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 arguments for ctrlX AUTOMATION
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
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? We did not have to search long for an answer: It would follow the example of a smartphone, with the highest level of functional integration possible and a flexible app technology thanks to which users can easily individualize their devices. With ctrlX AUTOMATION, we have gotten very close to this idea. At the heart of this solution is the new generation of control systems, ctrlX CORE.
With ctrlX AUTOMATION, we would like to offer our customers the most scalable, powerful and compact automation platform available on the market. In order to do this, we have not only optimized every component but also taken into account interactions in the overall system at all times. The result: our customers will be able to implement their software solutions with our ctrlX CORE control system and the new ctrlX DRIVE generation as soon as it is launched in 2020.
Try it yourself: install an app with a camera function on your smartphone, whether it be a QR reader, photo TAN software, Messenger or travel cost billing software. The installation takes just a few minutes. Now think about how much work is involved if you want to integrate a camera function into a PLC program for an automation system, program the interface and forward the data in a legible form.
News & Events
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.
A new world of automation
With the new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth has eradicated the traditional boundaries between machine control systems, IT and the Internet of Things. Centralized and decentralized automation topologies can now be created flexibly with the scalable platform.