Rexroth mobile app Fit4Filter 3.1 makes ordering Rexroth filters faster and easier than ever
Fit4Filter smartphone app v3.1 includes QR code scanner, new search functions
Bosch Rexroth has just released the latest version of its Fit4Filter smartphone app, which allows customers to cross reference and replace their existing hydraulic filter elements with the corresponding Rexroth filters. The app, now at version 3.1, is available for both Apple® and Android™ devices and is an outstanding tool for upgrading filter elements on hydraulic power units in virtually any application—plastic injection molding machines, offshore drilling equipment, machine tools, metal stamping machines, steel making equipment, and more.
Fit4Filter includes cross references to thousands of filter elements, and a unique “sync-on-demand” feature allows users to update the app with new filter elements and other data with just a few finger taps. A highlight feature in the latest update is an integrated QR code scanner, which can be used to scan codes on Rexroth replacement element stickers to quickly and accurately build a list of replacement filter elements. This new scanning feature eliminates part number transcription errors, and the resulting list can then be easily emailed or sent via SMS to Rexroth filter support personnel worldwide for a local price quote. QR-code equipped stickers will be supplied with Rexroth filter elements shipping in the 4th quarter of this year. Users simply apply the sticker in a prominent location on or near the filter element for easy access when replacement is needed. For added convenience, the app now also includes a search feature to determine the correct Rexroth replacement element in any Rexroth filter assembly.
The app also indicates whether the selected Rexroth filter is part of the company’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program for North America; and for U.S. users, the app also supplies direct links to specific Rexroth filter elements available on Amazon.com. For users in other countries, the new version offers expanded language support, too, including English, German, French and Portuguese. Additionally, the app also offers the most up-to-date contact information for Rexroth filter support personnel in 29 countries, so that customers worldwide may inquire locally about replacement filters. Connecting with the appropriate Rexroth contact person is easy with built-in e-mail links and one-touch dialing.
“OEMs and equipment owners are constantly on the lookout for mobile apps that will save them time, and the latest version of Fit4Filter includes new capabilities that will make it faster than ever to identify and locate replacement parts right from the job site and the factory floor,” said Kerry DeWitt, Product Manager Filtration Systems Sales. “It’s a significant upgrade over the previous version.”
Fit4Filter 3.1 is the most recent upgrade for users of Rexroth apps. It joins Rexroth’s flagship app, GoTo Products, now at version 3.5, in helping customers get streamlined access to Rexroth’s Drive & Control technologies. Rexroth’s latest versions of iPad® and iPhone® and Android™ Apps for the GoTo program were released in late 2013, with a significant data update in April 2014.
Fit4Filter is available now in the Apple App Store and the Google Play™ Store.
For more information on Rexroth hydraulic filters, visit www.boschrexroth-us.com/filter.
About Bosch Rexroth
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros ($61.6 billion) in 2013 (Note: due to a change in the legal rules governing consolidation, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.