PI 075-16 Lohr am Main, 2016-10-25

Simple programming and networking

Hydraulics meets industry 4.0: The robust industrial PCs of the IndraControl V series integrate the powerful Motion Logic Control MLC with Open Core interface.

IndraControl V control cabinet PC with newly integrated IndraMotion MLC extends i4.0 capability of Bosch Rexroth electric hydraulics.

  • Industrial PC as new platform for IndraMotion with Open Core interface functionality
  • High-performance control for hydraulic, electric and hybrid drives
  • Shortened time-to-market thanks to virtual commissioning
  • Live demonstration at EuroBLECH: Synchronization control with two AirDrive axes

According to the trade fair motto “Connected Automation i4.0 now”, Bosch Rexroth brings its powerful IndraMotion MLC to a high-performance industrial PC platform on the occasion of EuroBLECH for the first time. The control cabinet PCs of the IndraControl V series are suitable as control for hydraulic, electro-hydraulic and hybrid drive concepts. The Open Core Interface technology is also available; by means of this technology, engineering, testing and commissioning can be considerably simplified in favor of a shorter time-to-market.

With the Open Core Interface technology, Bosch Rexroth also builds a bridge in the hydraulics area between PLC-based automation and the IT world with its highly efficient technologies and networking possibilities. High-level language-based applications may, for example, directly access control and drive functions or Java applications may transfer machine data to the IoT cloud for analysis, evaluation and processing. In this way, intelligent machine functions can be programmed faster and more easily or new service approaches can be realized with little effort integrating the Internet of Things and Services (IoT).

Apart from that, Open Core Interface creates the bases for model-based engineering, simulations and a virtual commissioning. As the universal IndraMotion MLC can be integrated into the engineering as Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL), extensive and risk-free tests up to and including a virtual commissioning are already possible before the machine has been set-up. As, for example, programming errors can be corrected and control algorithms optimized at an early stage, the engineering quality will increase and the time-to-market will simultaneously be shortened.

The integrated IndraMotion MLC simplifies the automation of hydraulic, electrical and hybrid drives with integrated open standards such as Sercos for an Ethernet-based real-time communication. It supports both, central and distributed architectures, controls up to 99 axes simultaneously and comprises numerous hydraulic controllers for fast implementation of new, intelligent machine functions.

Bosch Rexroth will demonstrate the capacity of IndraMotion MLC which is now available on the IndraControl V industrial PC at EuroBLECH by means of several demonstration applications. One demonstration shows a synchronism scenario with two AirDrive axes each of which lets one hover ball hover at a defined height while simultaneously compensating external interference factors. The control logics is graphically programmed in the Mathworks Simulink simulation environment and connected to the machine control as Hardware-in-the-Loop via the Open Core Interface.

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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