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Ready for Industry 4.0: New generation of industrial PCs

IndraControl VPB40.4 from Rexroth

Specially designed for harsh environments and high demands on computing power: The latest IPC generation from Rexroth with new processors and numerous expansion options.

The IndraControl VPB40.4 from Rexroth with significantly enhanced performance

The control and the regulation of complex processes and systems in harsh environmental conditions: Only high-performance industrial PCs meet these requirements. Industry 4.0 applications, in particular, further increase the automation requirements for IPCs. Bosch Rexroth offers the new IndraControl VPB40.4 IPC generation with significantly more computing and graphics performance at its disposal. The latest multi-core processors, a variety of interfaces and expansion options are the basis for solving demanding automation and networking tasks in applications for the Internet of Things.

The new IndraControl VPB40.4 industrial PCs are based on the system architecture of the previous generation that is proven to work in rugged conditions. Equipped with the latest Intel processors, these devices offer several times more performance than their predecessors.

Together with the much more powerful graphics performance, the VPB40.4 also supports the most demanding visualization requirements, as they will be needed for future machines and system concepts. For the visualization and operation of the system, the new VPB40.4 industrial PCs can be combined with the tried and tested, robust operating displays of the IndraControl VDP series, for example in a multi touch version.

In addition to the high-performance Intel processors, the new industrial PCs include two Gbit LAN network connections, seven USB interfaces, as well as a connection for the operating display and another for monitors with display port interfaces. Either two or four plug-in locations for PCI and PCIe plug-in cards are available for hardware extensions. For mass memory, users can choose between conventional hard disks and wear-free solid state storage. Bosch Rexroth delivers the industrial PCs with either Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating system. The pre-installed software includes language extensions, embedded and security features, as well as software tools for the maintenance and diagnosis of the unit.

The new industrial PCs are supplemented by high-performance software packages for control, regulation, visualization, data processing, analysis, and networking, among other things. This makes IndraControl VPB40.4 the optimum solution to meet various requirements in both current and future Industry 4.0 applications.

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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