Bosch Rexroth drives performance with technologies designed to increase productivity and trim waste. The company's operations include electric drives and controls, hydraulic components, linear motion and assembly systems, and pneumatic valves and cylinders. Products are used in a wide range of equipment, from automobiles and construction equipment to manufacturing equipment used to make semiconductors, plastics, and metals. Operating as the US arm of Germany-based Bosch Rexroth AG, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Rexroth Corp. focuses on sales to the automotive, packaging, plastics, and metalworking industries.
Bosch Rexroth is putting some manufacturing muscle behind green technologies. The company is developing eco-friendly and energy-efficient applications for its automation systems, drives, and motion and control systems. It is also designing aluminum structural framing prdoucts for use in architectural and solar energy projects.
The company is also focusing on green industries. In 2009 it worked with welding machine builder AMET Inc. to produce a system in used to manufacture massive wind turbines. Bosch Rexroth's linear motion controls are used to improve the welding system's performance and cut manufacturing costs.
Known for its drives, Bosch Rexroth is also testing hydrostatic regenerative braking (HRB). Its HRB parallel hydraulic hybrid system is proposed as a cleaner and more energy-efficient alternative drive system for heavy-duty vehicles. Competing with Eaton Corp. and Parker Hannifin, Bosch Rexroth won a contract with the New York City Department of Sanitation in which the HRB system was tested in the City's refuse trucks. – less