Unique Online Configurator Tool for Handling Systems - Bosch Rexroth Corp


Featuring pneumatic and electric components which can interface with one another, the Easy-2-Combine automation system from Rexroth offers remarkable solutions for most handling tasks. With the new Easy-2-Combine configurator from Rexroth, users can calculate and display entire handling modules online quickly and precisely.

The configurator can quickly and easily compile a handling module (a pick-and-place unit, for example) – without any extra calculation work. As an added benefit, the configurator also provides complete documentation including CAD data for the user.

The tool is easy to use and can be accessed by anyone over the Internet. Before configuring a module, users must enter information required for design: the working space and workpiece weight as well as whether or not rotary movements are necessary. After choosing the type of installation, users are presented with further parameters such as the rotation angle or the maximum time per movement. Using this data, the system works out the components while taking the mass moments of inertia into account.

This tool saves users much of their time usually spent on complicated calculations. Users can select from a variety of gripper versions, rotary compact modules, and linear axes. Once specific parameters have been entered – the necessary stroke, for instance – the system determines all components that are compatible with one another and which optimally meet all the requirements.

At the end of the process, a complete parts list is generated which even spans cylinder switches and fittings. Additionally, the user is given a material number which can designate the handling module as either a kit with mounting parts or as a preassembled unit, depending on customer request. With regard to project documentation, the system also produces a succinct, relevant PDF file covering the parts list, specified application parameters, calculation results, and complete assembly instructions plus CAD data.

The configurator can be accessed at www.boschrexroth-us.com by entering Web Code US0322. After entering the configurator, users can create an account and start configuring a handling module immediately.

Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $5.7 billion (4.6 billion Euro) in 2005 with over 28,200 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth’s unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.
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