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IT-powered automation - IT standards for powerful automation

IT-powered automation  

IT-powered automation: consistent communication from the company control level to the field

To be able to provide high-performance, flexible automation in the future, Phoenix Contact relies on IT technology. Global Ethernet standards, consistent communication, and versatility make IT-supported automation the powerful and economical solution to your requirements. Our HMI devices are an integral component of this concept. They use IT technology for efficient operation and monitoring.

(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
There are advantages to be had during startup if a DHCP server is available. Once HMIs have registered on the server, it automatically assigns time-limited IP addresses from a defined address area. This eliminates the need to enter the IP address manually.
(Domain Name System)
There are advantages to be had during servicing provided device name and DNS server are specified: the server links device name and IP address. If the IP address of an operator panel is not known, the device can be accessed using its name, e.g., HMI_Presse_1.
(File Transfer Protocol)
The HMI devices feature an FTP server, which can be used to store and upload any files in the Flash file system of the HMIs. This allows a device update to be performed securely and conveniently in the development environment. The device configuration, visualization project or log files can be saved during servicing.
(OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) for Process Control)
OPC is a software interface. The OPC server provides process data from the controller for the purposes of visualization. In the opposite direction, it can also send entries made by the user back to the PLC.
(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
If e-mails or SMS messages need to be sent directly from the visualization program to the user, the SMTP protocol is used.
(Simple Network Time Protocol)
This protocol is used, for example, to synchronize the realtime clock of an HMI device with the time on a time server.
(Structured Query Language)
This database language is used to read and write information into globally standardized SQL databases.
(Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
TCP/IP enables an Ethernet-based connection to be established with the PLC field level via PROFINET, Modbus TCP or Ethernet/IP.
Web serverOn the main operator panel, the visualization project can be saved in the web server in addition to runtime mode. This allows other operator panels to access the project via a standard browser with parallel operation and monitoring (multi-user operation).

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