At SPS 2023, Bosch Rexroth will present three new drive solutions which complement its ctrlX DRIVE portfolio. Bosch Rexroth is presenting new products geared to the automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION with the focus being on openness. This is reflected in the operating system ctrlX OS and in new products such as the linear motion system ctrlX FLOWHS which is seamlessly integrated into the ctrlX AUTOMATION world.
Bosch Rexroth is expanding its range of servo drives all the time. Through integration into the product family ctrlX DRIVE, users benefit from the openness, scalability and flexibility of the entire automation toolkit.
New compact servo drive for low-power applications
A new servo drive for applications in the power range from 0.05 to 1.5 kW is now available. It’s 50% smaller than the previous IndraDrive Cs drives and offers various features such as virtual commissioning and a digital twin.
“The voltage category and protection class are important criteria when choosing a servo drive,” explains Steffen Winkler, Vice President Sales Business Unit Automation & Electrification Solutions at Bosch Rexroth. “ctrlX DRIVE already covers a wide range of voltages from 380 to 480 V ac. Based on just one universal architecture platform, we can now cater for low-voltage applications too. Depending on their requirements, users can choose between various voltage ranges without having to switch to different systems. This makes it easier for them to respond to changing market conditions and requirements,” explained Winkler.
Cabinet-free drives and new 24 V / 48 V servo module for low-voltage applications
Winkler added: “We’re responding to a trend. As a pioneer for cabinet-free systems, our customers benefit from more than 15 years’ market experience. On the basis of ctrlX DRIVE, we now offer significantly improved scalability and topology for drives in protection class IP65.”
The IP65 drive system allows a high level of flexibility thanks to its single and dual axis design, a scalable number of axes, various cooling concepts, Multi-Ethernet and Multi-Encoder, configurable extensions and much more. As a result, various topologies can are possible, and modifications can be made easily according to requirements.
The portfolio is complemented by the new servo module for the 24 V / 48 V low-voltage range. Its features include high power density, less wiring, passive cooling, and quick, easy commissioning. It can also be integrated seamlessly into a ctrlX I/O station. “A particular feature is the protective low voltage of 60 VDC. With our new servo module, we remain under this voltage, and this makes the system much easier to use. This means that no specialists, e.g., electricians, are required. This is a major advantage given the shortage of skilled workers at the moment,” adds Winkler.
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