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Increased computing power for future needs

The new IndraControl XM device platform increases productivity through increased computing power.

New IndraControl XM device platform for Rexroth motion logic control units

Modular machine concepts with increased productivity require a scalable and increasingly powerful control hardware in order to shift even more features to the software. The new IndraControl XM device platform by Rexroth provides the greater computational power that is necessary for this purpose. In addition, the high computational capacity supports the real-time processing of complex processes and the networking of machines with the IT world.

The new controller-based IndraControl XM control units with Intel ATOM processors cover the medium to high output ranges. They can be combined with the IndraControl S20 fast, real-time I/O system, which enables update times of less than 6 µs – for up to 256 I/O. This increases the power reserves for complex motion sequences and short cycle times. The real-time communication accepts the Sercos automation bus. This open standard supported by many manufacturers further increases security for the future.

Bosch Rexroth has integrated a Gigabit Ethernet interface specifically for networking with superior IT systems and HMI devices. It also transfers large amounts of data with a high bandwidth. A USB device interface for engineering also ensures maximum IT security.

Machinery manufacturers can easily extend the range of functions of the control units on-site via add-on modules. As a result, the safety module complements the IndraControl XM with the integrated SafeLogic safety control. With other modules, users simply connect heterogeneous peripheral devices over additional field bus interfaces. The control hardware supports the Rexroth motion logic systems and also depicts the unique characteristics of fluid technology. This allows users to easily and inexpensively implement even highly dynamic control systems with hydraulic components.

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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