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PI 029-17 Lohr am Main, 2017-06-12

Get the right runner blocks with digital turbo power

The online configurator for runner blocks guides the user quickly and intuitively through the selection process, prevents configuration errors and even makes the CAD data available before ordering.

The new online configurator shows the full versatility of the Rexroth program and guides the user quickly and securely through selecting and ordering.

  • Do it yourself: easy 24/7 configuring and instant ordering
  • Fast configuration with over 1 million possible combinations of components
  • Completely digital process, CAD data available even before ordering

Bosch Rexroth has expanded its series of completely digital eTools for linear motion technology: The new online configurator for runner blocks depicts the company’s full range of ball and roller rail systems. Therefore, in just a few steps, the user can define and order their own custom product. Automatic plausibility checks prevent configuration errors, particularly when individual selections are changed retrospectively. The user can download a 2D or 3D model before ordering. An accompanying 3D drawing in PDF format makes it easier to swap parts before completing the order in the eShop.

With a building system for more than 1 million possible combination of components, users of the new online configurator benefit from an extraordinarily high degree of customization with minimal engineering time. In keeping with the demands of a smart factory, Rexroth also produces small quantities all the way down to a batch size of one. Design engineers are able to quickly and easily configure the runner blocks precisely to their requirements and order the individual amounts required via the completely digital process – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Defining the runner block starts with selecting the guide type, followed by the desired size, format and design. In the next steps, the configurator will request the preload, precision class and seal type, then options such as ball chain, initial lubrication/lubricant and attachments. Lastly, it can be defined on the left, right or on two sides, for example for a lube fitting or additional seal.

Once you have registered and logged in, configurations can be saved as a project and viewed later. This saves even more time when ordering, which is done seamlessly via the linked Bosch Rexroth eShop. The user can request the 2D and 3D CAD data in various formats before ordering. In addition, a rotatable 3D drawing in PDF format will be sent automatically, which also shows a detailed view of the combined components using the component tree. Using this, purchasers can therefore still coordinate with the specialist department before completing the order. If you need advice, the online configurator also allows an additional contact request.

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.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com , www.iot.bosch.com , www.bosch-press.com , www.twitter.com/BoschPresse .

 

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Susanne Herzlieb
Maria-Theresien-Straße 23
97816 Lohr am Main
Phone: +49 9352 18-1573
susanne.herzlieb@boschrexroth.de




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