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

Jasmin Heim


XCON 2022: Conference euphoria and 220 people unite to form a Community

On July 13, 220 developers and industry experts conquered the TechPark of the Bosch Rexroth Customer and Innovation Center in Ulm. To experience a conference made exclusively for developers! Eleven speakers spoke on the main stage and 13 in the breakout sessions on topics such as: Platforms & Ecosystems, SDK, Security, IOT, API, Machine Learning....

ControlsDigital servicesEngineeringIoTAutomation

Jasmin Heim


Challenge completed!

Developing the future! Developing future-viable new solutions from ideas – that was one of the goals of Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX developR Challenge. The international competition motivated developers from all over the world to strive for excellence and exceeded all expectations. It revealed unexpected business opportunities offered by ctrlX AUTOMATION, led to new connections and was above all one thing: great fun!


Hans Michael Krause


Bosch Rexroth and MathWorks bring together simulation and automation

MathWorks and Bosch Rexroth are bringing together simulation and automation and are thereby supporting the simplified creation of digital twins.

Now available –
ctrlX AUTOMATION the magazine!

The title "We're open" sums it up. Find out how ctrlX AUTOMATION is developing from an open platform to an industrial ecosystem. You can expect exciting user examples, partner statements and all the latest news about ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Push your idea two steps ahead

Within the ctrlX developR Challenge, developers implemented their creative ideas with the ctrlX CORE control platform in an international competition. Curious which projects convinced the jury at the big finale?

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Press releases

"ctrlX AUTOMATION, applicazioni concrete dell’ecosistema Bosch Rexroth"

Migliorare la produttività delle aziende manifatturiere, connettere ogni tipo di camera industriale e dotarla di Intelligenza Artificiale, monitorare e trasmettere i dati di funzionamento delle macchine in una fabbrica digitale.

"New perspectives for factory automation"

Bosch Rexroth continues to drive the digital transformation of linear motion technology and is further developing its Smart MechatroniX platform.

"Bosch Rexroth Offers Automation Technology at SEMICON West 2022"

Technology demos will cover a full range of advanced automation, linear motion technology and transport technologies at SEMICON West 2022.

"Freedom & openness for everyone"

With calls for simplicity and flexibility in technology, as well as independence from global supply chains, increasing significantly, automation will become even more open with collaboration between all market players playing an increasingly important role.

"L’automazione industriale connessa di Bosch Rexroth a MECSPE"

Bosch Rexroth presenta a MECSPE numerose novità per l’automazione industriale, la robotica e l’idraulica connessa.

"‘Virtual PLCs’ will turn factories into software systems"

A German company has developed a “virtual PLC” technology that decouples real-time control from proprietary hardware.