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PLCnext Engineer Simulation

PLCnext Engineer Simulation Available from 2022.0 LTS with PLCnext Engineer  What the PLCnext Engineer Simulation does The PLCnext Engineer Simulation makes it more convenient to test and optimize your PLCnext Engineer applications,  because developers no longer depend on a hardware target attached to their computer. PLCnext Engineer Simulation lets you execute many of the functions, components, and models in… Read More

PLCnext Control hardware documentation

PLCnext Control hardware documentation For each PLCnext Control device or extension, there is a user manual or a data sheet available on the Phoenix Contact website. For your convenience, we’re making those PDF documents available for download here, too. Where there’s additional documentation mentioned, please refer to the respective product page on the Phoenix Contact website. Read More

SD cards

SD cards In this topic you see the main features and compatibility of the available SD cards for PLCnext Control devices. These SD cards come with an underlying file system, which is necessary for proper operation in PLCnext Technology. Do not use other SD cards available on the market, nor reformat a Phoenix Contact… Read More

Getting started with PLCnext Engineer Simulation

Getting started with PLCnext Engineer Simulation Available from 2022.0 LTS with PLCnext Engineer With PLCnext Engineer Simulation, you can execute many of the functions, components, and models in your automation project without having a PLCnext Control at hand. There are some restrictions still, and further development is being done. Nevertheless, with this approach it is easier to… Read More

PLCnext Engineer Simulation – Frequently asked questions

PLCnext Engineer Simulation – Frequently asked questions Are there any requirements for the PLCnext Engineer Simulation? Yes, see Requirements. Are there any restrictions to the PLCnext Engineer Simulation? Yes, see Restrictions. Can I run that simulation on a Linux® computer? No, sorry for that: As of now PLCnext Engineer is only available for Windows,… Read More

PLCnext Control extensions

PLCnext Control extensions In this topic you see the main features of the available extensions and adapters to PLCnext Control devices. For a sneak peek into our further development and current activities, please refer to the Development roadmaps. For use at AXC F series devices You can use the following extension… Read More

Starting up the AXC F XT IB INTERBUS master

Starting up the AXC F XT IB INTERBUS master Available on AXC F 2152 and AXC F 3152 from firmware 2019.3 INTERBUS startup: ways of addressing For starting up INTERBUS with the AXC F XT IB, there are two ways of addressing: Logical addressing With this way of addressing, the INTERBUS modules are handled in the usual way in PLCnext Engineer: They can be inserted via the Device… Read More

Firmware releases

Firmware releases Release strategy Each year comes a long-term support (LTS) release which will be supplied with security enhancement and bug fixes (if necessary). Each quarter follows a feature release with additional capabilities.  Those feature releases always contain the former features in full, so you… Read More

How to set up the AXC F XT ETH 1TX module

How to set up the AXC F XT ETH 1TX module Available on AXC F 2152 from 2019.0 LTS, and on AXC F 3152 from 2021.0 LTS AXC F 2152 or AXC F 3152 can be extended with an additional Ethernet interface using the AXC F XT ETH 1TX left-alignable Axioline F extension module. This topic shows how to integrate and configure the AXC F XT ETH 1TX. Installing the AXC F XT ETH 1TX Ethernet interface To install the extension module,… Read More

Starting up the AXC F XT PB PROFIBUS master

Starting up the AXC F XT PB PROFIBUS master Available from 2022.0 LTS for AXC F 2152 The AXC F XT PB PROFIBUS master currently supports the PROFIBUS DP/V0 mode. Requirements The AXC F XT PB is installed and the supply voltage is connected (see AXC F XT PB datasheet). In PLCnext Engineer: A project has been created The IP settings have been configured A connection to the… Read More