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Merry ctrlX-mas 2022

How would it look like, the perfect automation year of a Game Changer? TWO STEPS AHEAD means getting better every year, never standing still. 2022 was an exciting year that could only become so successful through the cooperation with our customers, our partners and colleagues. We would like to say thank you and look back together on a year full of openness, smartness, security and continuously inspiring game changing moments with ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX developR: When software hearts beat faster

What is an automation solution without talented minds to develop it and keep pushing it forward? The innovative power, agility and performance of a solution is determined by the people whose passion sets the pace. The developers around ctrlX AUTOMATION are Game Changers.

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Portrait view of Monika Metz, Game Changer New Markets Monika Metz

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An all-rounder in building automation

Wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance and limited numbers of people in buildings – with the Corona pandemic rules like these became part of our everyday lives and work. But who calculates the number of visitors in a building? ctrlX CORE is ideal for this task as it automates a laborious manual activity.

Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX AUTOMATION live @ SPS 2022

After a two-year break, the doors to the SPS - Smart Production Solutions in Nuremberg finally opened again on 08.11.2022. The visitors used the opportunity to experience the novelties about ctrlX AUTOMATION live.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION @ SPS 2022

In recent years, Bosch Rexroth has created a new world of automation. Now we are taking the next step to enable even more freedom and openness in automation. We have been intensively developing the next products and solutions. Experience the highlights live at SPS from November 08 - 10 at our booth 450 in hall 7.

Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

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Bosch Rexroth at SPS 2022: More openness and freedom in automation

“More openness and freedom in automation” – the motto for the new developments in the world of ctrlX AUTOMATION. From November 8 to 10, Bosch Rexroth will present these new developments at the “SPS – Smart Production Solutions” trade fair (Hall 7, Booth 450) at the Nuremberg exhibition center.

Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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4th ctrlX AUTOMATION trade press conference

On September 21st, 2022, Bosch Rexroth presented two new products at a trade press conference at the customer and innovation center in Ulm. A particular highlight were the live demonstrations, which brought the new freedom in automation to life.

Portraitansicht von Rajvir Singh, Influencer ctrlX AUTOMATION Rajvir Singh

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Interview Rajvir Singh | ctrlX AUTOMATION Influencer

"The ctrlX CORE has really amazed me. I can use it like a smartphone. Just install an app and it's a PLC, an HMI, a 3D viewer or much more. Within minutes, I can change the function by switching to another app. Genius!" says Rajvir Singh. He is a development engineer and automation expert. In his own e-learning school and as an influencer, Rajvir inspires thousands of people. In this interview, he gives us insight into his work and tells us why he is so enthusiastic about ctrlX AUTOMATION.

Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

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Bosch Rexroth presents ctrlX OS: Operating system now available for third parties

Bosch Rexroth is taking the next step as regards freedom and openness: In the past, the real-time-capable, Linux-based operating system was used exclusively on the control system ctrlX CORE. However, it is now available as a separate solution for industrial environments. ctrlX OS can be used on all levels – from the field level to the cloud, and on a range of different hardware.

Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

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Bosch Rexroth breaks new ground with the planar system ctrlX FLOW6D

Planar systems offer enormous potential for a variety of industry segments. With ctrlX FLOW6D, Bosch Rexroth has raised contactless high-performance transport and positioning to a new level. Free-floating transport platforms, so-called movers, are moved on a horizontal, vertical or overhead working surface. Each mover acts in six degrees of freedom at high speed and with great precision – without any friction or pollution.

Portrait view of Hans Michael Krause, Game Changer ctrlX World Hans Michael Krause

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Salesforce and SICK join Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX World

With ctrlX AUTOMATION, Bosch Rexroth has created a world of automation in which the specialist knowledge of companies from various domains is combined for the purpose of co-creation.  More than 60 third-party providers have already joined the partner world – most recently Salesforce and SICK.

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The new freedom in automation

“With our automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION, developed on the principle of the “smartphone for industrial automation”, we took a radical step towards openness in automation back in 2020. In 2021, the leap from an open platform to an industrial ecosystem was achieved. And we’re going further still to allow even greater freedom and openness in industrial automation."

