PI 025-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-05-19

Stage control technology with sensitivity

Full range SIL3 control system with multi-touch technology

Browsing, zooming and scrolling with two fingers on a display: For users of smartphones and tablet PCs the simple operation of complex technology has already become a matter. Rexroth now transfers this comfort to stage technology. The multi-touch screen of the new operator panel SCIV simplifies operation. Leap Motion supplements the operation by means of joysticks and start buttons. Moreover, additional software functions in the stage control system SYB 3.0 increase the safety and availability of stage equipment.

With the control panel SCIV from Rexroth, operators can call menus with the known gestures from smart devices such as swiping and touching and can enter changes directly on the display. In this way, the operator can, for example, get all the important information on the entire understage and upper machinery as well as cues already programmed. The intuitive operation using the multi-touch display cuts training expenses for operators.

In contrast to this, movements are still performed and stopped via mechanical control elements that comply with safety integrity level SIL 3 according to DIN EN 61508. Safety precautions prevent the operator from starting drives unintentionally or making other incorrect entries.

A collision assistant integrated in control system SYB 3.0 already prevents hazardous operational states when scene changes are being programmed. This software function increases safety additionally. Moreover, further, new software functions in Rexroth stage control technology allow - with associated access rights - diagnostics and remote maintenance also via common smartphones and tablet PCs. In this way, operators can call up information on the current state of stage control technology independently of their current location and the control panels.

The control panel with high-quality aluminum housing works noiseless, because it does without an active fan. Despite the 21.5 inch large display, the desk is extremely compact and can therefore be used everywhere. The control device can also be fitted with an integrated, second display to carry out complex task in an even more clearly structured manner.

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, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 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 roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, 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 objective is to create solutions for a 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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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.


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Modern stage technology enables increasingly challenging motion sequences with numerous complex drives. These sequences often include multi-dimensional and interdependent motions. A clear view on the drives is often restricted due to decoration and curtains. The two collision control modules of the SYB 3.0 stage control system developed by Rexroth assist technical personnel with challenging tasks.