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Automated maintenance options for Compact Modules improve machine availability

Rexroth compact modules can now also be connected to one-point lubrication systems.

Rexroth supports centralized lubrication concepts for modern maintenance concepts

Systematic evaluations of machine downtimes show enormous potential for improvement. Many failures are caused by incorrect maintenance intervals and lubricants. More and more machine manufacturers and end users are eliminating these risks associated with manual maintenance. Rexroth supports the trend towards automated process. Electromechanical Cylinders and now also Compact Modules are ready for implementing into automated maintenance system.

More and more machine manufacturers and end users utilize preventative maintenance to improve machine availability. An important instrument in this is automated and controlled lubrication. In modern concepts, users can additionally control lubrication according to the running distance. These demand based maintenance concepts reduce lubricant consumption and ensure high availability of the connected systems.

With the new lubrication possibilities Rexroth is now also transferring these preventative maintenance approaches to the Compact Modules. The ready-to-install Compact Modules are particularly well suited to automated handling tasks. Both the toothed belt and ball screw assembly drive types fit perfectly in liquid grease and oil lubrication systems. Lubricant ports supply the integrated ball rail systems of the Compact Modules and guarantee an evenly distributed lubricant even in wall mounted installations. Rexroth offers a third port for the ball screw assembly drive type.

Lubrication is independent of the axis position and possible also during operation. Design engineers therefore have a higher degree of freedom for the placement of the linear motion systems as they do not have to take access for manual maintenance lubrication into account. The connection to a automated lubrication system is a standard option and has no influence on the technical performance. Users will be able to select the lubricant ports with a mouse click as part of the online configuration of the Compact Modules. The lubrication option automatically generated into CAD model. The lubrication concepts are available for sizes 090, 110, 145 and 200. Similar options are already available for the Electromechanical Cylinders of the product families EMC and EMC-HD.

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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