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PLCnext Technology is an open industrial automation platform provided by PHOENIX CONTACT. If you're completely new to PLCnext Technology, you may find it helpful to read about it in the PLCnext Community first. For the avid PLCnext user, there's an abundance of opportunities to explore on this platform

Different ways to navigate through the content:Click to unfold this hint on how to use the following graphic 

  • Use the following drawing as a springboard
    just hover over the boxes and stop at interesting items to see its tooltip, and click if you want to follow the link behind it.
  • 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.

Note: You may also bookmark your favorites with the bookmark iconbutton in the sidebar on the right, so you'll retrieve your important topics when coming back to this platform.


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Use a current browser, e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera (or their mobile correlates) in versions from 2016 at the minimum.


Getting in touch with others

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

  • For development-related questions or hints, visit the Forum section in the PLCnext Community;
    to post your questions or findings, please register (no costs whatsoever, no newsletters or 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.





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  2. "Rapid Release" Firefox versions from 83 and newer seem to show some rendering errors which can result in e.g. weird numbering of lists. If Firefox is set as the browsers we recommend to use an "Extended Support Release" (ESR) Firefox version.
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 • Published/reviewed: 2021-10-11 • Revision 026 •