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ctrlX AUTOMATION from Bosch Rexroth completely redefines automation in industry. "ctrlX AUTOMATION is the brain of the modern factory," explains Dr. Marc Wucherer, Member of the Board of Management of Bosch Rexroth AG, and continues, "With the platform, users automate their processes, it speaks different programming languages and integrates different systems for data transmission." These are some of the key advantages that set the solution apart from conventional rigid automation solutions and make ctrlX AUTOMATION an important building block for the factory of the future.

ctrlX AUTOMATION thus simply brings together previously separate worlds in a consistently open and modular system: Machine control, information technology (IT) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Because these are dependent on each other in modern industry. The platform offers all the necessary software and hardware components for automation solutions. In addition, users can download individual solutions as apps in an ecosystem or create them themselves and quickly put them into operation. This software and engineering approach creates new degrees of freedom and almost unlimited application possibilities.

"We have already implemented ctrlX AUTOMATION in almost 300 customer projects. In addition, our ctrlX World ecosystem is growing with 20 partners by now. A key advantage of the automation platform is that it brings together the domain knowledge of Bosch Rexroth, third-party suppliers and customers. This results in automation solutions through co-creation and, in sum, the best solution for the respective application," explains Philipp Guth, Head of the Automation & Electrification Solutions Business Unit at Bosch Rexroth AG.

The features of ctrlX AUTOMATION thus meet the requirements of the vuka world - i.e. volatile, uncertain, complex and ambivalent markets. This is because it enables users to act flexibly, independently, future-proof, but also data-proof at costs that are in line with demand. A counter-design to previous automation systems.

The German Innovation Award was presented for the twelfth time by WirtschaftsWoche, Accenture and EnBW.

More information at www.boschrexroth.com and www.der-deutsche-innovationspreis.de