The ctrlX developR Challenge

Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX developR Challenge is challenging more than just traditional ideas about capital letters. It’s challenging developers to take their ideas from dream to reality with ctrlX CORE.

ctrlX is an open source automation platform using Linux and EtherCat. 30 developers with great ideas have been chosen to implement those ideas, with expert help from Rexroth and the ctrlX community, between now and the end of April.

At that point, finalists will be chosen to pitch their cre3ations to a jury, which will choose the winner.


The categories of projects:

  • Simplify engineering
  • Extend and connect
  • Smarten up automation
  • Empower the user
  • Create your own

That about covers the possibilities.

Participants have not yet been announced, but they come from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, North America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Norway.


ctrlX has been a game changer, and we are excited to see the progress of the contest. However, we’re still dealing every day with electric industrial motion control, including current Rexroth systems and the old Indramat systems as well.

We know that your factory relies on motion control. If you use Rexroth motion control, then you are accustomed to having your drives, controls, and servo motors behave consistently and reliably all the time. Sometimes Rexroth components are in place for decades with no problems and no need for maintenance. When they finally need attention, it can be a shock.

Not only do your engineers have no experience with these hardy machines, but they may not have been around when they were first commissioned.

You need specialists. And that’s what we are. Call us immediately and we can help with reman or repair so you can get back up and running fast.

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