Bosch Rexroth wants to set a new benchmark in the engineering of multi-axis systems. Cartesian robots for typical handling tasks can be designed and configured up to 90 percent faster. A continuous digital tool chain guides users step by step through the process, generates a freely rotatable live preview of the system for the final configuration and immediately provides CAD data and documentation. After seamless ordering via the eShop, users receive a pre-assembled multi-axis system with precisely matched components.
Bosch Rexroth is setting new standards in multi-axis system engineering with a new end-to-end digital and intuitively guided process for rapid design, selection, configuration and ordering. In just a few minutes, users can now use predefined axis combinations to create linear robots for a wide range of handling tasks with transport weights of up to 100 kg and working spaces of up to 13 cubic metres.
The range of applications extends from palletising and pick-and-place through positioning and sorting tasks to separating or assembling. Compared to articulated-arm robots, multi-axis systems have high maximum rigidity, precision and dynamics. They fit into production environments in a cost-efficient and space-saving way.
Easy product design and selection
Based on currently five predefined axis combinations in 36 sizes, the LinSelect selection software guides the user intuitively step by step through the design process right from the start. Thanks to newly integrated reference processes, complex motion sequences can be easily described with just a few parameters. LinSelect then designs the complete mechanical drive technology fully automatically on the basis of the specified service life and accuracy requirements - including controllers and motors.
At the touch of a button, LinSelect transfers all product data and parameters to the online configurator for final adaptation. A live preview shows the selected system as a realistic 3D model. The multi-axis system can thus be viewed from all perspectives with all specific features. After final selection of details, such as the motor position, the documentation and the CAD model are available for download. The multi-axis system can then be ordered directly via the eShop.
Pre-assembled and from a single source
In order to minimise installation times, Bosch Rexroth delivers the selected handling robot pre-assembled, with complete energy chain and cable management on request. All components of the subsystem, i.e. mechanics, motor and controller, are perfectly matched to each other. Since the respective axis parameters are stored in the motor encoder memory and can be read out, commissioning is also simplified. Mounting the axis unit on the substructure via clamping pieces facilitates various attachments and interfaces.
Option for the smart linear robot
The effort required on site for commissioning, programming and connection to a higher-level control system is reduced by up to 80 percent if the user selects the Smart Function Kit option. In this case, the multi-axis system with ctrlX Drive drive controller, ctrlX Core controller and pre-installed software becomes a plug-and-produce solution. A wizard guides the user through commissioning in just a few steps. The parameterisation of the entire system and the referencing of the axes are carried out automatically. Instead of tedious code entries, the linear robot can be programmed visually with the help of prepared function blocks.