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PFC200 Controller

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:

  • Programming according to IEC 61131-3
  • Can be combined with high-level languages
  • PLC and IT functions all in one device
  • Multiple interfaces, functions and application areas
  • High cybersecurity standards (SSL, SSH, OpenVPN and firewall)
  • Runtime system for CODESYS V2 and V3
  • Remote access via mobile communications

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What Makes the PFC200 Controller Successful

Fast and Cost-Effective Operation of Machines and Systems

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.

Easy Familiarization, Easy Switchover from Other Programming Languages

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

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.

Large Memory, Fast Processor and Numerous Communication Interfaces

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.

Fast Fieldbus Configuration

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.

Interference-Free and Secure Connection via OpenVPN and IPsec

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.

Use Applications More Quickly with Docker

Docker container technology speeds up software development, testing and deployment, since its handling is based on the behavior of apps. WAGO’s PFC200 series controllers now make 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.

Telecontrol Protocols

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.

Applications

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Energy Grids (Telecontrol Technology)

The main objective of the power generation and distribution industry is to ensure the reliable and safe supply of power. With an extensive product portfolio, WAGO offers customers a broad spectrum of application possibilities. These include: automating energy generation plants and energy distribution to safe remote solutions, as well as energy monitoring and control with I/O components for current and energy measurement technology.

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Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

The comprehensive selection of I/O modules for different potentials and signal types saves time and money as the sensors/actuators can be wired directly – even in safety-related applications.

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Process Automation

Protecting people, a clean environment and safe, trouble-free plant operation are crucial for this sector. The possibility of use within hazardous locations is also a requirement in the chemical, energy, gas and oil industries. The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM is suitable for use in Zone 2 in order to process field signals in Zone 1 and Zone 0 via intrinsically safe I/O modules.

New Products

Retrofit BACnet Functionality

BACnet/IP Firmware Extension for PFC200 and Touch Panels 600

BACnet/IP Firmware Extension for PFC200 and Touch Panels 600 BACnet is one of the most commonly used communication protocols used in building automation. WAGO is now offering a firmware extension for its range of PFC200 Controllers and Touch Panel 600 units; the extension can be used to activate existing devices via licensing for BACnet/IP.

This 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 in tenders. WAGO offers two different licenses: One supplies up to 256 BACnet objects, and the other has no limitations.

The Benefits for You:

  • BACnet/IP can be loaded onto existing products.
  • Automation of a very large number of BACnet objects
  • Control and visualization in one device for cost-effective solutions.
  • Scalability through different licenses

Product Overview

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Software for Application Controllers

The application controllers are designed for processing WAGO applications.

You can identify the possible controllers for each application solution by the different item numbers. Once you register on the WAGO Website, we’ll provide you with the latest version of the specific software by email and can help you with questions at any time.

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Even Greater Performance

Even greater performance awaits you in the second generation of the PFC200.

With a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and 512 MB of RAM, the new controllers offer even higher operating speeds than their predecessors. With 4 GB of program and data memory (1.5 GB for internal use), the new generation offers significantly more memory than before