PI 045-15 Lohr am Main, 2015-11-06

Universally usable operating and display unit

Universally usable DI4 display: Design visualizations for the operation of mobile working machines at will and diagnose and parameterize BODAS control units.

New Rexroth BODAS DI4 display for modern operating concepts with service functions in mobile working machines

  • Flexible application and integration options
  • Freely programmable with CODESYS 3.5
  • Parameterization of other controllers without additional service tools

Rexroth expands its BODAS modular system for mobile electronics with the new BODAS DI4 display, a universally useable operating unit for mobile working machines. It is programmed with the CODESYS 3.5 development environment and opens up extensive opportunities for individual visualization and allocation of functions. In addition, the DI4 simplifies the diagnosis and re-parameterization of BODAS controllers connected via CAN bus. To do so, service engineers load the new data sets via the integrated USB interface and "flash" them onto the corresponding controller in the mobile working machine.

Ease of use and ergonomically optimized control panels are increasing in influence for end users when it come to the decision on which mobile working machines to purchase. For this reason, machine manufacturers are looking for control panels with functions and visualizations that can be freely designed and that can be flexibly incorporated into the cockpit. The BODAS DI4 display fulfills these requirements for hardware and software purposes. Manufacturers program the new generation of display with the CODESYS 3.5 development environment, which is available globally. They can visualize any of the machine functions both statically and dynamically. In addition to two hardkeys for set functions, 12 freely programmable function buttons are available. In addition, the driver can intuitively select functions without visual contact with the control panel with a turn/push button. Ease of use is further increased by the illuminated operating elements and the four color-LED indicator elements.

Easy servicing with the USB interface and "flashing"

The DI4 expands the BODAS mobile electronic modular system and additionally simplifies the servicing of mobile working machines. Using the display as a master, authorized maintenance technicians or operators can access other BODAS control units from Rexroth integrated in the machine without an external diagnosis tester and also outside of workshops. The display reads out active and saved errors and therefore accelerates the diagnosis. The service engineer can load new parameters for the BODAS controller via the integrated USB interface, with a USB stick for example, or transfer new application programs by "flashing".

Various installation positions are possible

Designers can use the DI4 as a stand-alone unit or position the extremely flat display almost flush in the cockpit – either portrait or landscape. The DI4 can be rotated in 90-degree steps and is equally suitable for left-handers and right-handers thanks to its symmetrical layout. The standard version includes two video interfaces, two CAN 2.0B interfaces and a USB interface, as well as numerous analog and digital inputs and outputs. The PRO version also includes a touch display, with which you can swipe through functions, an Ethernet interface and it will also have a Bluetooth interface in future.

In addition, by using the preinstalled PDF viewer and audio and video player, machine manufacturers can make multimedia-based content available. This simplifies the learning curve and supports users in the proper use of seldom-used functions.

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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