Software - PLCNEXT ENGINEER - 1046008

Engineering software platform for Phoenix Contact automation controllers. PLCnext Engineer is IEC 61131-3-compliant and is available free of charge under Downloads. Its functionality can be extended using paid add-ins. To do this, open the license configurator via the “Configure” button.


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License information

Intended use for the software Engineering software for controllers
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Basic functions Programming an automation system according with IEC 61131-3
Planning an automation system
Setting of hardware and network parameters
Network-oriented or fully graphical programming
Web-based visualization based on open standards such as HTML5 and JavaScript
Expanded functionality Control cockpit for diagnostics
Integrated visualization editor
Integrated function Analysis
Data acquisition
Functional safety
Programming languages supported Programming in acc. with IEC 61131-3
Function block diagram (FBD)
Ladder diagram (LD)
Structured text (ST)
Symbolic flowchart (SFC)
Associated hardware Phoenix Contact control
Supported controllers AXC F 1152, AXC F 2152, AXC F 3152, RFC 4072S
Configuration PROFINET (GSDML version 2.2 or higher)
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Optional add-ins

PLCnext ENG SFC Editor for programming the IEC 61131-3-compliant SFC (Sequential Function Chart) with integrated troubleshooting
PLCnext ENG ACI ACI (Application Control Interface) for controlling the PLCnext Engineer software remotely from external high-level language applications
PLCnext ENG MV Integrated viewer for displaying MATLAB® Simulink® models that can be processed on a PLCnext Technology controller
PLCnext ENG SAFETY Editor (TÜV-certified) for programming safety-related user applications and for configuring and starting up PROFIsafe devices on safety-oriented controllers with PLCnext Technology.
PLCnext ENG HMI Generator HMI Generator for generating a complete visualization based on a user project, without any manual effort.
The project instances can be linked and placed via an XML configuration with HMI symbols.
PLCnext ENG SAFE-CFUNK This add-in can be used to create C function libraries and provide them with certificates. These libraries can be sent to a safety controller, without having to update the controller’s firmware.
PLCnext ENG ETH TOP VIEW This add-in makes it possible to read in and display the connected Ethernet topology. The devices together with the network addresses, ports, and connection types can be displayed in various views.
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Hardware requirements

Hard disk min. 2 GByte
RAM min. 2 GByte
CPU Min. Intel® Core™ i5
Monitor resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Operating equipment Keyboard, mouse
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Software requirements

Operating system Windows® 10 (64-Bit), ab Build 1709
Languages supported German, English
Supported browsers Internet Explorer Version 8 or later
Software platform .NET Framework 4.7.2
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GmbH & Co. KG

Flachsmarktstraße 8
D-32825 Blomberg
+49 (0) 5235-3 00
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