More efficient engineering with open system solution

    Bosch Rexroth
    By Bosch Rexroth

    More efficient engineering with open system solution

     
    The system solution IndraMotion for Packaging helps to reduce the amount of engineering.
    IndraMotion for Packaging by Rexroth with new functions
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    Rexroth's fully open system solution IndraMotion for Packaging is now available in the new software version 12 and comes with a series of additional functions allowing users to comfortably program robotics applications with the PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3. Multi-Ethernet interfaces on controls and drives - including on the further developed motor-integrated IndraDrive Mi drives - reduce the costs for OEM having to adapt their solutions to end user requirements.
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    With this automation solution, Rexroth aims for a consistent programming concept. With the latest software version, which incorporates the CoDeSys V3 run-time system and comprehensive PLCopen function libraries, users can implement all PLC and motion programming tasks, including individual drives, synchronized movements and robotics, in the IEC 61131-3 programming languages. This allows for a much more efficient division of work and reduces the amount of engineering involved in made-to-order constructions. Furthermore, IndraMotion for Packaging contains numerous technology functions that are typical in the packaging industry, such as print mark control, product grouping, magic belt or intermittent duty cycle.
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    In addition, the Drive & Control Specialist provides a function - the patented FlexProfile - with which machine manufacturers are able to fulfill customers' requests for higher flexibility and product or format changeovers at the press of a button. FlexProfile simplifies handling electronic cams because, among other things, the software automatically adapts all drive movements to the changed parameters. In order to accomplish this, programmers use the engineering tool CamBuilder from the IndraWorks environment to generate synchronous movements graphically. From there, CamBuilder then automatically generates the program code, replacing the previously timeconsuming and error-prone step of manual programming.
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    With the motor-integrated IndraDrive Mi servo drives, Rexroth increases the degree by which decentralized automation concepts can be modularized. Using a Multi-Ethernet interface, the servo drives can be comfortably integrated into a variety of Ethernet-based field buses, including SERCOS III, PROFINET IO (RT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. This enables OEM to implement different automation structures with one single type of hardware, thereby simplifying logistics and spare parts management. In addition, pneumatic components and hydraulic actuators can be connected to the IndraDrive Mi via SERCOS III at a reduced cost.
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    The drive-integrated safety function of the IndraDrive Mi eliminates hardware and reduces the need for wiring. The STO safety function ("Safe Torque Off") ensures the safety of the respective axes without requiring an additional control. This facilitates the modular design of machines. When the STO function is activated, the drive will interrupt the current to the connected motor within mere milliseconds. Likewise, it prevents the motor from being restarted accidentally. The STO function in the IndraDrive Mi servo drives is certified Cat 4 PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 according to EN 62061.
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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...