Water Functions – the process library
for water management


Software library for PLCnext Engineer  

Software library for PLCnext Engineer

The Water Functions function block library for the modular PLCnext Engineer software platform extends the control technology from Phoenix Contact with functions for automating processes in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Field devices such as drives, sliders, and valves can be integrated quickly and easily. Time and costs can be saved in the engineering process with industry-typical visualization blocks.


SCADA visualization in the control room  

Solutions for an overall process overview

Water management technologies and procedures are constantly being developed and adapted. Due to the changing conditions, process systems are subject to a continuous process of change.

This requires existing systems to be optimized and adapted in order to ensure the best possible supply and cost-effectiveness for operations. With a modern and efficient solution, you will meet these these challenges.


Solutions in water management from the field level to the control level  

Overall concepts from the field to the SCADA level

Water Functions, the process library for water management, enables you to ensure the efficient engineering of your systems based on preprogrammed function blocks. The library contents range from a basic function for the simplest applications to complex drive, valve, and measurement blocks as well as blocks for connection to a SCADA system.

A wide range of technologies, such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Modbus, and OPC UA, allow the user to integrate new and existing field devices into the overall system without any problems. Thanks to close cooperation with manufacturers of typical field devices for the water management industry, the user is able to integrate field devices in an efficient, verified manner.

Thanks to the continuous further development of the Water Functions process library, the number of possible connections is constantly growing.

Your advantages

  • Minimized engineering costs for programming, thanks to ready-made function blocks
  • Easy measurement and control of system processes with standardized software blocks
  • Secure process data transmission via all common remote communication methods, such as cellular networks, public networks, wireless systems, and wired systems, as well as cloud connectivity
  • Secure remote communication via standardized protocols, such as IEC 60870-5-101,-104, and OPC UA
  • Connection to all market-standard control systems thanks to openness with proven and modern interfaces such as OPC UA


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