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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


News & Stories


Connecting worlds the easy way

In modern automation, machine control, IT and the Internet of Things are connected seamlessly. With the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth is connecting these worlds.

Thomas Maag


Connecting IoT applications: with the Node-RED app

Simple implementation of IoT use cases according to the modular principle – this is what Node-RED stands for. ctrlX AUTOMATION users benefit from the advantages of the open source software.


Michael Haun


Burr-free punching with drive technology from Bosch Rexroth

A young Berlin-based company is developing durable, freely combinable machines with an innovative punching process for the plastics industry. A key feature is the highly dynamic servodrive technology from Bosch Rexroth.

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Press releases

"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.

"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.

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.