Portrait view of Volker Schlotz, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Volker Schlotz

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ctrlX CORE: For use in all sectors

ctrlX CORE is well known in industrial automation as an ultra-compact, high-performance control system. The solution is the heart of the platform ctrlX AUTOMATION and can provide a solution in virtually any situation where control systems are needed. But what makes it such an all-rounder?

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ctrlX AUTOMATION trade press conference

Freedom in automation - The next level! Bosch Rexroth presents the next level of automation at the 4th ctrlX AUTOMATION trade press conference on September 21, 2022 at the Customer and Innovation Center in Ulm.

Portrait view of Stefan Saul, Game Changer Service Stefan Saul

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Sustainability is a question of service

It is not only in the consumer sector that new sustainability concepts must continue to be developed; it is also time to break new ground in the B2B sector. A service offering geared to sustainability supports users during commissioning, operations and predictive maintenance, among other things.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX developR Challenge: And the winners are …

On July 13, participants took to the stage for the final of the ctrlX developR Challenge. Developers from all over the world had risen to the challenge of developing new ideas for futuristic automation solutions. Five finalists ultimately won over the jury.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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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....

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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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!

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Portrait view of Hans Michael Krause, Game Changer ctrlX World Hans Michael Krause

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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.

Portrait view of Andreas Gryglewski, Game Changer Consumer Goods & Handling Andreas Gryglewski

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Bosch Rexroth at automatica: apps and low-code engineering for automation and robotics

Today, lean processes, flexibility and agility are core requirements for high economic efficiency. ctrlX AUTOMATION also meets these for robotics applications.

Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

Interview

ctrlX developR Challenge:
Seeing the bigger picture

Together with the mentors, Christian Zentgraf is supporting participants during the solution phase of the ctrlX developR Challenge. In this interview, he gives exclusive insights into project ideas and explains what table tennis has to do with automation.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX developR Conference 2022

A conference made for developers! On July 13 and 14, we will bring together developers and industry experts at the ctrlX developR Conference in our Innovation Center in Ulm. An agenda highlight: the winners of the ctrlX developR Challenge will be announced.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX AUTOMATION: Shortlisted for the Best of Content Marketing Award

The marketing campaign for ctrlX AUTOMATION has been shortlisted for the "Best of Content Marketing Award 2022" in the "Strategy Content" category.

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Bosch Rexroth at the HANNOVER MESSE: Even more power for automation with ctrlX AUTOMATION

The future of automation lies in industrial ecosystems. Bosch Rexroth will demonstrate this with ctrlX AUTOMATION at HANNOVER MESSE. The partner network is growing all the time, adding hardware to the automation solution and an increasing number of apps which are available from the ctrlX Store.

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Bosch Rexroth at LogiMAT: Lean and connected Intralogistics

Lean manufacturing is an important competitive factor for manufacturing companies. It is a question of streamlining processes in order to act more quickly and flexibly and thus achieve greater economy.

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High Throughput Battery Cell Production

Using a concurrent engineering process, DWFritz Automation and Bosch Rexroth worked together to design and install a flexible, high-throughput and fully automated battery production line in record time.



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Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

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Trends in automation: Freedom and openness for everyone

Industrial automation is in the middle of a transformation and is set to evolve further in 2022. Steffen Winkler provides insights into the trends in automation.

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Interview

Deep learning during the ctrlX developR Challenge

Andreas Schiffler and Cesare Bornaghi are facing a particular challenge during the competition: “Deep learning”. In this interview, the two developers talk about what makes their projects so unique and what they personally have learned from them.

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Portrait view of Marc Bindel, Head of Product Area Automation & User Experience at Bosch Connected Industry Marc Bindel

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Reduce machine development times significantly

Given the many movements encountered in assembly and handling systems, it is important to keep track of the cycle and execution time in each case. Bosch Connected Industry’s Nexeed portfolio offers assistance systems for assembly and production testing systems. These proven apps are also available in the ctrlX World.

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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Red Dot Winner 2022 – ctrlX SAFETY

The safety solution ctrlX SAFETY was awarded with the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022" in the category "Industrial Design" for it´s high design quality and degree of innovation of the product.

