International Manufacturing Technology Expo 2014


Maximize manufacturing productivity: Automation solutions for the machining industry

Intelligent and scalable CNC controls combined with, high-performance electric and hydraulic drive technologies by Bosch Rexroth improve the productivity and precision of your machine — across all cutting and forming applications. Rexroth offers proven technology; industry-specific control functions; and more user-friendly, open programming tools that help optimize your machining time and improve operational flexibility and precision production.

You will find cutting-edge CNC platforms with integrated safety and advanced automation technologies engineered to solve the toughest machining challenges at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, IL, Booth E-5283, September 8-13, 2014.



  • OCE Machining Demo

    OCE Machining Demo: Etch Your Business Card in Metal

    To demonstrate how our award-winning Open Core Engineering system offers greater freedom for programming machining solutions, we will have a special exhibit: Booth visitors can have their business card etched in metal on a specially designed machine tool. Real-time machining visualization on a handheld tablet connected by wireless Ethernet demonstrates real-time machining monitoring, one example using the innovative Open Core Interface with the IndraMotion MTX CNC platform.

    As you watch your business card rendered into metal, get complete details on the freedom and flexibility Open Core Engineering offers automation programmers. More on OCE

  • IndraMotion MTX CNC

    IndraMotion MTX CNC

    IndraMotion MTX is a comprehensive family of machine tool controls that provide open, scalable, CNC platforms to satisfy your most demanding cutting, forming and machining applications. The newest platform version features the multi-core hardware CML 85, which supports 60 parallel NC-channels and control of up to 99 axes (up from 12 channels and 64 axes). In addition, the machine builder using IndraMotion MTX can now take advantage of simplified wiring of safety devices by using CIP Safety on Sercos (CSos) with the IndraDrive and PROFIsafe over Profibus DP. Distributed safety control is also available using Safe Logic compact (SLc) as a Sercos device with safety network to the IndraDrive over the common Sercos Ethernet cable.

    Featuring a wide range of performance data and reporting functions, and the use of open standards, IndraMotion MTX lets you scale from individual machine control to a complete, networked system for large-scale production. IndraMotion MTX offers multiple platforms so you can build the best CNC solution for your operations. Additional information on IndraMotion MTX

  • IMS-I

    IMS-I Integrated Measuring System for ultra-precise control of workpiece quality

    The new IMS-I is an integrated measuring system that combines highly rigid Rexroth ball rail and roller rail systems with an incremental length measuring system. It offers the measurement accuracy comparable to high-precision glass scales, making it ideally suited for use in external measuring systems on machine tools.

    Key benefits include:

    • Wear-free operation, due to the non-contact, inductive measuring principle
    • Highly accurate position resolution and top repeatability for better quality
    • No magnetic components
    • Robust and insensitive to dirt and contamination (IP 67 protection type)
    • Simplified design with components completely integrated into the linear guide; no attachments required
    • Reduced assembly and alignment effort and time

  • Safety on Board

    Safety on Board: Intelligent and Economical Machine Safety

    Machines must not constitute a hazard to people. We help manufacturers and machine users protect people and machines in a standard-compliant and economical manner. Integrating safety into our IndraDrive platforms enable movement to be monitored where it is generated, for extremely short reaction times and a simpler safety architecture.

    Bosch Rexroth offers three layers of integrated safety for its drive and controls products under Safety on Board:

    • Drive-based safety: The newest version of the safety-certified IndraDrive offers very fast response and up to 16 configurable safety modes (increased from 4 modes.) The modes are configured in the IndraDrive based on mode selection; this can be done either using CIP Safety on Sercos (CSos), or via hard-wired safe zone modules.
    • Distributed PLC safety: Rexroth’s SafeLogic compact (SLc) is a small programmable safety PLC with support for up to 2 Sercos interfaces. A safety system with up to 16 axes can be configured between the SLc and IndraDrive devices, using a common Sercos Ethernet cable with minimal wiring.
    • Centralized PLC safety: Rexroth offers centralized safety PLC functionality with our IndraLogic XLC controller, IndraMotion MLC motion-logic platform and IndraMotion MTX CNC. Bus architectures supported include Sercos with CSos, which reduces wiring and safe motion programming time; in addition, PROFIsafe with Profibus DP is used for connecting safety I/O devices combined with normal Inline I/O.
  • Sytronix

    Sytronix Variable-Speed Pump Drives for Machine Tools


    Sytronix — the "Smart interplay of Hydraulics and Electronics" — combines the features and most important advantages of both technologies: The reliability of powerful hydraulic systems, along with the energy efficiency and dynamics of compact electronics, go hand in hand with the variable speed of Rexroth's Sytronix Variable-Speed Pump Drives.

    The Sytronix FcP (frequency controlled pump drive) is an energy-efficient, variable-speed pump drive for use in constant pressure systems such as machine tools. It is available in the performance class 1.5-90 kW, and offers energy savings that range from 40% to 70%. In addition, the Sytronix FcP reduces average noise emission by up to 20 dB (A), has minimal or no cooling requirements and features a compact design to help save space. More details on Sytronix FcP