In the fast lane with 30 years of linear motion technology experience


The ready-to-install linear axes from Bosch Rexroth celebrate their anniversary this year. Reason enough to look back into the past, but also towards the future. We want to show our users what advantages and improvements result from this for you. Our product range has consistently evolved over the last few years: from individual components to complete mechatronic solutions. Join us here and now on a voyage of discovery and find out which applications you can realize with our products. We invite you to take a journey with us through an exciting transformation process that is far from completed.

By constantly developing and advancing its range of linear axes, Bosch Rexroth has been leading the field for more than 30 years. Thanks to our extremely wide and varied range of products and services, our customers are always one step ahead in all sectors and for all linear motion technology applications. As a technological leader, we’ve been setting milestones for decades and our customers benefit from our wealth of experience. As a leading provider with global application experience in the field and a leading user of our own products, we enable you to win any long-distance race. By constantly developing innovative products, we ensure that you and we are well prepared for the future of linear movement.

At full speed for 30 years: Experience moving moments with our linear axes.


From individual components to smart mechatronic solution packages 

Over the last three decades, our linear axes portfolio has been further developed on an ongoing basis. In response to customer requirements, it now focuses on electrification and IoT connectivity. With today's linear motion technology components – in combination with sensors, electronics and software – we now also offer you smart mechatronic solutions and subsystems.

Since 2019, we have been taking the next step towards the Factory of the Future by entering into smart automation solutions: In 2019, we set another milestone with the presentation of the first Smart Function Kit for pressing and joining applications at the Hannover Messe trade fair. The ready-to-install mechatronic system kit allows straightforward online product selection/configuration, thus reducing the engineering outlay. Our value proposition here is “plug and produce”, which stands for minimum commissioning effort and requires no programming skills whatsoever.

In addition, two further ready-to-use solution packages are currently on their way to the market: The Smart Function Kit for handling tasks and the sensor-supported compensation module Smart Flex Effector for greater precision in handling robots and Cartesian systems.


With one click into the future of linear motion technology: Discover our new Smart MechatroniX solutions now – virtually and in real life.


30 years of linear axes from Bosch Rexroth – countless milestones

It all began in the early sixties with the development of linear bushings, shafts, slides and transfer tables. In 1990, the first complete linear modules with linear guides in combination with ball screw assemblies and toothed belt drives were launched as ready-to-install sub-systems. The new Rexroth “compact module” product line followed in 1996. In 2007, we began electrifying actuators with the electromechanical cylinder (EMC). Another important milestone in 2018 was the integrated measuring system (IMS). All these product innovations have one thing in common: They were not developed on the drawing board, but always based on very specific customer requirements.


Bild4_Meilensteine_1280x720.jpgFrom the first linear modules with high-precision ball rail systems to the first ball rail tables with the Group’s own linear motor drive, from the electromechanical cylinder (EMC) to the Smart Function Kit for pressing applications.  


Fast and well on the way today

Today, you as our customer benefit from a broad linear axes portfolio, which enables the supply of mechanics, drives and controls or ready-to-install subsystems from a single source. With the help of online configurators and sizing tools, these can all be compiled and ordered easily and quickly.

Time for a review?
To the anniversary page "30 years of linear axes": 

Feel like looking into the future?
To the Smart MechatroniX website:

Find the right linear axis quickly - use our selection and sizing tool: 




Author: Yvonne Albert

Function: Program Manager Marketing Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion Technology


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