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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 your innovations to market faster and earn a quicker return on investment: WAGO offers you both with its new end-to-end software engineering. Thanks to the 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:

  • Programming according to IEC 61131-3
  • Can be combined with high-level languages
  • PLC and IT functions in one device
  • Multiple interfaces, functions and application areas
  • High cybersecurity standards (SSL, SSH, OpenVPN and firewall)
  • Runtime system for e!COCKPIT (CODESYS V3)
  • Remote access via mobile communications
  • Linux® real-time operating system
  • Docker-ready

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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. This allows the controller to perfectly support the transition to CODESYS V3. Using this convenient and simple runtime system along with the integrated Web visualization application, you can quickly and efficiently perform 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 fields like power supply, shipbuilding and the on/offshore industries.

Easy Familiarization, Easy Switchover from Other Programming Languages

Incorporating the well-established CODESYS industrial standard makes initial startup even faster. Besides six different IEC 61131 programming languages (IL, LL, FBD, ST and 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 controller housing accommodates an up to 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, flanked by maximum 512 MB RAM for exceptionally fast operating speeds. The largest possible program and data memory of 1.5 GB also provides the PFC200 with sufficient reserves for complex control tasks.

Fast Fieldbus Configuration

The CAN, CANopen, PROFIBUS DP and Modbus TCP/UDP/RTU protocols allow 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 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.

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 possible applications: from automating energy generation plants, to 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

The safety of people, a clean environment and safe, trouble-free plant operation are crucial for this sector. The possibility of use in hazardous locations is also a frequent requirement in the chemical, energy, gas and oil production industries. The WAGO I/O System is suitable for use in Zone 2 for processing 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 is one of the most commonly used communication protocols used in building automation. Recognizing this, WAGO is now offering a firmware extension for its range of PFC200 Controllers and Touch Panels 600; the extension can be used to activate existing devices by licensing for BACnet/IP.

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.

Your Benefits:

  • Use existing products with BACnet/IP
  • Automate a vast number of BACnet objects
  • Control and visualization in one device for cost-effective solutions
  • Scalability through different licenses

PFC200 Controllers Now with Four ETHERNET Ports

Two additional interfaces offer more connectivity and additional freedom.

The latest generation of WAGO's PFC200 Controllers now provides up to four separately configurable ETHERNET ports, allowing the implementation of applications with high connectivity demands. The networks on the ports can be freely configured. This means that the controller can be integrated into a large-scale network and a smaller local network at the same time, with two ports each. The possibilities range from connecting to four different networks to connecting all four ports with other switches. This flexibility can prevent using an additional switch in the control cabinet, which is often the case.

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.

Your Benefits:

  • Four ETHERNET ports on one controller
  • Freely configurable
  • There is no need for an additional switch in the control cabinet

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.

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