Allied Supplies Hardware for Phoenix Contact's New PLCnext IIoT Software Solution


Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Control hardware provides secure and scalable plug-and-play solutions compatible with its new PLCnext Edge Gateway software

Allied Electronics & Automation supplies hardware for Phoenix Contact’s new PLCnext Edge Gateway software, a state-of-the-art IIoT edge computing solution designed for data collection in demanding industrial and manufacturing environments. The new PLCnext Edge Gateway software is the latest addition to Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology platform and enables industrial automation and control customers to transmit data from any industrial system to any cloud without having to invest capital to adapt legacy infrastructure. 

Once customers download the PLCnext Edge Gateway software onto systems equipped with compatible PLCnext Control hardware, it provides equipment ranging from small machines to entire manufacturing systems with instant access to the cloud. Designed to require zero programming, the new PLCnext Edge Gateway software doesn’t require installers to know ladder logic, structured text or any high-level programming language like Java or C. Instead, the PLCnext Edge Gateway software features a user-friendly web interface that allows users to send previously unextractable data and tags from their existing control system to the cloud and easily manipulate data.  

PLCnext Control hardware provides secure, scalable, plug-and-play solutions that comply with the IEC 62443 standard and leverage the new PLCnext Edge Gateway software to serve as an IIoT gateway. Future-minded users can also take advantage of the openness and flexibility of the Linux-based PLCnext Control hardware and PLCnext Engineer software to further develop their industrial control system’s capabilities by programming and configuring applications, adding multiple I/O modules and creating new tags using the programming languages specified in IEC 61131, C++ or MATLAB Simulink. 

PLCnext Control hardware compatible with Phoenix Contact’s new PLCnext Edge Gateway software is available as CPU products including PLCnext Control devices for Axioline F Series I/Os, flash memory and the PLCNext Technology starter kit, I/O products including the Axioline F Series and Axioline Smart Elements Series I/O modules and network and communication products including TC and TC mGuard routers. 

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