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PC Worx – one programming software solution for all controllers

PC Worx is the consistent engineering software for all controllers from Phoenix Contact. It combines programming - according to IEC 61131, fieldbus configuration and system diagnostics – in a single software solution. 

This provides optimum interaction between hardware and software. PC Worx can be used to implement complex automation concepts. Depending on the number of I/Os to be supported, you have two versions to choose from: PC WORX BASIC and PC WORX PRO. 

For a fast introduction to automation with compact controllers, we also offer PC WORX EXPRESS programming software free of charge.

Overview of PC Worx programming software

Intuitive programming with PC Worx  

Intuitive programming with PC Worx

  • Intuitive programming based on all IEC 61131 languages
  • Easy creation of network topologies using drag-and-drop
  • User-friendly device handling, thanks to integrated PROFINET, PROFIBUS, INTERBUS and Modbus TCP configuration and addressing
  • Fast project start with project wizards
  • Early program testing, thanks to the simulation function
  • Integrated diagnostics tool for all system components

 

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Consistent and flexible programming

PC WORX software  

Ideal for demanding automation

PC Worx can be used to program even demanding automation tasks efficiently. The software offers a variety of helpful functions for this.

  • Programming in all IEC 61131-3 languages, such as IL, FBD, LD, FFLD, SFC and ST
  • Cross-compilability of IEC languages
  • User-friendly text and graphics editors
  • Cross-reference window
  • Project wizards/project template
  • Multi-user capability and password protection
  • Multi-project capability
  • Implicit addressing
  • IntelliSense: auto-complete tool for editing source codes
  • Project comparison
  • Global language concept

 

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Bus configuration with PC Worx

Programming in Chinese also supported  

Programming in Chinese also supported

Flexible programming is possible. PC Worx supports all standard bus protocols and includes numerous useful functions for bus configuration.

  • Suitable for INTERBUS, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and Modbus TCP
  • Easy configuration of multiple PLC networks in a single project
  • Usual tree view for network representation
  • Device catalog
  • PLC replacement wizard
  • Module catalog for modular devices
  • PROFINET and INTERBUS can be read in
  • PROFINET topology can be read in
  • Device naming with DNS/PROFINET device names and IP addresses
  • Reassignment of IP addresses and device names for the entire project
  • Automatic generation of PROFINET device names
  • GSD import

 

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Diagnostics and monitoring with PC Worx

Diagnostics and monitoring with PC Worx  

Diagnostics and monitoring with PC Worx

Increase your system availability and utilize the numerous functions of PC Worx for all aspects of monitoring and diagnostics.

  • User-friendly online operation
  • Online modifications
  • Graphical display of forced variables in the program code
  • Full integration of Diag+ for IBS and PN bus diagnostics
  • Force list
  • Watch windows
  • Logic analyzer
  • Ethernet topology representation
  • Recipe management
  • Simulation without hardware PLC
  • Source code can be saved in the target system
  • Operation at the contact
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Quick and safe programming, thanks to predefined project templates

Faster setup of controllers  

Faster setup of controllers

PC Worx offers predefined project templates, tailored to controllers from Phoenix Contact. This means that you do not have to set up your program individually for each controller, saving you a lot of time.

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Programming using your favored programming language

Flexibility with regard to the programming language  

Flexibility with regard to the programming language

Programming the way you prefer. PC Worx supports all programming languages, according to IEC 61131-3.

  • Instruction list – AL
  • Function block diagram – FBD
  • Ladder diagram – LD/fixed format ladder editor – FFLD
  • Sequential function chart – SFC
  • Structured text – ST
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Reliable monitoring with the logic analyzer

Error detection and correction  

Error detection and correction

Test your program: using the integrated logic analyzer in the PC Worx software, you can detect and correct faulty dependencies.

  • Write multiple variable values in one window for a pre-selected period of time
  • Data types available: standard, array and structure

 

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Online modifications without compromise

Modify programs online  

Modify programs online

You can access numerous PC Worx functions via an online connection – make use of these options from any location.

  • POU code can be changed completely
  • Add local and global variables
  • Create new functions, function blocks and programs
  • Change the cycle time
  • Online program development
  • Program modifications can also be made while the controller is running

 

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User-friendly editing and simulation

User-friendly editing with a clear programming interface  

User-friendly editing with a clear programming interface

Easy and intuitive handling are central features of the PC Worx software. Many features have been developed to make programming easier for you.

  • Syntax coloring highlights keywords
  • IntelliSense automatically completes variable names, structure elements and function block elements
  • Color coding of library blocks according to source
  • Wizards for the various programming languages
  • Double-clicking on user blocks displays internal information

Your benefits

The programming interface is clearer and more legible, making editing faster and more user friendly.
Thanks to the integrated simulation environment, you can test your program without a hardware PLC. You then simply switch from the simulation to the real system.  

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PC Worx supports troubleshooting

Efficient troubleshooting  

Efficient troubleshooting

PC Worx offers comprehensive diagnostic options. Thanks to numerous debug functions, you can find the source of errors quickly and effectively shorten your startup time.

  • Breakpoints
  • Single steps
  • Debugging in libraries
  • Instance debugging
  • View values from various program parts in one watch window
  • Integrated recipe management
  • Force list

 

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PHOENIX CONTACT

586 Fulling Mill Road
Middletown, PA 17057
(800) 888-7388

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