060-10 Lohr, 2010-08-11

Photovoltaics - a New Dimension of Productivity. With continuous automation, Rexroth reduces costs and complexity


Continuous automation increases productivity: Rexroth solutions across the entire value-added process in photovoltaics

With additional modules, Rexroth expands the extensive automation kit for the photovoltaic industry. It covers all drive and control technologies for the entire production process from the ingot production to metallization, stringing, lay-up and flashing. In this connection, the kit enters new dimensions for increasing productivity with low production costs. The new vertical transfer for the TS 2pv assembly system bridges level differences from several hundred millimeters to several meters. Together with camoLINE, the Cartesian Motion Building System with positive-locking connection technology, Rexroth opens up the possibility to replace the robots that have been used until now by Cartesian systems with considerably increased efficiency.

Using the control technology that can be finely scaled in hardware and software, Rexroth considerably reduces complexity and allows for far-reaching standardization. The drive-, controller- and PC-based Motion Logic integrations are continuously based on the open PLC according to IEC 61131. This standardizes the operation along the entire value-added chain and shortens the training and maintenance time. The IndraDrive servo drives with multi-Ethernet interface on a hardware moreover simplify the spare parts logistics. In addition, the certified drive-integrated safety technology and condition monitoring system for electric drives and pneumatic cylinders considerably reduce the standstill times.

The Rexroth automation kit comprises controls, electric drives, pneumatic systems as well as linear motion and assembly technology adjusted to each other. The only manufacturer of all drive and control technologies develops all components aiming at largest system capability. In this connection, Rexroth combines the global application experience in the photovoltaic industry into one global industry management. For more information please visit:

Rexroth at the PVSEC in Valencia: Hall 4, level 2, booth D09

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the leading drive and control technology specialists worldwide. 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 2009, the company of the Bosch Group with its 34.200 employees generated sales amounting to about EUR 4,1 bn.

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