eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) is a control solution based on optimized control and communication architectures. The solution enables cycle times of 100 microseconds without having to give up central intelligence and the associated algorithms. In addition to optimized cycle times, the solution also offers improved temporal accuracy and enhanced resolution. Operators benefit from new alternatives for enhancing the quality of their machines and drastically reducing response times. Measuring tasks or documentation of part quality can be simply integrated in the machine control without additional, costly special devices. XFC technology is fully compatible with existing automation solutions so that standard tasks, high-speed control and measurements can be processed in parallel on the same hardware and software platform.