Global drive and control company Bosch Rexroth, through its local representative agency, factory and industrial automation company, Tectra, has developed a preassembled handling system, the camoLINE, which reduces the user’s design and assembly efforts.
Customers are now able to send the required performance data and connection dimensions to Bosch Rexroth by email, and, in turn, receive a preassembled handling system with perfectly matched standard components, thereby simplifying their automation requirements.
Bosch Assembly Systems is responsible for the development and manufacture of special machinery and systems for the production of high-quality products, especially for the automotive industry. The building system comprises a broad spectrum of freely combinable electrical and pneumatic axes with standardised and mechanical interfaces in the pneumatic automation system, Easy-2-Combine, design. The design replaces the usual complex adaptor plates and ensures reproducible accuracy when installing the system.
Bosch Rexroth supplies the handling systems either as single components or preassembled systems with matching drives and controls. The engineer sends an email stating the connection dimensions of the assembly table involved, the target positioning coordinates, the weights of the workpieces and the cycle times, and Bosch Rexroth then uses this data to configure a complete handling system and finalise the computer-aided design data with the customer.
After the customer has approved the design, Bosch Rex- roth preassembles the handling system with all the specified pneumatic actuators, servo or stepping motors, cable drag chains and drive controllers. This is delivered as a turnkey system directly to the customer. In addition, installation and start-up times are reduced.
In pneumatic pick-and-place applications, the camoLINE can handle stroke lengths of up to 200 mm and move workpieces with a weight of up to 17 kg. For customers, this product’s building system simplifies the entire design, installation and start-up process.
Bosch Rexroth Germany group leader Michael Holm says, “camoLINE has allowed us to reduce component and supplier complexity so that we can now work with one comprehensive, standardised building system, with one partner instead of many.”
Bosch Rexroth offers a wide selection of servo and stepping motors precisely adapted to the linear motion systems, while using a standardised adaptor system to mount the cable drag chains. Another feature of the Rexroth range is that the drive controllers support all common fieldbus systems.
Bosch Rexroth is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch, making it part of a glo- bally operating technology group, which operates in over 80 countries around the world.