PI 015-20 Lohr am Main, 2020-07-15

Linear Motion Technology: update for runner block and guide rail configurator

Easier configuration, wider range of functions

  • Runner block configurator: now for integrated measuring systems too
  • The “additional machining” category for guide rails: is unique anywhere in the world.
  • The new IMScompact measuring system is integrated into both configurators.

With the new versions of its configurators, Bosch Rexroth makes user guidance easier and the configuration process even more intuitive than it was before. The links to the online catalog and the Rexroth e-shop ensure that orders are processed quickly. At the same time, info buttons in both configurators provide useful information and help.

Runner block configurator: Now including integrated measuring systems

Thanks to the new design and numerous functional updates, users can reach their goal even more quickly. Icons such as GoTo or Top Seller show the quickest way to a suitable product, including its availability in the warehouse. The clear symbols also show if a user is outside the standard. In these cases, the OPT (Optional) icon indicates that the price and delivery time for the chosen product combinations may change.

Ball runner and roller runner blocks with an integrated measuring system can now be configured too. The tools which were previously separate were combined during the update, thus saving constructors valuable time. For ball runner blocks, the new IMScompact magnetic measuring system can also be integrated. In terms of the products available, double-lipped seals for ball runner blocks are now available in size 15.

Guide rail configurator: Additional machining now possible

The updated configurator for guide rails also takes into account the new, particularly space-saving IMScompact measuring system. With one-piece standard roller or standard ball guide rails, additional machining steps can also be defined in the configurator. Options such as additional mouting holes, pin holes or front-side threads can be specified via a visual representation. This function makes the guide rail configurator unique anywhere in the world. Also new: for multi-piece rails (ball and roller guide rails), asymmetric impacts can also be selected as a category.

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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, roughly 31,000 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros in 2019.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 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 provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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