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The ctrlX developR Challenge brings people together

What motivates the participants to realize their project idea for ctrlX AUTOMATION in the international competition? Three developers give exclusive insights …

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Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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ctrlX developR Challenge: Showing real passion

The ctrlX developR Challenge is more than just an ordinary competition. In this interview with Jasmin Heim, you can find out how participants take part in the development process of ctrlX AUTOMATION, what the resonance is like, and how the challenge will continue.

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Portrait view of Volker Schlotz, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Volker Schlotz

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From dental implants to vehicle body parts

How can a high-speed milling machine for dental products be turned into a high-performance automatic machining system for the automotive industry? The mechanical engineering company Akcurate & CIMT took on the challenge and solved it with a complete package of solutions from Bosch Rexroth.

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Blue colored image with ctrlX CORE, the industrial control hardware for CNC, PLC and motion applications, top left is the ctrlX devolopR Challenge writing

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Final Countdown!

Currently, the participants of the ctrlX developR Challenge are working together with their mentors to turn their ideas into reality.
Be curious to see which project will convince the jury at the big Pitch Event on July13th and win the challenge!

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X-plore: ctrlX AUTOMATION – needs you!

Our offering, your opportunities! Become now part of something big, something revolutionary, become part of the team around the automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION. We need you.

Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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Ready Steady Go: ctrlX developR Challenge is starting

From now on, ambitious developers can help to shape ctrlX AUTOMATION through the international ctrlX developR Challenge. The challenge is now under way: Numerous innovative ideas have been received, the participants have been selected and the critical phase is now beginning.

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Portrait view of Dr. Andreas Angerer, Head of Research & Innovation at XITASO GmbH Andreas Angerer

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Modern software engineering and its strengths Part I

What are the requirements when it comes to modern software engineering and what potential does it offer? Dr. Andreas Angerer, Head of Research & Innovation at XITASO GmbH, looked at this question in detail with the help of ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Portrait view of Dr. Andreas Angerer, Head of Research & Innovation at XITASO GmbH Andreas Angerer

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Modern software engineering and its strengths Part II

ctrlX AUTOMATION thrives and develops based on the requirements and experiences of its users. Accordingly, the automation toolkit is always aligned with the needs of modern software engineering.

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Honored at the Engineers’ Choice Awards

ctrlX CORE – our ultra-compact control system for automation – has received an “Honorable Mention” in the category “Control Systems: PLCs, PACs” at the Engineers’ Choice Awards 2022.

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Portrait view of Monika Metz, Game Changer New Markets Monika Metz

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The driving force behind assembly lines

The assembly lines of the future are connected, digital and lean. Products find their own way through manufacturing and AMRs transport material to the right place at the right time.

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Portrait view of Rob van Kempen, Software/Motion Engineer at VHE Rob van Kempen

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VHE commissions first machine with ctrlX CORE

VHE Industrial Automation has recently designed the first machine in the Netherlands to combine the function ctrlX MOTION with the control platform ctrlX CORE.

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Portrait view of Siegfried Kohlbacher, Managing Director of Kohlbacher GmbH Siegfried Kohlbacher

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How AI is making saws even sharper

Kohlbacher has equipped a fully automatic straightening center with artificial intelligence (AI) on the basis of ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Portrait view of Julian Weinkoetz, Game Changer ctrlX SERVICES Julian Weinkötz

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ctrlX SERVICES: Keep it running

Automation solutions which offer outstanding technical performance are only worthwhile if they are reliable and efficient. It is therefore important to maintain, care for and manage them properly. In order to provide the best possible support for users, Bosch Rexroth offers a wide range of easy-to-use ctrlX SERVICES in the world of ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Portrait view of Bartosz Korajda, Game Changer Resitance Welding Bartosz Korajda

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Weld quality in a nutshell

For the past 60 years, Bosch Rexroth, an innovation driver in the global welding industry, has repeatedly faced the task of making technologies fit the requirements of the Factory of the Future. And once again, a milestone has been achieved in resistance spot welding – with the new welding control generation PRC7000.

