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More computing power for higher productivity

Higher functional variety and shorter cycle times: The new control hardware IndraControl L75.

Upgrade of the control hardware for motion logic systems by Rexroth

OEMs increasingly relocate more functions into software. The available computing power of the control hardware is a decisive parameter for possible range of functions and shorter cycle times. With the upgrade to IndraControl L75 with a multi-core processor, Bosch Rexroth increases the performance of the control hardware by more than 25 percent at the same price in comparison to IndraControl L65. With this, the motion logic systems can increase their productivity further.

IndraControl L75 expands the performance scaling of the controller-based control units in top hat rail format by Rexroth. Due to the full functional compatibility with the other versions, OEMs can scalable adjust the control hardware to the respective jobs. Machine concepts can therefore modularized more freely. Depending on the configuration of the machines, the manufacturers can map for example different numbers of axes or functionalities without additional programming effort. At the same time, the increased computing power also guarantees shortest cycle times even with complex motion tasks for higher productivity.

Rexroth supports this with fast on-board I/O and simple expandability with inline I/O component groups as well as functional modules, for example a cam controller or real time cross-communication with other control units. The IndraControl L controller family flexibly integrates into diverse automation structures. With its Multi-Ethernet interface it supports the real time protocols Sercos, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET RT as well as the fieldbus connection via PROFIBUS.

The control platform forms the hardware foundation for the motion logic systems IndraLogic XLC for simple to sophisticated PLC applications, IndraMotion MLC for complex motion applications, as well as IndraMotion MTX for CNC applications. All Rexroth control units support the option of using high-level language programming for Industry 4.0 applications beyond standard CODESYS V3-based PLC programming. With it, users are able to create customized functions in their preferred development environment. They can access firmware functions directly and independently from the PLC machine program even from external devices.

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, and Factory Automation 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 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. 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 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations 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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