Everyone is talking about Industrie 4.0 as vision of the future. From a pure automation point of view, it is not about an imminent revolution, but about an evolutionary development, which is ready for networking already today. In current Motion Controls and Motion Logic Systems for hydraulics, Rexroth already integrated numerous functions, which used to be controlled purely hydromechanically, in software. The specialties of fluid power technology are automatically compensated for. These decentralized controls perform their duties autonomously and communicate with higher-level controls and master systems via open communication interfaces.