Bosch Rexroth introduces ctrlX AUTOMATION control platform

  • June 03, 2020
Bosch Rexroth introduces ctrlX AUTOMATION control platform
Bosch Rexroth introduces ctrlX AUTOMATION control platform

June 4, 2020 - Mechanical engineering is based on software development. Bosch Rexroth‘s ctrlX AUTOMATION platform addresses this market requirement, encompassing the latest engineering software technologies and all PLC and motion tasks. Software functions are combinable in any number of ways with ready-made, customized and customizable apps. These apps can be created in a variety of programming languages such as C++, script languages such as Python or graphical languages such as Blockly.

ctrlX AUTOMATION offers users a choice: They decide whether to program in IEC 61131, PLCopen or G-Code, or in other conventional high-level or Internet languages.

Configuration and commissioning of automation components is completely web-based, eliminating the need to install software. Within minutes of switching on the system, the software is programmed. A virtual ctrlX AUTOMATION system environment is available, enabling programming without hardware. System functionalities can be extended at any time via the user’s own process functions, apps and open-source software.

More than 30 direct connection options and communication standards offer maximum networking flexibility for economical, end-to-end connectivity, from field level up to the cloud. ctrlX AUTOMATION is also equipped for future communication standards, such as TSN and 5G, making it the best system on the market in terms of networking capability.

ctrlX AUTOMATION is based on multicore processors which provide sufficient processing power for automation tasks. These CPUs can be integrated into embedded PCs and industrial PCs, or directly into drives. The hardware and software module will cover all automation tasks – from simple control applications and IoT solutions to high-performance motion control.

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