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Creating a new project

Creating a new project Open PLCnext Engineer. Click on a project template, e.g. Empty AXC F 2152 v.00 / 2020.0.0 project  on the start page. The project template for an empty AXC F 2152 project opens. Open the File → Save Project As… menu. Enter a unique and meaningful name for the project. Read More

Programming in IEC 61131-3 languages

Programming in IEC 61131-3 languages Opening and creating the POU, creating variables If you have created the project with the project template for an empty project for your controller (Creating a new project), a Program Organization Unit (POU) with the name Main is created automatically in the COMPONENTS area under Programming… Read More

Configuring PROFINET controller and PROFINET device

Configuring PROFINET controller and PROFINET device This series of steps demonstrates how to set up communication between two PLCs, one of them being the PROFINET controller and the other being the PROFINET device. On the PLC that will be the PROFINET Device: Note: The following steps are laid out in detail in the Configuring PROFINET… Read More

PLCnext Engineer user interface 

PLCnext Engineer user interface  General overview Key Menu bar Tool bar PLANT area Editors area COMPONENTS area Cross-functional area Status bar PLANT area All of the physical and logical components of your application are mapped in the form of a hierarchical… Read More

Instantiating a program

Instantiating a program Programs are instantiated in the Tasks and Events editor. To instantiate a program, create the required task and assign it to the desired program instance. Individual tasks are coordinated and processed in the Execution and Synchronization Manager (ESM). The AXC F 2152 uses a dual-core processor and has one… Read More

Creating a PLCnext Engineer HMI application

Creating a PLCnext Engineer HMI application General information  In PLCnext Engineer, you can create an HMI application with which you can visualize, monitor and control your application on your controller. A PLCnext Engineer HMI application contains one or more HMI pages with standard HMI objects or predefined HMI symbols that are… Read More

Connecting to the controller

Connecting to the controller Assigning the controller To be able to transfer a project to the controller, you must first connect PLCnext Engineer to the controller. To do this, proceed as follows: Double-click the Project (x) node in the PLANT area. The Project editor group opens. Select the Online… Read More

Configuring Axioline F modules

Configuring Axioline F modules All of the physical and logical components of your application are mapped in the form of a hierarchical tree structure in the PLANT area. Adding Axioline F modules Use the Role Picker as follows: Double-click the Axioline F (x) node in the PLANT area. The… Read More

Configuring the IP settings

Configuring the IP settings Setting the IP address range Double-click the Project (x) node in the PLANT area. The Project editor group opens. Select the Settings editor. Set the desired IP address range and the subnet mask for the project. Setting the IP address Double-click the… Read More

Transferring a project to the controller

Transferring a project to the controller To transfer the project to the controller by means of PLCnext Engineer, proceed as follows: Double-click the controller node in the PLANT area. The controller editor group opens. Select the Cockpit editor. Click on the button (Write and start project, F5). Read More