079-11 Lohr, 2011-07-29

Efficient engineering with open system solution

The system solution IndraMotion

The system solution IndraMotion for Printing helps to reduce the amount of engineering.

Rexroth's open system solution IndraMotion for Printing is now available in the new software version 12. It comes with a number of additional functions allowing users to comfortably program even complex automation applications with the PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3. Multi-Ethernet interfaces on controls and drives reduce the costs for the OEM having to adapt their solutions to customer requirements.

With this automation solution, Rexroth aims for a consistent programming concept. With the latest software version, which incorporates the CoDeSys V3 run-time system and comprehensive PLCopen function libraries, users can implement all PLC and motion control programming tasks including synchronized drive movements and process controllers in the IEC 61131-3 programming languages. An interface to a version control software allows a much more efficient managing of engineering work and reduces its amount involved in made-to-order modular machines. Furthermore, IndraMotion for Printing contains numerous technology functions that are typical in the printing and converting industry, such as winding control, format-length correction or print mark registration.

In addition, the Drive & Control Specialist provides a function - the patented FlexProfile - with which machine manufacturers are able to fulfill customers' requests for higher flexibility and product or format changeovers at the press of a button. FlexProfile simplifies handling electronic cams because, among other things, the software automatically adapts all drive movements to the changed parameters. In order to accomplish this, programmers use the engineering tool CamBuilder from the IndraWorks environment to generate synchronous movements graphically. From there, CamBuilder then automatically generates the program code, replacing the time-consuming and error-prone manual programming procedure.

Using a Multi-Ethernet interface, the servo drives can be comfortably integrated into a variety of Ethernet-based field buses, including sercos III, PROFINET IO (RT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. This enables the OEM to implement different automation structures with one single type of hardware, thereby simplifying logistics and spare parts management. In addition pneumatic components can be connected to the sercos III bus system easily. With the motor-integrated IndraDrive Mi servo drives, Rexroth increases the degree of modularization of decentralized automation concepts.

The drive-integrated safety functions eliminate hardware and reduce the need for wiring. For example the STO safety function ("Safe Torque Off") ensures the safety of the respective axes without requiring an additional control. When the STO function is activated, the drive will interrupt the motor current within mere milliseconds. Likewise, it prevents the motor from being restarted accidentally. The STO function in the IndraDrive Mi servo drives is certified Cat 4 PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 according to EN 62061.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros in revenue in 2010.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than50 billion euros and a headcount of a good 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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