Two Steps Ahead

Automation without limits

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%.

  • High flexibility: Consistent openness in hardware and software
  • Simple networking and digitization: App and IoT technology
  • Co-creation: Own ecosystem with third-party providers
  • 30 to 50% less component and engineering effort


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ctrlX developR: Innovation needs clever minds

"Digital is created by analog": it is people who create innovation. This is also evident at ctrlX AUTOMATION. A large portion of research spirit, development talent and innovative strength ensure that Bosch Rexroth is "Two steps ahead" with its automation system. But who are the people who put their heart and soul into developing ctrlX AUTOMATION to peak performance, and what drives them?



New Freedom in Automation – Game Changers @ SPS 2022

With its market launch at SPS 2019, ctrlX AUTOMATION created a whole new world of automation and is since then known as an all-rounder that is secure, open, smart and future-proof. At SPS 2022, the Bosch Rexroth Game Changers showed the automation world all the novelties and highlights of the automation toolkit.

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Merry ctrlX-mas 2022

How would it look like, the perfect automation year of a Game Changer? TWO STEPS AHEAD means getting better every year, never standing still. 2022 was an exciting year that could only become so successful through the cooperation with our customers, our partners and colleagues. We would like to say thank you and look back together on a year full of openness, smartness, security and continuously inspiring game changing moments with ctrlX AUTOMATION.