Description With the new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform, Bosch Rexroth has eradicated the traditional boundaries between machine control systems, IT and the Internet of Things. Centralised and decentralised automation topologies can now be created flexibly with the scalable platform. 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%. Nowadays, mechanical engineering is software development. The new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform is Bosch Rexroth’s answer to this market requirement – a game changer for the whole automation industry and therefore TWO STEPS AHEAD.