Machine building made easier with ctrlX AUTOMATION
Platform with Linux real-time OS reduces engineering time and effort by 30% to 50%.
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.