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  1. bart_minten
  2. PLCnext Technology & PLCnext Controls
  3. Friday, 11 September 2020

Dear people,

I'm researching the PLCnext for my internship. The company asked me to research the added value of the PLCnext relative to conventional way Production-ICT(MES)<-->PLC/HMI/SCADA. I have already done some research about the architecture of the PLCnext. The external user component stands out for me because it has the capability to run a .net core framework. A MES service engine is already built on top of the .net framework, so it can probably run on the PLCnext. But how can the .net MES-application communicate intern with the PLC application? I read something about de GDS that it is accessible through a certain API. But I can't find any library that supports de GDS API for C#. Does anybody have any experience with this and can help me further?

Kind regards,

Bart Minten - student Industrial automation at the university of applied sciences at 'S-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

Martin PLCnext Team Accepted Answer Pending Moderation

Hi Bart,

Thanks for your interest in PLCnext Technology. Your research topic is also interesting for us.

I have contacted my colleagues in Phoenix Contact Netherlands, and they are happy to help you directly with this and any other questions you might have. If it is OK with you, I would like to give them the email address that you used when registering on this forum.

Can you confirm that you are happy for me to give your email address to my colleagues in Phoenix Contact Netherlands?



Phoenix Contact Electronics Headquarters - PLCnext Runtime Product Management and Support

bart_minten Accepted Answer Pending Moderation

Hi Martin,

Thank u for reacting to my topic. I would like to come in contact with your colleagues from the Netherlands. So I allow you to use my email to connect me with Phoenix Contact Netherlands.

Kind regards,

Bart Minten

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