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PI 007-20 Lohr am Main, 2020-04-02

IMScompact: guidance and measuring requiring no additional space

New integrated measuring system from Rexroth for handling applications

With its sensor system completely integrated in the ball runner block, the new IMScompact integrated measuring system determines the exact position with a high repetition accuracy of ± 1 µm. IMScompact enhances the range of linear guides with integrated measuring systems from size 15, making the measuring system for ball rail systems a compact and cost-effective extension for smaller machines. The integration into the runner block ensures high EMC protection, which means IMScompact is also suitable for use in combination with linear motors. The measuring system is not subject to wear and either incremental or absolute. It increases precision and dynamics, particularly for handling applications or general automation solutions.

IMScompact determines the position of the runner block by means of non-contact measurement with an absolute precision of ± 20 µm per meter and a repetition accuracy of ± 1 µm at speeds of up to 5 m/s. For this purpose, magnetic tape is stuck in and fixed along the entire length of the linear guide. The runner block’s steel body shields the integrated encoder against magnetic interference like a Faraday cage, allowing the integrated measuring system to provide exact values even in combination with linear motors. Its contact-free, zero-wear measuring principle and its insensitivity towards dust, impact and vibrations make the IMScompact particularly durable. Its dimensions are the same as those of standard systems, except for the cable outlet on the side of the runner block, which means it can be integrated into existing designs without changes to the construction. Complete integration into the runner block makes additional attachments unnecessary, reducing system costs and avoiding interfering contours.

The measuring system is equipped with an incremental 1Vpp or TTL interface and an absolute SSI encoder interface. The measuring length is up to 17,8 m with several rail sections. Design and commissioning are facilitated by the use of standard components. The linear guides are configured online with IMScompact. While the absolute version is always delivered with a connector, users can specify if they want an open cable end for the incremental variant. The cable works with cable track chains and cable length is freely selectable. As an accessory, Bosch Rexroth offers an external digital display, which can be used, for example, to measure component lengths in fixture construction.

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.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 403,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 77.9 billion euros in 2019. 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 subsidiary and regional companies in 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 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 72,000 associates in research and development.

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