PLCnext Technology in PLCnext Control devices

PLCnext Technology can be operated as a firmware platform on different controllers. In this topic you see the main features of all available PLCnext Control devices. For a sneak peak into our further development and current activities, please refer to the Development roadmaps.

Lastest update: April 9th, 2020

PLCnext Control product family

PLCnext Control portfolio

General features of the PLCnext Runtime System

These features come with all PLCnext Control devices but may vary in different releases of the PLCnext Runtime. For more information on a specific feature, just click its pop-up icon icon which will pop up more details.

Controller features

  • pop-up icon Real-time programmable, with:
    • pop-up icon IEC 61131-3 languages
    • pop-up icon C++
    • pop-up icon C#
    • pop-up icon Simulink®
  • pop-up icon PROFINET® Controller and Device
  • pop-up icon EtherNet/IP™ Device
  • pop-up icon Industrial Cyber Security features
  • pop-up icon OPC UA server integrated
  • pop-up icon HTML5 web server
    • pop-up icon Web-based management
    • pop-up icon PLCnext Engineer eHMI

PLCnext Runtime features

  • pop-up icon Linux® OS based
  • pop-up icon Proficloud services support
  • pop-up icon PLCnext Store interface
  • pop-up icon Docker ready (OCI containers)
  • pop-up icon Notifications
  • pop-up icon Datalogging
 

Firmware on controllers

These PLCnext Runtime versions are (or have been) available as firmware for controllers:

PLCnext Control Order no. / product info 2019.0
LTS
2019.9 2020.0
LTS
2020.3

AXC F 1152

1151412
AXC F 2152 2404267
AXC F 3152 new 1069208
RFC 4072S 1051328

Controller-specific features

These features show the differences and similarities between the controllers, determining the performance and fields of application:

  AXC F 1152 AXC F 2152 AXC F 3152 RFC 4072S
Field of application Ideal for small applications Ideal for small to medium-sized applications Ideal for medium-sized applications High performance for sophisticated applications
CPU ARM® Cortex®-A9
1x 800Mhz
ARM® Cortex®-A9
2x 800Mhz
Intel® Atom™ x5-E3930
1,3 GHz Dual Core
Intel® i5 6300U
2,4 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB 512 MB 2048 MB 2048 MB
Integrated Flash memory* 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 8 GB
Retain memory 48 kByte (NVRAM) 48 kByte (NVRAM) 1 MByte 2 MByte
Ethernet ports 2x 10/100 Mbit/s
switched
2x 10/100 Mbit/s
switched
3x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s;
2x 10/100 Mbit/s
switched
Trusted platform module (TPM)
Real-time clock
Configuration and diagnostics via WBM via WBM via WBM via touch display
and WBM
Task cycle time (ESM) 5 ms 1 ms 500 μs 500 μs
Real-time (ESM) cores 1 2 2 2
Control tasks running on a ESM core 8 16 16 16
PROFINET® update rate 4 devices (1 ms),
64 devices (16 ms)
4 devices (1 ms),
64 devices (16 ms)
32 devices (1 ms),
128 devices (4 ms)
64 devices (1ms),
256 devices (8ms)
Support for left-side extensions
Axioline F local bus support
Inline local bus support by means of
AXC F IL ADAPT
by means of
AXC F IL ADAPT
by means of
AXC F IL ADAPT
Safety controllers
( PLCnext Engineer Functional Safety editor necessary)
ARM® Cortex®-A8
1x 600 MHz, 
ARM® Cortex®-A6
1x 800 MHz
Netload limiter starting with
firmware 2019.9
Active Fan Control with  AXC F 3
FAN MODULE,
Order no. 1173450 
with RFC
FAN MODULE,
Order no. 2404085
Integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

 

Extensions to PLCnext Control devices

In this topic you see the main features of all available extensions and adapters to PLCnext Control devices. For a sneak peak into our further development and current activities, please refer to the Development roadmap.

For use at AXC F series devices

The following extension modules can be used with every Axioline-based PLCnext Control (e.g. AXC F 2152) with PCI express interface. 

AXC F XT ETH 1TX

Extend your PLCnext control with an additional high-performance 1 GbE network card, based on Intel® i210 chipset. This left-alignable extension module adds another independent MAC address to your AXC F station and supports PROFINET®.

Order no. 2403115

For more technical details, see the data sheet on the Phoenix Contact website.

AXC F XT IB

Integrate new or older (meaning Supi 3 device chips or higher) INTERBUS™ networks with this left-alignable INTERBUS™ G4 Master extension module.

Order no. 2403018

For more technical details, see the data sheet on the Phoenix Contact website.

AXC F IL ADAPT

The Inline adapter terminal (INTERBUS™ master) is designed to be aligned to the right of an Axiocontrol series PLCnext Control device (e.g. AXC F 2152). The Inline adapter terminal can be used to set up an Inline station for PLCnext Technology and to integrate INTERBUS™ devices.

Order no. 1020304

For more technical details, see the data sheet on the Phoenix Contact website.

 

 

 

 


 • Published/reviewed: 2020-05-13 • Revision 30 •