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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COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
LESS IS MORE
CONNECTIVITY AT ITS BEST
THE MOST OPEN AUTOMATION SYSTEM ON THE MARKET
UNIVERSAL IOT INTEGRATION
THE REVOLUTION IN ENGINEERING
LONG-TERM AVAILABILITY AND DIGITAL SERVICES
THE MOST FUTURE-PROOF AUTOMATION SYSTEM
It is quite common for a customer to request another Cartesian handling system at short notice for the machine that they have ordered which is already at the assembly stage. The additional request means extra business which is great but the electrical design engineer wonders where they’re going to find the necessary space in the control cabinet which has already been fitted out. The young engineer who started last month could do the programming but isn’t trained in PLC programming as this is no longer taught at universities.
The Z-axis of the handling system dips into the machine. The commissioner checks the exact position and, after three test runs, switches on active vibration avoidance in the drive. The result is incredible: the axis was already quite quick but now it can be positioned much more quickly thanks to the reduced vibration.
Let’s be honest: Over many years, automation has for the most part ignored the developments in the consumer area – and thereby missed countless opportunities for user-friendly approaches. With ctrlX AUTOMATION we have asked ourselves the provocative question: What would automation look like if it were reinvented by Google, Apple or another digital company?
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In the past, we used to adapt to the latest technologies, but with ctrlX AUTOMATION we overcame physical boundaries, made new connections, opened up new horizons. And created something radical new. Get future-ready - with ctrlX AUTOMATION. An holistic platform built on future-proof software and the most versatile hardware available.
ctrlX AUTOMATION at the SPS 2019 in Nuremberg
The SPS is the most important fair of the automation industry. For us the perfect place to present ctrlX AUTOMATION to the world. And that's what we've done – successfully!
Step by Step to the Product-Launch
The start of the public communication took place in Ulm in September. The next step was the International Automation Forum for the worldwide sales team in Lohr am Main in October. At the beginning of November 65 customers joined the sneak preview of ctrlX AUTOMATION in the Robert Bosch house in Stuttgart.