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, 2018-09-04

Enabling a batch size of one - Bosch Rexroth introduces the Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

The Factory of the Future is more than just a vision, so join Bosch Rexroth on our journey. Now. Next. Beyond.

As a global leader in Industry 4.0, Bosch Rexroth is ready to showcase i4.0-ready technologies for industrial automation, enabling economic customization down to a batch size of one. Join us at PackExpo 2018, booth #S-1654 and at the Innovation Stage, to see Bosch Rexroth’s latest products and solutions for the packaging industry available today, what will be the tomorrow, and what developments can be expected in the future.

Imagine a packaging factory where you can change everything directly from the floor, roof and walls within a few days or even hours. Increasingly short production life cycles, smaller batch sizes, and individual product design and forms mark the requirements for future production, which have full flexibility, and are individual and scalable. This is the Factory of the Future!

Enabling a batch size of one with Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth offers maximum flexibility when it comes to (re)configuring production equipment: greatly reduced set-up times allow for greater variety. As a logical consequence, decentralized automation designs using distributed intelligence and interoperability are necessary.

Rexroth’s Factory of the Future showcase is a multi-technology exhibit featuring our intelligent, distributed drive and control components, connectivity modules, compact and versatile linear products, innovative chain conveyors and a wide selection of structural framing. All of which make it possible to expand machines and systems as necessary in a modular fashion.

Our game-changing motor-integrated drive technology, IndraDrive Mi, reduces machine footprint of packaging and processing machines thanks to reduced components generating savings with up to 90 percent less wiring, and reduced cabinet size and energy consumption. Ideal for all packaging, factory automation and motion logic applications, the intelligent IndraControl XM is easy to commission and features high-performance real-time data processing capabilities, and Rexroth’s Open Core interface allows the integration into a wide range of systems.

Rexroth’s connectivity modules allow end users to communicate with their equipment, production lines and manufacturing facilities. Data collection is done with our SCD (Sense Connect Detect), a new, low-cost generation of sensors that are particularly easy to integrate. Bosch Rexroth will show how data from a certain number of SCD sensors can be collected, as well as analyzed and managed in the cloud. Products such as the Rexroth IoT Gateway Rack connect all areas of production from sensors to machine data in just a few steps and allow full shop floor transparency and monitoring of the overall production system. Next, Rexroth’s OpenCore Engineering builds the crucial bridge to the world of IT, enabling new levels of engineering flexibility.

About Bosch Rexroth

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in 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. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 30,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.5 billion euros ($6.2 billion) in 2017.

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About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 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. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros ($88.2 billion) in 2017. 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 manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 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 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

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