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Drive and control technology ctrlX

From PLC to CNC to motion control with integrated robotics – we offer smart automation solutions for your manufacturing, production and logistics.

From PLC to CNC to motion control with integrated robotics – we offer smart automation solutions for your manufacturing, production and logistics.

Bosch Rexroth control systems with scalable hardware and software offer optimum performance and maximum flexibility. 

Automate your production with ctrlX AUTOMATION and overcome the challenges of merging machine control, the IT world and the global information infrastructure together with us.

The advantage: ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces component and engineering costs by 30 to 50%.

How does this work?


  • Based on the Linux real-time operating system
  • Guarantees more flexibility due to consistently open standards for hardware and software
  • Enables easy networking and digitization through app programming technology, comprehensive IoT connectivity and web-based engineering
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ctrlX Automation

Ever shorter product life cycles and ever-increasing competition are already forcing us to change the world of automation. Flexibility instead of rigid, complex automation systems, the interaction of control technology, IT and IoT to exploit the potential of digitalization and networking.

ctrlX AUTOMATION provides all the building blocks for comprehensive automation solutions as a consistently open automation platform with the ctrlX World ecosystem. The system is modular, scalable and covers the requirements for almost all applications as needed. Automate without limits.

  • Maximum scalability and expandability

  • Perfectly coordinated system functions

  • Supports almost all common interfaces and programming languages

ctrlX CORE

The compact control for your automation

Flexibly applicable – the ctrlX CORE solves approx. 70 % of all common challenges in automation.

Whether an entry-level solution with reduced interfaces, the high-end solution CtrlX COREplus with maximum flexibility or the fully comprehensive safety control ctrlX SAFETY. We offer the optimal solution for every application.

ctrlX COREplus

Discover new possibilities in terms of connectivity and networking.

The modular design of the CtrlX COREplus offers, in addition to extended fieldbus interfaces, the possibility of adding I/O modules and thus integrating machines horizontally and vertically. 

By using the latest CPU technology, the extremely powerful control offers approximately 7 times the performance of the previous ctrlX CORE.

  • Multicore CPU performance
  • Modularly expandable with performance and interface modules


Scalable from a drive-integrated solution to a fully comprehensive safety control system.

  • Efficient engineering through graphical programming
  • Compact design
  • Fastest response time
  • Flexible application
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ctrlX DRIVE – Drive system

With ctrlX DRIVE, Bosch Rexroth has developed the world’s most compact modular drive system for its customers.  


  • space-saving dimensions
  • maximum scalability
  • almost unlimited combination possibilities for the user
  • sophisticated engineering tools
  • high energy efficiency

    IndraDrive – Drive System

    IndraDrive is a modular drive system consisting of motor-integrated and motor-near servo drives and corresponding components for common power supply to the drives.   

    • direct integration of all electrical drive components in one system 
    • up to 30 IndraDrive M drives can be used in a single drive train up to 200 m long
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    Servo motors and gear units

    Robust motors in modern factory automation – intelligent, highly dynamic, precise and reliable. The drives offer maximum performance and an enormous variety of designs, versions and power ratings.  

    We will be happy to advise you on the portfolio and combination options of the ctrlX Drive and IndraDrive drive systems and work with you to implement your standard or high-end solution. 

    Do you have questions about Bosch Rexroth products or especially about explosion-proof versions according to ATEX or UL/CSA? Contact us.

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