The factory of the future replaces fixed production lines with a modular approach. Machinery and equipment are mobile, work independently to a large extent and exchange data with each other, in order to continuously improve the manufacturing processes. Central control mechanisms are replaced by intelligent networks.
Bosch Rexroth has developed a new floor system to ensure that everything functions as reliably, as user-friendly and as cost-effectively as possible. This consists of square metre panels, each with its own control system. These include Weidmüller solutions that ensure both the decentralised and, at the same time, the modular supply and automation of the individual panels, as well as contactless transmission to the units on the floor.
The system is designed with a double-skinned floor, which not only provides space for the control unit cabling but also for the supply of coolant, compressed air or lubricants.