PI 019-20 Lohr am Main, 2020-08-12

Calculation program for Linear Motion Technology with new functions and greater ease of operation

  • Linear bushings can now be dimensioned
  • Details of lubrication interval and lubricant quantity provided
  • Find a suitable product more quickly with extra selection guide

Since 2008, the Linear Motion Designer has been the first choice when it comes to calculating and dimensioning Rexroth Linear Motion Technology components – and it is being improved all the time. The latest version of the software tool also allows you to dimension linear bushings and, thanks to new functions, enables you to do so even more quickly and conveniently. The Linear Motion Designer is thus an important part of Rexroth’s digital engineering and procurement chain.

Quick, attractive, compact: The updated Linear Motion Designer offers new features for even greater versatility and an application-oriented dimensioning process for profiled rail systems, screw drives and, from now on, linear bushings too.

New selection aids and functions

Thanks to clever selection aids, the user is given even better guidance when dimensioning components and can find a suitable solution more quickly. One example is the selection aid for runner blocks: Once the user has entered all data which are relevant to the calculation, they can use criteria such as the sector and application to specify the future area of use in more detail. On the basis of this information, a preferred runner block is suggested and this block can then be used immediately in the dimensioning process. Predefined movement profiles also allow details of the dynamic cycle to be entered more quickly. Users merely need to specify the stroke and the time and are given results which are precisely tailored to their needs.

The Linear Motion Designer is helpful when it comes to error avoidance too – when the required service life or total travel distance is entered, it shows only the runner blocks that can achieve these conditions mathematically.

Another new feature: Users can bring up details of the lubrication intervals and lubricant quantities for the selected profiled rail systems and screw drives.

Seamless connection to configurator

The configuration of screw drives too is improved on a permanent basis. After all, a suitable bearing unit for ends along with a nut and screw can now be selected via the Linear Motion Designer during dimensioning. As a result, a product catalog is no longer required when switching to the configurator. The user thus gets a complete screw drive unit even more quickly.

The latest version of the Linear Motion Designer is rounded off with a revised calculation guide with basic information regarding linear motion technology and an automatic update function which ensures that the tool is always up to date.

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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