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Rexroth is Overall Winner of the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2011

Rexroth is Overall Winner of the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2011

Lucas Wintjes, Head of Sales - Machines, Plant Construction and Engineering (center) and Christian Böhmcker, Product Management - External Gear Units (left), both from Bosch Rexroth.

At the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair, Bosch Rexroth has been declared the overall winner of the 'INDUSTRIEPREIS 2011' industrial award for the SILENCE PLUS external gear pump. More than 500 applications with innovative industrial solutions were received by the publisher 'Huber Verlag für Neue Medien', which was presenting the award for the sixth time. The jury, which was made up of professors, scientists, technical journalists, sector and industrial experts, acknowledged the engineering development that allows the SILENCE PLUS to work substantially quieter than conventional external gear pumps.

On average, the noise level of the SILENCE PLUS is 15 dB(A) lower than that of conventional pumps. In addition, the new external gear pump also has a deeper and thus less unpleasant sound. In low-pressure ranges below 50 bar for refrigerant, filter and lubricant circuits, the SILENCE PLUS works practically noiselessly.

This is especially beneficial to the operators of tooling and paper cutting machines, of personnel and parking lifts and of garbage compactors. Other possible applications for the SILENCE PLUS are mobile materials handling equipment such as electric forklift trucks, electric hand pallet trucks or truck-mounted piggy-back trucks.

In many applications, the reduced noise level means that the secondary noise insulation measures are no longer necessary. In this way, the costs for the overall machine can be reduced.

For the 'INDUSTRIEPREIS' industrial award, the jury of experts assessed all products submitted according to defined criteria, for example innovation content or product and industrial benefit. In each of the 14 categories, they identified a category winner and two further nominees. The outstanding solution among all category winners was finally declared overall winner.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth AG, 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 in 2010. To learn more, please visit

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 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.

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