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New product selection tool saves time and provides optimum results

Integrated digital engineering: New selection and sizing tool LinSelect for linear axis and actuators from Rexroth.

LinSelect from Rexroth closes the digital workflow from product selection right through to the electronic order

With the LinSelect software, design engineers will in future be able to find the optimal linear axes and actuators from around 100,000 possible Rexroth product variants in just five steps. The new selection tool completes the digital workflow from product selection right through to ordering in the Rexroth eShop. Here, selecting complete axes and actuators extends beyond the mechanicals; it also encompasses suitable Rexroth motors and drive controllers. Rexroth will present an alpha version for the first time at the Automatica trade fair.

With LinSelect, Bosch Rexroth closes the workflow for an integrated digital engineering process, from selection right through to configuration and on to the electronic order in the eShop. Even inexperienced users are guided intuitively through the selection process, without the need for laborious training and familiarization. In just five steps, the software narrows down the number of possible variants based on individual needs. As well as a pure calculation of mathematical parameters, the software developers have also integrates algorithms with comprehensive application specific know-how of linear motion systems. In addition to pure mechanicals, the tool also suggests suitable Rexroth motor and drive controllers.

LinSelect is already being tested by its first users ahead of the first version release. The users' suggestions and wishes with regard to user experience among other things will be integrated into the tool's further development.

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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