PI 049-13 Lohr am Main, 2013-06-05

Stage control technology with sensitivity

Stage control system SYB

Stage control system SYB SCIV with multi-touch screen

New control desk from Rexroth with multi-touch screen

Browsing, zooming and scrolling with two fingers on a display: Smartphones and tablet PCs simplify the operation of complex technology all over the world. Rexroth now transfers this comfort to stage technology. The multi-touch screen of the new operator panel SCIV substitutes the previously common keys for entries, thus simplifying operation. Leap Motion supplements the operation by means of joysticks and start buttons. Moreover, additional software functions in the stage control system SYB 3.0 increase the safety and availability of stage equipment.

With the new control panel SCIV from Rexroth, stage technicians can call menus, just like with terminals used privately, with the known gestures such as swiping and touching and can enter changes directly on the display. In this way, the stage technician can, for example, get all the important information on the entire understage and overhead machinery as well as scene changes already programmed. The intuitive operation using the multi-touch display, which is known from private life, cuts training expenses for operators.

In contrast to this, movements are still performed and stopped via mechanical control elements that comply with safety integrity level SIL 3 according to DIN EN 61508. Safety precautions prevent the operator from starting drives unintentionally or making other incorrect entries.

A collision assistant integrated in control system SYB 3.0 already prevents hazardous operational states when scene changes are being programmed. This software function increases safety additionally. Moreover, further, new software functions in Rexroth stage control technology allow - with associated access rights - diagnostics and remote maintenance also via common smartphones and tablet PCs. In this way, stage technicians can call up information on the current state of stage control technology independently of their current location and the control panels.

The control panel with high-quality aluminum housing works noiseless, because it does without an active fan. Despite the 21.5 inch large display, the desk is extremely compact and can therefore be used everywhere. The control device can also be fitted with an integrated, second display to carry out complex task in an even more clearly structured manner.

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. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 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 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 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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