Bosch Rexroth joins ODVA, boosts commitment to EtherNet/IP
February 28, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
ODVA has announced that Bosch Rexroth, a specialist in the field of drive and control technologies, will become one of the organization’s principal members, joining leading suppliers Cisco Systems, Rockwell Automation, Omron and Schneider Electric. Bosch Rexroth’s increased participation builds on its long-term support of ODVA technologies and the ODVA organization in which it has been an active member for several years. Users will realize significant benefits in increased availability of ODVA-compliant products under the Rexroth brand, especially those implementing the EtherNet/IP network.
“Our customers demand open, interoperable solutions for Rexroth’s core product offerings in drives and controls, and our ability to do so will be enhanced by our increased integration of ODVA technologies into our solutions, especially EtherNet/IP,” said Bernd-Josef Schäfer, senior vice-president of Technical Electric Drives and Controls in the Business Unit Industrial Applications, Bosch Rexroth. “Through our increased collaboration inside ODVA with other market leaders in industrial automation, Bosch Rexroth looks forward to helping industry achieve integration from device level up to enterprise business systems that is possible with industrial Ethernet and Internet technologies.”
“ODVA welcomes the increased participation of Bosch Rexroth as a principal member, as well as their expertise in such areas as motion control and OEM machinery,” said Katherine Voss, executive director of ODVA. “Their engagement as a principal member will significantly increase ODVA’s ability to drive a holistic and integrated view of the industrial enterprise.”