PI 028-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-07-11

Easily configured and quick to deliver

More variants and a faster design and procurement process that's what manufacturers of mobile working machines can expect from the configurator for load sensing valves of the M4 family from Rexroth.

Rexroth launches a new version of the M4 Configurator for M4 load sensing valves

  • Expanded preferred program with delivery within three weeks
  • Significantly expanded portfolio of possible variants
  • Direct connectivity to the Rexroth eShop

Ever shorter innovation cycles in machine building have made the desire for faster product development process a constant companion in development departments. With the revised version of the online configurator for M4 load sensing valves, Bosch Rexroth helps manufacturers of mobile machinery in this regard in two ways: On the one hand the tool, which is easy and intuitive to operate, makes it quick and easy to master the enormous variety of the flexible valve family and immediately provides necessary design documents. On the other hand, the M4 configurator now provides an expanded preferred program and an eShop connection, which makes the procurement process significantly faster and easier.

Their great versatility and technical features in terms of precision, sensitivity and safety make the "all-rounder" control blocks M4-12 and M4-15 desirable and reliable components for a variety of mobile working machines and their functions. This includes the sensitive boom control in knuckle boom cranes, concrete machines and emergency sky lifts, as well as the use in open-circuit travel drives, drilling equipment, or forestry machines. The number of possible configurations for an M4 control block is correspondingly large.

In order for developers and designers to keep track and quickly come to each individual required solution, Rexroth has put a new version of the M4 configurator online. The revised tool now represents a significantly expanded portfolio. A guided selection process opens up a corresponding number of variants on the basis of the required criteria and options (e.g. mono block input, aluminum-free, type of actuation or end plate).

As soon as a configuration is complete, comprehensive documentation including a schematic, dimensional drawings and 3D models becomes available. These can be immediately incorporated into the design process of the machine manufacturer. Registered users can also return at any time to previously saved projects and adapt them very quickly if necessary in order to save even more time.

The clearly marked preferred program for small quantities, e.g. for prototype development, was expanded and improved: orders in Europe and North America are shipped within three weeks. Thanks to the direct connection to the Rexroth eShop, the ordering process itself saves valuable time.

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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