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Think about how easy it is to install an app with a camera function on your smartphone: Whether it’s a QR code reader or a new filter, the installation takes just a few minutes. Now think about how much work is involved if you want to integrate a camera function into a PLC program for an automation system, program the interface and forward the data in a legible form. This would normally take several man-hours. Thanks to ctrlX AUTOMATION from Bosch Rexroth, a completely new software architecture does all the engineering work for you.