Festo Adopts Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology

May 10, 2024
Festo's decision to adopt PLCnext Technology aligns with its pursuit of an open-system approach for future direction, facilitating the development and launch of innovative products.

Festo's upcoming integration of PLCnext Technology, an open ecosystem developed by Phoenix Contact, heralds a significant advancement for automation engineers, Control Design reported.

This collaboration promises two key benefits. Firstly, the open architecture of PLCnext Technology allows for the development of individual devices and seamless integration with existing systems, enhancing flexibility and adaptability in automation solutions.

Secondly, the partnership between Festo and Phoenix Contact leverages synergies between the companies, particularly in emerging technological areas like cybersecurity, ensuring profitable cooperation and future innovation.

This move reflects a broader industry trend towards open automation solutions that address the evolving convergence of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) needs in industrial settings.

The joint endeavor underscores the importance of partnerships and open technology platforms in navigating the rapidly changing landscape of automation. Both companies emphasize the necessity of collaboration to achieve sustainable innovation and meet the demands of a dynamic market.

Control Design explains Festo’s technology adoption in depth in its full article, available here.

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