Limitless automation with PLCnext control

November 28, 2017 // By Julien Happich
PLCnext Control is Phoenix Contact's first open control platform product based on PLCnext technology. The controller combines the robustness and security of a classic PLC with the openness and flexibility of the world of smart devices.

As an enhancement to classical IEC 61131-compliant PLC programming, PLCnext Technology makes it possible to program controllers using high-level language, thus ensuring PLC-typical real-time performance and data consistency for high-level languages and model-based code as well. Multiple developers can work independently in different programming languages and with the development tools they prefer. The result is significantly faster application development. Open source software and apps can also be incorporated into the system in a flexible way.

The new controller is adaptable and open to the application of future technologies. The expanded connectivity provided by open interfaces and a direct cloud connection give you more freedom of choice. In addition to its open design, PLCnext Control's high-performance CPU and large mass storage in a small housing make it a convincing alternative.

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