PI 026-17 Lohr am Main, 2017-05-29

Multi-Axis Control NY4114: High-performance with IT standards for Industry 4.0

IT standards and high-performance drive system at the core: NY4114 from Rexroth for motion control of complex processes in increasingly connected manufacturing lines.

Complete Rexroth automation system with Linux operating system and Eclipse development environment for connected applications.

Rexroth is expanding its portfolio of high-performance controls that are common in the semiconductor industry by adding an open, Linux-based version. The Motion Control NY4114 uses additional IT standards, such as the Eclipse development environment with programming in C languages and open Ethernet-based communication in horizontally and vertically networked Industry 4.0 environments. The modular, multi-axis control performs position control of servo and stepper motors extremely fast at 32 kHz and, at the same time, processes extensive I/O signals.

When manufacturing semiconductors, solar cells and displays, the highest levels of precision and dynamics are crucial. That is why manufacturers are increasingly connecting their production with cloud-based applications and Industry 4.0 concepts. They therefore expect consistently open standards with minimal integration effort from future-proof automation solutions. The new Motion Control NY4114 from Rexroth has precisely these characteristics. It combines a motion control with high precision and dynamics with established IT standards. It can be quickly integrated into new, networked environments, thereby shortening the time to market for new solutions.

Application programs in C languages

The NY4114 controls complex processes in a compact unit with drive functions, I/O processing, simulations and diagnosis. Drive modules also make DC bus voltage for stepper and servo motors from 15VDC to 150VDC possible. At the core of the control are modern, multi-core processors with 1 GB RAM. The open Linux operating system with real-time extension fits with all the common IT structures of manufacturing companies. Users program the multi-axis control using the Eclipse development environment with the world's most used programming languages C and C++. In addition, a development environment based on Visual Studio with C, C++ and .NET programming is also available.

Sampling rate of 32 kHz for high-precision control

Motion Control combines the highest dynamics and precision. Position control is done at the core with a sampling rate of 32 kHz and numerous feed forward and filter options. In addition, it supports complex "multiple input multiple output" (MIMO) control algorithms for special functions. Thanks to its open software architecture, the NY4114 allows for the flexible implementation of demanding processes in high-tech applications with complex process requirements.

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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