PI 040-19 Lohr am Main, 2019-08-15

CNC system MTX: digitally advanced

Several hundreds of machine tool types already virtually commissioned and connected with Rexroth engineering tools

With the latest software version of the CNC system MTX, Bosch Rexroth is expanding and simplifying the digital engineering of machine tools right through to 3D machining simulations as part of everyday operations. In parallel to the increase in digitalization and connectivity, the engineering and functions of the CNC system have evolved into a practical and proven IoT solution which is already capable of meeting future connectivity requirements today.

Based on the highly effective hardware which is scalable in three stages, the CNC system MTX also offers the best performance available on the market and controls up to 250 CNC axes in up to 60 channels with one control, including the PLC functionality. The latest software version contains software packages both for all popular metal-cutting processes and for beam cutting and hybrid machines.

Engineering is consistently carried out via the central engineering software IndraWorks for planning, parameterizing and testing CNC, PLC and HMI. Manufacturers have already virtually and automatically commissioned several hundreds of machine tool types with the MTX’s digital twin and the integrated software tools. Machine manufacturers can reproduce their know-how in the fully open architecture, safe in the knowledge that it is protected. Furthermore, thanks to realistic 3D machining simulations, end users can identify errors in advance and digitally optimize the machining processes.

MTX is one of the first CNC systems to provide OPC UA Client/Server from the outset. True to its reputation as a pioneer, Bosch Rexroth also supports umati, the cross-manufacturer machine tool information model of the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW). Thanks to these open standards with the CNC system MTX, end users can integrate automated machine tools into heterogeneous IoT environments and the Factory of the Future without the need for any additional effort.

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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