Jake Mitchell of Bosch Rexroth highlights the role of electro hydraulic solutions in modern industrial applications. Established for more than 200 years as an efficient and convenient way of delivering power to a myriad of industrial applications, hydraulic systems today remain at the heart of industrial processes across an enormous spectrum of sectors. The advantages
Optimum power, less installation space: Thanks to new intellectual and design approaches, compact hydraulic power units increase the economic efficiency of machine tools. Powerful force in a very confined space In the production world, hydraulics are firmly established. Machine tool manufacturers appreciate hydraulics for their high power density, toughness and modular design. In the lower
Event Driven Data Analytics – How having fun gave rise to the Industrial IoT Showcase When our hack team from Accenture came to the Bosch Connected Experience 2017 (#BCX17), a major objective was to learn more about the Bosch IoT ecosystem. 48 hours later we had developed a new i4.0 showcase for our new Industrial
By 2020 there won’t just be seven billion connected people, there will also be 50 billion connected devices. The fast-paced development of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way in which people and technology interact. What does this mean? What answers can Bosch Rexroth give users and mechanical engineers of today about the
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are a hot topic of discussion in mechanical engineering, and rightly so. This could easily give the impression that sooner or later it will be possible to replicate any technical requirement in software and perform it electronically. As long as real machines and systems produce real products, however,
Displacer instead of throttle control Modern hydraulic system solutions require often significantly less hardware components because tasks which have been carried out by the valve technology in the past, are now done by the software. The classic throttle control with valves is replaced increasingly with an intelligent displacer control with variable flow via internal gear
Chances and challenges Motion Controls Motion controls for hydraulic actuators close the control loop in a decentralized way and release the superior control. Functions which were previously purely hydromechanical or hydraulic, are now moved into the software: Predefi ned functions take over the control of position, velocity, distance/force, diff erent synchronous cylinders or path-dependent braking.
Chances and challenges Industry 4.0 is currently the most frequently discussed topic in system and mechanical engineering and for industrial end users. The horizontal and vertical interconnection requires intelligence which is distributed on several levels – like the one widely used in electric drives – and standardized and open interfaces (as far as possible) for