- October 11, 2018
- Bosch Rexroth
October 11, 2018 - Bosch Rexroth and Tulip announced the launch of a Smart Workstation, a joint customer-focused product that combines Bosch’s manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform to create an Industry 4.0 workstation.
The Smart Workstation leverages IoT-enabled manufacturing apps to transform traditional bench-top operations, collecting and visualizing real-time manufacturing data. The Smart Workstation is the result of a strategic alliance between Tulip and Bosch, who are joining forces after successfully collaborating at multiple customer sites. The workstation is built to order and comes ready to use.
To expand upon the relationship, the Smart Workstation integrates Bosch’s IoT devices such as the Bosch XDK110, an environmental sensor; the Bosch Rexroth ID200, an RFID system; and the Bosch Rexroth Nexo, a cordless nutrunner have been added to the growing supported Device Ecosystem, which makes them ready to use with Tulip.
The Smart Workstation is built to order and comes retrofitted with a Tulip I/O Gateway, which connects all devices and machines to Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform, a Tulip Light Kit, a pick-to-light solution, as well as a number of other industrial sensors to get manufacturers started with IoT-enabled manufacturing apps. The bench also includes access to Tulip’s Manufacturing App Library, a collection of app templates ready to use and customize.