Introducing a gamechanger for tomorrow’s manufacturing: the Vario-X automation platform is the decisive step towards AI, Cloud, Digital twin, Sustainability, and IIoT. Thanks to 100 percent cabinet-free automation. Modular, flexible, and future-proof. Vario-X brings sensors and actuators directly into the control environment and ensures reliable voltage, signal, data management, and the seamless integration of decentralized servo drives. At the heart of Vario-X are robust, IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof modules, which include power supplies, controls, disconnect switches, safety technology, and I/O connections. Once assembled, the Vario-X solution can be easily attached to all common mounting systems without further protection and, in extreme cases, is rugged enough to be stepped on without damage. Equipped with a multicore CPU, Vario-X can meet all control requirements and be easily integrated into all higher-level Industrial Ethernet networks as an open control platform.