ctrlX Automation

The Bosch Rexroth ctrlX AUTOMATION platform is the most open automation system available to the market, ideal for future-proofing your computer and software engineering alongside its ultra-compact ctrlX CORE control.

The system functionality is perfectly coordinated and can be expanded via apps, third-party hardware and software, thanks to the complete openness of the system.

Today's technology. Ready for future standards.

Using a Linux real-time operating system, open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and comprehensive IoT connection, ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces engineering time and effort by 30% - 50%.

  • Consistent openness in hardware & software
  • 50% less components, 30% faster engineering & 10% higher productivity
  • Speaks all languages & can be implemented in every ecosystem
  • App and IoT technology for simple networking & digitisation
  • Speaks all languages & can be implemented in every ecosystem
  • 100% investment security


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ctrlX CORE is the Industry 4.0 control of the future

ctrlX CORE is the heart of the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform. A high-performance 64-bit multicore CPU forms the basis for 70% of all general automation tasks.

With its open and flexible architecture, the Linux-based multicore technology breaks down the boundaries between embedded system platforms and drive-based technology – from the design and performance to software and connectivity.


Consistent performance for automation without limits

This ultra-compact and powerful control platform processes data comprehensively when ctrlX I/O is activated. Additional communication protocols and I/O modules are available in the same form factor to simplify scaling.

  • Unlimited performance from 64-bit multicore processors
  • Flexible extensibility with performance and I/O functions
  • Optimum distribution of applications to the CPU cores
  • Ready for integration into the EtherCAT ecosystem
  • Multi-Ethernet slave connectivity
  • Robust hardware design
  • Less engineering: one control system for all platforms



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