Trends and Topics
Global machine safety standards – Protecting people, spurring markets
The safety built into machinery is being advanced around the globe by adopting norms and standards. This affects access to international markets. This supposed hindrance also harbors many chances.
Christmas in a rolling mill – Update machine safety
A year ago, several service engineers from Bosch Rexroth spent their Christmas holidays in a highly unusual fashion. They organized and coordinated safety technology modernization at a steel rolling mill. In just two weeks.
Mobile concrete pumps – Zoomlion soaring to record heights in China
A new, mobile concrete pump moves this building material to heights of more than 100 meters – and has won an entry in Guinness World Records.
Safe and sure tightening
Power screwdrivers by Rexroth ensure that the gasoline-powered tools by Stihl can take even the toughest punishment.
For more than 40 years now, hydraulic systems by Rexroth have lent a hand in the form of concrete pumps when erecting large buildings. An overview.
The future can be planned
The introduction of technical innovations can be guided and adapted to people’s needs. At least that is the claim put forth by university professor Dr. Weissenberger-Eibl.
Carousel system– a new way to assemble and inspect safety valves
The carousel system of an Italian component manufacturer mounts and tests the safety valves of dishwashing machines – and is more productive than ever before.
Medical pouches – delivering quality on prescription
When producing pouches for medical products, exact monitoring is vital – for all the components used.
Joining two worlds!
With its Open Core Interface, Rexroth is building a bridge between the PLC and IT worlds and gives users new freedoms. Norbert Sasse and Thomas Gabler report on the challenges encountered during development.
Steel giant with a delicate touch
Straightening huge workpieces powerfully and precisely – and cutting energy use by 80 percent. The result of joint development.
“We build intelligence into everyday objects.”
Printed electronics can already be found in many applications. But what does the future hold in store for these so-called “printed functionalities”?
Back in 1953, several German enterprises independently set about making a name in the sector for fluid hydraulics. Rexroth’s iron foundry in Lohr presented its first hydraulic valves, Bosch started up in Stuttgart with an external gear pump for farm tractors, Hydromatik of Ulm began designing high-pressure pumps, and Brueninghaus of Werdohl was about to build its axial piston manufacturing plant.
Solomatic, a Danish company specializing in custom machinery, cracks tough nuts with planetary screw assemblies
Four spindles counter standstills
The processing center at an Italian manufacturer of special-purpose machinery really cranks it up with Rexroth components.
A perfect composition
Chain conveyor systems help to transport securely packed Magnum ice cream to people with a sweet tooth, all around the world.
Perfect project administration
How systematic process management guarantees quality, profitability and punctuality.
Down the ways, right on time
Allseas – an operator of special-purpose ships – puts its faith in binding project processes.
The great press review
For nearly 60 years now, Rexroth has been manufacturing components used in presses and shaping technology. Here is a historical rundown of the major developments.
The thinking factory
In the future, products and machines armed with artificial intelligence will communicate with one another and with their production environment. The magic word: “Industry 4.0”.
A case for true specialists
When building the La Yesca hydroelectric plant in Mexico, not only were the technical challenges in the limelight for Bosch Rexroth. Differences in languages and time zones made it necessary to install clever organizational structures from the very outset.
Working on the Ground
A revolution in wing construction: Airbus turns manufacturing from vertical to horizontal.
Simply flexible: The Wintershall company, Germany’s largest producer of petroleum and natural gas, tests a Rexroth electro-hydraulic drive for down hole pumps.
Lets get closer
When developing a new pneumatic valve, the most unlikely solution turned out to be the best. Developers Christophe Champouillon and Wolf Gerecke report on why the AV03 valve unit can be close both to the actuator and to the customer.
A manufacturer of agricultural equipment, Foton Lovol, is equipping its enhanced-performance tractors with a modified electro-hydraulic hitch actuator. This helps to boost the efficiency of its prime movers.
High-speed rotogravure printing
With the “Aurora” series of rotogravure presses its manufacturer, Cerutti, rings in the start of the modular age for magazine and catalog printing
Components that are both thin and stable are in great demand in today’s automotive industry. That is why hydroforming is becoming increasingly popular for manufacturing closed, tube-like profiles and sheet metal parts. Gräbener Maschinentechnik is banking on Rexroth’s latest control technology.
Less is more
PCMC’s flexographic press – named “Fusion” – scores points with shorter set-up times and less waste product, thanks in part to Bosch Rexroth technology.