Bosch Rexroth Presents New World of Automation Solutions at PACK EXPO 2021 Las Vegas

  • September 08, 2021
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Bosch Rexroth Presents New World of Automation Solutions at PACK EXPO 2021 Las Vegas
Bosch Rexroth Presents New World of Automation Solutions at PACK EXPO 2021 Las Vegas

Bosch Rexroth will present full details around a broad range of automation and manufacturing technology solutions for the packaging and processing industry in booth C-5214 at PACK EXPO 2021 on Sept. 27-29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Attendees at PACK EXPO 2021 will have the opportunity to see multiple working demos that showcase the groundbreaking capabilities of Rexroth’s ctrlX AUTOMATION platform. While still supporting traditional IEC61131 PLC and G-code programming, ctrlX AUTOMATION’s app-based system architecture allows developers to add apps from Rexroth, develop their own apps, or use Github open source solutions. This openness extends the capabilities of your engineering team. It is the smart phone approach to industrial automation.

Highlights of the booth include a 3-axis ctrlX DRIVE demo linked to a ctrlX CORE controller, running in real time. The exhibit demonstrates how ctrlX CORE supports modern languages for today’s packaging machinery: Python ‒ the language of choice for data analytics, ROS ‒ the open source robotics language, plus many other application-appropriate languages.

Another exhibit will let booth visitors use their own smartphones to interact with a live demo of a ctrlX AUTOMATION handling solution, with the system’s HMI accessible through a smartphone app they can download in the booth.

To provide a more complete picture of the open environment that ctrlX AUTOMATION provides, Bosch Rexroth will also present “Easy Machine Development and Customization With an Open Automation Ecosystem and App Store” on Monday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Innovation Stage 2. Dave Cameron, Director of Sales, Automation and Electrification Solutions at Bosch Rexroth, will discuss how an open automation ecosystem fosters innovation and helps businesses to perform automation tasks more flexibly and individually.

Additional booth exhibits include:
Mechatronics + Internet of Things (IoT) demo: This live working demo showcases multiple Rexroth mechatronics technologies, as well as open connectivity using the AnyViz Cloud Adapter application, to turn a Rexroth PLC into a cloud-based IoT gateway that enables remote operation, monitoring and analysis of machine and plant controls. 

Smart Function Kit for Handling linear motion display: Introduced earlier this year, Bosch Rexroth’s Smart Function Kit for Handling is a preassembled multiaxis mechatronic system with plug & produce technology that enables users to get started immediately. These multi-axis systems consist of perfectly matched linear modules & connecting elements along with servo drives & controls from the Rexroth portfolio. Visitors will experience how easy it is to size and configure the Smart Function Kit using Rexroth LinSelect linear motion software and other online configurator eTools. In addition, they will see the actual linear motion hardware specified in the configuration.

Booth visitors will also have the opportunity to consult directly with Rexroth’s Industry 4.0 and packaging system automation experts about their specific needs and challenges. The Rexroth staff can offer practical advice and new ideas about how the company’s technology can help them build smarter, more versatile and more productive manufacturing solutions. 

Be sure to schedule time to visit booth C-5214 to see the exhibits and working technology demos.

About Bosch Rexroth

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,600 associates generated sales revenue of around 5.2 billion euros ($6.3 billion) in 2020.

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