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Improved ergonomics and increased safety

Solutions for stepless hydraulic height adjustment for workbenches, tables and other work frames form the highlight of current upgrades.

Rexroth is upgrading its Basic Mechanic Elements kit with components for customized configuration of manual workstations

  • Stepless hydraulic height adjustment offers freedom of movement
  • Color concept makes ESD-capable components visible
  • Safe line routing in new VDE-certified cable ducts

Rexroth, the production technology specialist, is upgrading its Basic Mechanic Elements kit. New solutions for hydraulic stepless height adjustment support optimization of the man-machine interface due to improved ergonomics in workbenches, tables and work frames. Furthermore, the new color concept for ESD conductive plastic parts and VDE certified aluminum cable ducts increase safety during installation.

Ergonomically designed workstations are among the measures that most significantly increase performance in production. For this reason, Rexroth is offering new lifting modules which can be used to individually and steplessly adjust the height of tables, work frames and workstations by up to 400 mm using a crank handle. The sturdy design allows bearing loads of 800 N. Prefilling and quick couplings – for which there are also additional adapters and connection plates – make installation easier. In order to increase safety, the lifting modules are fitted with friction clutches and valves that prevent uncontrolled falling and damage to the system in the case of line breakage.

The color concept for plastic parts and the aluminum cable ducts from Rexroth are also characterized by a high level of functionality and safety. Now users can immediately identify the properties of covers from their color. The permanently volume-conductive plastic parts in "black ESD" differ considerably from those in "signal gray" which meet the demand for a harmonious appearance. Another new addition to the MGE program are ESD-conductive, aluminum cable ducts that comply with standards. They are certified by VDE and can be mounted on profiles with dimensions of 40 mm and 45 mm. Clip-on mounting bases ensure both electrical isolation of the duct and frame and fast installation that does not require machining. Users can lay wires and tubing in a safe and protected manner with the appropriate curve elements – even in the transition area. All components have been adapted to the Rexroth Basic Mechanic Elements kit and can be combined with its components.

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 31.100 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.4 billion euros in 2015.

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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). The company generated sales of 70.6 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. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. 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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