Phoenix Contact Software Transforms PC Functionality

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The PC WORX RT Basic software PLC from Phoenix Contact transforms any industrial PC into a fully fledged control system. Users are now able to combine programming, visualisation, and control into a single device.

The software PLC is programmed using the PC WORX automation software in all five IEC languages. By using the Valueline industrial PC equipped with Intel Core2Duo processor from Phoenix Contact, a high-performance control system can be configured with processing times of 0.7 µs for 1K-bit instructions.

When separately used, the two processor kernels for control and the Windows environment make it possible to configure a real-time control system.

Existing programs written in a high-level language or other software and hardware running under Windows can still be used. The software PLC reduces wiring costs, control cabinet sizes, and the installation footprint in the plant or system.