Hannover Messe 2013 Bosch showcases solutions for “integrated industry” Soft- and hardware for increased productivity and improved energy efficiency

  • Bosch Rexroth exhibiting numerous new products
  • Bosch Thermotechnology demonstrating energy systems for industry
  • Bosch Software Innovations presenting software-based predictive maintenance
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Stuttgart/Hannover – As part of Hannover Messe 2013, the Bosch Group will be exhibiting numerous software and hardware solutions for connectivity in industrial manufacturing. Alongside Bosch Rexroth, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH and Bosch Thermotechnology will be showing new products and solutions to support the future interplay between different disciplines in manufacturing processes. Greater productivity and improved energy efficiency are the focus for Bosch products and services. Bosch has been operating in Russia, this year’s Hannover Messe partner country, since 1904. The Bosch Group currently employs around 2,700 people there and generates sales of around a billion euros.

Energy efficiency and innovative engineering
At Hannover Messe 2013, Bosch Rexroth will be presenting a variety of innovative product and service solutions to increase the energy efficiency of machines and systems. “Rexroth for Energy Efficiency” is an holistic concept that analyzes the energy requirements of both individual plants and whole networked systems. As world leader for propulsion and systems control technology, the company has also focused on the development of energy-saving components and system solutions such as the Sytronix variable-speed pump drive, which reduces the electricity requirements of hydraulic systems by up to 80 percent.

Bosch Rexroth will additionally be exhibiting innovative products that simplify and accelerate its customers’ engineering processes. Open interfaces liberate both users and operators, as do optimized ordering systems. Open Core Engineering (OCE) gives mechanical engineers flexible access to the control module. This new development allows machinery manufacturers to implement new functions using software programs or apps as they wish, and integrating devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. The leaps in innovation demonstrated by OCE make it a 2013 nominee for the Hermes Award, which is one of the most esteemed technology competitions in the world. It is traditionally awarded during the trade show’s opening ceremony.

Energy systems for industrial applications
Bosch Thermotechnology will be presenting solutions and systems for greater energy efficiency in technical facilities and systems. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, for example, allow waste heat to be converted into electricity. The systems can generally be installed anywhere where large amounts of waste heat are produced and not re-used. Examples are process heat in the chemical and animal-feed industries, and the heat left over from electricity generation in biomass or biogas plants.

Bosch cogeneration plants produce both electricity and heat. This combination reduces fuel consumption and hence also emissions. The Bosch Thermotechnology portfolio features both individual modules and whole cogeneration systems. The company will also be presenting is industrial boilers. Bosch Thermotechnology offers tailored solutions both for steam boilers and for hot-water boilers.

Buderus, a Bosch Thermotechnology brand, will be exhibiting combined heat and power plants based on fuel-cell technology. A fuel cell converts the energy content of hydrogen into electrical power. The hydrogen is taken from the natural gas that is fed in. The heat that arises in the process is available for the heating and hot-water circuit. Logapower FC10 is decentralized electricity and heat production system intended both for new installations and for refurbishments. Starting next year, Buderus will be installing its first Logapower FC10 systems as part of a pilot project for decentralized electricity and heat production solutions using fuel cells. Buderus plans to bring the system to market in 2016.

Software-based maintenance
Bosch Software Innovations GmbH will be presenting a comprehensive solution for predictive maintenance in industrial facilities. The Bosch software and systems unit will be demonstrating how the networking of industrial facilities can make the maintenance process more efficient. Machine condition data are sent over the internet to the software suite developed by Bosch Software Innovations, which analyzes the data to predict when stoppages and their resulting failures will occur. A service portal brings together predictive maintenance capabilities, condition monitoring, and remote maintenance of machines and systems. Machinery manufacturers can optimize the services they provide using predictive maintenance developed by Bosch Software Innovations. Operators and users can utilize the system to reduce the downtime of their facilities and hence to increase productivity.

Bosch in Russia, this year’s partner country
Bosch has been present in Russia since 1904, making it one of the first countries outside Germany in which the company established a sales organization. Today, the Bosch Group manufactures power tools, auto parts, gasoline systems, packaging technology, and household appliances at locations in Engels, Tolyatti, and St. Petersburg. In 2011, the company’s more than 2,700 local associates generated sales of nearly one billion euros in the Russian market. Bosch is currently expanding its presence in Russia: it is building a new production facility for thermotechnology at its existing location in Engels and is also planning a further manufacturing plant for automotive technology in Samara.

Bosch Rexroth has been operating in Russia since the 1990s through a regional company of its own and has already worked to upgrade drive and control technology to the state of the art in steel and rolling mills, either as prime contractor or in partnership with regional energy companies. Bosch Rexroth was lead contractor for stage technology for the complete refurbishment over six years of the famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

About the Hannover Messe
The world’s leading showcase for industrial technology is staged annually in Hannover, Germany. This year’s Hannover Messe is being held from April 8 to 12, 2013, and features Russia as its official partner country. It is focused on industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, propulsion and fluid technologies, industrial subcontracting, production technology, and services such as research and development.

Bosch can be found here:
Bosch Rexroth: Hall 23, Stand C19
Bosch KWK Systeme: Hall 27, Stand J70
Buderus can be found in Hall 27, Stand E51
Bosch Software Innovations Hall 7, Stand C04

Video material: Open Core Engineering Footage

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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