GIGATRONIK and Bosch Rexroth are cooperating on the system integration of mobile machinery

The development and consulting partner GIGATRONIK and the mobile hydraulics supplier Bosch Rexroth will be working together on the system integration of mobile machinery. Customer-specific features for farm machinery and mobile machines can be achieved quickly and flexibly due to the strategic partnership - even for smaller quantities.

Product differentiation by means of electronics is becoming an ever greater priority, not only in the automotive sector, but also with mobile machinery. From the small street sweeper to the digger that weighs tons, companies in the construction and agricultural sectors increasingly require individual solutions, which can only be achieved in combination with hydraulics, electronics and sensors. Bosch Rexroth offers the BODAS (Bosch Rexroth Design and Application System) mobile electronic system for the implementation of such specific requirements.

As an independent partner, GIGATRONIK brings along the know-how to customise the electric and electronic basic systems of an individual mobile machine or a low volume production to specific customer requirements within the shortest time. The product range from Bosch Rexroth's kit extends this base, for instance with multi-functional control devices, suitable displays for mobile use as well as sensors that are compatible with mobile hydraulics. Moreover, efficient tools are available for application development and vehicle diagnosis.

"In the non-automotive area, we are working with the same technologies and processes, which we - as a leading electronics and IT development partner - also use in the automotive industry. In this way, we can efficiently implement complex special solutions in agricultural engineering and on construction machines using BODAS mobile electronic components and Bosch Rexroth's know-how”, explained Thomas Bückle, Embedded Solutions Manager at GIGATRONIK in Ulm.

In addition, GIGATRONIK's expertise in software integration is deployed in diagnosis and test tools. Users often use their own system in order to detect defects and errors in mobile machines via the electronics. GIGATRONIK can extend customer solutions of this kind via Bosch Rexroth's standard delivery, so that the diagnosis can be carried out with only one application. That simplifies handling considerably.

Florian Rubländer
Corporate Communications