With the latest software version of the CNC system MTX, Bosch Rexroth is expanding and simplifying the digital engineering of machine tools right through to 3D machining simulations as part of everyday operations. In parallel to the increase in digitalization and connectivity, the engineering and functions of the CNC system have evolved into a practical and proven IoT solution which is already capable of meeting future connectivity requirements today.
Based on the highly effective hardware which is scalable in three stages, the CNC system MTX also offers the best performance available on the market and controls up to 250 CNC axes in up to 60 channels with one control, including the PLC functionality. The latest software version contains software packages both for all popular metal-cutting processes and for beam cutting and hybrid machines.
Engineering is consistently carried out via the central engineering software IndraWorks for planning, parameterizing and testing CNC, PLC and HMI. Manufacturers have already virtually and automatically commissioned several hundreds of machine tool types with the MTX’s digital twin and the integrated software tools. Machine manufacturers can reproduce their know-how in the fully open architecture, safe in the knowledge that it is protected. Furthermore, thanks to realistic 3D machining simulations, end users can identify errors in advance and digitally optimize the machining processes.
MTX is one of the first CNC systems to provide OPC UA Client/Server from the outset. True to its reputation as a pioneer, Bosch Rexroth also supports umati, the cross-manufacturer machine tool information model of the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW). Thanks to these open standards with the CNC system MTX, end users can integrate automated machine tools into heterogeneous IoT environments and the Factory of the Future without the need for any additional effort.