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Bosch Rexroth has announced that developments in its Linear Motion Designer 2.1 will make it easier to quickly and effectively design tailored assembly and production lines.

Linear Motion Designer 2.1

One of the key developments in the free-to-use program is that it is now much easier to design profiled rail systems and screw drives independently.

Likewise, process data such as dynamics, masses and forces only needs to be entered once, with users able to configure and compare a range of variants in order to design a solution that is optimised for the specific application, both technically and economically.

The design program calculates a range of variants with one or several profiled rail systems and runner blocks as well as screw drives. The software also performs an automatic shift calculation for solutions with two guide rails.

Additional process parameters, such as heat balance in planetary screw drives, displays and pause times, are also taken into account.

Key features and benefits

  • According to Paul Edmonds, product manager, linear systems, at Bosch Rexroth, it is now easier and quicker than ever to design a comprehensive linear motion system that takes into account the specific requirements of an application and can be adapted as and when needed.
  • Thanks to the integrated function for entering lateral accelerations, users can design multi-axis profiled rail systems for up to three axes. 
  • An automatic deduction factor provides additional security in short-stroke applications.
  • As users are able to define dynamic defaults over a flexible cycle comprising times and distances, requirements are modelled realistically.
  • The program generates a visualisation during calculation, which can then be converted to a format that matches customer-specific co-ordinate systems.
  • Once the software has been downloaded, the new update function ensures that the program and the integrated database are automatically updated. This covers Rexroth’s entire range of roller, ball and miniature rail systems as well as its ball and planetary screw drives.
  • The Linear Motion Designer 2.1 is available in German, English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Bosch Rexroth

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.

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 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide. The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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