Rexroth has been making the best industrial motion control solutions since long before any of us were born, so it’s appropriate that Rexroth is taking the lead in the new industrial revolution — Industrial Revolution 4.0.
But it’s not just about amazing machinery. It’s about modular design, standards that aren’t manufacturer-specific, the use of languages that are common in IT… in other words, a degree of integration and cooperation that has not been seen before in manufacturing.
This requires more than expertise, industry-leading experience, and vision. It requires a leap of faith. If other manufacturers resist and manufacturing companies hold back, Rexroth could be ahead of their time and suffer the consequences.
But Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things may at this point be an idea whose time has come, no matter how revolutionary an idea it is. Being able to adjust flexible modular sensors and servos with the agility demanded by today’s consumers and today’s modern factories is a requirement for success. Today’s engineers demand the ability to use their own devices to control their machinery, and innovative machine makers expect to be able to work in the languages that are familiar to them.
It’s a brave new world, and Rexroth is leading the way.
One of the most exciting innovations is Active Cockpit, an interactive web-based production information system that captures all the needed information and shares it in real-time visual dashboard right on the line.
We expect to hear a lot more about this and we’ll share it with you. In the meantime, if you’re using legacy Rexroth motion control systems, we still have you covered. We’re specialists, so there’s no need for any leap of faith when you call us for service and support of your electric Rexroth components.