In the case of travelling drives in storage and retrieval machines and large portal axes, as well as in control cabinet-based handling systems, users can reduce energy consumption with each movement and minimize the control cabinet by using lighter and more compact drives. Here Bosch Rexroth is setting new standards with the automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION. The ctrlX DRIVE drives require up to 50 percent less installation space and are up to 35 percent lighter. The coupled DC link and the Smart Energy Mode software function reduce the required connected load by up to 70 percent.
The ctrlX CORE control hardware can be integrated into the ctrlX DRIVE without additional installation space. ctrlX CORE is based on the real-time operating system Linux, probably the most stable and secure of its kind. The container technology of the operating system allows programmers to map all functions and applications with separate apps. An important architectural element of ctrlX AUTOMATION is the ctrlX Data Layer. It ensures centralized, authorized access to all real-time and non-real-time data of the installed apps.
With more than 30 direct connection options, users can integrate automation quickly and future-proof into their merchandise management and IT systems as well as IoT applications. The entire automation platform is Secure by Design and meets the IT security standards according to IEC 62443.
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications.
Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and controls technology, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 32,300 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros ($7.3 billion) in 2018.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales from operations of 77.9 billion euros ($92 billion) in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.
The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 69,500 associates in research and development.