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Industry 4.0 needs a complete automation solution

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%.

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10 reasons for ctrlX AUTOMATION

  • COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

  • LESS IS MORE

  • CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE

  • CONNEC­TIVITY AT ITS BEST

  • UNIFORM ARCHI­TECTURE

  • THE MOST OPEN AUTO­MATION SYSTEM ON THE MARKET

  • UNIQUE IOT INTEGRATION

  • THE REVOLUTION IN ENGINEERING

  • LONG-TERM AVAILA­BILITY AND DIGITAL SERVICES

  • THE MOST FUTURE-PROOF AUTO­MATION SYSTEM

Expertise

SCHUNK automated by ctrlX AUTOMATION

Article
Dr. Martin May
Automation, Controls

Clamping and gripping systems play a key role in the flexibility and precision of automated manufacturing processes. Acting as a direct interface to the work piece, they perform central functions in machine loading, among other areas. SCHUNK, the expertise and world-market leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, applies the highest level of precision, flexibility and innovation in its solutions. To help it achieve this goal, the company uses Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX AUTOMATION. The automation platform makes it possible, among other things, to control complex gripping and clamping processes as well as to test and shape software development.

ctrlX developR – EPISODE #11 Graphical Programming

Video
Christian Zentgraf
Engineering, Automation, Controls

ctrlX AUTOMATION is about maximum simplicity and usability. We make it much easier to program on the ctrlX CORE for example in ongoing production and to provide machine operators with the necessary building blocks to make changes to the code quickly.

And this is why we have turned graphical programming into a separate application, which is based on Google Blockly and creates Python scripts for example.

 

ctrlX developR – EPISODE #10 Python

Video
Johannes Albrecht
Engineering, Automation, Controls

Python is an interpreted, high-level and general-purpose programming language. Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small and large-scale projects.*

In episode 10 of ctrlX developR, Johannes joins Christian to talk about the Python programming language - and what you can do with Python and ctrlX AUTOMATION, especially in the area of artificial intelligence.

By the way: In this episode you have the chance to win one of these t-shirts. So just give this video a thumbs up and write a comment to take part in the draw.

*Source: Wikipedia
 

News & Events

Bosch Rexroth defines automation trends for 2021

Press

Bosch Rexroth expects a further boost in automation for the manufacturing industry and other segments in 2021 – driven also by the coronavirus pandemic. This is because manufacturing companies in particular are forced to further digitalize processes in order to keep production processes efficient and delivery capabilities up and running during the crisis. However, the demand for open, easy-to-use and flexible automation solutions will also increase independently of this.

The ctrlX AUTOMATION partner ecosystem is growing

Press

With the revolutionary ctrlX AUTOMATION platform from Bosch Rexroth, users can take advantage of an open ecosystem. Thanks to the platform, they can use apps from Bosch Rexroth, applications from third-party providers or apps they have produced themselves. As a result, applications for all automation tasks are available. More and more third-party providers are joining the partner ecosystem ctrlX World. There are already three partners for HMI applications: MGA Ingenieurdienstleistungen GmbH, Mirasoft GmbH & Co. KG and Smart HMI GmbH.

AWARDED: ctrlX AUTOMATION RECEIVES “ROBERT BOSCH INNOVATION AWARD”

News

Our automation solution ctrlX AUTOMATION has won the “Robert Bosch Innovation Award" in the category "Core". This award honors innovations that drive the technological change within the Bosch Group. ctrlX AUTOMATION has brought the principle of the smartphone into the factory world, launching a new era of automation – as underlined by the award.

 

Press releases

Configurator

The intuitive tool for a systemic automation solution

The ctrlX Configurator supports the complete ctrlX AUTOMATION portfolio and enables individual configuration of automation solutions – simply, quickly, and reliably. Users create the desired system topologies graphically without product knowledge. Support or the offer can be queried directly from the configuration. Round the clock – worldwide.

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