PI 036-19 Lohr am Main, 2019-07-01

Plug & Produce – with the electromechanical kit for easy joining applications

Faster setup with cost-effective mechatronic package

  • Modular kit comprising mechanical and electrical components and software
  • Quick and easy product selection and configuration
  • Plug & Produce: time saved during commissioning
  • No programming knowledge required
  • All components from a single source

Bosch Rexroth’s new Smart Function Kit is designed to meet future industrial requirements and provides a mechatronic kit as a perfect basis for system integrators or end-users with process-know-how. It is prepared for an extremely wide range of standardized pressing and joining applications. The modular kit, consisting of mechanical components, electrical components and software, simplifies product selection and configuration as well as commissioning. The Smart Function Kit can be connected via open interfaces and conveniently monitored during operation device independent, for example via tablet. This maximizes transparency, reduces downtime and increases productivity.

The easy, fast and attractively priced kit has been specially designed for pressing and joining functions in the force range of 2 to 30 kN. The modular system consists of hardware and software components: electromechanical cylinder and power sensor, servo motor, drive controller, industrial PC and browserbased HMI software based on HTML 5.

There are numerous different potential areas of application for the new Smart Function Kit – it is ideal for applications where simplicity, fast commissioning and an attractive price are all important criteria. These include press-fitting bearings in housings, crimping cables and hoses as well as inserting, for example, integration of magnets in lamination stacks. Furthermore, the kit is cost-effective at forming processes, such as bending, embossing and deep drawing in the plastics industry. The system is also suitable for measurement and test procedures as well as test stands across an extremely wide range of sectors. The electromechanical kit can either be used as a standalone solution or integrated into higher level systems via field bus. As such, Bosch Rexroth is setting new standards for easy pressing and joining applications.

Fast product selection and commissioning

After the right Smart Function Kit size has been chosen with the selection and sizing tool LinSelect, the final configuration process is carried out in the online configurator. CAD files can then be downloaded and the desired configuration can be ordered via the Rexroth e-shop. All components are delivered as one complete package.

The true highlights of the Smart Function Kit are the intuitive commissioning and process configuration, meaning programming knowledge is not required. The preinstalled operating software including commissioning wizard enables autoparameterization of the servo drive and fast commissioning. This saves up to 95% engineering time and can significantly reduce time-to-market.

Intuitive software – no programming knowledge required

Even during operation, the software is intuitive and can be used without programming knowledge. Thanks to the modern Web HMI, process configuration is realized via drag & drop. The easy graphical creation of evaluation and analysis elements is practically self-explanatory. During operations, the Smart Function Kit can then be conveniently monitored via a tablet. The visualization of status information and process results as well as the live display of the force-displacement curve with subsequent analysis, storage and data export options ensure maximum transparency. All current system parameters are always available at a glance: whether status report, quality statistics or error messages. They appear as plain text in the software and make error handling a doddle. Other predictive maintenance functions and maintenance support are currently in the pipeline. Thanks to all these functions, the Smart Function Kit reduces downtime and maximizes productivity.

“As pioneers in the digitalization of Linear Motion Technology, we are, with the Smart Function Kit, now also launching a special solution for less complex pressing and joining processes. The new product is based on proven Rexroth technology as well as innovative products and solutions throughout the entire process chain and combines our complete know-how,” says Dr. Ulf Lehmann, Head of the Linear Motion Technology at Bosch Rexroth AG.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in 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. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 32,300 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros in 2018.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. 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 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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