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NPE 2012: Intelligent controller cards reloaded

NPE 2012: Intelligent controller cards reloaded

The new, freely configurable VT-HACD-2X controller card also supports Ethernet communication, in addition to common field buses.

With the new generation, Rexroth amends the hitherto VT-HACD-1X. With additional functionalities and a more compact hardware design, the new motion control extends the field of use of the new generation of freely configurable control cards VT-HACD-2X from Rexroth.

In addition to the common field buses, the VT-HACD-2X also supports Ethernet communication. In a decentralized form and in real-time, it closes the control loops for position, pressure, force as well as alternating control irrespective of the machine control’s cycle time.

The functional scope of the HACD-2X has been extended by a further control loop to now 3 control loops and a second SSI input. Moreover, the number of constants and flags has been increased for the internal communication. All analog outputs now offer 14 bit signal processing.

The more compact hardware in hat rail format simplifies installation and commissioning. And Rexroth also guarantees full compatibility of the software with the previous series. The user can still use all existing parameter files without conversion. The HACD-2X covers process-critical movement tasks for position, pressure and force control or alternating control according to the modular principle.

Control electronics from Rexroth internally consider the specific hydraulic requirements and thus uncouple the automation from the drive technology. Due to the high degree of modularity, it is very simple for machine manufacturers to integrate the motion controls into a wide variety of hydraulic control concepts. The free configurability or the proven BODAC visualization program also controls very complex tasks and guarantees optimal protection of the know-how.

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 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros (6.8 billion) in revenue in 2010.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com .

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 ($71.5 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 ($5.5 billion) 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.Additional information can be accessed at Further information is available online at www.bosch.com , www.bosch-press.com

 

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