FABTECH 2017

FABTECH



 

Scalable and productive: Cutting-edge machine technology solutions

Connect with our latest machine technology and product demonstrations and review your technical questions with our experts in boot A2807 at FABTECH, in Chicago, IL. Technologies we will be showcasing for the forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries include:

  • Scalable CNC solutions with:
      - functional safety
      - new multi-touch operator interface solutions
      - WebConnector and OPC UA, ready for Industry 4.0 connected automation
  • Cabinet free electric drive systems
  • CytroPac - The Hydraulic Power Unit Revolution
  • Uniform electric and hydraulic axix control with multi-Ethernet protocol functionality (Sercos, EtherCAT)
  • IMS - integrated measuring system (absolute/incremental options)
  • The latest in resistance welding control options (adaptive/monitoring)

Several of our other new innovative products and technologies such as Motion Logic with IndraControl V PC hardware will be on display in the new Sercos automation bus multi-vendor demo. This demo highlights the interoperability of 23 Sercos products from 11 manufacturers featuring real-time motion, CIP Safety on Sercos, encoder systems, fast I/O, hydraulics, gateways, safety controllers and more.

Browse the tabs below to learn more about some of the Bosch Rexroth technology you’ll see at FABTECH.

 
 

 


  • CNC Controls


    CNC Controls: Indramotion MTX

    Bosch Rexroth CNC solutions work for many applications from traditional material removal, shape cutting, handling to additive manufacturing.

    With IndraMotion MTX, you get a scalable yet powerful CNC control, 2 to 60 channels/path counts, 5-axis interpolation across the entire range and more - all coupled with easy-to-use HMI and uniform engineering tool IndraWorks.

    All MTX systems are ready for Industry 4.0, too, thanks to Sercos and Multi-Ethernet, OPC UA and Open Core Engineering for automation connectivity.

    The Virtual Machine Simulation allows the digital twin of a machine for NC-program verification and real-time machine observation. Machine components from CAD (output as STL) are linking with motion data for different processes (traditional metal removal, shape cutting, additive, etc.).

    Machine builders can easily improve productivity with integrating functional safety. IndraDrive electric drives with safe motion combined with Safe Logic or Safe Logic compact allow for very cost effective functional safety CNC solutions. Use of modern safety protocols such as CIP Safety on Sercos or PROFIsafe over PROFINET reduce wiring and increase diagnostic coverage.


     
  • Drives and Motors    


    IndraDrive Mi — Cabinet-free drive technology

    Rexroth offers a system solution that saves space, with maximum flexibility and efficiency: the new IndraDrive Mi, with its revolutionary cabinet-free power supply. This innovation eliminates drive electronics from the cabinet and lets machine builders mount a more compact controls enclosure directly to the machine — freeing up valuable plant floor space.

    The IndraDrive Mi features many safety functions, Sercos, EtherCAT and more Ethernet communication, intelligent control functions and an energy-efficient power supply. This results in real savings:

    • Up to 90 percent less wiring and cabling
    • Reducing control cabinet size by up to 90 percent
    • Up to 90 percent reduced energy consumption for cabinet cooling
    • Built-in safety technology functions
    • One drive hardware for: EtherCAT, Sercos, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP




    MS2N - servo motors

    Better performane and economics with more torque, higher speeds, a practical single-cable connection and an extensive options program. The new IndraDyn S MS2N motor generation combines high dynamics with compact dimensions and excellent energy efficiency. A selection of rotors with lower and medium inertia is available for optimal alignment of motor and load inertia.


     
     
  • Linear Systems


    High-performance guidance and measurement: Integrated Measuring Systems IMS-I and IMS-A

    The IMS-I (incremental) and IMS-A (absolute) integrated measuring systems combine highly rigid Rexroth ball rail and roller rail systems with a non-contact, inductive length measuring system. Both systems offer measurement accuracy comparable to that of high-precision glass scales, without the added complexity and cost of external scale mounting. The IMS-A is ideally suited for applications requiring highly dynamic and accurate absolute positioning in high-rigidity mechanical systems.

    The IMS-I (Incremental) and the IMS-A (absolute) offer:

    • Wear-free and noise impervious operation, due to the non-contact inductive measuring principle
    • No need for an external battery back-up
    • Robust and insensitive to dirt and contamination (IP 67 protection type)
    • Simplified design with components completely integrated into the linear guide; no attachments required
    • Reduced machine assembly and alignment effort and time




    Compact and robust structural design for space saving-integration: EMC

    For positioning loads weighing tons with absolute precision on micrometers, powerful pressing, joining or closing and unrestricted motion sequence variation: the Electromechanical Cylinders EMC Heavy Duty (EMC-HD) from Rexroth exploit the advantages of modern control technology even at high forces. The high rigidity of the units allows precise positioning in addition to high performance and dynamics. Parameters for force, position and travel speed can be set as required and flexibly adapted to new tasks at any time via the drive system.


     



    Dynamic and robust & quiet high precision performance: Planetary Screw Assemblies

    Rexroth planetary screw assemblies offer design engineers many opportunities to solve transport and positioning tasks with a driven screw. At Rexroth you will be sure to find exactly the kind of tailor-made products you need for special applications.


     
  • CytroPac


    Space-saving design, fully equipped and Industry 4.0 ready

    Space-saving design, fully equipped and Industry 4.0 ready

    The CytroPac hydraulic power unit is a revolutionary Rexroth solution to the challenges of fitting power units into tight machine spaces. CytroPac is one of the most compact and versatile units available that supports hydraulic power up to 4 kW.

    All CytroPac functions are elegantly integrated in the smallest space, in a low-noise package. The highly efficient Sytronix variable-speed drive intelligently adapts to the power required for a given duty cycle, yielding potential energy savings between 30% and 80 % as well as reduced CO2 emissions. CytroPac offers:

    • Pressure up to 100 bar, hydraulic power up to 4 kW
    • Flow rate up to 35 liters per minute, oil volume up to 20 liters
    • Speed-variable Sytronix pump-drive for demand-driven performance
    • Water-cooling thanks to efficient heat-pipe technology
    • Integrated frequency inverter with Sercos and Multi-Ethernet interface ( e.g. Sercos, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT)
    • Ready for use with the wired pressure, temperature, fill level, contamination and flow sensors – ready for i4.0!
    • Protection class IP 54


     
  • Welding Controller    


    PRC7300 – new welding control from Rexroth

    Welding Controller

    The new PRC 7000 resistance welding controller is designed for applications up to 320 kA and features intuitive operation for 90 percent faster commissioning times and easier parameterization, visualization and diagnostics. With adaptive control and monitoring, Rexroth’s welding controller provides superb weld point quality, even for complex combinations of metals.

    Key capabilities include:

    • Efficient handling and diagnostics
    • Integrated web server allows for wireless operation with smartphones or tablet PCs
    • Optimized programming, control, and monitoring functionalities for maximum welding spot quality
    • Stores up to 10,000 welding programs for seamless integration into production environments
    • Open system architecture with integrated application layer and servo-gun functionality