PI 026-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-06-01

Cross-technology axis controls for demanding stage movements

SYB 3.0 combines electrical and hydraulic drive technology with the latest control electronics and software harmonized to suit the stage machinery. Because of its strictly modular concept for decentralized system architectures, it precisely covers the requirements for any stage. This applies to smaller stages with fewer drives as well as for completely equipped lower-stage and upper-stage machinery in large opera houses with up to 700 drive units and 16 operating panels. Thus, SYB 3.0 provides with the option of subsequently expanding or modernizing the installation at minimum expense.

Increasing the transmission rate to up to GBit/s for the Ethernet-based real-time-communication SYBNet improves the bandwidth for the flow of information. This provides space for enhanced functions. SYB 3.0 furthermore supports standard field buses for the seamless integration of additional components.

Bosch Rexroth places special emphasis on the current status of the safety features and equipment, in accordance with the valid standards and high availability for trouble-free productions. The two channel axis controllers and bus structure safeguard the function of the system, even if individual components fail.

Local axis controllers decentrally control the individual electrical and hydraulic drives. They execute the movement commands separately according to the operator’s demands. He has access to all the drives incorporated in the system.

The system makes the synchronization of up to 200 axes possible. As the sole manufacturer, Bosch Rexroth produces all the drive and control technology itself. This guarantees perfectly coordinated interfaces and the highest cost-effectiveness as a result of technology-neutral consulting. Rexroth also accompanies all the systems throughout their entire life cycle with extensive services.

In particular SYB 3.0 offers the possibility of programming, simulating and archiving individual movement sequences for a scene or for complete shows. The stage control system displays the operating status of the complete system on all the operator panels as well as in central positions. It collects and administers the operator input, operating data and error messages. Bosch Rexroth can also provide fast remote diagnostics via a secure Internet connection. The integrated expert system using rule-based evaluation simplifies the process of finding the source of faults, thereby improving the availability.

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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