PLCnext Technology agile roadmaps

Here's a sneak peek into our development roadmaps and current activities on key parts of the PLCnext Technology ecosystem.

Note: As always in agile development, this information is subject to change without notice. Come back on occasion to keep up with changes.

Latest update:  December 12th, 2022

PLCnext Runtime System 

work in progress

  • Support for Docker and Docker-like alternatives
  • OPC UA Pub/Sub (continuation)
  • PLCnext Control Simulation in PLCnext Engineer (continuation)
  • Device and Update Management (continuation)
  • OPC UA Client (continuation)
  • Netload Limiter statistics function block

next on the list

  • Modbus TCP client
  • WBM – VPN/IPsec config
  • New system variables for PLC status
  • WBM – INTERBUS diagnostics
  • WBM – Import firewall filter tables
  • Security – more features and hardening 

PLCnext Control devices and Extensions

work in progress

  • (will be announced later)


PLCnext Engineer

work in progress

  • Object-oriented namespaces
  • Project comparison (continuation)
  • OPC UA Client configuration
  • IO-Link Safety integration

next on the list

  • Multi-monitor views
  • Export or import data according to IEC 61131-10
  • Know-how protection by project password
  • HMI – Alarming
  • Modbus TCP Client and Server configuration




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• Published/reviewed: 2023-02-20 • Revision 053 •