Normally, a PLCnext Control is programmed using PLCnext Engineer. This specifies the runtime installed on the controller. If you install an alternative Runtime in form of an app from the PLCnext Store on the controller, you can program the controller using a different engineering tool than PLCnext Engineer. The engineering tool related to the Runtime can be obtained from the respective provider of the runtime outside of the PLCnext Store.


Note: Phoenix Contact recommends to not run a Runtime from the PLCnext Store simultaneously with the PLCnext Engineer runtime.


Example for a Runtime: Once you have installed the CODESYS Runtime, a PLCnext Control turns into a “CODESYS target”.





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• Published/reviewed: 2022-12-16 • Revision 11 •