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Cloud Security – A detailed Look

A holistic cloud security concept not only saves time and money, but also protects against manipulation, data loss and unauthorized…
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Correct and fast Decisions thanks to AI Applications

Artificial Intelligence can help to establish smart and sustainable analyses of raw data to drive processes and developments to quickly…
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How open ecosystems change the way we work together

The strength of an open ecosystem results from the specific competencies of the contributors. What does it need to exploit…
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Cloud Security – A detailed Look

A holistic cloud security concept not only saves time and money, but also protects against manipulation, data loss and unauthorized…
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Correct and fast Decisions thanks to AI Applications

Artificial Intelligence can help to establish smart and sustainable analyses of raw data to drive processes and developments to quickly…
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How open ecosystems change the way we work together

The strength of an open ecosystem results from the specific competencies of the contributors. What does it need to exploit…

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Applications

Using data from the internet in a PLC application

A lot of information is (freely) available in the cloud and on the internet. For example, think of energy prices, water levels in our rivers or weather information at a certain location in the world. It can be very interesting…

Applications

Pushing data to and visualizing PLC variables in the cloud

Sharing, analysing and processing data is crucial for being able to utilize new technological applications related to Industry 4.0. Think of cloud-based services and databases that help to enable predictive maintenance, for example. But also, simply pushing PLC variables to…

Applications

Using apps from the online store in a PLC application

Since the arrival of Smart Devices, everyone knows the so-called App Stores, online marketplaces for software, from which applications can be installed directly on a Smart Device. These App Stores allow users to easily extend the functionality of their Smart…

Applications

Using data from the internet in a PLC application

A lot of information is (freely) available in the cloud and on the internet. For example, think of energy prices, water levels in our rivers or weather information at a certain location in the world. It can be very interesting…

Applications

Pushing data to and visualizing PLC variables in the cloud

Sharing, analysing and processing data is crucial for being able to utilize new technological applications related to Industry 4.0. Think of cloud-based services and databases that help to enable predictive maintenance, for example. But also, simply pushing PLC variables to…

Applications

Using apps from the online store in a PLC application

Since the arrival of Smart Devices, everyone knows the so-called App Stores, online marketplaces for software, from which applications can be installed directly on a Smart Device. These App Stores allow users to easily extend the functionality of their Smart…

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Craft Beer is trending. More and more small gastro and home breweries are being founded worldwide….

Performing real-time

Weeds in the track bed are a problem for railroad tracks. Because of the strong root penetration, some plants grow very large, the track bed can become unstable, which would impair safety. For this reason, the weeds on the track must be regularly ……

Upgrading to future technologies

The key here was that the PLCnext Control could be seamlessly installed and was compatible with the existing technology. …

Combining programming languages

The PLCnext Control combines features like a classical industrial programming language such as IEC 61131-3 and high-level language like C#, C++ or Python in a project between a chemical company, the Technical University of Dresden and Phoenix Contact…

PLCnext Factory: Join us and enhance your automation thinking

The basic idea and spirit behind the Ecosystem PLCnext Technology can be experienced live: on a digital tour through our PLCnext Factory….

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06 Jul 2021

PLCnext Email & Text Alerts

Once you have your Phoenix Contact PLCnext Control data flowing to the cloud, it’s time to setup alerts and notifications…

matt-jackson
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03 Nov 2021

Installing PIP on PLCnext Control

What if you do not need a newer version of Python than the one that comes preinstalled on…

Stijn Noppe
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14 Feb 2020

Remote Debugging of a .Net Core application with VS Code on PLCnext

I would like to describe two different ways to remote debug a .Net Core 3.0 application with VS Code on…

Kay Suttkus
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MOST READ POSTS

06 Jul 2021

PLCnext Email & Text Alerts

Once you have your Phoenix Contact PLCnext Control data flowing to the cloud, it’s time to setup alerts and notifications…

matt-jackson
8,166 views
0 comments
03 Nov 2021

Installing PIP on PLCnext Control

What if you do not need a newer version of Python than the one that comes preinstalled on…

Stijn Noppe
5,426 views
1 comments
14 Feb 2020

Remote Debugging of a .Net Core application with VS Code on PLCnext

I would like to describe two different ways to remote debug a .Net Core 3.0 application with VS Code on…

Kay Suttkus
3,846 views
0 comments
PLCnext Technology Starterkit

PLCnext Technology

Getting Started

Program in style. With this PLCnext Technology Starterkit you can try out the operating principle, handling, and high performance of PLCnext  Technology in a small-scale station.
The stylish Starterkit comes with a PLCnext Control AXC  F 2152 and three Axioline Smart Elements I/O modules. Of course this station can be extended to your needs.
Happy programming everyone.

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Containers in an Automation System
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07 Jun 2022 9:00 am (CET)
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Remote monitoring of industrial controls with easymon
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28 Jun 2022 8:30 am (CET)
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Containers in an Automation System
Language: Polish
07 Jun 2022 9:00 am (CET)
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Remote monitoring of industrial controls with easymon
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28 Jun 2022 8:30 am (CET)
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Hannover Messe

The world’s leading trade fair for the industry will be held as a hybrid event. As the showcase of industry – with future topics such as AI, sustainable production or 5G,

30 May 2022 Hanover Read more
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Hinterland of Things Conference

Hinterland of Things 2022 will be happening on-site & in person as an exclusive event of 1.300 C-level Innovators in Bielefeld. Dive into an ecosystem of fascinating peopl

01 Jun 2022 Bielefeld Read more
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embedded world

embedded world – the global platform of the embedded community Whether it’s the safety of electronic syst

21 Jun 2022 Nuremberg Read more

PLCnext Store

Extend your PLCnext Control devices with versatile software functions
Various types of apps provide you with limitless possibilities. Additional runtime environments, software libraries, function extensions such as cloud connectors or MQTT brokers up to ready-programmed solutions for specific use cases. The range of possibilities to expand the functions of your PLCnext Control device is huge! You choose.
In-tech GmbH
Easymon AXC F 2152​
Remote monitoring for PLCnext Control without programming. With easymon you can easily view any data values from your Control device live & remotely and monitor thresholds.
Phoenix Contact Belgium​
Code Creator​
Parametrize your Modbus communication as you need it. The Code creator automatically generates a program for the hardware set-up based on your input​.
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG​
Pump Station Control​
Ready-programmed solution to transform your PLCnext Control into a pumping station without any engineering or programming effort! For continuous monitoring and controlling of your pumping stations.​
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG​
Water Functions Visu​
Water Function Visu is designed to suit water specific applications. Ready-to-use symbols for valves, motors, pumps and fans allow for a quick and convenient visualization of devices. Installed drives and valves can be controlled via the HMI surface due to a remote functionality.​
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG​
Client for Eclipse hawkBit™ ARM​
Firmware Update client for PLCnext Control. For managing your devices more efficiently and easy updating of PLCnext firmware in batches. ​
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