PI 024-17 Lohr am Main, 2017-05-19

The perfect shaft around the clock

The online configurator for precision steel shafts of linear bushings reduces engineering using modern and intuitive user guidance with plausibility check.

Simple and comprehensive: The new online configurator for precision steel shafts of linear bushings saves valuable time in engineering.

  • Shafts made to measure: a wide range of variants, simple configuration
  • New: specific machining at the ends of the shaft
  • CAD models in various formats available immediately

Bosch Rexroth has once again expanded its series of new eTools for linear motion technology: The new online configurator for precision steel shafts of linear bushings intuitively guides design engineers and technicians through the design and ordering process with a continuous plausibility check. Both ends of the shaft can also be determined individually using simple parameterization during customized engineering. Even before pricing and placing orders in their shopping cart, the user already receives access to the 3D and 2D shaft data to integrate them into their CAD model.

In addition to solid and tubular shafts, shafts with support rail, which provide protection against deformation when transporting heavy loads over long distances, can now also be configured using the new linear motion technology eTool from Bosch Rexroth. Depending on the type of shaft, lengths range from 15 to 6,850 mm and diameters from 3 to 110 mm.

Using various machining methods, users can design the left and right ends of the shaft differently, e.g. with female and male threads, spigots or by annealing. Further machining options include widths across flats and surfaces in L or U form, grooves, countersinks and keyways. An automatic plausibility check prevents errors during the design phase and provides additional instructions.

With the new online configurator, Bosch Rexroth provides a completely digital ordering process – including pricing and the automatic generation of production orders and CAD data. At the end of the simple and quick configuration and ordering procedure, the user receives an order confirmation with a unique material number for solid and tubular shafts, which allows them to order the linear motion technology component again without having to repeat the configuration process. Furthermore, the user can immediately download 2D and 3D CAD data of the configured shaft for their model in various formats.

The new online configurator is available now in eight languages.

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 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. 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.” 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 nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

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