Rexroth EcoShape Tubular Framing System Ideal for Lean Factories

Rexroth EcoShape Tubular Framing System Ideal for Lean Factories

Rexroth’s tubular framing system, EcoShape, used in combination with components from Rexroth’s Manual Production Systems (MPS), makes it easy to construct custom workstations, material shuttles or flow racks. EcoShape’s easy-to-use design allows customers to quickly create new solutions or optimize and extend old ones. This makes it possible to continually improve existing assembly lines and avoid errors through the application of the kaizen or poka-yoke principles in a lean manufacturing setting.

EcoShape is based on reusable and recyclable anodized aluminum profiles and also includes caps and connection elements. Special adapters from Rexroth’s modular aluminum framing system are also available for the aluminum profiles, for applications requiring high load-bearing capacities. With Rexroth’s connection technology that compensates for minor length differences, workers can easily cut and set up the aluminum tubes on-site. These intuitive connection elements are bolted together for easy re-use or reconfiguration, while ensuring securely-fastened, high-performance structures.

The user also saves time designing the system, as the graphical components of the tubular framing system are included in Rexroth’s MTpro planning software. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the desired components can be assembled within a virtual 3-D scene.

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 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros in revenue in 2011.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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 more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 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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