PLCnext Technology is an open industrial automation platform, providing an abundance of opportunities to explore:

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  • Drill down the navigation sidebar on the left, leading from the foundation of PLCnext Technology to what benefits are already built in to how you can implement your own program code into this concept.

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We know that there are situations in real life where you don't have access to the Internet, e.g. on site in large industrial plants. 
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How to get in touch with others

Do not hesitate to connect with other PLCnext Technology users around the world, and our passionate PLCnext team at Phoenix Contact in Germany. Your questions, hints, and feedback are always welcome.

  • For development-related questions or hints, visit the Forum section in the PLCnext Community; to post your questions or findings, please register (no cost, no newsletter, no ad bugging!).
  • For further product information, or application and use cases, contact your local subsidiary of Phoenix Contact.
  • For feedback to this information platform, please send an e-mail to the authors.





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