The ctrlX developR Challenge

Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX developR Challenge is challenging more than just traditional ideas about capital letters. It’s challenging developers to take their ideas from dream to reality with ctrlX CORE. ctrlX is an open source automation platform using Linux and EtherCat. 30 developers with great ideas have been chosen to implement those ideas, with expert help… Read more »

Robot Cruelty?

It’s almost impossible to think about new robot technologies without getting emotional. We hear about robot abuse, an alarming trend among humans to physically abuse robots. Reseachers program robots to manipulate human beings emotionally — and it’s way easier than you would think. Now YouTube has removed hundreds of robot battle videos because their bots… Read more »

Rexroth in Space

Often we can listen to a machine over the phone and hear that the parameters have been misconfigured. This is because, since we have been Rexroth Indramat motion control specialists for so many years, we know what the machinery ought to sound like and how it sounds when it’s got problems. Automation at its best… Read more »

Packaging Made from Waste Emissions

Take fermenting grains, add the bacteria known as yeast, and under the right conditions you can end up with wonderful things like beer and bread. Now a new process lets makers take carbon dioxide or agricultural waste, put them through a process involving special bacteria, and end up with the raw material to make plastic… Read more »

Rexroth Error Code F7031

When you set up GPS for your car and tell it to start, it shows you where you are on your path to your destination — unless you quit following the path. If you don’t stay on the right path, your GPS keeps telling you to turn around and get back on track. You’re going… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

New Year’s Resolutions for Indramat and Rexroth

If you’re getting ready to gear up for the new year, like many factories across the country, make sure that you’ve made some resolutions to change the way you take care of your Indramat and Rexroth machinery in the New Year. If you want to keep the fireworks for New Year’s Eve instead of inside… Read more »

Does Amazon Have Too Much Power over Manufacturers?

There was a time when manufacturers made products, then sold them to retailers, who sold them to consumers. Consumers might want something different, but they basically had to choose from among the available products or do without. You could have a Model T in any color, as long as it was black. Retailers gradually gained… Read more »

Automation for COVID-19 Tests

Preparation and production of COVID-19 vaccines broke records, and now with the new Omicron variant, COVID-19 testing needs to speed up, too. Automation is making it happen. Automated PCR testing Japanese chemical company Fujifilm had an automated system for tuberculosis testing. They have been able to adapt it to test for COVID-19. Testing is normally… Read more »

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