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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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Bosch Rexroth: Open automation platform becomes an industrial ecosystem

Travel the world of automation via app technology – this was Bosch Rexroth’s vision when it launched the platform ctrlX AUTOMATION in 2019. In 2021, the step from an open platform to an industrial ecosystem has been been taken successfully with ctrlX World.


Bosch Rexroth invests 25 million euros in factory automation in Lohr

Bosch Rexroth is investing around 25 million euros in the electronics manufacturing and logistics of its automation area in Lohr-Wombach and is supporting the positive development of its factory with automation business.


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Press releases

"Bosch Rexroth wint Duitse Innovatieprijs 2021"

ctrlX AUTOMATION van Bosch Rexroth heeft de Duitse Innovatieprijs 2021 gewonnen in de categorie "Grote ondernemingen".

"Secondo Michele Repaci di Bosch Rexroth nel settore del packaging la sostenibilità è un effetto diretto della flessibilità"

In occasione dell’evento digitale “Le tecnologie abilitanti al servizio dell’automazione delle macchine per il packaging” organizzato da SPS Italia, Michele Repaci, segment manager packaging di Bosch Rexrothha espresso la sua visione sulla sostenibilità nel settore del packaging, sottolineando il legame con la flessibilità.


Een innovatie die een hele markt verandert: ctrlX AUTOMATION van Bosch Rexroth geeft een compleet nieuwe definitie aan automatisering in de industrie.

"Bosch Rexroth - Geleceğin fabrikası'nın önemli yapı taşı…"

Bosch Rexroth, tüm pazarı değiştiren ve sektörde otomasyonu yeniden tanımlayan ctrlX AUTOMATION platformu ile Alman İnovasyon Ödülü’nü almaya hak kazandı.

"Bosch Rexroth, modern fabrikanın beyni olan ctrlX AUTOMATION ile Alman İnovasyon Ödülünü kazandı"

Bosch Rexroth, tüm pazarı değiştiren ve sektörde otomasyonu yeniden tanımlayan ctrlX AUTOMATION platformu ile Alman İnovasyon Ödülü’nü almaya hak kazandı.


Fornisce gli elementi necessari per soluzioni di automazioni complete e consente di risparmiare il 50% dello spazio di installazione e del numero di componenti singoli.

"Bosch Rexroth, ctrlX AUTOMATION ile Alman İnovasyon Ödülü’nü kazandı"

Bosch Rexroth, ctrlX AUTOMATION platformu ile Alman İnovasyon Ödülü’nü almaya hak kazandı. 2010 yılında WirtschaftsWoche, Accenture ve EnBW tarafından kurulan girişim, ‘Büyük Şirketler’ kategorisinde Bosch Rexroth’u ödüle lâyık gördü.

"Bosch Rexroth introduces ctrlX AUTOMATION control platform"

Configuration and commissioning of automation components is completely web-based, eliminating the need to install software.

"Bosch Rexroth now sells new products in new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform"

ctrlX AUTOMATION offers design engineers a choice: They decide whether to program in IEC 61131, PLCopen or G-Code, or in other conventional high-level or Internet languages.

"There´s an app for that"

ctrlX AUTOMATION allows for the flexibility to create centralized and decentralized automation topologies with customized and customizable third-party apps available.

ctrlX World

Bosch Rexroth opens up a common world for users and partners: ctrlX World is the ecosystem around ctrlX AUTOMATION. Partners introduce their own strengths and solutions via co-creation. This gives users a wide range of apps and allows them to benefit from the constantly growing ecosystem.