PI 007-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-02-18

Mechatronics Training System from Rexroth: Industry 4.0 enabled and modularly expandable

Rexroth has developed the new Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0 for vocational colleges and universities as well as training institutions in industrial plants.

The newly developed Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0 from Rexroth is modularly expandable at all times, Industry 4.0 enabled, and combines the fundamental technologies of pneumatics, mechatronics and hydraulics (optional) in one unit. It also provides training for PLC, CNC and robotic control systems. The new training system is suitable for basic mechatronics training as well as further training. A modular structure enables the system and associated exercises to keep pace with the respective level of training. The system is geared towards companies, training centers, educational institutions, universities, and vocational colleges.

The Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0 covers a wide range of educational content that a future mechatronics engineer will need to learn in his three-and-a-half-year training period. The project manuals also provide assistance with their extremely practical exercises for trainers and trainees. As with all training systems from Rexroth, the new mMS 4.0 is also based on standard components from the drive and control specialist's various product ranges.

The Mechatronics System mMS 4.0 focuses on a cube assembly divided into three stations: magazine, processing with pneumatic or hydraulic presses, and warehouse. The Industry 4.0 capability allows trainees to practice programming in high-level languages with direct access to the Rexroth controls, for example. With the aid of the system and exercises, they can also become acquainted with the important topical subject of machine safety. The "Plug & Play" principle reduces the time needed to commission the system to a minimum.

Modular concept depending on the training level

The modular concept of mMS 4.0 is consistently aligned with the educational path of the mechatronics training. Its flexibility is demonstrated by the fact that users start with one station and can then add more. The individual stations can also be used on a stand-alone basis. In addition, Rexroth offers the training modules EVO1 to EVO3 as precursor systems. The training system EVO 1, which is built on an aluminum profile plate, is suited to beginners. This teaches basic knowledge such as the wiring, set-up, and functioning of components and assemblies as well as information gathering using sensors and measuring technology. The EVO2 variant facilitates an introduction to the world of Connected Industry (4.0). The system is operated with a Rexroth PLC of the latest generation, which also gives trainees the opportunity to use Open Core Engineering. Advanced students can thus program sequence and state controls or analyze energy and information flows. The EVO3 system from Rexroth contains all the performance features of the EVO2 module as well as an HMI control unit and an RFID system. Users can also program a safety control system with this model.

With the purchase of a Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0, Rexroth is also offering its customers train-the-trainer instruction to make users fundamentally familiar with the new system right from the beginning and to provide further training on a regular basis.

First presentation at the didacta education trade fair

Rexroth will present the new Mechatronics Training System mMS 4.0 for the first time at the didacta education trade fair (Hall 14, Stand G 34), which will take place in Hanover this year from February 24 to 28. Further information can be found online at .

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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