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PLCnext Technology

Phoenix Contact Ltd Stand: 5-D170
  • PLCnext Technology
  • PLCnext Technology
  • PLCnext Technology
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PLCnext Technology is the ecosystem for industrial automation consisting of open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community, and a digital software marketplace.

Digitalization and globalization are placing new demands on industrial automation. The precisely-tailored design of the open automation system is just as important as flexible, modular expansion. In addition to standard programming of PLC systems in accordance with IEC 61131-3, parallel programming and the combination of programming languages such as C/C++, C#, and MATLAB® Simulink® in real-time is also possible with PLCnext Control. Accelerate your application development process with the free basic version of PLCnext Engineer. Or use your familiar programming environment – you decide!

Through simple cloud integration, the option to use open source software, and the constantly growing expertise of the PLCnext Community, you thus benefit from new forms of collaboration. The resulting solutions apps, software modules, runtime systems, and function extensions are available in the PLCnext Store and ensure enormous time and cost savings when creating applications. This makes PLCnext Technology the ideal ecosystem for your modern automation challenge.

With the added connectivity and data requirements for future industrial systems, security matters more than ever. But how do you determine if a product or system is secure? The IEC 62443 standard specifies the processes and functions required to develop secure systems. It describes three roles (operator, integrator and manufacturer) and defines the necessary measures. For all roles, security by design proves to be an essential condition.

Phoenix Contact is the first company to receive a certification for a PLC family  in accordance with IEC 62443-4-1 ML 3 Full Process Profile in combination with IEC 62443-4-2. This confirms that the secure development life cycle was fully applied in developing the PLCnext Control devices. It also developers to build control systems to meet that certification.

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