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THE FUTURE WILL BE ASSISTED AND AUTONOMOUS

We at Bosch Rexroth strongly believe that the future of construction, agricultural, mining and municipal vehicles will consist of powerful assistance functions up to fully autonomous operations. There is no doubt.



AUTOMATION THAT REALLY WORKS. NOW.

1. Ready-to-go solutions

Assistance functions that go beyond just a piece of software. Perfect interaction between joysticks, display, telematics, and electric and hydraulic actuators delivers real value.

2. Intuitive from the very first minute

We think in holistic human machine interfaces with thought-out user experience. Operators love our intuitive optic and haptic operator feedback concept.

3. Open to your operations philosophy

Every vehicle manufacturer has its own brand feeling. Keep it. Enhance it. Our solutions are open and scalable.

4. Fully integrated into digital workflows

Automation functions on demand, over-the-air updates to entire fleets, ERP data integration – automation goes beyond the vehicle itself.

PRODUCTIVITY, SAFETY AND COMFORT-ENHANCING FUNCTIONS

Easy Grade

Easy Grade

Even unskilled operators can do quick and precise grading.

  • Excavator

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Payload Estimation

Payload Estimation

Weigh the bucket’s payload during regular operation.

  • Excavator
  • Wheel loader
  • Telehandler

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Parallel Motion Control

Parallel Motion Control

Ease piling and stocking operations.

  • Wheel loader
  • Telehandler

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Tool Center Point Control

Tool Center Point Control

Ease any pivoting operations in goods handling.

  • Telehandler

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Return to Position

Return to Position

Get back to your operations starting position.

  • Wheel loader
  • Telehandler

Single Joystick Track Driving

Single Joystick Track Driving

Drive dual track vehicles by simply pushing one single joystick forward.

  • Excavator

Electronic End Stroke Cushioning

Electronic End Stroke Cushioning

Dampen the cylinder motion when reaching the end strokes to avoid oscillations.

  • Excavator
  • Wheel loader
  • Telehandler

Slew Limitation

Slew Limitation

Protect areas within reach of the slew.

  • Excavator

Virtual Walls

Virtual Walls

Protect defined spaces within the vehicle’s reach.

  • Excavator
  • Wheel loader
  • Telehandler

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STAY IN THE LOOP WHEN MACHINES TAKE CONTROL

STAY IN THE LOOP WHEN MACHINES TAKE CONTROL

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AUTOMATION THAT COMES INTUITIVELY

Intuitive controllability is key for assistance and semi-automation functions. That’s why, automation is more than software for us. It is the result of an agile user-experience analysis and elaborate design that considers various operators and their related use cases. Ergonomic joysticks SENSE+ with optical AND haptic feedback are an integral part of our UX concept:

Ergonomic shape

Always know what you’re doing

Ergonomic shape, illuminated push buttons, easy controllable rockers and an intuitive actuation concept – short push, long push, double push.

Dedicated vibration patterns

Feel what you do

Dedicated vibration patterns for haptic warning and actuation feedback so that the operators can keep their eyes on the operation itself.

Master warning LED

See what you’re doing

Master warning LED that operators notice from the corner of their eyes.

High resolution and contrast displays

Set what you’re doing

High resolution and contrast displays for valuable information and integrated large push buttons and dials – glove proof.

ADVANCED SENSING SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATION

Knowing where you are and what’s around you becomes key for automation. We have the solutions that fit.

Inertial Measurement Unit

Inertial Measurement Unit MM7.10

Get to know the position of your kinematics relative to each other by measuring angular rates and accelerations. The basis for many automation functions.
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Ultrasonic System

Ultrasonic System

Detect objects around the vehicle for collision warning and path planning.
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Radar Object Detection System

Radar Object Detection System

Detects and classifies objects within the vehicle’s trajectory.
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Automation that fits your brand-specific vehicle operation philosophy

Every vehicle manufacturer has its own brand feeling. We know this. This is why we make a concerted effort to keep our solutions open, so that engineering teams can specifically select what they want, alter it according to their wishes, and integrate both software and hardware into their architectures as encapsulated but open modules.

ASrun

ASrun

ASrun are ready-to-use automation software modules on Rexroth Controllers (RC) that do not require any programming skills. Adapt the software by setting parameters within the graphical commissioning tools BODAS Connect (over-the-air) and/or BODAS-service (Laptop/PC based).

ASopen

ASopen

ASopen is the open and modifiable software variant of ASrun. It allows adaption to individual needs within the C code and is backed by a powerful development environment and a rich selection of library components. Open, scalable, safe.

ASlibrary

ASlibrary

Kinematic Position Sensing is the core backbone function for many automation functions that come to mind. This ASlibrary element continuously calculates the position of the vehicle’s structural elements in space (e.g., tool center point) based on the output values of the inertial measurement units MM7.10 attached to boom, arm, bucket, chassis, … and the kinematic model of the machine.

XOTA

XOTA

Software deployment and maintenance over-the-air with BODAS Connect allows for fast commissioning, continuous updates and consequently upselling of enhanced functions during the vehicle’s lifetime.

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AUTOMATION DOES NOT END AT THE VEHICLE'S DOORSTEP

Automation and assistance functions create a great deal of useful data by default which, if used wisely, can make entire workflows easier. BODAS Connect telematics transfers data from the vehicle to the rest of the world.

BODAS Connect telematics

Automation beyond what we publish

We approach any automation functions from the purpose of the work process. Continuous research is ongoing.
Talk to us about our latest developments and how you can benefit from them.