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Factory of the Future

  • Whose Factory of the Future is it anyway?

    Whose Factory of the Future is it anyway?

    Rolf Najork, Chairman of the Executive Board discusses what benefits Factory of The Future can offer small manufacturers…

  • Do you have one foot in the future?

    Do you have one foot in the future?

    Dr. Heiner Lang, Senior Vice President at Bosch Rexroth AG, discusses the future of smart manufacturing for large-scale industry – and looks at what’s already available for smaller manufacturers…

  • Maximise your manufacturing intelligence
    Maximise your manufacturing intelligence

    Maximise your manufacturing intelligence

    Contrary to belief, the adoption of Industry 4.0 doesn’t require your manufacturing plant to undergo a complete digital overhaul. Take an incremental approach to digitalisation…

  • Finding your place on the canvas of global manufacturing
    Finding your place on the canvas of global manufacturing

    Finding your place on the canvas of global manufacturing

    For manufacturers, today’s marketplace presents a world of opportunities. But to maximise that global potential manufacturer must adapt – they must change the way they do business….

  • Our guide to the shape of your future workforce
    Our guide to the shape of your future workforce

    Our guide to the shape of your future workforce

    As the manufacturing landscape changes with the advent of Industry 4.0, so too will workers’ roles on the factory floor. With billions of IoT-connected components manufacturers will need more people with technological expertise, triggering a rise in upskilling…

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Step into the Factory of the Future with Bosch Rexroth

The world around us is changing. Global competition, increased cost pressures and heightened quality standards are just a handful of elements having an impact on industry and industrial automation.

How can we create a so called ‘smart factory’ which is both fit for the future and flexible enough to respond to a rapidly-shifting global marketplace? Well, if you look at the elements of a factory which can’t be revolutionised by automation, very little remains: the floor, the walls and the roof. The rest of the factory: the machines, equipment, communication paths, even the people and how they work together, can be transformed to meet the demands of modern industry.

Meeting customer demands through Smart Manufacturing

Through the Factory of the Future, Bosch Rexroth is leading the way in demonstrating the potential of an automated future; a future in which manufacturers can easily adapt to changing trends, meet the demands of shorter lead times, produce customised products as required by consumers, and deliver, fast.

 

Factory 4.0: Improving overall equipment effectiveness

Equipped with a wealth of IoT-connected devices and Industry 4.0 principles, our Factory of the Future has a simple aim: to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Combining an extensive array of sensors, open software, hardware and smart controls, Bosch Rexroth brings intelligence to mechanical assemblies. This enables effective condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, process optimisation and full traceability, contributing to a significant improvement in OEE and essentially supporting manufacturers to meet demands for years to come.

 

Evolution, not revolution

Beyond ensuring the effectiveness of these transformational technologies, Bosch Rexroth is driving accessibility through scalability. The Factory of the Furure is not an end in itself, but a continuous process of embracing new technology and innovations - a step by step evolution. That way, facilities of all sizes and ages can move towards digitalisation in their own time, capitalising on every change.

 
 

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