PLCnext Control devices

PLCnext Control devices

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PLCnext Control devices are PLCs based on PLCnext Technology for your automation applications of tomorrow.

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With the PLCnext Control devices, you can work flexibly with your preferred programming languages, whether they are IEC 61131 languages or high-level languages. Limitless adaptation possibilities, thanks to rapid and easy integration of open source software and apps, current and future communication standards, and intelligent networking through connection to the cloud open up the highest levels of freedom for your transition into the digital age.

Your advantages

  • Two PLCs in different performance classes enable the ideal adaptation to your automation task
  • Integrated connection to the Proficloud enables the analysis of your global machinery and system data
  • The PLCnext Control devices can be tailored to your respective application with open-source software and apps
  • Open Linux operating system and high-level language support

Fast, robust, simple – AXC F 2152 PLCnext Control

PLCnext Control AXC F 2152  

Axiocontrol series open PLCnext Control

Phoenix Contact provides a PLC based on PLCnext Technology from the robust Axiocontrol series. It is designed for programming with high-level languages, but also with classic IEC 61131 languages.
Despite the compact design, the two ARM-Cortex-A9 processor cores – each with 800 MHz – ensure high performance and the rapid exchange of data. Security is based on a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), to which user certificates can also be saved.
A cloud connection can be established simply by scanning a QR code printed directly on the PLC.

If you would prefer to start by trying out the operating principle, handling, and high performance of PLCnext Technology in a small-scale application, use the starter kit with pre-installed components for your test applications. When you order the starter kit, you will receive one year's exclusive free access to the Proficloud.

Safety and high-performance – RFC 4072S PLCnext Control

PLCnext Control RFC 4072S  

PLCnext Control with high performance for high-level languages

The new RFC 4072S is the first high-performance controller based on PLCnext Technology. It combines the highest level of security through two independent CPUs with a high-performance four-core system, which can operate really extensive networks of up to 300 safety-related devices.

The simple user interface with improved handling, thanks to the resistive touch screen, ensures a high level of monitoring.

With the embedded OPC UA server, the PLC is ready today for the demands of tomorrow, thanks to the standardized communications protocol.

Standard and safety programming can be realized via the PLCnext Engineer PLC programming software.

PLCnext Engineer PLC programming software and plug-ins

PLCnext Engineer PLC programming software  

PLCnext Engineer PLC programming software with plug-ins for tailored software solutions

PLCnext Engineer is the flexible PLC programming software for the new PLC generation with PLCnext Technology. It combines all of the basic functions needed for configuration, programming, visualization, and diagnostics. Well-defined interfaces, object-oriented programming, and individually adaptable functions are just a few of the new features.

You can use the PLCnext Technology Developer Tools for Visual Studio for programming your own IEC 61131-3 blocks. The setup includes all of the tools you will need to easily create your own libraries with functions and function blocks programmed in C#.

For programming in C++, you will need the Software Development Kit (SDK) corresponding to the firmware of your controller and your operating system. Here, we recommend Eclipse as the development environment with our plug-in and the Library Builder for creating programs for PLCnext Engineer.

Apps for PLCnext Control devices in the PLCnext Store

PLCnext Store  

Apps for the PLCnext Control devices in the PLCnext Store

Software applications (apps) for industrial applications in the field of automation technology are available for download from the PLCnext Store. With these, you can extend the PLCnext Control devices directly and easily by adding more technical functions.

Accelerate your application development process and use the all-in-one apps, without further programming knowledge.

Ready-to-use: this means that, thanks to the PLCnext Store, a PLCnext Control device can, for example, be transformed into a solar park PLC easily and without programming.

Phoenix Contact already provides numerous software libraries for PLCnext Engineer. These are now available for easy downloading as apps in the PLCnext Store. Via a development app (dev app), PLCnext Technology can be easily extended with the addition of a preferred runtime environment. Thus, industry-specific programming languages such as Codesys, Java, Python, and S5 (Siemens runtime environment) can also be used.


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