Author Frank Kaufmann

is head of technical sales support for drives and motors at Bosch Rexroth AG in Lohr am Main. He began his career 1998 as an electronics specialist in the development laboratory of Indramat GmbH. After studying automation technology, he worked for 2 years as an application engineer. This was followed by almost 10 years as industry manager for presses and forming technology. From 2012, he led a team of drive and control experts to support the electrification in machinery and plant engineering of the industrial hydraulics division of Bosch Rexroth. Since 2015, he heads the group technical sales support drives and motors with focus to factory automation.

Saving up to 90% time with PLC-free programming and commissioning

However efficient PLC programming for complex tasks may be, it is often relatively time-consuming for simple and moderately complex automation solutions. In light of scarce internal resources, machine manufacturers are looking for ways to speed up engineering ...