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PLCnext Technology Starterkit video series with RealParsWatch the unboxing of the new PLCnext Technology starterkit. The first video of a whole series is online right now. The Youtube video is created by RealPars, an online platform for industry learning. In this video, they are going to identify all the PLCnext Technology starterkit bits and pieces in the box that arrived at their door. They are also going to familiarize you with everything in the box and discuss the purpose and function of each item. More videos are coming soon on how to configure and program our innovative PLC soon. Stay tuned for new easy-to-follow videos and articles from RealPars.


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Merry Christmas and a Happy new YearThe year 2020 was a very special year for all of us. The corona virus abruptly interrupted our daily routine. Thanks to digital outlets, we were able to stay in contact and keep you up to date. Many thanks to your continous support, your ideas and discussions. Our highlight of 2020 was you!

We wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday season and a great start to 2021. Hopefully the next year is filled with health and happiness. May 2021 be an extraordinary one!

Please note: During the holiday season, support is only available to a limited extent from 21 December 2020 to 4 January 2021.

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs:

On Monday, October 12, 2020, from 7:00 to 15:00 UTC, the PLCnext Store website will temporarily shut down for updates and maintenance.

After the update, the following improvements will be available:

  • License distribution via ERP:
    • Licenses for paid Phoenix Contact apps can be made available to our customers via the ERP system in the form of ticket IDs.
    • Customers can import these ticket IDs and activate the licenses inside the PLCnext Store.
  • Next rollout step:
    • Paid Phoenix Contact apps will now be visible in the following countries:
      USA, Japan, India, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey.
  • User interface:
    • The menu structure is optimized for faster navigation.
    • A redesigned tabular overview allows you to see all apps and licenses on your device at a glance.
  • User support:
    • A Zendesk widget has been added to take up user questions regarding the handling of the store.
    • The Zendesk widget replaces the Store chat.
  • Registration process:
    • Role choice between "Buyer" and "Contributor” removed.
    • Contributor registration is now handled separately inside the PLCnext Store.

Additional contributor-related improvements:

  • License testing:
    • App developers can now create test licenses for already published apps.
  • Support process:
    • Each app has an individual email address for support purpose. This email address is not visible to the inquirer.
    • App specific messages are entered into an input window.

We hope you’ll enjoy your "omelette" when the brand new PLCnext Store is online. See you soon!

Yaskawa Moto The shared goal of Yaskawa, an industrial robotics and mechatronics manufacturer, and Phoenix Contact, a manufacturer of automation solutions, is to drive forward the transition away from proprietary solutions towards an open and future-proof ecosystem for industrial automation. Yaskawa, a leading company in this industry, has decided to use PLCnext Technology. As a part of this framework, Phoenix Contact will license its PLCnext runtime environment to Yaskawa and has agreed upon joint further development. Yaskawa plans to use the PLCnext runtime system in the fields of Motion Controls and Robotics, initially in Europe and the USA.

Check out our PLCnext Open Source Community on GitHub, where we share lots of example code snippets, project ideas, tutorial code and now (new!) the PLCnext Command Line Interface. The PLCnext CLI is our tool for programming in high level languages for the PLCnext Technology ecosystem. You can now build an up-to-date version of the PLCnext CLI that includes the very latest bug fixes, or even build your own customised version. Test the newest features or contribute your ideas. Make the PLCnext CLI better for yourself, and for the community.

Finally it's here: The new manual tome with 699 pages to print out and screenshot stickers to stick them in yourself! Do you want to have it? No? Good, because we have something else for you: The two information platforms about PLCnext Technology and the PLCnext Store at their brand new and comfortable place in the vastness of the internet.

The world of technology is spinning ever faster. Also, the PLCnext Technology with its entire ecosystem never stands still. To ensure that you are always up to date with the latest release, new features and related questions, we have left the traditional information landscape of PDFs. In the PLCnext Info Center at, you can now find all the information you need to find your way around the world of PLCnext Technology. And the PLCnext Store also has a new home for everything worth knowing about PLCnext Apps:

In case you already updated to the 2020.6 tools, you might repeat the SDK download for your targets now:
The new Visual Studio® Extension for C++ programming in PLCnext Technology is available now, bundled with each PLCnext Control-specific SDK:

Scroll down the list to the C++ toolchain items and pick the one for your operating system.

In addition, find instructions to it in the PLCnext Info Center:

PHOENIX CONTACT Proficloud Use existing devices

Introducing the new Proficloud next generation: The is a newly started Cloud Computing environment by PHOENIX CONTACT, reachable at

The new was built as a completely new environment based on new architectures and technologies. Users can also use both connections at the same time ( + on a controller. Device Management Service Available from 2020.6 with AXC F 2152 ONLY

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