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Open Core Engineering

Connected Industry Starts Here

Industry 4.0 requires fast, open and platform-independent automation environments based on common IT and software solutions.


Based on open standards, software tools, function toolkits, and Open Core Interface, Open Core Engineering combines high engineering efficiency in automation with the technologies, tools, and solutions of the IT world. With IT technologies and tools it enables the implementation of new services and business models for machine builders and end users.

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Understanding the Open Core Interface within automation environments

Open Core Engineering allows you to create innovative solutions that are tailored to your exact application. By using the Open Core Interface and our free SDKs you can explore machine communication and control via third party systems such as LabVIEW as well as virtually any higher level language from Java to C++.


Meet new automation challenges with technology that sets you free

Innovative specialized machine control and automation functions should provide maximum customer benefits and keep current with new IT technologies into the automation field—like smart devices and modern communication architectures.

Open Core Engineering makes this possible: it opens the core of Rexroth’s PLC systems to the increased use of high-level languages and device platforms, enabling new integration opportunities to enhance automation production workflow and flexibility.

  • Efficiency

    More efficient engineering for consistent software solutions


    Open Core Engineering’s software tools, function packages and multi-technology solutions accelerate the workflow in every step of the engineering process.

  • Flexibility

    Open Core Interface – new levels of freedom in engineering


    With the Open Core Interface, it’s much easier to integrate smart devices and IT infrastructures with PLC programming for unparalleled flexibility with device platform selection and high-level language use in machine projects.

  • Individualization

    Individualization: the definitive competitive advantage


    In the past, developing machine-specific, individual functions for competitive advantage required cooperation from the controls supplier. Open Core Engineering opens controls up to their core so you can create customized functions supported by the existing firmware.

  • Future-proof solutions

    Future-proof solutions for manufacturers and end-users


    Choosing the right controls is a critical decision for machine manufacturers—only those solutions with maximum maneuverability and flexibility can be counted on to safeguard your investments into the future.