, 2017-09-11

Bosch Rexroth introduces the free Easy Motion Test Drive download in conjunction with the EasyHandling Cartesian (linear) robot system

Easy Motion Test Drive

An intuitive customizable user interface with familiar Excel programming gives users a head start on creating a custom application for motion control and monitoring

The free Easy Motion Test Drive online download by Rexroth allows users to easily configure Cartesian robot motion with a simple Excel front end interface. Our Excel-based sample code uses Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Rexroth’s Open Core Interface (OCI) for Handling.

In conjunction with the Rexroth’s EasyHandling platform and Open Core Engineering (OCE), Rexroth has added an online tool to help motion control users take advantage of the capabilities of OCE in Cartesian robotic motion applications by using a simple Excel interface. Paired with Rexroth’s extensive OCE library, motion commands can be downloaded directly to Rexroth drives and PLCs for controlling the robot without the need for Excel to be connected continuously. Additionally, the flexibility of OCE allows more people to use the platform since skill in specialized PLC programming language is not required.

The Easy Motion Test Drive is a versatile, easy-to-customize, familiar programming environment that controls and monitors Cartesian robotic systems. Anyone who works with motion control and robotics applications will benefit from the tool, by utilizing its sample code as is or converting it into the user’s programming language with online converters. Easy Motion Test Drive is just one example of how OCE technology can increase the ease with which the Cartesian robots are programmed for industrial use. By allowing access to the control core, the OCI lets programmers develop motion control programs with higher-level programming languages, unlocking all of the possibilities that those tools permit. It includes libraries for Java, C# (.NET), LabView and more, for easy programming and installation.

By either reviewing or rewriting the provided code, users can create their own motion control programming and configure Cartesian robots. The sample code can also be used as-is for training or simulation, tailored to specific needs, or based on company programs. The download uses a simple, but powerful, Excel interface that can program up to 64 axes. The Easy Motion Test Drive download makes it easy to create programs unique to a company’s needs and talents with the flexible, customizable interface.

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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, and Factory Automation 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 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in 2016.

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About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 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. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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