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 Technology user, there's an abundance of opportunities to explore on this platform

Ways to navigate:Click to unfold this hint to the following drawing 

  • 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 favorite topics 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 ads).
  • For further product information, 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.


Browser recommendation: Chrome/Edge 88 and newer, Firefox ESR 90 and newer[1], or Safari 10.1 and newer.  Not recommended: any releases of Internet Explorer.

  1. We recommend using an "Extended Support Release" (ESR) Firefox version.




 • Published/reviewed: 2022-05-02 • Revision 039 •