Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Intelligent concepts for sustainable management secure the future and competitiveness of companies. At the same time, many factories lack the skilled workers to digitally equip production facilities that are already installed, to measure energy consumption and to optimise them based on data. This is where Bosch Rexroth comes in with its new XITE Automax 100 training system. It teaches important practical skills and knowledge for networking machines and stations. The systematic collection and evaluation of operating data creates the basis for optimising energy efficiency and thus reducing CO2 emissions from production.
According to the industry association Bitkom, three quarters of all installed machines in Germany are not yet networked or equipped with smart technologies. One major effect: machine users do not know which process steps consume how much energy and thus have no starting points on how to improve energy efficiency. But this is exactly what more and more automotive and consumer goods manufacturers are demanding from their plants and suppliers. The simplest and most economical solution is to equip all machines with appropriate sensors, network them and systematically evaluate the data. The new XITE Automax 100 training system from Bosch Rexroth provides the knowledge for this. Based on current series components for automation, the modular training system fits on any workbench as a "learning factory in miniature". The new training system incorporates extensive experience from Bosch plants in the introduction of Industry 4.0 and projects to increase resource efficiency.
Even with the basic equipment, trainers and teachers teach important skills needed for networking in a practical way: Installing and commissioning sensors and network technology, signal output with PLC and forwarding using an IoT gateway via OPC UA, as well as processing the information in databases. Through various learning topics, users are enabled to optimise processes with the help of data analysis. The training system uses real machine parameters for data processing and analysis in the integrated PLC and thus realistically simulates everyday operation.
With the XITE Automax 100 training system, educational institutions and companies impart the necessary knowledge for networking machines at low investment costs. This is the prerequisite for sustainable improvements in energy efficiency in production and thus makes a very practical contribution to a permanent reduction in CO2 emissions.
Training systems from Bosch Rexroth impart practice-oriented knowledge in the areas of hydraulics, electrical drive and control technology, mechatronics and pneumatics to both beginners and advanced users. They consist of workstations, the components contained in the equipment sets and exercise books.