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A viable concept: Bosch Rexroth presents new heavy-duty connectors – also suitable for dynamic loads

More possibilities, more safety: with the new heavy-duty connector 180x180 dynamic load, machine frames made from aluminum strut profiles can now venture into new territory.

Rexroth strut profiles pass tests by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the safe absorption of high static and dynamic loads

Bosch Rexroth extends the modular system of its Basic Mechanic Elements. Thanks to the new heavy-duty connector 180x180 dynamic load, machine frames made from aluminum strut profiles can be used even more flexibly. When combined with strut profiles and the new heavy-duty connectors, high static and dynamic loads can now be absorbed safely. Users have more flexibility in setting up their machine frames and can increase the deployable radius. To achieve its usual quality requirements, Rexroth has recently put great emphasis on the handling of dynamic loads and successfully subjected the new heavy-duty connectors to a test procedure by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

The use of the new heavy load connectors is as simple as it is versatile: a connector can be applied at any position, so processing of the strut profiles is not necessary. Heavy-duty connectors are available for 90x90, 90x180 and 90x360 focus profiles, and the necessary fastening set is available as an accessory. During constructive design, users are supported by a calculation program which is already integrated into the Rexroth MTpro planning software. MTpro is also suitable for the planning and design of the entire assembly technology.

New color concept – diverse setup possibilities

The new heavy-duty connectors fit seamlessly into the comprehensive Basic Mechanic Elements program and are an additional module for the implementation of needs-based machine frame solutions. Users are supported during implementation by an expansion of the plastic cover caps and cover profile program: black cover caps and cover profiles are characterized by their ESD conductivity and are predestined for applications in the field of electronics. However, the new signal gray color variants allow for a restrained overall appearance with a focus on customer-specific design elements.

Anyone interested can gain a comprehensive overview of the productivity and services spectrum of the Basic Mechanic Elements modular system from the new website "Aluminum profiles – solutions & components", where the Basic Mechanic Elements products will be summarized in the future. In addition to the products themselves, you can find numerous applications and use examples from assembly technology there.

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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