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Bosch Rexroth and Tulip Announce a Strategic Alliance to Bring Smart Workstation to Market

Bosch Rexroth and Tulip announce the launch of a Smart Workstation, a joint customer-focused product that combines Bosch’s manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform to create a powerful Industry 4.0 workstation.   The Smart Workstation combines Rexroth’s manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform to increase operator productivity through a powerful Industry 4.0 workstation.

The Smart Workstation leverages IoT-enabled manufacturing apps to transform traditional bench-top operations, increasing operator productivity, improving quality, and collecting and visualizing real-time manufacturing data. The Smart Workstation is the result of a strategic alliance between Tulip and Bosch, who are joining forces after successfully collaborating at multiple customer sites. The workstation is built to order and comes ready to use. It can be ordered online at Tulip.co/Bosch.

“We’re excited to partner with Tulip to bring the best of our technologies to market and make Industry 4.0 more accessible to manufacturers around the world,” said Rodney Rusk, Industry 4.0 Business Leader at Bosch Rexroth. “Manufacturers today expect a digital manufacturing experience. Smart Bench allows them to get up and running with Digital Manufacturing Apps in minutes” he added. Natan Linder, CEO at Tulip, added, “We’re proud of this alliance with Bosch Rexroth. This is the first time manufacturers are able to design their digital experience online and get a fully functional workstation delivered on their shop floor, ready to use out of the box. This will completely redefine the manufacturing workbench”.

To expand upon the relationship, the Smart Workstation integrates Bosch’s IoT devices such as the Bosch XDK110, an environmental sensor; the Bosch Rexroth ID200, an RFID system; and the Bosch Rexroth Nexo, a cordless nutrunner have been added to the growing supported Device Ecosystem, which makes them ready to use with Tulip.

The Smart Workstation is built to order and comes retrofitted with a Tulip I/O Gateway, which connects all devices and machines to Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform, a Tulip Light Kit, an easy-to-program pick-to-light solution, as well as a number of other industrial sensors to get manufacturers started with IoT-enabled manufacturing apps. The bench also includes access to Tulip’s Manufacturing App Library, a growing collection of app templates ready to use and customize.

The bench can be ordered online at Tulip.co/bosch

About Tulip
Tulip, the Manufacturing App Platform, is being used by leading manufacturers around the world to increase the productivity, quality, and efficiency of their operations. Launched out of MIT after years of research, some of the world’s leading manufacturers are already using Tulip to improve the way they run their factories. The company is headquartered in Somerville, MA, with offices in the UK and Germany. It has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, IDC Innovator, Frost and Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the year and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. You can learn more and get started for free at Tulip.co.

About Bosch Rexroth
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 30,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.5 billion euros ($6.2 billion) in 2017.
To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.

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