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ActiveMover with linear motor for quick planning

Using the software MTpro for planning and designing assembly technology systems, Bosch Rexroth is simplifying the planning process for ActiveMover, a highly dynamic transfer system based on linear motors. ActiveMover unlocks the potential to increase productivity with the same flexibility for small batch sizes, thanks to the quick and precise positioning of the workpiece pallet.

With the software MTpro from Rexroth, users can assemble their made-to-measure ActiveMover built from straight and curved sections with a vertical-mounted linear motor, without any knowledge of CAD. Simply click on the corresponding module in the configuration interface and it merges into a closed oval in the desired dimensions. Moreover, order lists including all accessories will be issued automatically. The user can export the fully configured ActiveMover in different kind of CAD systems.

With ActiveMover, the user can individually control any number of workpiece pallets and freely program them in the direction of travel, acceleration and target position. The workpiece pallets approach the target position with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.01 mm. Using direct drive technology, they accelerate in a highly dynamic manner with up to 4 g and therefore shortens cycle times. Users can also install very gentle sequences of movements to bring loosely mounted assemblies safely to the next station. An integrated collision assistant prevents accidental collisions. Available in two versions, the transfer system covers the transport of workpieces weighing up to 10 kg.

The transfer system fits into various automation environments with a broad range of communication protocols such as PROFINET, Ethernet IP and EtherCat. Predefined function blocks for common controls accelerate commissioning and increase the flexibility required for fast conversions.

The combination of precision, dynamics and flexibility meets the requirements in a wide range of sectors. ActiveMover is already being used by numerous customers from the automotive industry as well as in cleanrooms in electrical/electronics production and in healthcare applications. You can use practically all process steps imaginable, from filling, assembly, pressing and fastening to coordinated testing processes. After completion of the series start-up, in which Bosch Rexroth exclusively delivered pre-assembled modules, users can now order the ActiveMover in quickly-available individual components.

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