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Rexroth’s Sytronix variable-speed hydraulic pump drive earns product innovation award from Green Manufacturer® magazine

Rexroth’s Sytronix variable-speed hydraulic pump drive earns product innovation award

Bosch Rexroth’s Sytronix variable-speed hydraulic pump drive won a Silver innovation award from Green Manufacturer magazine for its ability to reduce energy consumption and lower noise emissions.

Award recognizes Rexroth’s Sytronix variable-speed hydraulic pump drive for its ability to lower energy consumption and noise emissions.

Green Manufacturer® magazine, a leading North American trade publication focusing on sustainability practices in the manufacturing realm, named Rexroth’s Sytronix intelligent variable-speed hydraulic pump drive as a Silver award recipient in its 2013 Green Manufacturer Product Innovations competition.

The competition was open to technology developers and manufacturers that have introduced new products designed to ensure environmental sustainability. Winners were selected by an awards committee consisting of esteemed industry experts from diverse companies, who evaluated the Sytronix product features and capabilities, as well as Rexroth’s manufacturing and sustainability efforts, according to established criteria and verifiable data.

“We were impressed by the imaginativeness and eco-performance exhibited by the winning entries,” said Kate Bachman, Green Manufacturer editor.

Compared to conventional hydraulic systems, where an electric motor constantly powers the hydraulic unit, Rexroth’s Sytronix variable-speed hydraulic pump drives regulate the speed, and thus the energy consumption of the electric motor, according to the demands of the machine – providing power and hydraulic pressure only when required.

Depending on a machine’s cycle characteristics and power rating, the pump drives achieve 30 to 80 percent energy savings – especially in common applications like metalworking, metal pressing and plastics processing.

In addition, Sytronix can reduce the energy consumption needed to cool the hydraulic fluid, since the variable-speed operation reduces heat build-up.

As an extra benefit, the Sytronix variable-speed system can also lower the average noise emission of the hydraulic power unit by up to 20 dB (A).

Bosch Rexroth’s commitment to sustainability was also a key factor in the award. The awards committee reviewed the Sytronix cradle-to-grave lifecycle design as well as Rexroth’s manufacturing and sustainability practices.

With several manufacturing sites throughout the United States, Bosch Rexroth has implemented numerous initiatives to improve sustainability. All of its U.S. manufacturing sites are ISO 14001 registered. The ongoing “Go Green” program in its two largest manufacturing facilities is on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent in the next seven years from a 2007 baseline.

In addition, the company’s Fountain Inn, SC location was recently named as a South Carolina “Manufacturer of the Year,” due in part to its environmental initiatives, called “Fountain Green,” that encompass the reduction of hazardous waste, the promotion of recycling and the introduction of sustainable alternatives to traditional solvents and other chemicals used in manufacturing. The facility has also reclaimed nearly 100,000 hydraulic pumps from the field for re-use, so they can be refurbished and put back to work instead of going to landfills.

The winning companies will be highlighted in the July/August 2013 issue of Green Manufacturer, and on the web at

Green Manufacturer is published bi-monthly by FMA Communications , Inc, which is affiliated with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International®. The publication covers eco-friendly manufacturing practices, green facility improvements, water conservation, toxins elimination, air quality improvements, energy management and renewable power sources – providing advice, tips, instructions and examples to North American manufacturers to help them implement sustainability efforts in their plants and operations.

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, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion) in 2012. To learn more please visit

About Bosch:

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, please visit and .

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, 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. Bosch spent some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. 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 and


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