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Bosch Rexroth’s IoT Gateway V2: Smart software and hardware for the industrial IoT

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November 08, 2018
With its many new features and hardware, Rexroth’s IoT Gateway software V2 raises the bar for machine and plant networking solutions

Bosch Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2  networks new and existing machine efficiently  with precision and cost-effectiveness thanks to various hardware options, new features and device management.

The secret of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies in the software. Without software, there would be no smart devices and no cloud.  Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway software V2 provides users with new connectivity possibilities. The new hardware allows for an adjustable and scalable concept for one or more machines and can be used for existing machines as well as directly at the OEM. In order to evaluate status and processes more completely, the user has the option of connecting additional sensors, third-party controls and higher-level IT systems. Another new feature is the Device Portal – a joint development by Rexroth and Bosch Connected Industry for centralized management of distributed infrastructures.

Data is the key to optimizing Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Rexroth‘s IoT Gateway brings companies closer to the strategic goal of networking all relevant machines and systems and making processes for evaluation and continuous improvement visible. OEMs and end-users require quick, workable connectivity solutions for both new machines and retrofit solutions. The IoT Gateway V2 allows both interested parties to quickly network new and existing machines in just a few easy steps. For access to production and machine data, the web-based configurable tool can be connected to a wide variety of sensors, servers and controls using the configurable device apps. The compact and robust multi-sensor CISS from Bosch, OPC UA predecessors OPC DA and other third-party control systems including Beckhoff CX and Allen Bradley/Rockwell ControlLogix are now also supported. Forwarding data for the purpose of analysis and evaluation is carried out by processing apps that, in addition to diverse cloud services, also support MES systems and offer a Generic REST service.

Demand-oriented selection of hardware

To customize the industrial IoT, the gateway software must be operatable on various hardware platforms. The IoT Gateway software runs on the Linux based PR21 IPC and soon will be available on higher-powered industrial PCs , especially the new IPC generation PR, based on Linux with WiFi, USB and local HDMI interface.

Management, data backup and app development

 Another new feature is the Device Portal developed in cooperation with Bosch Connected Industry, which allows OEMs, service providers and end users to efficiently and remotely manage IoT Gateway instances. It is also possible to integrate it into existing management systems.

For more information, visit www.boschrexroth.com/gateway

About Bosch Rexroth

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 30,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.5 billion euros ($6.2 billion) in 2017. 

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com 

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros ($88.2 billion) in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. 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 Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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