Engineer, control and visualize your projects even more easily and conveniently with the PFC200 Controller thanks to e!COCKPIT (CODESYS V3 and Linux®.
Bring new products to market faster and earn a quicker return on investment: WAGO offers you both with its new end-to-end software engineering. Thanks to CODESYS-based runtime environment and real-time-capable Linux® operating system, the PFC200 Controller is the efficient control solution for your automation applications.
Your benefits with the PFC200 Controller:
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What Makes the PFC200 Controller Successful
In addition to the well-established CODESYS V2 runtime system, the PFC200 Controller also features the CODESYS V3-based e!RUNTIME system. As such, this controller perfectly supports the transition to CODESYS V3. Using this convenient and simple runtime system along with the integrated web visualization application, you can quickly and efficiently execute even complex automation tasks. The PFC200 Controller satisfies the requirements of traditional engineering disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, while tackling the toughest technical demands of newer fields including power supply and the on/offshore industries.
Incorporating the well-established CODESYS industrial standard makes startup even faster. Besides standardized IEC 61131 programming languages (IL, LL, FBD, ST, FC and CFC), ambitious users can also write their projects in C/C++, PHP or shell scripts. Programs and libraries created in any type of programming language are compatible with CODESYS applications.
Embedded Linux is available for users who are ready to take complete control and prefer directly using a lean and secure operating system. This real-time Linux® software provides a wide range of advantages, including the flexibility of using open-source code that adapts the source code to a user's specific needs at any time. In addition to being highly stable, this robust operating system also offers ongoing optimization through the active open-source community, keeping you both current and ready to adapt to what’s next – especially when it comes to security.
The features are impressive: Despite its compact size, WAGO's programmable logical controller (PLC) carries all the vital interfaces and even includes two RJ-45 and RS-232/RS-485 ports – depending on the version you select. For ultimate in versatility, the ETHERNET interfaces can be configured independently, meaning two separate networks can be configured with the PLC. The two ETHERNET ports can function as an ETHERNET switch to create a line topology. The SD card slot provides additional functionality, such as allowing large image files to be stored on an SD card for Web visualization.
The rugged plastic PLC housing accommodates a 600 MHz Cortex A8 processor, flanked by 256 MB RAM for exceptionally fast operating speeds. The large, dynamically distributable 80 MB of program and data memory also provides reserves for complex control tasks.
The CANopen, PROFIBUS DP and MODBUS TCP/UDP/RTU protocols provide a flexible connection to fieldbus systems and external input/output devices. Fieldbus systems can be configured directly in WAGO's easy-to-use e!COCKPIT development environment. The ETHERNET interfaces also support all common protocols such as DHCP, DNS, NTP, FTP and HTTP. A secure connection is provided via SSH, HTTPS and FTPS.
The controller connects to the mobile network via encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) access and supports both OpenVPN and IPsec protocols. A VPN tunnel connects the controller to the network via GPRS and transmits all encrypted data via SSL and TLS, perfectly protecting data from unauthorized access. The VPN can also be configured using the Web-Based Management on the controller.
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Docker container technology speeds up software development, testing and deployment, since its handling is based on the behavior of apps. WAGO’s line of PFC200 Controllers now makes it possible to exploit these advantages on an embedded platform. In order to be able to react cost-efficiently to ever shorter product cycles in production, production must be networked and become more flexible and agile. Software is required to support factories in meeting new production requirements. However, the preparations for development, testing, delivery and distribution are anything but easy, especially on embedded platforms: Installing and configuring the programs is often laborious, which takes time and slows the digital transformation in companies.
The PFC200 XTR variants can also be used as telecontrollers. In addition to the IEC 60870-5-101, 103, -104, IEC 61850 and IEC 61400-25 telecontrol protocols, they also support the DNP3 communication standard. Even the interfaces are compelling: The controller is available in two versions with different numbers of communication interfaces – either two ETHERNET connections and an RS-232/RS-485 interface or two ETHERNET connections, RS-232/RS-485, CAN, CANopen and PROFIBUS DP slave interfaces.
This addition allows a large number of BACnet objects to be automated with just one PFC200 Controller or Touch Panel 600. With the powerful Linux®-based Touch Panels and BACnet licenses, control and visualization of larger building automation projects can be implemented on a single device. The devices act as BACnet Building Controllers (BBCs) per BACnet Revision 14. The BTL listing means that they meet the typical requirements found within tenders. WAGO offers two different licenses: One supplies up to 256 BACnet objects, and the other has no limitations.
Integrated firewall functionality ensures high security in local networks. The four interfaces on the PFC200 are designed as 100BASE-TX ports with RJ-45 sockets. All common ETHERNET protocols are supported. Typical applications for the PFC200 can be found in machinery and equipment control, in the process industry and in building automation. The powerful controller works with the real-time capable Linux® as its operating system and can be programmed with the IEC 61131-3 languages.