Rexroth's decentralized IndraDrive Mi servo drive with Multi-Ethernet

    Bosch Rexroth
    By Bosch Rexroth

    Rexroth's decentralized IndraDrive Mi servo drive with Multi-Ethernet

     
    Thanks to a Multi-Ethernet interface the IndraDrive Mi simplifies the realization of the most varied automation structures with one single type of hardware.
    With its decentralized IndraDrive Mi servo drive, Rexroth paves the way for speedy engineering, the simple realization of modular machine concepts, and effective safety concepts. Using a Multi-Ethernet interface, the IndraDrive Mi simplifies the realization of the most varied automation structures with one single type of hardware. In addition, it also allows for Ethernet components to be connected directly to the drives, thereby further reducing the amount wiring needed. The certified safety function STO (Safe Torque Off), which is integrated into the drive, increases the degree of freedom for modularization in machine engineering.
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    The Multi-Ethernet interface of the IndraDrive Mi reduces the configuration of the communication protocols SERCOS III, PROFINET IO (RT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT to a mere adjusting of software settings. As a result, OEM are able to implement the different automation structures requested by end users with one single type of hardware. This makes logistics and spare parts management significantly easier.
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    The decentralized servo drives reduce the amount of wiring needed by up to 85% compared to conventional solutions. By enabling additional Ethernet and peripheral devices to be connected directly to the drive, these components no longer need to be wired all the way into the control cabinet, which brings installation costs down. Users can now connect Rexroth's pneumatic and hydraulic actuators to the IndraDrive Mi via SERCOS III and access these actuators via the control system.
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    The integrated “Safety On Board” function Safe Torque Off (STO) eliminates hardware and reduces the need for wiring. Axes equipped with STO ensure operational safety without requiring an additional control system. When the STO function is activated, the drive will interrupt the current to the connected motor within mere milliseconds. This safely prevents a stopped engine from being restarted accidentally by the drive. The STO function in the IndraDrive Mi is certified Cat 4 PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 according to EN 62061.
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    For more information, please visit: www.boschrexroth-us.com
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    About Bosch Rexroth:
    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 ($8.4 billion) in 2012.
    To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com
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    About Bosch:
    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( $67.2 billion) 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 ($5.8 billion) 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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    Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com
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    In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
    Bosch Rexroth

    Bosch Rexroth

    Bosch Rexroth, The Drive & Control Company is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies.
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    Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored...