As innovation cycles shorten, automation systems must be able to be adapted ever more quickly in the future. That’s why Phoenix Contact have developed PLCnext Technology. PLCnext Technology is the open ecosystem that expands the use of a PLC in ways that will change the future of industrial automation.

PLCnext Technology connects the IT and OT worlds

PLCnext Technology is the ecosystem for industrial automation consisting of open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community, and a digital software marketplace. Digitalisation and globalisation 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!