Programmable logic controllers

Programmable logic controllers

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PLC which supports functional expansion – the flexible control solution for every type of system.

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Phoenix Contact offers a diverse PLC portfolio for each requirement: modular controllers for small to mid-sized systems, high-performance controllers for demanding automation tasks and software PLC that can be used to turn your industrial PCs into a powerful controller.

Your advantages

  • Tailored performance, thanks to the large controller class portfolio
  • Communicative, thanks to integrated, freely programmable web server and a large variety of interfaces and protocols
  • High degree of flexibility, thanks to expansion with numerous I/O modules
  • Durable, thanks to the sturdy housing and EMC-resistant electronics
  • Open and flexible control platform for PLCnext Control based on the new PLCnext Technology

Modular control systems

Inline and Axiocontrol controllers  

Two modular controller ranges: Inline and Axiocontrol

Inline controllers (ILC) are the proven standard in Phoenix Contact's PLC portfolio. The controllers support all common communication paths, such as Ethernet, a mobile network or landline. In addition, they can be easily expanded with Inline I/O modules and offer an integrated web server. 

The controllers in the Axiocontrol range (AXC) are the ideal solution when it comes to high demands for performance and robustness. Together with the Axioline F I/O system from Phoenix Contact, Axiocontrol controllers offer maximum speed thanks to direct bus connection. 

Almost all of the modular controllers are also available with an extended temperature range for extreme temperatures.

Redundant controllers

Redundant controller  

Redundant controllers for failsafe applications

The most powerful RFC controllers (Remote Field Controllers) from Phoenix Contact are optimally integrated in PROFINET. Control and fieldbus system status messages are conveniently read via the diagnostic display. Thanks to the powerful processor, comprehensive automation tasks can be processed at maximum speed.

Ensure the continuous operation of your automated applications with the PROFINET redundancy controllers from Phoenix Contact. The high-performance PLCs establish a redundant system automatically thanks to AutoSync Technology. As such, there can be up to 80 km between two redundant controllers thanks to FO synchronization cables.

Safety controllers

Safety controller  

High-performance safety controller

The safety version offers all the properties of the high-performance controller and also has an integrated safety controller.

This combination can be used to integrate safety functions up to SIL 3 into existing systems. The use of PROFIsafe reduces wiring effort and installation time.

Software PLC

Software PLC boxes  

Your industrial PC as a fully-fledged PLC

The software PLC from Phoenix Contact is a cost-effective alternative to a conventional PLC. Matching your performance requirements, such an industrial PC or even a conventional Windows PC turns into a control, operation, or visualization unit in your system.

Depending on the performance requirements, select PC WORX SRT with statistically guaranteed response times for small to medium-sized tasks.

For complex automation that demands hard real time, select PC WORX RT BASIC. System operation is particularly stable as a real-time extension is installed in addition to the standard Windows operating system. This ensures the integrity and deterministic behavior of the controller.

Your introduction to automation using PLCnext Technology

PLCnext Technology starter kit  

PLCnext Technology starter kit

The AXC F 2152 PLCnext Control, the first controller of this open platform, is now available. It enables the implementation of automation projects without the limits of proprietary systems. Connect directly to the Phoenix Contact Proficloud and individually integrate cloud services and technologies of the future.

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 preinstalled components for your test applications. When you order the starter kit, you will receive one year's exclusive free access to the Proficloud.


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