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To:                  Subscribers PLCopen Newsletter

Subject:           PLCopen newsletter December 2012

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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue December 2012

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In a few weeks this year comes to an end. Again it has been a very turbulent year and without doubt the year 2013 will have many challenges in stock for all of us. However, we look to the future with confidence.

 

Thank you all for your support and the interest in the work of PLCopen. And, for those who celebrate it, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very successful year both in your professional and especially in your personal life.

 

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1. PLCopen releases Safety Functionality for Presses

2. New PLCopen Motion Control certification

3. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 17th Annual World Industry Forum

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1. PLCopen releases Safety Functionality for Presses

 

A press is used to convert material. For this it normally has a moving section which has a cyclic movement.

With the usage of presses on the factory floor, the safety of the operating personnel is very important. For this reason PLCopen together with its members worked on a safety specification specific for the application of presses. In this way the implementation of the safety functionality is harmonized across the different implementations, easing the work the machine builder has to do, while reducing the certification and training efforts.

The document contains a general overview of the implementation of safety around presses, coupled to twelve specified function blocks. Due to the wide application area of presses, the function blocks include the use of electrical motors and valves control for hydraulics.

 

This specification is an addition to the existing safety standard as provided by PLCopen. The specification for presses, being part 4 in the set, is now available as Version 0.99 – Release for Comments – to generate feedback from the potential users. If you are a potential user I herewith invite you to check our work and provide your feedback.

 

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2. New PLCopen Motion Control certification

 

One of our members, Advanced Motion Controls, has been awarded the PLCopen Motion Control Certificate for their product Click&Move (C&M).

This product complies with Part 1 (Function Blocks) and 4 (Coordinated Motion) of the suite of PLCopen Motion Control specifications.

 

This brings the total number of certified companies to 29 and of certified products to 41.

 

For details please check our website

 

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3. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 17th Annual World Industry Forum

 

The ARC World Industry Forum is the “must attend” learning event of the year for industry executives and technology solution providers. The Forum delivers a value packed set of highly educational sessions, key to the success of any business with a focus on process or discrete manufacturing. It also provides and environment of unparalleled networking among industry peers.

 

When: February 11-14, 2013

Where: Orlando, FL, USA

For details please check the official website

 

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Kind regards,

 

Eelco van der Wal

Managing Director PLCopen

 

P.O. Box 3009

NL 4200 EA Gorinchem, The Netherlands

Tel. +31-183-660261

Fax +31-183-664821

 

Email: evdwal@PLCopen.org

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