012-13 Lohr, 2013-02-18

Knowledge saves energy

Didacta 2013

eLearning, classroom-based sessions, and training systems from Rexroth teach the necessary expertise so that companies can use energy in the most efficient, resource-saving way possible.

Rexroth offers tailored training programs for the trend toward energy efficiency

Energy is becoming increasingly sparse – and expensive – while global demand is simultaneously increasing. Above all, intelligent automation solutions help companies use energy in the most efficient and resource-saving way possible. Automation not only increases productivity, but also helps reduce operating costs and meet environmental protection goals. One of the prerequisites is that employees are aware of efficient energy use and have pertinent skills. Rexroth now offers training programs for companies specially tailored to this topic under the umbrella of the Drive & Control Academy.

If companies want to take full advantage of the efficiency potential of their machine systems, they have to see things in the big picture. Rexroth is an expert for electronics, hydraulics, mechanics, and pneumatics and understands every interaction between these technologies with precision. Based on this concept, the drive and control specialist developed its Rexroth 4EE (for Energy Efficiency) system. The approach allows companies to increase energy efficiency across all automation applications and types of machines. The continuing education offer from Rexroth for the trend of energy efficiency combines classic, digitalized, and real-life teaching and learning methods. Associates who take part learn the necessary basis knowledge and expertise through eLearning, classroom-based sessions, and training systems.

Basic knowledge via eLearning

eLearning – or independent, computer-based learning – presents numerous advantages: students are location and time independent, they can set their learning pace themselves, and can go back through the interactive curriculum as many times as wanted or needed. Within the framework of the new e4EE basic training, participants learn foundational knowledge about energy efficiency and get to know the Rexroth 4EE concept. After completing the course, they are then able to recognize characteristic starting points for thee energy-related optimization of a plant.

The e4EE Sytronix basic training course has now been added and covers energy efficiency potential for Sytronix variable speed pump drives from Rexroth. The contents include technical background and in-depth knowledge about valve and displacement control, demand control, and variable speed pump drives components as well as the parameters for selecting such a drive. That gives users project planning help for complete system design as well as knowledge in terms of operating cycles and energy recovery options.

Expertise in classroom-based courses

Technicians, service technicians, and engineers from the fields of project planning, commissioning, and plant maintenance can build on this foundational knowledge using various system training courses to explore the subject at a deeper level. The new training sessions for the Sytronix variable speed pump drives from Rexroth teach knowledge and skills for the design, commissioning, diagnosis, or repairs for variable speed pump drives. Through exercises, participants become familiar with the components of the system and gain an understanding of their functionality.

Systematic preparation for real-life situations

Rexroth's modular design of training systems for use in training facilities, give both beginners and advanced learners practical knowledge in the fields of hydraulics, pneumatics, electric drive and control technology, mechatronics and automation. For example, the DS4 training system depicts the operating behavior of modern hydraulic switch mechanisms. For the tried-and-tested DS4, there is now a compact entry-level version that is only half as wide. It is available in two different pressure supplies: either with a conventional fixed displacement pump or with the energy-efficient, speed-controlled Sytronix FcP pump drive. This version not only saves energy costs, but can also illustrate the functionality of this energy-efficient system for training purposes.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for mobile and machinery applications, engineering, factory automation as well as renewable energies. The company covers the requirements and special needs of each of these markets. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2011, Bosch Rexroth, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 6.4 billion euros with 38,400 employees.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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