In a rapidly changing world, in which more things are now networked together than there are people, industrial automation is also undergoing a fundamental shift: classic system structures are developing into cyber physical systems, and future-oriented automation systems must be flexible, open, and networked.
It is time for an ecosystem that provides completely new levels of freedom for automation.
It is time to think in new ways.
It is time for:
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With PLCnext Technology, several developers from different generations can work on one controller program independently of each other using different programming languages. Thus, you can develop complex applications quickly using the advantages of the classic PLC world and the openness and flexibility of PLCnext Technology.
Combine program sequences in different languages into tasks as desired. The task-handling of the PLCnext Technology (patent applied for) lets program routines of different origin run like a classical IEC-61131-PLC-code – Your high-level language programs become automatically deterministic. The platform ensures consistent data exchange and synchronous execution of the program code.
PLCnext Technology enables any desired combination of independently created program parts and complete applications. The use of open-source software and apps improves the eﬃciency of your development processes. There are no limits to future expansions.
PLCnext Technology enables the integration of current and future interfaces and protocols for open communication in highly networked automation systems. Implement new IoT-based business models through direct connection to cloud-based services and databases.
The openness of PLCnext Technology makes it possible to use your favorite programming language, be it IEC 61131 or high-level language. Develop your individual solution comfortably in a familiar development environment, such as PC Worx Engineer, Matlab Simulink, Eclipse or Visual Studio.
Using controllers based on PLCnext Technology, multiple developers from different generations can work on one controller program independently of each other using different programming languages. This way, you develop complex applications quickly using the advantages of the classic PLC world and the openness and flexibility of PLCnext Technology.
AXC F 2152
Order number 2404267
PLCnext Control combines the reliability and security of the classic PLC world with the openness and flexibility of smart devices. The controller makes it possible now to implement automation projects without the limits of proprietary systems.
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High-performance safety PLCs
RFC 4072 S
Order number 1051328
The first high-performance controller based on PLCnext Technology. It is also possible to use applications with the highest safety requirements in accordance with SIL 3 or PLe, respectively. Standard and safety programming in only one engineering tool thanks to PLCnext Engineer.
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PLCnext Technology starter kit
Order number 1046568
Do you want to try out the operation, handling, and performance of PLCnext Technology in a small-scale application first? Then simply order our pre-installed starter kit. Phoenix Contact provides you with a starter kit on the basis of PLCnext Control AXC F 2152 for your test application. Apart from the controller, you will receive the following components: voltage switch, digital input and output module, analog input and output module, potentiometers, switch module and power supply unit, patch cable, mains plug according to country and documentation.
When you order the starter kit, you additionally obtain exclusive, free access to Phoenix Contact PROFICLOUD for one year. In doing so, you can not only discover the open control platform, but also all the advantages of professional cloud solutions.
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AXC F XT ETH 1TX
Order number 2403115
The module provides an extra Ethernet interface with an additional MAC address for PLCnext Controls of the Axiocontrol series. For this purpose, the left side of the module is connected to a compatible PLC. Configuration takes place using PLCnext Engineer.
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AXC F XT IB
Order Number 2403018
The INTERBUS master is designed to be aligned to the left of a PLCnext Control The INTERBUS master can be used to integrate INTERBUS remote bus devices into the PLCnext Control station.
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AXC F IL ADAPT
PLC add-on for the proven Inline I/O system. Thanks to the adapter terminal, PLCnext Control is now accessible to the broad portfolio of the extremely precise Inline I/O system as well as the Axioline F I/O system made up of modular blocks. This results in a wide variety of further options for automation and enables existing systems to be converted to the open PLCnext Technology controller platform.
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Axioline Smart Elements
The pluggable Axioline Smart Elements are system-free modules without bus communication. The individual element only supports the I/O function. Only in combination with a backplane, which functions similarly to an adapter, bus communication for the respective I/O system is realized. The Axioline Smart Elements are therefore universal and flexible in use and perfectly suited for a PLCnext Technology application.
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Order number 1046008
For users who want program according to IEC 61131, there is a new software platform available now, consistent with PLCnext Control. PLCnext Engineer combines all of the basic functions needed for configuration, programming, visualization, and diagnostics. Using function add-ins, additional functions and interfaces can be incorporated into the software easily.
The PLCnext Store provides software applications (apps) that enable you to expand the functions of PLCnext Control directly and easily. The open nature of the store also allows third-party suppliers to sell apps they have developed. At the PLCnext Store, you can obtain the most varied apps for any application – from software libraries for accelerated programming through completely programmed apps that can be used without any programming knowledge.
To the PLCnext Store
No matter what you are looking for – short software tutorials, helpful online trainings or live recordings and reports of fairs and events – here you can find all video material related to PLCnext Technology. In order not to miss any new application examples and live reports, you can subscribe to our YouTube Channel and watch the latest clips on a regular basis.
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PLCnext Technology explained
PLCnext Store Launch
The AXC F 2152 PLCnext Control and its basis, PLCnext Technology, have already won multiple awards. The level of innovation, user benefits, and cost-effectiveness of the new control platform have earned special mention. In addition to the Achema Innovation Award, we also had the honor of receiving the German Innovation Award.
We are grateful and delighted to have won these awards.
Brochure PLCnext Technology – The platform for limitless automation (1.7 MB)
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Brochure "PLCnext Store – The digital software market place – Contributor" (1.1 MB)
Brochure "PLCnext Store – The digital software market place" (0.8 MB)
Brochure "Control technology and software" (4.2MB)
Brochure "Open to the world, succeed securely – Professional cloud solutions" (1.1 MB)