PLCnext Technology – Open to variety, succeed through flexibility

PLCnext Technology – Open to variety, succeed through flexibility

Adaptable and innovative

Discover the world of open automation with us.

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  • Technology

    PLCnext offers many advantages for the development, project planning, and operation of automation solutions, thanks to its openness.

  • Areas of application
    Areas of application

    Thanks to PLCnext Technology, you can reach your goal of sustainable market success.

Automation solutions need to be put into operation faster to shorten development times and to adjust production processes as quickly as possible. Therefore, it is becoming more common for multiple developers to work in parallel on an overall solution.

Software tools have been tried and tested depending on the working environment. Making the change from these proven programming tools to a uniform program for all programming languages is complex, expensive, and has many drawbacks for the work processes of the respective programmer.

Your advantages

  • Investment protection and future security, thanks to an open, adaptable system
  • Faster startup by working in parallel with multiple developers on one program
  • The use of proven and familiar programming tools avoids errors and makes engineering convenient
  • Standardizing the interfaces simplifies system integration and allows for inexpensive, modern visualization and networking
  • Increased efficiency by reusing software components and by creating automation modules
  • Deeply integrated safety and security concepts make automation safe and reliable

The world is changing – and automation is changing too

Modern production plant  

Modern controller solutions for flexible production

Production processes need to become more flexible and automation solutions need to become more communicative and adaptable to remain competitive on the market in the long term. Industrie 4.0 makes classic communications in automation systems obsolete.

That's why Phoenix Contact developed the PLCnext Technology. It lays the foundations for an open controller platform, with a modular software solution that is mature enough to meet all the requirements of the IoT world.

PLCnext Technology is the basis for technologically leading automation: because it's not the strongest who persevere, but those who are able to adapt the best.


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