PI 022-14 Lohr am Main, 2014-04-04

Upgrade for Motion-Logic systems of Rexroth: New functions for efficient engineering

With the latest system version of IndraMotion MLC and IndraLogic XLC, Rexroth increases the efficiency in engineering and opens up new degrees of freedom for innovative functions.

Get to safer and more flexible control solutions faster

With the latest system version of IndraMotion MLC and IndraLogic XLC, Rexroth increases the efficiency in engineering and opens up new degrees of freedom for innovative functions. The upgrade comprises, among other things, simplifications in machine safety, robotics and hydraulics integration. With the software environment Open Core Engineering and the new interface technology Open Core Interface, machine manufacturers can also access the control core and independently implement individual functions. To this end, a number of programming languages based on high-level languages is available to them.

The software creation assumes an increasing part in added value in machinery construction and determines the development duration of new, innovative machine concepts more and more. The control and drive manufacturer Bosch Rexroth accelerates the engineering of machine programs with open standard, software tools and function toolkits.

The current system version 13 simplifies the standard-compliant implementation of functional safety. The safety function module for Rexroth controls completes the standard controls IndraMotion MLC and IndraLogic XLC with the safety PLC SafeLogic. It takes over safe logic functions to PLe/Kat. 4 according to ISO 13849 or SIL3 according to IEC 62061. With CIP Safety on Sercos, safety data can be transferred safely on the same medium and through the same activation as standard communication. An additional wiring for a safety bus is eliminated. Particularly interesting: The Rexroth safety solution works “feedback-free”. Changes in the standard solution have no effect on safety control.

Implement motion sequences faster

More and more end users order machines as a complete solution with coordinating loading and unloading systems. The function toolkit “Robot Control” simplifies the programming of such handling systems through the kinematics interface. Programmers have to create up to 90 percent less code manually. This saves time and reduces the error rate.

Already predefined hydraulics functions reduce the complexity in the mixed operation of electrical and hydraulic actuators. The commissioning engineer only needs to set the parameters for the pre-programmed controls for speed, position and power, as well as for variable-speed pump drives. He/she does not need detailed hydraulics knowledge, because Rexroth has already taken all particularities of the fluid technology in the software.

High-level language programming with direct access to the control core

The new software environment Open Core Engineering with its innovative interface technology Open Core Interface builds the bridge between the automation and the IT world. Now, with a variety of high level languages and operating systems, machinery manufacturers can create independent individual functions that access the core of the Rexroth controls. The programs run in parallel to the firmware directly on the control unit as well as on external devices. With this capability, machinery manufacturers can now, for example, also fully integrate smart devices into automation and take advantage of their innovative operational interface capabilities. No changes in the PLC programming are necessary for this.

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, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros in 2013.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are 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 more than 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. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 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.”

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