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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


News & Stories


ctrlX AUTOMATION apps pave the way for Engineering 4.0

Bosch Rexroth is gradually expanding its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform and related ecosystem with apps for modern engineering.

Jasmin Heim


ctrlX developR Challenge: Who will develop the winning code?

The countdown continues: on September 21, the registration period for the ctrlX developR Challenge began. From now on, ambitious developers are invited to submit their creative ideas for innovative automation solutions.

ControlsDigital servicesEngineeringIoTAutomation


Automation based on the smartphone principle thanks to Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX Store

Bosch Rexroth offers users the option to quickly and easily obtain access to automation solutions or create apps themselves with ctrlX AUTOMATION.

The future of automation – Part 3

Like many other sectors, the industry is in the midst of change. Increasing digitalization and networking give rise to new technologies and processes, but, above all, create significant potential for automation and optimization.

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Push your ideas two steps ahead

Developers watch out! The ctrlX developR Challenge gives you the opportunity to implement and challenge your ideas with the ctrlX CORE control platform in an international developer competition. Be a part of it and apply now!

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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.