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ctrlX Core

The ultra-compact control platform

Nowadays mechanical engineering means software development. The high-performance and communication-ready ctrlX CORE forms the basis for this. It breaks down the boundaries between the IPC, embedded system, and drive-based platforms.

The 64-bit multicore CPUs distribute the applications optimally to the different processor cores. They offer significantly higher computing power than previous control platforms in the same space. ctrlX CORE offers scalable control of single-axis movements through to highly complex multiple axis movements. It implements different technology functions with complex arithmetic operations in parallel with a high control quality and communicates with higher-level systems.

Process data can be processed comprehensively by the control system when ctrlX I/O is activated. Optional I/O modules for additional functions and communication protocols in the same form factor simplify scaling.

At a glance

  • Multicore technology for optimum performance
  • The system that offers the best possible connectivity on the market
  • Open and flexible architecture for new freedom in developing functions

At the heart of open communication

ctrlX CORE is expressly designed for demanding environments and withstands vibrations and impact in a wide temperature window with high EMC resistance. The hardware is designed for maximum maintenance-free operation and long-term availability based on a fanless and wear part-free design.

Thanks to its open and flexible architecture, ctrlX CORE is ready to meet whatever the Factory of the Future may bring in the future. In addition to EtherCAT, the hardware supports many other common automation protocols. For example, the gigabit Ethernet interface is ideal for use in networked environments, supporting the data-intensive exchange of information with higher-level IT systems, HMI devices and cloud-based applications. The control system supports more than 30 IT and IoT standards, including OPC UA as server and client as well as the widely used MQTT protocol.

More productivity

  • Unlimited performance thanks to 64-bit multicore processors
  • Optimum distribution of applications to the CPU cores

Fewer components

  • Flexible extensibility with performance and I/O functions
  • Robust hardware design

Less engineering

  • One control system for all platforms