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Rexroth exhibit demonstrates key mechatronics principles at ATX West 2013

Multi-technology demonstration platform showcasing automation components and systems integration will be featured in booth #4101 at the ATX West show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

During ATX West 2013, Bosch Rexroth will feature Mechatronics @ Work, a demonstration platform created to showcase Rexroth drive and control technology and key mechatronics design and engineering principles.

As a leader in motion, drive and control solutions for the packaging and processing industries, Bosch Rexroth has pioneered innovative developments in mechatronics concepts and engineering approaches. The trade show exhibit -- which carries out functions like conveying, pick and place and robotic motion -- was created to showcase how effective mechatronics solutions utilize key principles such as energy efficiency, precision, modularity and intelligent integration.

The fully working system integrates a loop conveyor with three different linear modules that lift sample units from the conveyor, transfer them between two axis and place them back on the conveyor in a continuous loop.

The machine’s functionality was designed to help shed light on key principles that Bosch Rexroth believes are crucial to consider when selecting components and designing solutions for mechatronics challenges. These include:

  • Intelligent integration -- how easily and reliably do mechanical and electronic components fit together? Are they designed for compact use of space?
  • Energy efficiency -- what technical features help reduce energy consumption in machines, or help machines do more work with the same level of energy?
  • Modularity -- How does the design of machine components help make it easy to modify/upgrade/re-configure machines for changing needs?

Over 15 different Rexroth technologies have been integrated into the Mechatronics @ Work demo system. Proven systems such as the VarioFlow chain conveyors , IndraMotion MLC L45 control platform and VKK linear feed modules have been combined with cutting-edge technology like the CKL linear module with ironless linear motor and the latest version of Rexroth’s award-winning IndraDrive Mi integrated motor/drive unit have been seamlessly combined into a working machine.

Rexroth engineers will be available throughout the show to further explain the capabilities of the individual technologies within the system and discuss the principles that Mechatronics @ Work demonstrates.

Bosch Rexroth AG is 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 ($8.9 billion) in revenue in 2011.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, consumer goods, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros ($71.7 billion) in 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and roughly 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. Each year, Bosch spends around 4.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development, and applies for over 4,100 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to improve quality of life through solutions that are innovative and beneficial, as well as fascinating. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at and

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit , and


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