Machine building made easier with ctrlX AUTOMATION


Industry Innovation & Technology Manufacturing Bosch Rexroth ctrlAutomation machine builders Technology

Platform with Linux real-time OS reduces engineering time and effort by 30% to 50%.

No software installation.

The scalable ctrlX AUTOMATION platform based on a new generation of multicore processors from Bosch Rexroth will make life easier for machine builders.

The global industry technology manufacturer says a Linux real-time OS, open standards, app programming tech, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection reduce engineering time and effort by 30% to 50%.

No more waiting on the availability of PLC specialists and proprietary systems. Program in IEC 61131, PLCopen or G-Code or other conventional high-level or internet languages.

There’s no software installation. Configuration and commissioning of automation components is web-based. Within minutes of switching on the system, the software is programmed. And a completely virtual ctrlX AUTOMATION system environment enables programming without hardware.


More than 30 direct connection options and communication standards offer maximum networking flexibility for end-to-end connectivity, from field level up to the cloud; and the platform is equipped for future communication standards, such as TSN and 5G.

High-performance CPUs integrate into embedded PCs and industrial PCs, or directly into drives. The all-new hardware and software module will cover all automation tasks – from simple control applications and IoT solutions to high-performance motion control.

Bosch Rexroth Canada headquarters are in Welland, Ont.

This article first appeared in the July-August 2020 print edition.



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