Bosch Rexroth's ctrlX AUTOMATION surmounts the classic boundaries between machine controls, the IT world and the Internet of Things. With a Linux real-time operating system, consistently open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection, ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces components and engineering costs by 30 to 50%.
ctrlX AUTOMATION is the complete solution for industry 4.0, providing hardware and software from a single source. The system is extremely scalable and covers requirements for practically all applications.
Bosch Rexroth summarized the ten most distinctive features of this 360° automation platform in this short video. Experience within six minutes what makes ctrlX AUTOMATION the most open, consistent and connective platform, enabling you to reduce your component and engineering effort by up to 50%.
Learn everything about the revolutionary automation platform at a glance: 10 reasons for ctrlX AUTOMATION as well as an overview of the product portfolio.
More productivity, fewer components, faster engineering
More compact machines and systems, less hardware, faster installation, and significantly reduced software installations – all of this is possible thanks to ctrlX AUTOMATION. That's because when developing all components and functions, Bosch Rexroth focused on reducing components and complexity and minimizing footprint. Right down to the smallest detail.
The space required is reduced significantly since the installation size of all automation components is 50% smaller on average. Many individual components that were required to date are no longer necessary thanks to the dramatic reduction in component diversity and functional integration. This simplifies the ordering and delivery logistics as well as the replacement procurement. The systematic use of web technology reduces the software installations required and enables maximum flexibility in terms of the hardware used for engineering, diagnostics, and service.
100% investment security
Bosch Rexroth embraces this responsibility with ctrlX AUTOMATION. Future standards, trends, and extension options have therefore always played a vital role in its development activities and continue to do so. Thanks to the uncompromisingly open and platform-neutral system architecture at all levels, ctrlX AUTOMATION even today offers the possibility to use future standards such as 5G, OPC UA over TSN, or pending programming languages as soon as they are ready for market.
It will therefore also be possible in future for machine manufacturers and users to implement new types of automation concepts, whether intelligent AI systems, central server-based solutions or distributed systems. This ensures full protection of investment and creates trust.
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