Bosch Rexroth’s extensive range of Industry 4.0-ready automation solutions for the packaging industry comprises advanced modular technologies
October 25, 2018
Billed as the Factory of the Future, Bosch Rexroth’s extensive range of Industry 4.0-ready automation solutions for the packaging industry comprises advanced modular technologies such as distributed drive and control components, connectivity modules, compact and versatile linear products, innovative chain conveyors and a wide selection of structural framing to make it possible to expand packaging machines and systems as necessary in a modular fashion to suit ever-changing production requirements. Aimed to help manufacturers to reconfigure their plant floor within hours in response to shorter production lifecycles, smaller batch sizes, and individual product designs, these scalable technologies incorporate decentralized automation designs using distributed intelligence and interoperability to achieve greatly reduced machine set-up and changeover times, according to the company. As a central component of this Factory of the Future, the company’s IndraDrive Mi motor-integrated drive technology can significantly reduce machine footprint of packaging and processing machines thanks to reduced components—generating savings with up to 90 per cent less wiring, along with reduced cabinet size and energy consumption. Ideal for all packaging, factory automation and motion logic applications, the intelligent IndraControl XM platform features high-performance real-time data processing capabilities, while and
Rexroth’s Open Core interface allows their integration into a wide range of systems. For their part, Rexroth’s connectivity modules allow end users to communicate with their equipment, production lines and manufacturing facilities, implementing factory-wide data collection the new SCD (Sense Connect Detect) range of easy-to-integrate sensors generation of sensors that are particularly easy to integrate, with the collected data than analyzed and managed in a Cloud environment.