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Rexroth Exhibit Demonstrates Key Mechatronics Principles

Multi-technology demonstration platform highlights how Rexroth helps make selecting and commisioning automation components simpler and more efficient.

During PACK EXPO 2013, engineers from Bosch Rexroth will present 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 demonstrates functionality such as multi-axis motion, conveying and product transfer, advanced motion control and other automation tasks commonly required in applications such as case packing, collating and sortation.

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.

About Bosch Rexroth:

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion) in 2012.

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About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros( $67.2 billion) in 2012. 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 some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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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, please visit, and


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