Highlights of the I/O portfolio ctrlX I/O
Connectivity is the basis for the digital factory. Through communication from machine to machine, machine to system and machine to operator, the potential of Industry 4.0 can be fully exploited. And connectivity is essential for intelligent processes and new business models in other sectors too. With the ctrlX I/O portfolio, users enjoy even greater flexibility and future viability when using the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform.
ctrlX I/O expands the platform with additional interfaces to the field and control level. Bosch Rexroth relies uncompromisingly on standardized, sector and vendor-neutral interfaces.
Thanks to ongoing functional expansions and remote updates, ctrlX I/O is ready for the future. The system is ready for future trends too. The disclosure of the ctrlX I/O architecture allows partners to integrate technology-specific modules into the system themselves.
An overview of the key facts:
- Compact: 50% less space required in the control cabinet
- Flexible and unlimited topologies
- EtherCAT as far as the terminal
- Simple, quick commissioning
- Perfectly tailored to ctrlX CORE
- Own modules can be integrated
ctrlX I/O – Driver for intelligent networked machines
Together with ctrlX AUTOMATION, ctrlX I/O is a driver for intelligent connectivity in the field of automation. For developers, ctrlX I/O means the greatest possible degrees of freedom when implementing modular machine concepts and great potential for savings.
Flexible machine topology
ctrlX I/O is a functional extension of the ctrlX CORE control system, adding technology and hardware options such as memory expansions, USB and Ethernet interfaces and much more. The solution can be integrated seamlessly into ctrlX CORE. On the field level, ctrlX I/O allows flexible machine topologies and the seamless integration of the sensor/actuator level. As a result, higher-level control systems as well as MES and cloud solutions can easily be connected on the control level.