Product range

The information in this Info Center is about the PLCnext Runtime System, which is the firmware on PLCnext Control devices. In addition, use cases with related hardware and software are described if useful in the course of a documented feature.

Each PLCnext Control comes with its own hardware documentation, which can be a data sheet containing the commissioning of the controller, or a user manual. For more details, see Hardware documentation.

The engineering tool for PLCnext Control devices, PLCnext Engineer, comes with its own documentation in the form of an embedded help.

Covered PLCnext Control firmware

This platform adds to the product information of the devices listed in the following table.

Product Product Type Firmware version Item no.
AXC F 1152 PLCnext Control 2020.0 LTS or newer 1151412 
AXC F 2152 PLCnext Control 2019.0 LTS or newer 2404267
AXC F 3152 PLCnext Control 2020.3 or newer 1069208
RFC 4072S PLCnext Control for safety-related operation 2019.0 LTS or newer 1051328
RFC 4072R PLCnext Control for redundancy operation 2022.0 LTS or newer 1136419
AXC F 2152 STARTERKIT (deprecated) Preinstalled station including an AXC F 2152 and I/O modules 2019.0 LTS or newer 1046568
PLCnext Technology STARTERKIT Preinstalled station including an AXC F 2152 and Axioline Smart Elements 2020.0 LTS or newer 1188165
Note: For commissioning or disposing the hardware, see the respective user manual or data sheet.

Related products

This platform does not fully cover the following parts of the PLCnext Technology ecosystem but they are closely related.

Product Product Type Compatible to devices' 
firmware version
Item no.
PLCnext Engineer Engineering Software 2019.0 LTS or newer 1046008
AXC F IL ADAPT Right-alignable Inline adapter terminal (INTERBUS master) 2019.0 LTS or newer 1020304
AXC F XT ETH 1TX Left-alignable Ethernet interface 2019.0 LTS or newer 2403115
AXC F XT IB Left-alignable INTERBUS master 2019.0 LTS or newer 2403018
AXC F XT PB Left-alignable PROFIBUS® master 2022.0 LTS or newer 1091657
AXC F XT SPLC 1000 Left-alignable safety-related controller 2021.9 or newer 1159811
AXC F XT ML 1000 Left-alignable machine learning module 2022.0 LTS or newer 1259849
AXC F XT EXP Left-alignable expansion for up to three AXC F XT modules 2021.0 LTS or newer 1139999
BPC 9102S Remote field controller with integrated PROFIsafe® device 2021.6 or newer 1246285
EPC 1502 Small form factor Industrial Edge Computer 2021.0 LTS or newer 1185416
EPC 1522 Small form factor Industrial Edge Computer 2021.0 LTS or newer 1185423




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