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Profiled rail systems and screw drives perfectly sized

The Linear Motion Designer 2.1 from Rexroth allows users to design and optimize linear motion systems to suit the task at hand.

New calculation program from Rexroth for design tailored to the task at hand

Rexroth's new version of the calculation program Linear Motion Designer 2.1 makes it easier to design profiled rail systems and screw drives independently. Process data such as dynamics, masses and forces only need to be entered once; users can then configure and compare a range of variants and design their solution optimally for the application at hand in both technical and economic terms.

The design program calculates a range of variants with one or several profiled rail systems and runner blocks as well as screw drives. The software automatically performs a shift calculation for solutions with two guide rails. Thanks to the integrated function for entering lateral accelerations, users can also design multiaxis profiled rail systems flexibly for up to three axes.

The tool also takes into account additional process parameters such as heat balance in planetary screw drives, and displays necessary pause times. An automatic deduction factor provides additional security in short stroke applications. Since users are able to define dynamic defaults over a flexible cycle comprising times and distances, requirements are modelled realistically. The program immediately generates a corresponding visualization during calculation, which can then be converted to a format that matches customer-specific coordinate systems.

Once the software has been downloaded, the new update function ensures that the program and the integrated database are automatically updated. This covers Rexroth's entire range of roller, ball and miniature rail systems as well as its ball and planetary screw drives. The Linear Motion Designer 2.1 is available in German, English, French, Spanish and Chinese. In addition to detailed training courses provided by the Drive & Control Academy, Rexroth sales employees offer an on-site introduction to the program.

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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, roughly 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 290,000 associates generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, 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 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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