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Operating handling systems by means of smart devices

Operating complete machines with a finger swipe: In future, Rexroth IndraMotion optionally with operation-app for Google Android devices

Rexroth system solution IndraMotion for Handling will come with operation-app for Google Android in future

Rexroth is now transferring the operating comfort of apps for smart devices to the automation world as standard. From the 1st quarter of 2014 on the Drive and Control specialist will deliver the latest version of the system solution IndraMotion for Handling optionally with an additional operation-app. As a result, users can operate their machines using tablet PCs with the operating system Google Android. Moreover, Rexroth allows machine manufacturers and system integrators to write their own apps for automation.

In private life and business applications alike, apps for smart devices are increasingly simplifying operations through intuitive gesture control. Users of the system solution IndraMotion for Handling can now benefit from these advantages when operating handling systems. The operation-app offers all functions for operation and diagnostics of complete machines by means of smart devices and complements user interfaces for industrial control panels.

Apart from the operation-app, machine manufacturers can also create their own apps for automation with Rexroth controls. The new Open Core Interface allows users to easily access the control with more than 500 functions.

This interface technology supports the creation of native apps in the target platforms Apple iOS and Google Android. The apps run completely on the individual terminals, thus sparing the resources of the control. For machine manufacturers and system integrators this opens up new degrees of freedom in differentiating from the competition through own user interfaces and visualizations.

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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