Expertise for more energy efficiency

Compact training system XITE Automax 102 from Bosch Rexroth prepares specialists simply and practically for the connected Factory of the Future

The new XITE Automax 102 training system from Bosch Rexroth is based on current series components for automation and imparts the necessary knowledge for connected production and a sustainable increase in energy efficiency. (Image source: Bosch Rexroth AG)

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Intelligent concepts for sustainable management secure the future viability and competitiveness of companies. At the same time, many factories lack the skilled workers to digitally equip production facilities that are already installed, measure energy consumption and optimize it on the basis of data. This is where Bosch Rexroth comes in with its new XITE Automax 102 training system. It imparts important practical skills and knowledge for connected machines and stations. The systematic collection and evaluation of operating data creates the basis for optimizing energy efficiency and thus reducing CO2 emissions from production.

According to the industry association Bitkom, three quarters of all installed machines in Germany are not yet connected or equipped with smart technologies. One major impact: Machine users do not know which process steps consume how much energy and therefore have no starting points for improving energy efficiency. But this is exactly what more and more automotive and consumer goods manufacturers are demanding from their plants and suppliers. The simplest and most economical solution is to equip all machines with the appropriate sensors, connect them and systematically evaluate the data. The new XITE Automax 102 training system from Bosch Rexroth provides the necessary knowledge for this. Based on current series components for automation, the modular training system fits on any workbench as a “miniature learning factory”. The new training system incorporates the extensive experience Bosch plants have gained in introducing Industry 4.0 and projects to increase resource efficiency.
Even with the basic equipment, instructors and teachers teach important skills needed for connectivity in a practical way: Installing and commissioning sensors and network technology, signal output with PLC and forwarding by means of IoT gateway via OPC UA as well as processing the information in databases. Through various learning topics, users are enabled to optimize processes with the help of data analysis. The training system uses real machine parameters for data processing and analysis in the integrated PLC and thus realistically simulates everyday operation.
With the XITE Automax 102 training system, educational institutions and companies can acquire the necessary knowledge for connecting machines at low investment costs. This is the prerequisite for sustainable improvements in energy efficiency in production and thus makes a very practical contribution to a lasting reduction in CO2 emissions.
Bosch Rexroth training systems provide both beginners and advanced trainees with practical knowledge in the fields of hydraulics, electrical drive and control technology, mechatronics and pneumatics. They consist of workstations, the components contained in the equipment sets and exercise books.

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Nicola Schmitt

Bosch Rexroth AG