ctrlX AUTOMATION – Software

ctrlX AUTOMATION – Software

Engineering Toolbox & open Linux operating system

Software –
Linux-based operating system and easy engineering of automated industrial systems

Simple engineering and maximum openness. This is what the automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION stands for. It is supported by the Linux operating system ctrlX OS with its digital services and the engineering toolbox ctrlX WORKS.


ctrlX OS

The great freedom in automation: ctrlX OS – the real-time capable, Linux-based operating system that was previously used exclusively on the control platform ctrlX CORE is now available as a separate solution for the industrial environment. It is designed for real-time use and can be deployed at all levels – from the field level to edge devices to the cloud.

The operating system is hardware-independent and seamlessly connects even more automation components with the entire ctrlX AUTOMATION portfolio, including additional digital services. With the installation of ctrlX OS, users gain access to the partner world ctrlX World, the ctrlX Store or the ctrlX Device Portal, among others.

Across all levels of the automation topology, software-based functions can be developed, installed, updated, and operated even more easily and flexibly. Bosch Rexroth thus maps the prerequisites for the software-powered factory and enables modern software practices such as virtual testing and DevOps in automation.

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The practical ctrlX AUTOMATION software and engineering toolbox is synonymous with straightforward engineering and significantly reduces outlay and costs. It opens up completely new freedoms when it comes to creating, providing and using functions.

ctrlX WORKS is the ideal solution for engineering of automation solutions. Users enjoy maximum flexibility thanks to a full range of software and programming tools. ctrlX WORKS already includes an extensive portfolio of high-performance libraries and building blocks for typical automation tasks. In addition, users can develop their own applications in any programming language.

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ctrlX AUTOMATION – Downloads


If you would like more information about ctrlX AUTOMATION, please download one of our whitepapers or take a look at the ctrlX AUTOMATION magazine!

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