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, 2016-02-16

Bosch Rexroth wins two “Golden Mousetrap” awards from Design News magazine for IndraDrive Mi and Hägglunds CA 10-40 motor

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Bosch Rexroth was the recent recipient of two Golden Mousetrap Awards from Design News.

Bosch Rexroth wins two “Golden Mousetrap” awards from Design News magazine for IndraDrive Mi and Hägglunds CA 10-40 motor

  • IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free supply and mains module wins award for Automation & Control: Drives
  • Hägglunds CA 10-40 hydraulic motor wins award for Automation & Control: Fluid Power Technologies

Design News magazine editors recognize Rexroth’s IndraDrive Mi for being cabinet-free and modular. Complete reallocation of all electric drive components to the machine saves production space. The second recognition goes to Rexroth’s Hägglunds CA 10-40 hydraulic motor for its extreme power density and high flexibility in lighter applications.

(Charlotte, NC – ) Design News magazine, a leading mechanical and design engineering publication, named Rexroth’s IndraDrive Mi control and Hägglunds CA 10-40 hydraulic motor as 2016 “Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winners” in the Automation and Control: Drive and Fluid Power Technologies categories.

The magazine announced the winners of its annual awards program during a ceremony on February 9, 2016, at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California, held in conjunction with the Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade show. The full list of winners is posted on the Design News website.

Golden Mousetrap Best Product awards were given in four major categories: Electronics and Test; Automation and Control; Design Tools; and Materials and Assembly. For more than 20 years, the Design News awards program has recognized exceptional products and celebrated engineering innovation.

This is the fourth and fifth time Rexroth products have won a Golden Mousetrap award. Past winners were the Sytronix SVP 7010 variable speed pump drive, the A1VO35 variable displacement piston pump and IndraLogic XLC.

IndraDrive Mi

For the IndraDrive Mi, Rexroth is moving the complete drive technology from the cabinet to the machine with decentralized supply and mains modules.

Plant space is valuable. For this reason, end-users demand more compact machines in order to increase their production capacities within an existing space. Considerable space savings can be achieved by giving up separate control cabinets. Bosch Rexroth has developed the technology necessary to turn this theoretical approach into a reality. In addition to the company’s proven motor-integrated and near-motor IndraDrive Mi drives, the company has now developed decentralized supply and mains modules. This is how machine manufacturers can integrate all drive components directly into the machine without the need for a control cabinet. Rexroth designed the cabinet-free supply and mains modules like its motor-integrated and near-motor drive modules with IP65 classification to protect against dust and water stream protection for robust use directly in the machine.

With the decentralized modules, machine manufacturers can also connect up to 20 Rexroth IndraDrive Mi units in series in a cable harness up to 200 meters long. Significantly more drives can be switched in series, depending on power consumption, cable length and selected options. In adjacent Rexroth near-motor drives, a newly developed hybrid plug further reduces assembly work. These protected connector pieces, used for communication and power supply, are simply plugged into an adjacent Rexroth IndraDrive Mi unit by assembly technicians.

The cabinet-free drive technology extends the possibilities of modularized machine concepts. Machine manufacturers can pre-assemble modules and then connect them to one another at the cabinet without any further work. In addition, Rexroth increases the modularity with standardized interfaces for communication: the IndraDrive Mi family supports all of the common Ethernet-based protocols, such as ProfiNet, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT, all on one piece of hardware with the Multi-Ethernet interface via the automation bus Sercos. The hardware remains identical and selection occurs purely via software. Additionally, a connection to Profibus via Gateway can be created.

For more information on IndraDrive Mi, visit .

Rexroth Hägglunds CA 10 to 40 Motors – The “Hidden Beast”

Bosch Rexroth has developed a powerful new entry in its series of Hägglunds compact hydraulic motors. The new Hägglunds CA 10 to 40 motors are far smaller and lighter with unmatched power density and the unique ability to deliver full torque and full speed simultaneously. The product has been nicknamed “The hidden beast” because of the surprising power it has for its size.

To achieve the unmatched power density of the CA 10 to 40 motors, Bosch Rexroth has reduced the motor diameter while refining the internal construction. These changes have no effect on reliability or output, which is why the motors deliver more kilowatts per kilo than any other. Full speed and full torque are available at the same time, and both can be sustained for an indefinite time.

The CA 10-40 series is designed around principles similar to those in Rexroth’s proven large Hägglunds CBM motors. The new CA 10 to 40 motors provide high power but with far less weight – up to three times less than competing solutions.

For customers, the power density means energy and production efficiency. Compared to competitor solutions, CA 10 to 40 motors provide 10 to 15 percent more torque for the amount of energy put in. Because they weigh so much less, they use less energy in the high-speed range.

Further efficiency comes from the flexibility in the series, which includes four basic models and a wide variety of displacements. Fourteen configurations in small torque steps allow tight dimensioning, as well as full optimization in relation to the hydraulic pumps. The configurations are achieved using just two mechanical interfaces, which means easy adaptation is also possible.

Combined with the unbeatable power and flexibility of the CA 10 to 40 series are the unique benefits specific to hydraulic radial piston motors. These include a built-in ability to withstand shock loads, as well as perfect internal symmetry. The latter ensures consistent torque throughout the revolution, as well as a perfect balance of forces that minimizes noise and vibration.

From unique power density to high energy efficiency, the new Hägglunds CA 10 to 40 series means powerful benefits in plastics and beyond.

For more information on Hägglunds motors, visit .

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, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $7.4 billion (5.6 billion euros) in 2014. To learn more, please visit .

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and .

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* 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 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at and , .

*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.

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