Automate 2017


Connected Automation: Explore tomorrow’s assembly and handling solutions today

Put the power of Industry 4.0 and connected automation to work for you today. Whether you require precise positioning with minimum cycle times, fast changeover for small-size batches or flexible adaptation to changes in production, Bosch Rexroth’s I4.0-ready technologies for assembly and handling can increase your productivity while reducing engineering time and costs. Our proven portfolio of drives, controls, linear modules, conveyors and mechatronics technology, combined with our extensive industry application expertise, makes Bosch Rexroth your expert partner for driving advances in assembly and handling systems.

Connect with our latest technology and product demonstrations and review your technical questions with our experts in at Automate 2017 in McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, booth #2061, April 3 - 6. Exhibits will highlight the latest in connected automation, including a new Smart Assembly 4.0 and Open Mechatronics Demo that utilizes Open Core Engineering to control a multi-axis Cartesian system; TSplus and VarioFlow plus conveyor systems with the latest Rexroth drives and controls; EasyHandling; and high-precision tightening systems. Bosch Rexroth is your one stop for solutions in connected automation everywhere in the world.



  • Open Mechatronics

    Open Core Mechatronics — smarter control of Cartesian systems

    Open Mechatronics

    Multi-axis motion control and programming has never been easier thanks to Open Core Engineering. It provides access to the core of motion-logic drive and control platforms to enable programmers using standard IT languages like MATLAB, LabVIEW and even Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create automation functions and applications. The Open Core Interface allows you to significantly streamline programming machine HMIs. Taking advantage of predefined software functions, a machine builder can create a customized, easy-to-understand interface, such as a mobile app or HMI screen—allowing users to perform machine functions and collect data from virtually anywhere. Coupled with Rexroth's EasyHandling system for building single- and multi-axis Cartesian motion robots, Open Core gives you the utmost in flexibility, control and speed of implementation. Read more about Open Core Engineering.

  • Conveyor Systems

    Ready for Connected Automation: TSplus and VarioFlow plus conveyor systems

    Conveyor Systems

    Experience the benefits of I4.0 and connected automation with our integrated TSplus conveyor exhibit. Integrated screwdriving, precise workpiece control, easy-to-visualize diagnostics - this demo has it all, including the latest electric drives and controls technology, such as our new IndraControl XM controller.

    Take a look at our new VarioFlow plus plastic chain conveyor system, too. VarioFlow plus is a versatile, high-performance and standardized system ideal for machine builders and systems integrators who need to deliver flexible transport solutions to target markets and customers faster. VarioFlow plus sets new industry standards for flexibility and modularity.

  • Tools

    High-precision tightening & production tools

    For assembly of everything from dishwashers and refrigerators to automobiles and airplanes, Bosch Production Tools, Bosch Power Tools and Rexroth Tightening Systems are secure, reliable and accurate. Rexroth Tightening Systems use advanced digital control technology and long-lasting electric motors to provide scalable assembly tightening solutions for all automated and manual tightening tasks. Additionally, tightening products are designed to withstand a million maintenance-free tightening cycles under full load for high-volume, high-quality operations and minimal downtime.

  • Manual Assembly

    Industry 4.0 meets manual assembly

    Industry 4.0 meets manual assembly

    Manual assembly will continue to be a critical component in the sophisticated connected assembly systems of tomorrow. Rexroth's Active Cockpit connects to your processes to give associates on the floor a real-time view of production data, work instructions, meeting minutes – whatever you need to keep at your fingertips to optimize production.

    Couple these newest technologies with Rexroth's Manual Production Systems (MPS) to create the most efficient, flexible lean production system you've ever had. Developed strictly in accordance with lean manufacturing principles, and based on our easy-to-reconfigure aluminum framing system, MPS makes lean manufacturing easy and lets you adapt quickly to your customers' changing demands

  • Plant of the Year        

    Bosch Rexroth's Fountain Inn facility named 2016 Assembly Plant of the Year

    In September 2016, Bosch Rexroth was proud to receive the 2016 Assembly Plant of the Year award from Assembly Magazine. The world-class plant was chosen for the 13th annual award for its robust combination of lean manufacturing principles, technological advances, environmental initiatives, employee training programs and community involvement. The plant assembles hydraulic pumps and motors, and uses Rexroth's very own manual production systems, aluminum framing and tightening tools as the backbone of their lean production system. Driven by metrics to continually improve quality and productivity for customers, over the past four years, they made significant advancements in quality, delivery, customer satisfaction and worker safety.