In an effort to make life even easier for time-challenged engineers, Bosch Rexroth has launched a microsite — movewithrexroth.com — for its latest factory automation products and the associated Resource Kits. This website features easy navigation through ten of Rexroth’s newest products in the areas of Electric Drives and Controls, Linear Motion and Mechatronics, Plastic Chain Conveyors, and Connected Automation. Customers fill out a simple form to request the affiliated kit, each of which is packed with information and reference materials selected for its usefulness to engineers. A clickable pop-up box describes each kit’s contents, which are updated with new information approximately every 12 to 18 months and are free of charge. Topics include Lean Production and Automation Insights, Linear Motion & Mechatronics @ Work, and Advancing Factory Automation.
Lean Production and Automation Insights
Rexroth’s experience with lean manufacturing challenges paves the way for those wanting to drive their own lean production initiatives forward. This kit helps customers discover new and creative ways to use lean production and automation technology to accelerate improvements in factories with all types of production models. It provides detailed guidebooks, links to lean manufacturing podcasts recorded by prominent lean experts, as well as a lean technical paper, “Lean production and automation: How to find the right mix,“ among its broad range of white papers and videos.
Linear Motion & Mechatronics @ Work
For those in need of mechatronics solutions, look no further than this Rexroth Resource Kit for in-depth engineering support and a broad range of linear motion and mechatronics technology development tools. The most popular resource kit, the Linear Motion & Mechatronics @ Work Kit, includes a digital copy of the 350+ page engineering reference book, Linear Motion Technology Handbook, in addition to white papers, how-to guides and other exclusive Rexroth engineering content.
Advancing Factory Automation
For automation-driven factories in need of smart, productive technologies, fast changeovers and maximum flexibility, along with increasing demands for improved energy efficiency and machine safety, Rexroth’s Advancing Factory Automation Kit can offer practical steps forward. It narrows down a specially selected portfolio of Rexroth automation case studies, technical papers, technology brochures, videos and links to online resources. The tools and engineering insight offered by Rexroth’s experts help advance performance and value in automated systems and equipment of virtually any size or type. The Advancing Factory Automation kit includes a hard copy of the Special Machine Tool Application Excerpt from 10 steps to performance level: Handbook for the implementation of functional safety according to ISO 13849.
Additional resource kits are available from Rexroth from its main website at www.boschrexroth-us.com/resourcekits.