Hannover Messe 2015 Bosch’s comprehensive portfolio Selected new solutions

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Stuttgart – At Hannover Messe 2015 (April 13-17), Bosch will show how it is driving connected industry forward as both a leading supplier and a leading user with its innovative, tried-and-tested solutions. The technology and services provider will demonstrate how to improve manufacturing flexibility by interlinking the virtual and real worlds.
Here are a few selected examples:

Connected hydraulic power units
By setting up a wireless connection to its existing IT systems, a company can use that link to quickly and flexibly incorporate the energy-efficient hydraulic power units in Bosch Rexroth's ABPAC series into its production environment (“plug and play”). The units also forward the data collected by the sensors to the higher-level control system. This means the overall status of the system can be displayed there, as well as on authorized smartphones and tablets. Users see the unit's current operating status and can respond to anomalies in good time.

Process Quality Manager
The Process Quality Manager software solution by Bosch Software Innovations monitors and documents production processes in real time. Thanks to its analysis function, the Manager can help identify errors and contain causes before faults even occur. Reporting functions allow constant monitoring of the success of the measures taken.

Mobile production assistants: APAS family
The mobile production assistants of the APAS family – the APAS assistant, the APAS inspector, and the APAS flexpress – work hand in hand with their human “colleagues.” Usable in a variety of situations and fully connected, the assistants support the trend toward adaptable production, with fast manufacturing facilities that can be retooled semiautomatically. Flexible assistants such as these play a major role in production. The APAS assistant is the first system to be certified for direct human-machine collaboration by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) association.
Details on the APAS family:

IT Shopfloor Solutions
Bosch offers solutions for automating manufacturing facilities from one source: the OPCON suite – a system the company itself has been using successfully for more than 15 years. The suite includes software modules that help flexibly control and monitor production data, quality data, and logistics processes according to the customer's specifications. Intuitive user interfaces support the work on the machine. Bosch Software Innovations contributed easy-to-use graphical controls to the IT Shopfloor Solutions. These make it possible for manufacturing specialists, even those without previous programming knowledge, to define rules; for example, to automatically recognize problems and resolve them in good time.

Bosch's contribution to the smart factory
Bosch is also involved in the Smart Factory Demonstrator, which realizes the practical application of several core aspects of Industry 4.0. The demonstrator is an initiative launched by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and is also on display. Bosch Rexroth collaborated on the demonstrator with automation manufacturers and developed one of the modules. Bosch Rexroth is also a member of SmartFactory KL e.V., a non-profit demonstration and research association in Europe.
Details on the demonstrator:

Fuel cell system ready for series production
Buderus will also be represented at the trade fair, featuring its power-generating heating system with highly efficient fuel-cell technology: the Logapower FC10. This electricity and heating system has an A++ rating for space heating in accordance with the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive. Available from early 2016, the Logapower FC10 is suitable for new and existing single-family homes and duplexes. The system supplies heat and electricity simultaneously through combined heat and power (CHP) generation. It achieves electrical efficiency of up to 45 percent and overall efficiency of up to 85 percent. For homeowners, this means they can save up to 1,300 euros on energy costs each year; what's more, by generating their own electricity, they become less dependent on the public power grid. And at the joint fuel-cell initiative booth, Buderus will be presenting the Logapower BZH192iT, a design study that demonstrates refinements to the successfully tested fuel cell featuring a new Titanium glass look with intuitive touchscreen interface.

Bosch KWK Systeme offers the latest in energy-efficient CHP plants and ORC (organic Rankine cycle) systems and will have a presence at the joint booth for decentralized power supply. Bosch's ORC solutions allow customers to use waste heat and generate electricity. They can be implemented anywhere with large volumes of unused waste heat.

Industry 4.0 at Bosch:
Industry 4.0 in practice at Bosch Rexroth:
Industry 4.0 in practice at Bosch Software Innovations:

Booth details:
Motion drive and automation: hall 23, booth C19
Rexroth foundry technology: hall 5, booth D30
Industrial automation, “connected shopfloor solutions,”
APAS family: hall 17, booth C42
Bosch Software Innovations and Bosch Rexroth: joint booth on connected industry and the digital factory: hall 7, booth E04
Bosch Thermotechnology hall 27, booth E51

Contact person for press inquiries:
Thilo Resenhoeft,
phone: +49 711 811-7088

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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