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2014-11-25

International WorkBoat Show: Bosch Rexroth will feature innovative drive and control technology to improve productivity in marine applications

Rexroth at WorkBoat 2014

Bosch Rexroth has adapted numerous hydraulic components for deep sea applications with pressure compensation and corrosion protection to provide equipment with a longer maintenance-free life span

Bosch Rexroth offers a comprehensive array of components and system solutions for marine support vessels, dredging, supply and salvage boats, oil exploration operations and deep sea applications. Many of these technologies will be on display at the International WorkBoat show, December 3-5, 2014 in New Orleans in booth #2202.

Large electric drives

With newly developed large electric drives like its IndraDrive CL/ML, Bosch Rexroth now offers a fine-scaled product range of very strong drive solutions from 110 kW to 4 MW for applications such as winches and hoist drives for cranes. These applications often call for a high degree of force, so more drive power is required. With the new large electric drives from Rexroth, machine operators can reduce energy consumption even in the multi-megawatt range without sacrificing productivity.

Hägglunds CBM direct drive hydraulic motors

The Hägglunds CBM packs 50 percent more torque into a direct drive hydraulic motor that is smaller and up to 50 percent lighter than its predecessor. That gives it the world’s highest torque-to weight ratio. The Hägglunds CBM not only handles heavier workloads, but it also takes up less space and places less weight on the drive shaft. This means that customer machines, and in some cases the facilities that house them, can be smaller, lighter and simpler. The CBM also offers unique operating advantages for a hydraulic direct drive: full torque from zero speed, protection from shock loads and four-quadrant operation.

Active heave compensation improves safety offshore

Bosch Rexroth has dozens of years of experience in developing, commissioning and maintaining Active Heave Compensation (AHC) systems, which compensate for ship movements caused by wave action and improve the safety of marine activities.

Each system measures ship movement and relays the data to a main controller. The controller then uses that information to control other components, which in turn power the winch so that the load hangs idle relative to the fixed world (i.e., the drilling rig or the seabed). So when the ship moves upwards, the winch pays out; when it comes down again, the winch hauls in. This makes it possible to position loads accurately and safely, even in rough weather.

Bosch Rexroth has developed three AHC variants, which differ in their components and how they are controlled.

Additional Products and Systems

Bosch Rexroth’s extensive booth display at WorkBoat will showcase additional products, alongside its AHC demonstration, IndraDrive CL/ML and Hägglunds CBM. The booth will also display the following products:

  • Winch control and subsea hydraulics for safety and reliability on ships and in deep-sea applications
  • Rineer high-torque hydraulic motors manufactured to the tightest tolerances for maximum volumetric efficiencies
  • Hydraulic filtration to improve efficiency and reduce costs for hydraulic systems
  • Rexroth deep sea hydraulics components designed to fit special applications requirements for pressure compensation and corrosion protection to provide equipment with a longer maintenance-free life span and optimal performance
  • A15VSO hydraulic axial-piston pump: Combines significantly lower noise emissions with energy savings, improving the overall operation of machines and systems
  • Variable A6VM hydraulic motor: Features an axial nine-piston arrangement which reduces pressure ripple and provides better start-up response, making it ideal for winches when high torque and smooth performance is required

The extensive product range from Bosch Rexroth can help make any marine vessel safer, easier and more economical to operate. Learn more by visiting booth #2202 at the International WorkBoat show on December 3-5, 2014.

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, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, roughly 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013. To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com

About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion.) (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 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. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. 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.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com , www.bosch-press.com and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse

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, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com , www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca

 

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