Phoenix Contact PLCnext Technology Course

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PLCnext Technology connects the IT and OT worlds Make your application fit for IIoT and Industry 4.0

This PLCnext Technology course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of Phoenix Contact's PLCnext and the basics of programming using PLCnext Engineer software. This three-day course will introduce participants to the essential concepts and skills needed to create simple control applications with PLCnext controllers. 

About PLCnext Technology

PLCnext Technology is the ecosystem for industrial automation consisting of open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community, and a digital software marketplace. Digitalization and globalization are placing new demands on industrial automation. The precisely-tailored design of the open automation system is just as important as flexible, modular expansion. 

In addition to standard programming of PLC systems by IEC 61131-3, parallel programming and the combination of programming languages such as C/C++, C#, and MATLAB® Simulink® in real-time is also possible with PLCnext Control. 
Accelerate your application development process with the free basic version of PLCnext Engineer. Or use your familiar programming environment – you decide!

Through simple cloud integration, the option to use open-source software, and the constantly growing expertise of the PLCnext Community, you thus benefit from new forms of collaboration. The resulting solutions apps, software modules, runtime systems, and function extensions are available in the PLCnext Store and ensure enormous time and cost savings when creating applications. This makes PLCnext Technology the ideal ecosystem for your modern automation challenge.

This course is perfect for:

  • Entry-level automation engineers
  • Control system technicians
  • Electricians
  • Industrial maintenance personnel
  • Anyone new to Phoenix Contact PLCnext and PLC programming
  • No prior knowledge of PLCs or automation is required. A basic understanding of electrical systems is helpful, but not mandatory.

In this hands-on course, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of Phoenix Contact PLCnext technology, including its role in industrial automation and its hardware components.
  • How to install and configure the PLCnext Engineer software, a powerful tool for developing and managing PLC programs.
  • The basics of ladder logic programming, a fundamental language used in PLC automation.
  • How to configure and work with digital and analog I/O modules, the building blocks of interacting with real-world devices.
  • Essential techniques for creating basic control logic programs using timers, counters, and function blocks.
  • Practical skills for troubleshooting common errors and uploading/downloading programs to your PLCnext controller.

Throughout the course, you will benefit from:

  • One-on-one sessions: Receive personalized guidance and hands-on experience with a dedicated instructor.
  • Interactive online sessions (batch): Learn alongside other students and share your knowledge in a collaborative environment.
  • Comprehensive course materials: Access online learning resources, hands-on exercises with real-world scenarios, and case studies for practical application.
  • Phoenix Contact PLCnext hardware: Gain practical experience working with the actual hardware used in the industry.
  • Simulation tools and diagnostic instruments: Utilize industry-standard tools to enhance your learning experience.

Course Duration:

This course is designed as a 3-day program.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Phoenix Contact PLCnext Technology

  • Overview of Phoenix Contact PLCnext Technology and its role in industrial automation
  • Introduction to the hardware components and architecture
  • Installing and configuring PLCNext Engineer Software
  • Using WinSCP and Putty with PLCNext for Firmware updates and diagnostics
  • Understanding the development environment
  • Basic ladder logic programming concepts

PLCnext Programming Fundamentals

  • Configuring digital and analog I/O modules
  • Creating basic ladder logic programs
  • Working with input and output devices
  • Introduction to timers and counters
  • Practical hands-on programming exercises

Advanced PLCnext Programming

  • Expanding control logic with function blocks
  • Introduction to data types and variables
  • Practical exercises involving real-world scenarios
  • Error handling and fault diagnostics
  • Uploading and downloading programs to/from PLCnext

Course Materials and Resources:

  • Course materials and documentation as Online access in LMS
  • Phoenix Contact PLCnext hardware at the Training Centre
  • Simulation tools for practical exercises
  • Diagnostic tools and instruments
  • Sample PLC programs and case studies 


No prior knowledge of PLCs or automation is required. A basic understanding of electrical systems is helpful but not mandatory.


  • One to One – Hands-on session
  • On-Line Sessions (Batch)

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently develop and implement basic control applications using Phoenix Contact PLCnext technology.

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