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Blau eingefärbtes Bild, auf dem eine Bühne mit davor stehenden Jurystühlen zu sehen ist, oben links ist der ctrlX devolopR Challenge Schriftzug zu lesen

Portrait view of Rolf Najork, Member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH Rolf Najork

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The ctrlX developR Challenge is an opportunity for all

Turning ideas into projects – that is the objective of the ctrlX developR Challenge. Developers can still apply until 31 December. The international competition invites you to realize visions for innovative automation solutions with the ctrlX CORE control platform.

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Portrait view of Peter Berens, Game Changer Manufacturing Peter Berens

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Double power for beam cutting

Growing demands as regards productivity, short set-up and CNC interpolation times are typical in the beam cutting segment. The MTX CNC system from Bosch Rexroth creates the perfect basis for machine manufacturers and users to master the growing challenges.  

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Bosch Rexroth offers flexible communication architectures for the Factory of the Future

Communication – for example from machine to machine – is crucial when it comes to Industry 4.0. Bosch Rexroth and third-party providers therefore make solutions available for communicating on all levels via ctrlX World, the partner network of the ctrlX AUTOMATION system.

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SPS 2021

We were very much looking forward to finally being able to welcome you in person again at the SPS in Nuremberg. With a heavy heart and in view of the currently very serious COVID-19 situation in Germany, we have now decided to cancel our participation in the trade fair in Nuremberg. The health of all participants is our top priority.

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Bosch Rexroth and Schubert extend 40-year development partnership

Bosch Rexroth AG and Gerhard Schubert GmbH, which specializes in robotic packaging machines, have set out the framework for their continued future cooperation. The existing partnership, which began nearly 40 years ago, has been extended for another four years.

Portrait view of Hans Michael Krause, Game Changer ctrlX World Hans Michael Krause

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Mixing is possible!

What happens when you combine a futuristic industrial control system with the most compact drive system available on the market and apps? The world of automation gets moving. As a result, machine manufacturers can significantly reduce the time it takes to develop machines and easily integrate useful functions.

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Portrait view of Julian Weinkoetz, Game Changer ctrlX SERVICES Julian Weinkötz

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ctrlX SERVICES: Stay informed

These days, innovative developments are the result of co-creation. What’s more, the new generation of users values a high degree of efficiency and agility. As such, users always need to stay up-to-date and also need to know where they can find immediate assistance if required.

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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.

Blue colored image with ctrlX CORE, the industrial control hardware for CNC, PLC and motion applications, top left is the ctrlX devolopR Challenge writing

Portrait view of Jasmin Heim, Game Changer Marketing Jasmin Heim

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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.

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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.

Portrait view of Ad Scheepers, Game Changer Semicon & Electronics Ad Scheepers

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Highest quality testing for the heart of the electric vehicle

Bosch Rexroth offers the individually configurable IndraDrive ML and ctrlX DRIVE solutions for highest quality performance and efficiency in battery diagnostics.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION helps to implement artificial intelligence for Kohlbacher’s straightening center

Kohlbacher’s fully automatic HAMMERHEAD 3000 straightening center is now equipped with Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX AUTOMATION solution.

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Sick Solution World

Digital Transformation is reality today: SICK Solution World is a physical tradeshow and online conference to showcase digital transformation solutions – with world leading partners and university students.

Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

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From open automation platform to industrial ecosystem

More than 300 companies have now implemented ctrlX AUTOMATION in their applications. The system’s radical degree of openness is its most widely appreciated feature.

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3rd ctrlX AUTOMATION trade-press conference

At this year's trade-press conference, which traditionally takes place in September, we presented our innovations around ctrlX AUTOMATION to the public. At the new Customer and Innovation Center in Ulm, Germany, we delighted journalists with updates on the automation platform.

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Bosch Rexroth: Open automation platform becomes an industrial ecosystem

Travel the world of automation via app technology – this was Bosch Rexroth’s vision when it launched the platform ctrlX AUTOMATION in 2019. In 2021, the step from an open platform to an industrial ecosystem has been been taken successfully with ctrlX World.

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Bosch Rexroth invests 25 million euros in factory automation in Lohr

Bosch Rexroth is investing around 25 million euros in the electronics manufacturing and logistics of its automation area in Lohr-Wombach and is supporting the positive development of its factory with automation business.

