129-11 Lohr, 2011-11-22

Motion Logic with hydraulics expertise halves the engineering effort

The Motion Logic System IndraMotion MLC

The Motion Logic System IndraMotion MLC is optimized for hydraulic drive tasks and helps to reduce engineering activities

Complete Control IndraMotion MLC by Rexroth

Increasing demand for cross-technology solutions in industry automation calls for an end-to-end engineering approach. With IndraMotion MLC, Rexroth now offers a motion logic system optimized for hydraulic drive tasks. It can be used for combined operation of electric, hydraulic and hybrid drives. And the IndraWorks software tool significantly reduces engineering activities for all drive types.

In addition to technology features for electric drives, the tool comes with numerous fluid technology function libraries already integrated into the system. In many cases, these pre-defined functions replace programming with time-saving parameterization. Experience with thousands of electrical hydraulics applications has gone into developing this software. The specially-designed commissioning-wizard and an extended programming method for motion sequences cut program code by up to 80 percent and reduce time spent on engineering activities by half. The result: Being able to put combined drive systems to work more quickly with the guarantee that fully-developed hydraulic functions can be realized immediately in one machine.

The Ethernet-based real-time communication sercos interface provides the necessary synchronous communication between control, drives and I/O. It enables highly-dynamic control of all drives both in central and local concepts. Users can use conventional fieldbuses and Ethernet protocols to handle communication tasks that do not have to take place in real-time.

The Rexroth tool WinView, which is integrated into IndraMotion MLC, simplifies error identification and process optimization by providing extensive diagnostic options. The tool depicts all SPS and process variables in real-time on up to 100 channels and constantly saves these as data logs on the computer. That makes it easier to analyze sporadic system errors and speeds up the reboot process after a problem has occurred.

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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