For us, “marketplace of possibilities” means a versatile portfolio of products and solutions based on open standards that accounts for new technologies and security aspects. The manufacturer- and device-independent ctrlX Store supports this approach in every respect. Therefore, we will gradually incorporate Bosch Rexroth's Linux®-based, real-time-capable technology into our mid- and high-performance controllers and offer it as an option on our edge computers. The comprehensive, standardized operating system reduces integration costs with its flexibility in all directions and ensures faster time-to-market. Similar to today’s WAGO solutions, ctrIX OS also allows easy connection of all standard bus and network protocols.
The system and technology partnership between WAGO and Bosch Rexroth makes it easier for users to meet today’s challenges with future-proof solutions – for example, by freely selecting the programming environment. With ctrlX OS, we are enriching our own automation platform with numerous ways and means to develop individually tailored control applications more freely. This gives users the option of using the apps in addition to WAGO applications, as well as help from the growing community of ctrlX World Partners – there are currently more than 65 of them. In addition to CODESYS, developers have the right tools for every need: logi.CAD, NodeRED, Blockly, high-level languages like Python and other engineering tools are compatible with the ctrlX OS operating system. Even people with little or no programming experience can find applications in the ctrlX OS solution room that work according to the no-code or low-code principle.