Blue colored image with ctrlX CORE, the industrial control hardware for CNC, PLC and motion applications, top left is the ctrlX devolopR Challenge writing

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Get ready to push your idea two steps ahead

The ctrlX developR Challenge is your big chance to prove your programming talent. Take part in an international competition and show your skills using the technology of the future today. Don’t miss this chance and apply now!

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- Germany

INDUSTRY.forward EXPO

We are convinced that automation means software development today and show you how we will serve the customer needs of today and in the future with our open automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION and actively shape the change in the industry.

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3rd ctrlX AUTOMATION trade press conference

Automation without boundaries – Bosch Rexroth presents industry trends and innovations on ctrlX AUTOMATION at this year's trade press conference, including a guided tour through the model factory.

Portrait view of Andreas Gryglewski, Game Changer Consumer Goods & Handling Andreas Gryglewski

Article

Connecting two worlds easily

Traditionally, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have always been separate worlds. But the times are changing.

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Portrait view of Michael Lippert, Game Changer Warehouse & Intralogistics Michael Lippert

Article

CIMCORP optimizes gantry robots for intralogistics with ctrlX AUTOMATION

The degree of automation in intralogistics is increasing in favor of high safety and speed. Therefore, automation solutions and robot technology are increasingly used in logistics and warehousing.

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End-to-end automation security for networked environments

Industry networking and the associated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are redefining security requirements – and thus also the demands on the automation solutions used.

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YouTube series ctrlX developR awarded!

ctrlX developR – our video series by developers for developers – has been awarded at the “Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation" with the 3rd place in the category "Industry & Mechanical Engineering" and is therefore among the best of more than 700 entries.

Portrait view of Michael Lippert, Game Changer Warehouse & Intralogistics Michael Lippert

Article

Cabinet-free and open for intralogistics

Less is often more: Lean manufacturing is an important competitive factor for manufacturing companies. It is a question of streamlining processes in order to act more quickly and flexibly and thus achieve greater economy. This also includes bearing logistics and intralogistics.

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Connecting worlds the easy way

In modern automation, machine control, IT and the Internet of Things are connected seamlessly. With the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth is connecting these worlds.

Portrait view of Thomas Maag, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Thomas Maag

Article

Connecting IoT applications: with the Node-RED app

Simple implementation of IoT use cases according to the modular principle – this is what Node-RED stands for. ctrlX AUTOMATION users benefit from the advantages of the open source software.

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Portrait view of Michael Haun, Game Changer Assembly Lines Michael Haun

Article

Burr-free punching with drive technology from Bosch Rexroth

A young Berlin-based company is developing durable, freely combinable machines with an innovative punching process for the plastics industry. A key feature is the highly dynamic servodrive technology from Bosch Rexroth.

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Portrait view of Julian Weinkoetz, Game Changer ctrlX SERVICES Julian Weinkötz

Article

ctrlX SERVICES: Engineer easily

Both machine manufacturers and users are keen to achieve efficiency gains through automation. The trend here is for increasingly simple processes.

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Der Deutsche Innovationspreis, goes to Bosch Rexroth

An innovation that changes an entire market: ctrlX AUTOMATION from Bosch Rexroth completely redefines automation in industry. This innovative power has now been underlined with an important award: “Der Deutsche Innovationspreis” 2021.

Portrait view of Karsten Kreusch, Game Changer ctrlX WORKS Karsten Kreusch

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Why automation needs digital twins

Whether in relation to components, machinery or complete production processes, these days digital twins play an important role in product lifecycles.

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Portrait view of Michael Haun, Game Changer Assembly Lines Michael Haun

Article

Most compact drive meets ultra compact control system

Unbeatable in terms of compactness, safety and scalability: the compact drive system ctrlX DRIVE combined with ctrlX CORE.

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Automation meets machine vision

Machine vision is an integral part of automation. HD Vision Systems simplifies automation with visually guided object localization, tracking, acquisition and QR code scanning.

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Honored with „Plant Engineering Product of the Year” award

Both our automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION and our modular drive system ctrlX DRIVE received the "Plant Engineering Product of the Year" award.

