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Smart Software and Hardware for the Industrial IoT

"Bosch Rexroth`s IoT Gateway software V2 networks new and existing machine efficiently with precision and cost-effectiveness due to various hardware options, new features and device management," said a company spokesperson.

"The secret of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies in the software. Without software, there would be no smart devices and no cloud. Rexroth`s IoT Gateway software V2 provides users with new connectivity possibilities," said a company spokesperson. The new hardware allows for an adjustable and scalable concept for one or more machines and can be used for existing machines as well as directly at the OEM. In order to evaluate status and processes more completely, the user has the option of connecting additional sensors, third-party controls and higher-level IT systems. Another new feature is the Device Portal - a joint development by Rexroth and Bosch Connected Industry for centralized management of distributed infrastructures.

Data is the key to optimizing Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Rexroth's IoT Gateway is designed to bring companies closer to the strategic goal of networking all relevant machines and systems and making processes for evaluation and continuous improvement visible. OEMs and end users require quick, workable connectivity solutions for both new machines and retrofit solutions. The IoT Gateway V2 allows both interested parties to quickly network new and existing machines in just a few easy steps. For access to production and machine data, the web-based configurable tool can be connected to a wide variety of sensors, servers and controls using the configurable device apps. The compact and robust multi-sensor CISS from Bosch, OPC UA predecessors OPC DA and other third-party control systems including Beckhoff CX and Allen Bradley/Rockwell ControlLogix are now also supported. Forwarding data for the purpose of analysis and evaluation is carried out by processing apps that, in addition to diverse cloud services, also support MES systems and offer a Generic REST service.

Demand-Oriented Selection of Hardware

To customize the industrial IoT, the gateway software must be operatable on various hardware platforms. The IoT Gateway software runs on the Linux based PR21 IPC and soon will be available on higher-powered industrial PCs, especially the new IPC generation PR, based on Linux with WiFi, USB and local HDMI interface.

Management, Data Backup and App Development

Another new feature is the Device Portal developed in cooperation with Bosch Connected Industry, which allows OEMs, service providers and end users to efficiently and remotely manage IoT Gateway instances. It is also possible to integrate it into existing management systems.

"As a supplier of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size," said the spokesperson. "The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, machinery applications and engineering and factory automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the IoT."

For more information contact:

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

14001 South Lakes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28273

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