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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

Securely connected – on all levels

Article
Alexander Breitenbach
Digital services, Controls, Engineering

Industry 4.0 means connectivity – and achieving goals such as increasing productivity and tapping into new value creation potential. However, the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) poses entirely new requirements when it comes to security and thus automation solutions themselves. Because security features had to be integrated into existing products individually, it was difficult to implement an integrated concept. With the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth “reinvented” modern automation and thus was able to develop an integrated security concept from scratch. It is certified in accordance with IEC62443 and is an essential part of the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform.

A perfect match for the printing industry

Article
Andreas Gryglewski
Drives, Engineering, Controls, IoT, Automation

Printing machines nowadays need to be versatile. Increasing individuality and packaging printing jobs with small print runs require quick changeover times and format changes if they are to be carried out profitably. At the same time, high precision and productivity must be guaranteed. On top of this, there is the increasing need for connectivity. Data need to be shared with other machine modules and higher-level systems.

ctrlX SERVICES: Make it your device

Article
Julian Weinkötz
Digital services, Controls, Engineering

Automation solutions were originally designed to work with machines to cater for rigid, recurring production processes. Nowadays, the focus is on greater flexibility, new value creation potential and business models. The automation solution no longer dictates to the user what processes should be used – it is the other way around. Digital tools from the ctrlX SERVICES toolbox provide this support.

News & Events

WITTENSTEIN offers apps for smart gearbox via ctrlX World

Press

WITTENSTEIN is part of the ctrlX World – the partner world around the ctrlX AUTOMATION system from Bosch Rexroth. This allows users to benefit from the advantages of WITTENSTEIN’s smart cynapse gearbox via the ecosystem. ctrlX AUTOMATION supports the openness of cynapse and enables easy integration of corresponding applications. Customers can thus integrate smart services from WITTENSTEIN into their system solution quickly and in a user-friendly manner.

ctrlX AUTOMATION @EPLAN Virtual Fair 2021

Trade show
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Under the motto "It's in your hands!", visitors of the EPLAN Virtual Fair can experience a varied program about professional engineering. With exciting live talks, topic- and country-specific webcasts and hands-on software demonstrations, there's something for everyone.
As a member of the EPLAN Partner Network, Bosch Rexroth will be represented in the community area of the trade fair. Our ctrlX AUTOMATION Game Changers are looking forward to a direct exchange via live chat with you!

Rhebo integrates apps for cyber security and stability as add-ons

Press

The ctrlX AUTOMATION platform from Bosch Rexroth stands for maximum openness – also for partners. Rhebo GmbH has joined the partner ecosystem ctrlX World. For example, Rhebo relies on ctrlX AUTOMATION as an integration platform and additional marketplace for its industrial monitoring solutions, providing both cyber security and stability for OT and IT infrastructures.

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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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