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Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) #6 Handling application | Live Demo

Time flies so fast! In the last episode of the 2nd season of ctrlX developR Christian shows a real pick-and-place application.

Watch episode 6

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Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) #5 Create web-based HMI

In this episode, a web-based HMI application is created for visualization and operation of the ctrlX CORE using a web panel.

Watch episode 5 & how to

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Portrait view of Hans Michael Krause, Game Changer ctrlX World Hans Michael Krause

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: The future of automation Part III

Increasing digitization and networking bring new technologies and processes, but above all a lot of potential for automation and optimization.

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Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) #4 Implement machine safety

Episode 4 of season 2 is all about machine safety: compact design, scalability, efficient engineering and much more.

Watch episode 4 & how to

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Portrait view of Volker Schlotz, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Volker Schlotz

Article

Automation is (not) an industry issue

While industries such as mechanical engineering have been automating for many years, electric automation solutions are also making their way into newer industries.

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Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) - #3 Use graphical programming for Pick & Place

In this episode, Michael shows how to program Python scripts directly on the ctrlX CORE without installing external tools on the engineering PC.

Watch episode 3 & how to

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Portrait view of Peter Berens, Game Changer Manufacturing Peter Berens

Article

More drive for additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is currently on the threshold of mass production. Innovative automation solutions are needed to make this leap.

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Modern automation means overall solution from partners

Today, a modern automation system no longer consists of the know-how of just one supplier, but is made up of specialized knowledge and solutions from various partners.

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Portrait view of Kai Müller, Game Changer Applications Kai Müller

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) - #2 Set up a ctrlX CORE & PLC programming

In episode 2, our experts explain how easy it is to configure ctrlX CORE for a handling application.

Watch episode 2 & how to

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Portrait view of Christian Zentgraf, Game Changer Applications Christian Zentgraf

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ctrlX developR (Season 2) #1 Configure components

ctrlX developR is back with the second season! The first season shows how users can configure intuitively, easily and flawlessly with the ctrlX Configurator.

Watch episode 1 & how to

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Portrait view of Alexander Breitenbach, Game Changer Security Alexander Breitenbach

Article

Securely connected – on all levels

Industry 4.0 means networking - with goals such as increasing productivity and tapping new value creation potential.

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WITTENSTEIN offers apps for smart gearbox via ctrlX World

ctrlX AUTOMATION supports the openness of the smart gearbox cynapse and enables easy integration of corresponding applications.

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Portrait view of Andreas Gryglewski, Game Changer Consumer Goods & Handling Andreas Gryglewski

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A perfect match for the printing industry

Today's printing machines have to be versatile - increasing individuality requires quick changeover times.

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Trade show

- Virtual

ctrlX AUTOMATION @EPLAN virtual fair

Under the motto "It's in your hands!", visitors to the EPLAN Virtual Fair can expect a diverse program covering all aspects of professional engineering.

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Portrait view of Julian Weinkoetz, Game Changer ctrlX SERVICES Julian Weinkötz

Article

ctrlX SERVICES: Make it your device

The automation solution no longer dictates the processes to the user, but the other way around. Digital tools from the ctrlX SERVICES toolbox provide this support.

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Portrait view of Steffen Winkler, Game Changer ctrlX AUTOMATION Steffen Winkler

Article

Open for all generations

Solutions tailored to requirements? The openness of ctrlX AUTOMATION allows components from existing and new product lines to be combined.

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

Rhebo relies on ctrlX AUTOMATION as an integration platform and additional marketplace for its industrial monitoring solutions.

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Portrait view of Johannes Albrecht, Game Changer ctrlX developR Apps, ctrlX OS, SDK Johannes Albrecht

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SDK: App development is that simple

With the SDK, the specific development and deployment of apps becomes conceivably simple. Own software and know-how can be integrated into the ecosystem.

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Customers need solutions instead of products

The increasing challenges in automation can only be met by complete solutions.

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The trends 2021 in the growth market automation

A push towards automation: The demand for open, easy-to-use and flexible automation solutions is increasing.

