OMAC PackML template will monitor each OEM’s machine to demonstrate ease of connectivity and system integration as well as monitoring performance and energy efficiency.
Visit Bosch Rexroth at PACK EXPO 2011 in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth 5007.
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 in revenue ($6.8 billion) in 2010.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros ($62.7 billion) in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 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. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.