The forward-looking PLC software

ctrlX PLC offers a high-performance PLC control solution and combines the advantages of classic PLC automation with the communication and functional requirements of the Internet of Things – a perfect combination for the Factory of the Future.

The flexible use of ctrlX PLC guarantees that the ideal solution is always found for projects that demand high cost-efficiency, even in the case of distributed architectures. Ready-made function blocks and automatic code generation increase effectiveness and efficiency in engineering. In order to define motion sequences and target positions in drives, the corresponding function modules simply need to be called up and combined.

Processes are simplified by wizard-controlled programming and the enhanced Generic Application Template with automatic PLC code generation. The open infrastructure enables protected integration of in-house know-how.

The ctrlX Data Layer provides all process and machine data centrally, replacing PLC line control systems. At field level, ctrlX PLC provides a master function for numerous fieldbuses such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP. The data and information collected is forwarded on the basis of established standards such as OPC UA and MQTT. This means that ctrlX PLC can be integrated in the most varied automation environments.

At a glance

  • Highest performance, smallest hardware variance
  • Reduced logistics costs
  • Less time needed for familiarization and engineering
  • The ctrlX Data Layer provides all process and machine data centrally, making PLC line control systems redundant