Global factory automation supplier Bosch Rexroth AG has unveiled its new Tech Center East in Rochester Hills, Mich. The facility will house 120 workers and bring together technical personnel from the company's hydraulics, pneumatics, electric drives, and linear motion and assembly technologies groups.
Tech Center East is involved in the development of the hydraulic hybrid systems that are being tested to conserve energy and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles. The facility plays a major role in the development of Bosch Rexroth's hydraulic regenerative braking system and innovative automation solutions for solar applications. It will focus on the most advanced hydraulics applications like hydraulic hybrid vehicle technology, compact construction machinery, hybrid hydraulic drives, alternate energy and offshore marine applications.
‘Tech Center East will define market requirements, prototype important concepts, develop testing facilities and coordinate product testing,’ says Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Corp. in North America. ‘It is modeled on our Tech Center West, where we have tailored automation solutions for the semiconductor industry, solar applications and medical technology.’
SOURCE: Bosch Rexroth AG