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ActiveMover with linear motor for quick planning

It is already in use in numerous sectors: highly productive transfer system for practically all tasks imaginable.

The modular transfer system from Bosch Rexroth covers a wide range of sectors and applications

Using the software MTpro for planning and designing assembly technology systems, Bosch Rexroth is simplifying the planning process for ActiveMover, a highly dynamic transfer system based on linear motors. ActiveMover unlocks the potential to increase productivity with the same flexibility for small batch sizes, thanks to the quick and precise positioning of the workpiece pallet.

With the software MTpro from Rexroth, users can assemble their made-to-measure ActiveMover built from straight and curved sections with a vertical-mounted linear motor, without any knowledge of CAD. Simply click on the corresponding module in the configuration interface and it merges into a closed oval in the desired dimensions. Moreover, order lists including all accessories will be issued automatically. The user can export the fully configured ActiveMover in different kind of CAD systems.

With ActiveMover, the user can individually control any number of workpiece pallets and freely program them in the direction of travel, acceleration and target position. The workpiece pallets approach the target position with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.01 mm. Using direct drive technology, they accelerate in a highly dynamic manner with up to 4 g and therefore shortens cycle times. Users can also install very gentle sequences of movements to bring loosely mounted assemblies safely to the next station. An integrated collision assistant prevents accidental collisions. Available in two versions, the transfer system covers the transport of workpieces weighing up to 10 kg.

The transfer system fits into various automation environments with a broad range of communication protocols such as PROFINET, Ethernet IP and EtherCat. Predefined function blocks for common controls accelerate commissioning and increase the flexibility required for fast conversions.

The combination of precision, dynamics and flexibility meets the requirements in a wide range of sectors. ActiveMover is already being used by numerous customers from the automotive industry as well as in cleanrooms in electrical/electronics production and in healthcare applications. You can use practically all process steps imaginable, from filling, assembly, pressing and fastening to coordinated testing processes. After completion of the series start-up, in which Bosch Rexroth exclusively delivered pre-assembled modules, users can now order the ActiveMover in quickly-available individual components.

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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