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Bosch Rexroth defines automation trends for 2021

Manufacturing companies are forced to further digitalize processes in order to keep production processes efficient and guarantee delivery capability.

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The ctrlX AUTOMATION partner ecosystem is growing

Bosch Rexroth's revolutionary ctrlX AUTOMATION automation platform provides users with an open ecosystem.

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Awarded: ctrlX AUTOMATION receives “Robert Bosch Innovation Award”

Our automation solution ctrlX AUTOMATION won the "Robert Bosch Innovation Award" in the category "Core".

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SCHUNK automated by ctrlX AUTOMATION

Clamping and gripping systems significantly determine the flexibility and precision of automated manufacturing processes. Schunk optimizes processes with ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #11 Graphical programming

Programming easier than ever: we've packed graphical programming into its own application, based on Google Blockly, which creates Python scripts, for example.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #10 Python

Our Game Changers show what can be done with Python and ctrlX AUTOMATION, especially in the field of artificial intelligence.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION @Ubuntu Masters Conference 2020

Our ctrlX AUTOMATION Game Changers Benjamin Beisel and Hans Michael Krause participated as keynote speakers at Canonical's Ubuntu Masters Conference.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #9 ctrlX AUTOMATION Community

The ctrlX AUTOMATION Community offers a platform for developers - knowledge exchange, application examples and tips.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #8 Rest interface & automated configuration

Basic requirements for an open and future-proof platform are standardized interfaces. More about using the REST interface.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #7 Security

ctrlX AUTOMATION builds on a holistic security concept: Episode 7 shows why, among other things, remote maintenance has become more important with Industry 4.0.

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Now available: Compact control platform ctrlX CORE

With its compact ctrlX CORE control system, Bosch Rexroth has defined the industrial control system of the future.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #6 ctrlX World – Partner apps

Become a partner and integrate own apps. With our partner Mirasoft, we show how easy it is.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #5 SDK

With our SDK, we enable developers to program and integrate exactly those apps they need for their individual functions and requirements.

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Bosch Rexroth at the “SPS Connect”

At this year's virtual SPS, Bosch Rexroth will be presenting all the innovations relating to the ctrlX AUTOMATION automation platform.

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SPS Connect 2020

At SPS Connect 2020, Bosch Rexroth will bring the ctrlX AUTOMATION automation platform to life digitally.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #4 ctrlX Device Portal

A central device management is absolutely not a standard for industrial devices, but it is urgently needed.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #3 ctrlX Data Layer

ctrlX Data Layer - the nervous system of our automation platform - it connects the individual apps with each other.

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ctrlX developR (Seaon 1) #2 Getting started

In episode 2, we show how easy it is to get the ctrlX CORE up and running.

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ctrlX developR (Season 1) #1 This is ctrlX AUTOMATION

The first episode of our ctrlX developR series is live. Here we first give some exciting background information about ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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The next level: I/O system for ctrlX AUTOMATION

ctrlX AUTOMATION has reached the next level: with the launch of ctrlX I/O, we have developed our own I/O system for the platform.

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Developers will be designers rather than programmers in the future

Bosch Rexroth want to revolutionize professional automation and make life as easy as possible for digital natives.

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Automation means software development

With ctrlX AUTOMATION, we focused on classic machine and factory automation in the first phase of the market launch. ctrlX AUTOMATION, however, also solves problems from numerous other industries.

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Bosch Rexroth opens ctrlX AUTOMATION to partners

More and more providers are joining ctrlX World. Users can use apps from Bosch Rexroth, third-party suppliers' apps, or apps they have created themselves.

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Bosch Rexroth presents I/O portfolio for the first time

With the launch of ctrlX I/O, the platform, which is characterized by app technology, receives additional interfaces to the field and control level.

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With ctrlX SERVICES, Bosch Rexroth is expanding its wide range of support services

Bosch Rexroth is adding new services for users to its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform: an app store, a device portal, and an online community.

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Bosch Rexroth sets new standards for safe automation with ctrlX SAFETY

Bosch Rexroth brings a novelty to the automation market with ctrlX SAFETY: the most responsive and compact safety solution of its kind.

