Bosch Bosch Rexroth will showcase an Open Mechatronics demo at this year’s ATX West trade show. The demonstration utilizes Rexroth’s Open Core Engineering solution on an L25 controller in conjunction with an Excel spreadsheet to program the motion.
The motion itself demonstrates the position of a two axis Cartesian system with a CKR X axis, an EMC Gen2 and IMS Ball Rail for the Z axis. During the demo, a size 65 runner block is attached to the end of the Z axis. The program showcases its precision by lifting the weight of the larger runner block on and off of a Size 65 Ball Rail. More after the video jump.
By incorporating Open Core Engineering, the previously separate worlds of PLC and IT automation are seamlessly merged. It utilizes open, internationally recognized standards with the latest technologies for programming, communication and interfaces.
Electrical and mechanical, PLC and IT, strength and precision … the open mechatronics demo merges different worlds in a way that creates a best case scenario for industries like factory automation, electronics and semiconductor production, medical and pharmaceuticals.
Engineers can streamline #HMI programming + #MotionControl through @BoschRexrothUS Open Core…
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Multi-axis motion control and programming has never been easier thanks to Open Core Engineering. It provides access to the core of motion-logic drive and control platforms to enable programmers using standard IT languages like MATLAB, LabVIEW and even Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create automation functions and applications.
Software engineers can also significantly streamline HMI programming through Rexroth’s Open Core Interface. Taking advantage of predefined software functions, a machine builder can create a customized, easy-to-understand interface, such as a mobile app or HMI screen, even an Excel spreadsheet—allowing users to perform machine functions and collect data from virtually anywhere.
For more information on Open Mechatronics and Open Core Engineering, visit boschrexroth-us.com/oce.
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves 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 to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 31,100 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $5.99 billion (5.4 billion euros) in 2015. To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com
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