About this information platform

Application

This document describes the PLCnext Technology control platform. It describes the system and its components and provides instructions on creating, using, and managing PLCnext Technology applications.

More information on PLCnext Technology is available in the PLCnext Community

Qualification of users

The use of products described in this user information is oriented exclusively to qualified application programmers and software engineers. The users must be familiar with the relevant safety concepts of automation technology as well as applicable standards and other regulations. Programming applications requires familiarity with IEC 61131-3 languages, C/C++, C#, and/or MATLAB®/Simulink®

In addition, users must always regard the general Safety notes!

Identification of symbols

Safety warnings

warning label DANGER

Indicates a hazard with a high risk level.
If this hazardous situation is not avoided, it will result in death or serious injury.

warning label WARNING

Indicates a hazard with a medium risk level.
If this hazardous situation is not avoided, it could result in death or serious injury.

warning label CAUTION

Indicates a hazard with a low risk level.
If this hazardous situation is not avoided, it could result in minor or moderate injury.

warning label NOTICE

Indicates a risk for severe property damage or a malfunction.

Security warnings

security-shield

With this symbol, you will find information on how to prevent security issues,
such as data protection, or unauthorized access to sources that deserve protection.

Notes

Info With this symbol, you will find additional information or detailed sources of information.

Known issues With this symbol, you will find information on known issues.

Hyperlinks

You'll find many, many clickable links in this platform. This is because every topic here just one node in a web of knowledge about PLCnext Technology. For a better differentiation on what to expect behind a link, we use the following link types.

Linked content

This common link type jumps to a target address:

  • somewhere in the world wide web
  • within another Info Center platform with a quite similar look & feel but different content
  • within this Info Center, such as another topic, or to an anchor in the same topic

Usually the targeted content under a different domain opens in a new browser window or tab, depending on your browser settings. You can force the behavior by clicking the link with the right mouse button and choose from the context menu.

Linked mail address

This mail link type starts an e-mail in your standard mail tool, addressing the mail address of the documentation team responsible for the respective Info Center.

Linked file

This Info Center provides further technical documentation and examples as file.

  • This PDF link type opens a PDF file in your browser where you can just it immediately, and download if you want.
  • This file link type starts downloading a file or package.

 

 

 


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• Published/reviewed: 2022-09-14 • Revision 046 •