Unlimited Automation Freedom


With the ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, centralized and decentralized automation topologies can now be created flexibly. Thanks to a Linux real-time operating system, open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering, and a comprehensive IoT connection, ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces the engineering time and effort by 30% to 50%.


Today, mechanical engineering is based on software development. The 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 new 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. This liberates machine manufacturers from dependency on the availability of PLC specialists and proprietary systems.


Configuration and commissioning of automation components are completely web-based, eliminating the need to install the software. Within minutes of switching on the system, the software is programmed. A completely 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.

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