006-12 Lohr, 2012-01-11

Packaging machines with increased flexibility - Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG continue long-term collaboration

Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG

Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG are extending their long-term collaboration. Left to right: Ralf Schubert (Gerhard Schubert), Steffen Winkler (Bosch Rexroth), Gerhard Schubert (Gerhard Schu

Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG continue long-term collaboration

Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG signed a framework agreement for the next three years. With the agreement, the two companies have agreed to continue their long-term close collaboration for the development and manufacturing of innovative packaging machines and plants. In addition, Schubert will be using the third generation sercos automation bus for all communication tasks in their machines starting in 2012.

“The solutions developed together with Rexroth have contributed to the ongoing streamlining of packaging machine construction and to making operations even more economic and flexible,” affirmed Executive Partner Gerhard Schubert at the contract signing. The new transmodule e.g. increases packaging machine flexibility and is based on a Rexroth mechatronics solution with decentralized direct servo drive. Rexroth has also developed several innovative functions for the transmodule, for example, the mass of the product to be moved is automatically detected and the drive calculates the settings for maximum movement dynamics.

“Schubert and Rexroth are united through a development partnership that has grown over decades. Shared innovations allow us to often be the first to meet new user needs,” highlighted Dr. Steffen Haack, Senior Vice President Sales, Industry Sector Factory Automation of Bosch Rexroth AG. In addition to the development activities, the framework agreement also includes the supply of automation components. Schubert will be converting their entire portfolio to the latest generation of the sercos automation bus in 2012. That standard, which is also supported by Rexroth, combines Ethernet physics with proven real-time mechanisms. sercos is becoming increasingly prevalent in the packaging and printing industry as the Ethernet-based real-time system preferred by the most machine manufacturers for all communication tasks. Rexroth offers a wide spectrum of sercos-compatible components for all drive and control solutions.

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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