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Both our automation platform ctrlX AUTOMATION and our modular drive system ctrlX DRIVE received the “Plant Engineering Product of the Year” award. This award honors outstanding innovations of 2020 in the United States, as voted by the audience of industry-leading publication Plant Engineering. The voting took place in early 2021.

ctrlX AUTOMATION earned the gold award in the Automation & Controls category, since the solution makes adding new automation and control functions via app as easy as using a smartphone. The ctrlX AUTOMATION portfolio consists of multiple automation components, crossing the boundaries between machine controls, IT and IIoT to create a consistently open software architecture. Its modular software structure increases engineering efficiency with a web-based system configuration that allows a fast and simple start-up without the need for software installation.

ctrlX DRIVE, the most compact drive system on the market, earned the silver award in the Electric Motors & Drives category. The scalable drive portfolio includes converters, single-and dual-axis inverters, AC/DC converters and power and regenerative supply units. The powerful control ctrlX CORE can be integrated in the drive housing with no additional space, allowing users to save up to 50% of space in the control cabinet.

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