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2nd press conference ctrlX AUTOMATION

ctrlX AUTOMATION enters the 2nd phase: Bosch Rexroth presents the innovations around the automation platform at the Headquarter.

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Whitepaper: The future of automation Part II

Digitalization and connectivity require a radical change in the market. Learn more!

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Digital DiscoverDays Factory Automation

Virtual discovery tour through the world of factory automation. September 30 and October 1, 2020.

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Q&A ctrlX AUTOMATION, When users ask questions, we answer them

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When users ask questions, we answer them

No matter what question arises around ctrlX AUTOMATION, we are pleased to answer them.

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Daniel Developer and the development of progress

Generation change: What challenges does Daniel Developer face and how can he solve them with ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Automate #LikeABosch with ctrlX AUTOMATION

Shawn has already discovered the benefits of ctrlX AUTOMATION for himself. Complicated becomes simple and the future becomes the present.

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Digital InfoDay ctrlX AUTOMATION

Are you ready for the new world of automation? A world in which you can reduce component and engineering costs by up to 50 percent and effortlessly surmount the boundaries between machine control, IT world and IoT? We will show you how ctrlX AUTOMATION solves these challenges on our Digital InfoDay on July 21st 2020 from 10:00 - 12:00.

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Digital Days Hannover Messe

As the Hannover Messe could not take place as planned this year, Bosch Rexroth is presenting ctrlX AUTOMATION at the Digital Days.

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This is just the beginning!

Philipp Guth talks about the goals with ctrlX AUTOMATION in his new role as Senior Vice President of the Automation & Electrification Solutions Business Unit.

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Quick reaction times improve both safety and productivity

What do safety functions in automation have in common with airbags? Read the article to find out.

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Are you still programming, or are you already mixing and matching?

Programming a motion control is complex and time-consuming? Not with ctrlX AUTOMATION.

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Virtual Roadshow USA – ctrlX AUTOMATION

ctrlX AUTOMATION on Tour. Meet experts live and experience automation and software showcases.

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Powerful drives for the future

ctrlX DRIVE: The drive system from ctrlX AUTOMATION - for less complexity, maximum scalability and minimum space requirements.

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Configuring automation solutions intuitively

Even without detailed knowledge of the Rexroth portfolio, topologies can be easily assembled graphically. An automatic control check is provided by the ctrlX Configurator.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION wins German Innovation Award

The automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION has convinced the jury and was honored with the "German Innovation Award 2020" in the category Machines & Engineering.

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Whitepaper: The future of automation part I

Mechanical engineering today means software development. ctrlX AUTOMATION therefore offers a new freedom in engineering.

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Shaping the solution

Current challenges can only be mastered by machine manufacturers working closely with partners - more about the cooperation with CIMCORP.

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Hannover Messe 2020 – We Keep Moving.

Johannes Albrecht, ctrlX AUTOMATION Game Changer, shows how automation is developed without hardware - with ctrlX CORE.

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Hannover Messe 2020 – We Keep Moving.

Game Changer Maurus Bien introduces the new smartphone of automation in a short video.

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ctrlX CORE wins Red Dot Award

The ctrlX CORE control system was awarded with the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020".

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All control systems up to date? Check!

Remote access to all controllers from one place - to update all controllers centrally. This is what the ctrlX Device Portal offers.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION in a nutshell

The ten unique selling points of our 360° automation platform in a nutshell.

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Cartesian robots: compatible with any programming language

With minimal space requirements, reduced engineering and an openness to contemporary programming languages, ctrlX AUTOMATION offers the perfect solution for Cartesian systems.

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Application-ready: ctrlX AUTOMATION in use

Insights into the first use cases of ctrlX AUTOMATION in the field of robotics and handling.

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The smartphone of automation

What would automation look like if it were reinvented by Google, Apple or another digital company?

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Performance makes all the difference

To provide a scalable and compact automation platform, we have optimized each component individually, but also considered the overall system.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION – Live @SPS 2019

The SPS as the most important trade fair of the automation industry was the perfect place to present the new automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION. Experience the show again here.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION – The Movie

In the past, we have adapted to the latest technologies, but with ctrlX AUTOMATION we have overcome physical boundaries and opened new horizons.

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