Innovation Bosch Rexroth’s solutions for factory of the future
The company will be displaying the new Service App DSA, the industrial robot – APAS assistant, the Nexeed software solution, scalable IoT solutions and diverse other solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2018.
One of the major players that specialises in developing drive and control technologies is Bosch Rexroth. The Germany-based company understands the importance of automated components especially in today’s ever evolving factory of the future. Enhanced efficiency and production are two of the most dominant features that attract a customer to incorporate a technology in their production processes. Keeping in mind these factors, Bosch Rexroth will be introducing a range of innovations such as the digital service assistant, an industrial robot for human-robot collaboration, software solutions, scalable IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, scalable control platform and much more at the show – SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Germany.
Digital service assistant
Bosch has come up with the new Service App DSA, which one can access in issues related to spare parts, repairs and other similar services. With the assistance of the app, components are identified and the status information of the machine is also revealed, which helps the user take the next necessary steps.
The APAS assistant is an industrial robot that revolves around the concept of “human-robot collaboration”. Based on Kuka’s Agilus KR 10 R1100-2 technology, Bosch’s new industrial robot comprises a capacitive sensor skin that enables the robot to operate smoothly and is contact-free among its human colleagues. The APAS assistant is specifically created for the factory of the future and offers high precision and speed, along with cost efficiency. The robot also proves beneficial for carrying out diverse processes such as versatile assembly, palletising and monotonous pick-and-place tasks, independently handling ergonomically challenging procedures etc.
In line with Industry 4.0, Bosch Connected Industry has developed a comprehensive portfolio called Nexeed. This software solution ensures that complexity along the value stream is reduced. The Nexeed solution also makes the product, process, machine and logistics data accessible to all the departments such as procurement, manufacturing and the end customer. This simple step optimises production and logistics regarding transparency, agility, cost, quality and time. On incorporating the software, customers receive cost-efficient starter kits and easy retrofit solutions as well as comprehensive packages and matching services. The Nexeed solution can be used in single lines, entire plants and even factory networks.
Scalable IoT solutions
The scalable IoT solution includes sensors, intelligent edge, software, complete IoT solutions, etc. The IoT Gateway software is one of the most vital components of this range and is designed to conveniently network with new and existing machines. Production processes can be maximised and product quality can be enhanced with the aid of the solution’s transmitted data. In addition to this, the IoT solutions range also offers CISS, a small and robust multi sensor for harsh industrial environments that connects wirelessly to a gateway via Bluetooth. Next, the SCD (Sense Connect Detect) can be used with an App as well as the IoT Gateway. The CISS as well as the SCD sensors can be installed in existing as well as new machines.
Bosch Rexroth will be showcasing all these innovations and more at SPS IPC Drives. Do visit Hall 7, Booth 450 to witness live demonstrations of numerous Industry 4.0 solutions.
This article first appeared on www.maschinenmarkt.international.