PI 034-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-08-21

Modular conveyor system for quick assembly

Optimized throughout for speed and efficiency: The VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system offers universal and quick application, uncomplicated planning, assembly and particularly low-noise and

The VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system lends for quick planning and assembly and offers low-noise and economical operation

Quick planning, short-term commissioning, high conveying capacity: VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system from Bosch Rexroth is optimized for quick assembly and convinces by particularly low-noise and economical operation. A choice between six track widths between 65 and 320 mm, seven chain sizes and two models in aluminum and stainless steel with FDA-compliant materials opens up a wide spectrum of applications as shown by a current example from the automotive industry.

To continuously improve work environments, noise development is attracting increasing attention. VarioFlow plus is Bosch Rexroth’s major contribution to noise reduction as this conveyor system offers particularly low-noise running characteristics thanks to slide rails with lateral mounting, low-friction materials and patented hinge bolts. At the same time, VarioFlow plus provides optimum sliding properties for reduced wear at tensile forces of up to 1,250 Newton including quick and functionally safe assembly.

The flexible application of the Rexroth chain conveyor system can be illustrated at an example from the automotive industry: For space-saving transportation of roof interior trims with a weight of up to six kg and improved handling, an interlinking solution based on VarioFlow plus has been developed to convey components at a height of approx. three meters directly to the robot unit at the machining station. The solution runs fully automatically. Only filling of the system and uncoupling of the finished roof interior trims is still realized manually. This results in increased productivity as personnel may use the freed up time to complete other tasks. By now, this automotive manufacturer operates four complete manufacturing lines with this solution.

In combination with the MTpro planning software, VarioFlow plus enables considerable time-savings already in the phase of project planning. The individual conveyor system can be realized in just a few steps – from selection of components by “drag-and-drop” including suitable workpiece pallet platforms over configuration down to order placement.

Once delivered, VarioFlow plus also convinces by quick commissioning as user-friendly modular system. This chain conveyor system is made up of standardized, in stock components with smart connection technology for quick assembly.

Economical, precise, safe and energy-efficient Drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth move machinery and systems of any size. The company combines global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, plant construction and engineering, factory automation and renewable energies for the development of innovative components for tailor-made system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and control systems, transmission technology and linear and assembly hardware from a single source. With presence in more than 80 countries and 33,700 employees, the company generated sales of around EUR 5.6 billion in 2014.

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The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and service provider with approx. 360,000 employees worldwide (dated: April 1, 2015). In 2014, it generated sales of EUR 49 billion*. The activities are divided in the four corporate fields Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group includes the Robert Bosch GmbH and its around 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in around 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is present in around 150 countries. This global development, manufacturing and sales network is the precondition for further growth. In 2014, Bosch registered around 4,600 patents worldwide. The strategic targets of the Bosch Group are solutions for a connected lifestyle. With its innovative and inspiring products and services, Bosch improves the quality of life of people all around the globe. Bosch offers ”Technology for life”.

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