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Bosch Rexroth Recognized for Assembly Line

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A new assembly line at Bosch Rexroth AG in Homburg/Saar, Germany, was recognized with the “Industry 4.0 Award” as a pioneer in the practical implementation of Industry 4.0. Produktion magazine and ROI Management Consulting AG awarded the prize. An independent panel evaluated the assembly line, which was commissioned in the middle of 2014 to be the best implementation of Industry 4.0 in production. Over 200 different valves are assembled into a single value stream on the assembly line. Using an RFID chip on the work piece, the nine intelligent stations on the line recognize how the finished product has to be assembled and the necessary operating steps.   

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