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2022-08-15
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Greater transparency for the shop floor

The ACTIVE Cockpit interactive software solution from Bosch Rexroth can be used in a wide range of areas. Following a successful market launch, the front end of the software has been improved and expanded on the basis of user feedback. The redesigned basic software 5.0 offers more space for content and allows faster, more convenient digital interaction on the shop floor. A new navigation concept, favorites and the facility to search for widgets or other content help end users to achieve their goals even more quickly. The tool kit for increased productivity, availability and continuous process optimization is complemented by apps which allow KPIs, anomalies and measures to be recorded, analyzed and tracked digitally.

 

2022-08-03
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Developers from all over the world rose to the ctrlX developR Challenge: These are the winners

Developing promising new solutions for automation from ideas – that was one of the goals of the ctrlX developR Challenge from Bosch Rexroth. Developers from all over the world rose to the challenge. Five finalists won over the jury on July 13. This was made up of managers from ePLAN, KUKA and SICK, together with Rolf Najork, Member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The results exceeded everyone’s expectations. Unexpected business potential with the ctrlX AUTOMATION solution and new perspectives for everyone involved were revealed.

 

2022-08-01
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Bosch Rexroth and Weifu plan to set up joint venture

Bosch Rexroth and Weifu High Technology Group

Bosch Rexroth and Weifu High Technology Group, based in Wuxi, China, aim at combining their strengths for developing, manufacturing and selling selected mobile and industrial hydraulic products for the Chinese market. Bosch Rexroth plans to merge its existing Le-HydrauliX subsidiary into a newly founded joint venture. Combining the strengths of the two future partners, the joint venture will develop and manufacture products that technologically meet the medium-performance requirements of the local market at competitive cost.

 

2022-07-27
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Dr. Steffen Haack to become new CEO of Bosch Rexroth AG

Dr. Steffen Haack (left); Rolf Najork (right)

As of August 1, 2022, Dr. Steffen Haack (56) will become CEO of the drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth AG. Since January 1, 2021, he has been a member of the board of management with responsibility for development and the two business units of industrial hydraulics. Rolf Najork (60), who has been CEO of Bosch Rexroth since 2016, and, in addition to that function, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 2019, will concentrate on his role at Bosch.

 

2022-07-19
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Bosch Rexroth and MathWorks bring together simulation and automation

As part of their digitalization efforts, many companies are introducing technologies or processes in production that are often groundbreaking for them. To minimize risks prior to commissioning and to increase efficiency – even with respect to familiar processes – simulation-based planning for systems and machines are increasingly being used, as are interlinked production workflows. MathWorks and Bosch Rexroth are bringing together simulation and automation and are thereby supporting the simplified creation of digital twins, for example.

 

2022-07-19
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Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire hydraulics specialist HydraForce

Bosch Rexroth plans to expand its hydraulics business by acquiring HydraForce, Inc. based in Lincolnshire, Illinois (USA). HydraForce develops and manufactures compact hydraulic valves and solutions with 2,100 associates at six production sites in the USA, Brazil, Great Britain and China. Bosch Rexroth and HydraForce signed an agreement to that effect on July 15, 2022. The purchase price will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to antitrust approvals.

 

2022-07-06
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Bosch Rexroth invests in BRUSA HyPower

Ming Jiang (right), Thomas Donato

Leading specialist in hydraulics in the off-highway segment invests in e-mobility pioneer; both parties want to intensify their collaboration on the development and marketing of electric drives for mobile working machines.

 

2022-06-28
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Quickly boosting battery batch sizes

A total of 6.5 million electric cars were sold in 2021, according to a study by McKinsey – twice the total recorded the previous year. Automakers can meet this high demand only by quickly scaling their battery-production capacities. Bosch Rexroth offers rapidly applicable automation solutions that extend across the entire value chain of battery manufacturing – from role unwinding of the film, all process steps in cell manufacturing and battery-module and battery-pack assembly to end-of-line testing and recycling. Their modular design and state-of-the-art software architecture equipped with web-based commissioning tools reduce engineering outlays and time-to-market for the construction of new facilities and the retrofitting of existing operations.

 

 
 

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