071-10 Lohr, 2010-09-28

Easily Integrated in Less Time


The HNC100-3X also supports PROFINET RT in addition to the PROFIBUS DP and CanOpen interfaces.

Rexroth Motion Controls for Hydraulics are now even more user-friendly

Simplified commissioning and additional functionality especially tuned for fluid technology mean that Rexroth Motion Controls for Hydraulic Drives can be realized in even less time. Their seamless integration into diverse automation architectures is assured through open interfaces to standard field buses and Ethernet protocols and through an Ethernet service interface. Engineering time is significantly reduced thanks to the application experience embedded in the software.

Rexroth is expanding its scalable hardware and software Motion Control Program for Hydraulic Drives with a new generation of freely configurable VT-HACD-2X control cards. At the same time the Drive & Control Company is offering a new Ethernet service interface to its high-performance, modular HNC100-3X hydraulic controllers for Multi-Axis Motion Control. Both control systems internally compensate the special aspects of fluid technology so that automation can be treated separately to drive physics.

Freely configurable control card

The new VT-HACD-2X control card in hat rail mounted format now supports EtherNET/IP communication in addition to PROFIBUS. Decentralized control in real-time, VT-HACD-2X closes the control loops for position, velocity pressure and force while allowing “bump-less” priority override with alternating control irrespective of the machine control’s cycle time. Free and easy configurability using the BODAC parameterization software enables demanding sequences of movement to be realized quickly regardless of their complexity.

In the latest version, the Motion Control with three control loops and a second SSI channel opens up a high degree of freedom for complex movement tasks. And Rexroth also guarantees full compatibility of the software with the previous series. The user can still use all existing parameter files of the previous version without conversion.

Ethernet service interface for HNC100-3x

With its new HNC100-3X Motion Control generation, Rexroth is expanding the possible uses of the electro-hydraulic NC control family. The scalable hardware in controller format controls up to four electro-hydraulic axes. The HNC100-3X also supports PROFINET RT in addition to the PROFIBUS DP and CanOpen interfaces. Together with the WIN-PED7 operation and parameterization software, the new Ethernet-based service interface for parameterization and diagnostics makes for quicker integration in modular machine concepts. The functions and dialogues of WIN-PED7 are based on the application experiences of several thousand axes on may diverse machine types. They greatly simplify handling and guide the commissioning engineer through the entire process.

Expanded high-performance hydraulic controllers with coordinated NC commands help commissioning engineers to quickly realize many complex tasks. The functionality includes both active and passive synchronization for up to four axes with optimally controlled position synchronization and load distribution. Furthermore, improved curve functionalities and extended diagnostic options open up additional applications for highly dynamic and precise movements. The HNC100-3x also enables the mixed operation of electric and hydraulic drives, including in synchronization.

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 2009 Bosch Rexroth part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 4.1 billion Euro with 34,200 employees.

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