Plant iT connect - the interface manager

Parameterisation instead of programming is the central principle of the entire Plant iT system platform. Plant iT connect uses this principle to implement communication interfaces between a Plant iT system and external systems. Client/Server and host-based systems (e.g. ERP, LIMS or Maintenance) as well as intelligent measuring and analysis instruments, e.g. inspection systems and weighing systems, are supported. Plant iT connect provides a parameterisation frontend in the central engineering environment of Plant iT which can be used to completely plan an interface. To achieve this, the communication transactions and their contents are parameterised after the target system-dependent selection of a suitable communication channel. For each of the interfaces implemented via Plant iT connect, the system offers a detailed online analysis function, which allows an extensive analysis of communication processes.

The optionally available module Plant iT connect can be combined with any basic Plant iT system. Plant iT connect can be connected to various external systems in a flexible manner. The following communication channels are available for this task:

  • iDoc/MQ series
  • iDoc/RFC
  • BAPI
  • RFC Client/Server
  • ASCII/File


  • Parameterisable communication
  • Can be flexibly combined with basic Plant iT systems
  • Can be integrated into the central engineering environment of basic Plant iT systems


  • Food and beverage industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Chemicals industry
  • Agriculture


  • Connection of Client/Server and host-based systems
  • Connection to PC and PLC-based systems
  • Connection to intelligent measuring and inspection systems
  • Standard communication channels
  • Central Plant iT engine ering environment(Configuration Manager)