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Digital engineering in Linear Motion Technology: Rexroth is expanding its range of eTools

With its extensive range of eTools, Bosch Rexroth makes engineering and ordering processes fundamentally easier for Linear Motion Technology.

Engineering tools and configurators guide the user purposefully through the digital selection process and sustainably reduce the time-to-market

What do the configuration of a Linear Motion System and online shopping have in common? In the case of Bosch Rexroth, the answer is easy: Thanks to numerous intuitive eTools, selecting, dimensioning and ordering components and systems for Linear Motion Technology is just as easy and convenient as shopping online in general. Because while you used to have to trawl through parts catalogues and look up the right material numbers, the majority of this is now done by online configurators and engineering tools. In order that machine and system designers can also benefit from more efficient workflows in the future, Rexroth is constantly redeveloping its range of digital tools and ensures new functions and even better handling with its updates.

No matter if it's linear axes, actuators, linear guides or screw assemblies: with the eTool portfolio which has be constantly expanded over the years, virtually all of the Rexroth Linear Motion Technology components can be planned, designed and ordered effectively. This also applies So Rexroth has recently incorporated new configurators for runner blocks as well as for precision steel shafts of linear bushings, in its comprehensive tool environment.

And all the digital tools have one thing in common: they are based on Rexroth's years of extensive engineering knowledge and provide the user with a complete tool chain which ranges from the very first idea all the way to delivery and basically makes dimensioning and product searching much easier and faster. Rexroth also makes the CAD data of the completed configurations available immediately for various 3D and 2D systems. The complete digital engineering system not only ensures shorter time-to-market, it also helps to consistently avoid dimensioning errors.

While continually improving its engineering tools, Rexroth regularly updates its software to make it more efficient and convenient.

So the latest version of LinSelect, the selection and sizing tool for linear axes and actuators first introduced in 2016 offers a much larger range of functions and more convenient handling. As well as six new language versions, the selection and calculation algorithms were optimized using valuable customer feedback as a basis. Furthermore, LinSelect also provides access to all new products and configuration variations and was improved again in terms of menu functions and display options.

As part of these updates, the layout of the tools has been gradually designed to have a uniform look and feel providing the user with simple operation in accordance with the latest standards.

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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