013-10 Elchingen, 2010-02-05

Standardized drive modules, flexibly combinable


The user achieves a high degree of standardization of their machine types and thus reduces the production costs

By means of the proven and tested and standardized modules of the UPE5 series and the modularly oriented IH15B control modules, Rexroth has allowed for continuous flexibility of functions in the area of compact hydraulic units. The components are delivered to the customer ready for connection. The work is reduced to a minimum. With its finely scalable power and function, the UPE5 performs most different tasks in modern machine tools, test benches and systems as well as in general mechanical engineering. Its energy efficiency increases the unit's environmental friendliness.

Regarding its design, the UPE5 is a combination of all technically and economically possible solutions in one field of application. You can choose between four pump types with a displacement from 4.0 to 36.0 l/min, depending on the pump type. The operating pressure of the UPE5 may range between 30 and 250 bar. Thus, a customized high-quality solution is possible. Structural details in the aluminum tank allow for a smaller cooler size as well as noise reduction.

Depending on the application, axial piston pumps, vane pumps, internal or external gear pumps are available as pump type. An internal connection line leads the leakage oil of the variable displacement pump directly to the cooling element. Compared to 100-liter tanks that are common for standard power units, the UPE5 drive module requires a tank oil volume of only 23 liters. Optionally, the UPE5 can be equipped with a plate heat exchanger instead of the oil air cooler. Additional tanks of five to 20 liters, level switches, temperature switches, immersion heaters and an oil tray for compliance with respective regulations are offered.

The UPE5 drive module is completed by the directly attached IH15B control modules. Depending on the task, users may realize very simple circuits as well as complex processes using the IH15B modules from Rexroth. The latter can be flexibly extended, have no internal piping and a compact design. Another advantage is that they are ready for connection and can be horizontally attached to the UPE5 drive unit. As loose control, the IH15B can be installed horizontally and vertically at the place of installation – an advantage particularly in difficult and limited installation situations.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 5.9 billion Euro with 35,300 employees.

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