- 08 October 2021
- Bosch Rexroth
To give MTpro users even more design freedom, Bosch Rexroth will present its new MTpro Online Designer web configurator at Motek.
For years, many design engineers have relied on the proven MTpro Layout Designer to plan assembly systems. With its wide range of functions, it minimizes the work of systems planning. To give MTpro users even more design freedom, Bosch Rexroth will present its new web configurator MTpro Online Designer at Motek.
Even more flexibility
With the browser-based MTpro online designer, users avoid duplicate work, can manage data more easily, and can cut internal expenses by about half. Unlimited 24/7 availability is a hallmark of this. The online version not only allows use regardless of time or location. It also doesn’t require any installation, and there’s no need to download system updates or update libraries – the whole solution is always up to date. As a result, Bosch Rexroth now offers even greater construction freedom to users.
Focus on collaboration
The web configurator takes advantage of the advantages offered by the Internet and online communication. The emphasis here is on specific opportunities for collaboration. Construction requirements can be determined quickly and factored into initial layouts which can then be made available to others involved in the project. In order to ensure maximum compatibility, drafts can be exchanged seamlessly between online and offline version. A file upload and download function helps ensure smooth communication between the two platforms.
Full process control
With the desktop version and the online version, design engineers can oversee the entire planning process, from component selection and setup to ordering materials. To make this possible, MTpro accesses a database of over 4000 genuine Bosch Rexroth components, available in both versions. Thus, MTpro plans, calculates and documents assembly systems in just a few clicks. As a final result, users receive 3D diagrams, CAD models and drawings that visualize and realize highly complex transfer systems, profile frames, machine housings or manual production systems on a range of platforms. A complete parts list and basic calculation used as the basis for quotes summarize the materials required which can then be ordered online using the software. A link to the Bosch Rexroth eShop as well as to business partners enables fast order processing.
Clever features such as the drag-and-drop function which quickly and easily brings together the selected materials in the right place make the software particularly user-friendly. Project parts lists ensure transparency at all times regarding the materials used and the costs involved. The design logic on which the system is based automatically adds any additional required components. This helps to ensure a quick and error-free build. MTpro makes it possible to read the individual hall layouts for precise planning. The standardized “human models” simulate grip limits and fields of vision and thus facilitate the planning of ergonomic arrangements. They can be integrated into the layout at any time to ensure optimal ergonomics at the workstation.
Many interfaces provide additional benefits for users, such as connecting the MTpro Web Configurator to the online catalog or reusing drafts and models in CAD environments. For example, the software has an export function which is compatible with all popular CAD file formats especially for this purpose.
As one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technology, Bosch Rexroth guarantees efficient, powerful and safe movement of machines and systems of all sizes. The company brings together global application experience in the mobile applications, applications, and machine engineering and factory automation market segments. With intelligent components, system solutions and customized services, Bosch Rexroth creates the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth provides customers with hydraulic, electrical drive and control technologies, gears, and linear motion and assembly technologies, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With offices in more than 80 countries, more than 26,600 employees generated sales of around 5.2 billion euros in 2020.
About the Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and services. It employs around 395,000 people worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company achieved a turnover of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its activities are divided into four business segments: Mobility solutions, Industrial technology, Consumer goods and Energy and energy technology. building. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, industry 4.0 and connected mobility. Bosch pursues a vision of sustainable, safe and exciting mobility. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to provide its customers with connected and cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to make connected life easier with products and solutions that contain artificial intelligence (AI) or that have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch is improving the quality of life around the world with innovative products and services that inspire enthusiasm. In short, Bosch is creating technology “invented for life”. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in around 60 countries. Including business and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With more than 400 sites worldwide, the Bosch group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 sites around the world, Bosch employs around 73,000 research and development people, including nearly 34,000 software engineers.
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