017-12 Lohr, 2012-03-15

Motion Logic Control for high-dynamic hydraulic applications

The control system IndraMotion MLC

With the control system IndraMotion MLC Bosch Rexroth minimizes time and effort for design and commissioning.

Rexroth has optimized the new generation of IndraMotion MLC to technological specifications for hydraulics. The control system thus further simplifies cross-engineering. For connecting sensors and actuators Rexroth relies on its bundled I/O strategy specially designed for high dynamic applications. The hydraulic expertise that goes into interface configuration makes it possible for users with little knowledge of fluid technology to select and operate the necessary I/O components with a high degree of scalability.

Specific hydraulic drive design – just like the right assembly of corresponding interfaces – once required a high degree of technological understanding and application expertise. Rexroth now offers new features with the IndraMotion MLC system solution for minimizing time and effort for design and commissioning. The drive and control manufacturer neutralizes specifics for the user through electrical components and software with integrated hydraulic application expertise. Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC equally controls – decentralized and centralized – hydraulic, hybrid, or electric axes. The control software comprises a wide range of predefined hydraulic control functions, therefore the parameterization of motion profiles does not require any expert hydraulics expertise. Rexroth is now intensifying that simplification approach for the design and assembly of fast I/Os in typical applications such as forming or metallurgy.

Rexroth’s bundled I/O strategy gives users standardized interfaces specially designed for high-dynamic hydraulic applications. The I/Os are available for up to four axes each as compact, cost-effective preconfigured block modules. The IndraControl S20 units enable maximum flexibility for expanding the system into individual steps. This means designers need no longer individually and autonomously construct and assemble interfaces for hydraulic drive solutions; instead, preconfigured I/O modules meet all hydraulic-specific requirements such as short circuit and overload abilities. They perform position detection, pressure detection, and proportional servo valve activation activities in real time via a sercos automation bus. The hydraulics expertise that goes into configuration makes it possible for users with little knowledge of fluid technology to select and activate the right I/O components with a high degree of scalability.

In addition, Rexroth’s entire standard I/O line is also available for realtime-uncritical communication and is supported by all common field buses and Ethernet protocols. Universal I/O standardization of connections using fine-scalable modules simplifies engineering for combined electric/hydraulic machine concepts.

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. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 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. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 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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