The CNC system solution IndraMotion MTX from Rexroth has enhanced functionalities through Open Core Engineering. With Open Core Engineering, Rexroth enhances classic PLC programming by bridging the gap to IT automation. It increases engineering efficiency thanks to open standards, software tools, and function toolkits. Machinery manufacturers can create individual software functions independently, allowing them to access the control via defined interfaces in real time. This interface technology to Rexroth controls allows OEMs to develop individualized functional capabilities and set themselves apart from the competition. More detail at http://articles.sae.org/13563 .