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WITTENSTEIN offers apps for smart gearbox via ctrlX World

Partner network ctrlX World enables the integration of third-party applications into the automation building block ctrlX AUTOMATION

  • WITTENSTEIN SE offers smart gearbox services via automation platform
  • Integrate smart services quickly and easily into system solutions
  • Partner world around ctrlX AUTOMATION enables synergy effects


WITTENSTEIN is part of the ctrlX World – the partner world around the ctrlX AUTOMATION system from Bosch Rexroth. This allows users to benefit from the advantages of WITTENSTEIN’s smart cynapse gearbox. ctrlX AUTOMATION supports the openness of cynapse and enables easy integration of corresponding applications. Customers can thus integrate smart services from WITTENSTEIN into their system solution quickly and in a user-friendly manner.

“The development of smart machine concepts by machine builders, but also the increasing digitalization of existing machines by operators, should bring cost advantages and increase competitiveness. Companies want to continue to increase their process stability, minimize waste and make the entire manufacturing process efficient and sustainable. This is precisely the kind of application for which we developed the smart cynapse gearbox,” explains Patrick Hantschel, Director of the Digitalization Center at WITTENSTEIN.

WITTENSTEIN is the first component manufacturer to offer smart gearboxes as standard – gearboxes with cynapse. They have an integrated sensor module that enables Industry 4.0 connectivity. This solution can also be combined with smart services from WITTENSTEIN. Among other things, these software applications enable the combined analysis of machine and sensor data, which detects possible failures much earlier than is the case with conventional condition monitoring solutions.

Condition monitoring from WITTENSTEIN SE enables early detection of machine failures via ctrlX CORE


Open gearbox solution meets open automation platform

“The ctrlX AUTOMATION platform leverages the openness of cynapse and supports the easy integration of overarching applications. This means users can easily integrate smart services from WITTENSTEIN into their system solution. This enables the quick and easy implementation of condition monitoring, process monitoring and drive train control,” says Hans Michael Krause, Product Manager ctrlX World at Bosch Rexroth AG.

This synergy between Bosch Rexroth and WITTENSTEIN is realized through the ecosystem initiated by the automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION. The ctrlX Store can be used to download the desired functions in the form of apps. Here, users can use apps from Bosch Rexroth, third-party applications or apps they have created themselves. ctrlX AUTOMATION provides all the components for complete automation solutions. The platform offers an open software architecture, a complete hardware portfolio as well as IoT, security and safety functions. This means that the system can be expanded at any time to include applications as well as hardware and software from third-party suppliers.

“Due to the maximum openness of ctrlX AUTOMATION, which is also reflected in the ctrlX World, our customers and we benefit from an easy integration of overlapping applications and a constantly growing ecosystem. This also enables us to achieve a high reach for our solutions,” explains Patrick Hantschel.


As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries more than 29,600 associates generated sales revenue of around 5.2 billion euros in 2020.
To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 71.6 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into
four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and
Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

Portrait view of Hans Michael Krause, Game Changer ctrlX World

Hans Michael Krause

Game Changer
ctrlX World



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