Bosch Rexroth performs handling tasks mechatronically – the quick and easy way
Published on : Wednesday 14-04-2021
Smart function kit for handling drastically reduces the engineering outlay and allows commissioning with just a few clicks.
April 12, 2021 – An intelligent multi-axis system – quicker, more convenient and more cost-effective than ever before: Bosch Rexroth now makes this possible with the new Smart Function Kit for Handling. After the Smart Function Kit for Pressing and Joining, the linear motion technology experts are expanding the Smart MechatroniX solution platform with a second predefined subsystem which can be operated intuitively. With the new mechatronic kit, users can save a great amount of time when engineering multi-axis systems – for a quick return on investment with fully digitalised handling solutions.
The new Smart Function Kit can be used in a variety of areas, for example in production handling, machine assembly and packaging. Pick-and-place tasks can also be performed quickly and cost-effectively – as a Cartesian multi-axis system for packages of different sizes, weights and formats.
The clever new subsystems for multi-axis applications offer noticeable advantages over conventional solutions. Significant amounts of time can be saved and costs can be reduced – from the dimensioning and final configuration through to the operating phase. The plug-and-produce approach also speeds up the commissioning process considerably.
The Smart Function Kit for Handling can be selected and sized easily and intuitively via the LinSelect software. With just a few clicks and minimal engineering work, anyone interested can find out exactly which system is suitable for their needs. The data from LinSelect can then be carried over to the configurator and the system can be configured to the end. Orders can also be placed directly via the Rexroth e-shop. This complete range of tools not only saves time – it also reduces potential sources of errors, e.g., as a result of entering the same data a number of times in different tools.
In addition to the preassembled multi-axis system including a motor, cable and all attached parts, a suitable ctrlX servo drive including controller is included in the package. Engineering and runtime apps are preinstalled.
The preinstalled software saves a great deal of time and manpower when commissioning and integrating the subsystem. The entire system is automatically parametrised. Intuitive, graphical operation via a web-based HMI also reduces installation times. Ready-made function blocks make it easy to program the process. As a result, there is no need for expensive external programming work.
Open interfaces also allow the system to be connected to various controllers and thus perform bigger, linked handling tasks. The software can be expanded via apps. It has IIoT data interfaces via OPC-UA, a REST-API ResT programming interface and a firewall-compatible security architecture.