035-13 Lohr am Main, 2013-04-10

More Speed with CHoose: the configurator for Rexroth Compact Hydraulics

CHoose is a new configuration tool for compact hydraulic products by Bosch Rexroth which accelerates the design process for machine manufacturers. The software program allows the user to configure a customized solution, for instance a hydraulic integrated circuit or a compact directional valve, in a very comfortable way: all it takes is to select the most suitable Rexroth components from the database, and integrate them directly in the circuit via “drag and drop”. The user can set detailed parameters such as pressure settings, coil voltages and connection types.

The layout of the desired individual solution can then be realized with components set in whatever position the customer requests. CHoose suggests a range of possible configurations in order to identify the best solution. Additionally, the software includes the so called “design tips”. This document supports the user in creating an accurate product configuration.

CHoose output formats are very flexible thanks to the 2D and 3D drawings that customers can easily open on their computers. Furthermore, the project parameters area allows the user to include commercial and technical details which are constantly checked by an error proof system. An extensive report includes all information necessary to have a complete overview of the final project.

The CHoose configuration tool currently covers Hydraulic Integrated Circuits and Compact Directional Valves. For the second half of 2013 it is planned to further increase the value for the user by adding the Rexroth product lines Compact Power Modules and Compact Motion Control Valves.

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, pneumatics, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 37,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 6.5 billion euros in 2012.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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