PROFINET and the cloud

Simple networking, automation without limits
PROFICLOUD from Phoenix Contact provides you with professional, integrated cloud solutions for your automation. For example, thanks to the PROFICLOUD, distributed systems based on the tried-and-tested PROFINET standard communicate directly and securely via the Internet.

Use Proficloud to integrate distributed automation devices or cloud services into your local PROFINET network over the Internet – without any additional programming. This allows you to communicate securely and across all locations.

Cloud devices

Cloud coupler and cloud controller  

Intelligent and independent: cloud coupler and cloud controller

At distributed locations, you can install cloud controllers that connect to PROFICLOUD via the Internet. At local sites, the cloud coupler extends the PROFINET network with PROFICLOUD functionalities.

The distributed cloud controllers now appear as local PROFINET devices – completely transparent and without the need for further configuration or additional programming. Data security is also guaranteed thanks to TLS encryption.

Cloud services

Cloud services for your application  

Communicative: the PROFINET network can be extended to include cloud services

Thanks to the help of the cloud services, practically all information provided by the cloud can be communicated directly to the field level. To do so, use ready-made services from our range such as calculations, weather, and system coupler or create your own individual cloud services with our software development kit.

You can transmit, for example, ERP task data directly from PROFICLOUD to your production system via the PROFINET protocol. Taking the indirect route, via other levels in the automation pyramid, is no longer required.


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Secure communication across different locations

Cloud services

New possibilities for automation