Bosch Rexroth Launches New Website
Bosch Rexroth, one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies, has launched a new UK website with improved navigability and packed with even more technical information for engineers.
The new website contains an improved search function which offers clear routes to product information, service and training pages; a tabbed layout for simplified navigation and quick links to technical documentation, product catalogues and job pages.
The site is also equipped with new trends and topics pages to keep users up to date with the latest engineering developments, in areas such as energy efficiency and machinery safety.
Crucially, it has also been optimised for mobile devices to ensure that engineering users can access the site’s information whilst out in the field.
Alastair Johnstone, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth, said: “Fast and easy access to technical information is vital for manufacturers and engineers, from their desktop PC or from their mobile and tablet devices.
“Our new website makes it easier than ever to access our extensive portfolio of products, along with technical information, industry issues and application support.
“We believe we have made the Bosch Rexroth UK website the destination site for drives and controls information.”
Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving.
It develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries and as part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated about €6.4 billion in revenue in 2011.
The newly developed Bosch Rexroth website can be viewed at www.boschrexroth.co.uk.
Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router
Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age.
Siemens Enables 5G IIoT
The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.
Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance
- Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
- The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
- A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
- Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites
“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.
Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said.
Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future
Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’
And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.
The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.