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To:                  Subscribers PLCopen Newsletter

Subject:           PLCopen® Newsletter February 2014

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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue February 2014

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1. PLCopen releases Safety Functionality for Presses

2. PLCopen releases Safety Specification Part 3 – Extensions to the Function Blocks

3. BG approves PLCopen Safety Specifications Part 3 & Part 4

4. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 18th Annual World Industry Forum

5. PLCopen training certificate for Omron Corporation

6. New PLCopen presentations available

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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 eleven specified function blocks in addition to the ones defined in the previous documents, esp. Part 1 - Basics. 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 on our website.

 

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2. PLCopen releases Safety Specification Part 3 – Extensions to the Function Blocks

 

In February 2006, PLCopen published their Safety Specification Part 1 - Concepts and Function Blocks for Safety Functions. Since then it became obvious that additional functionalities were needed. The additions are partly dealt with in a new document: Part 3 – Extensions to the Function Blocks.

These new function blocks extend the scope of the specification and harmonize the diagnostics interface for easier handling by the user.

The document can be downloaded from our website.

 

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3. BG approves PLCopen Safety Specifications Part 3 & Part 4

 

The German test & certification organization DGUV approved both the PLCopen Specifications Part 3 and Part 4 as suitable basis to develop function blocks for safety applications for presses.

As such the DGUV recommends that for safety applications for presses the function blocks are developed according to the PLCopen document and that their functionality is tested on a press.

 

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4. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 18th Annual Industry Forum

 

The ARC Industry Forum is the “must attend” learning event of the year for industry executives and technology solution providers.

 

PLCopen is sponsoring ARC’s 18th Annual Industry Forum – Industry in Transition: the Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World.

 

What does it mean to be information-driven? New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization have the potential to disrupt and radically change the way companies do business. An information-driven enterprise leverages these new technology solutions to achieve agility and sustain a competitive edge. Join ARC at their 18th Annual Industry Forum in Orlando to learn how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.

 

When: February 10-13, 2014

Where: Orlando, FL, USA

For details please check the official website

 

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5. PLCopen training certificate for Omron Corporation

 

Omron Corporation in Japan has received the certificate for PLCopen certified training center. They provide an Introductory Course of IEC 61131-3.

 

A list of all PLCopen certified training centers is available on our website.

 

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6. New PLCopen presentations available

 

Learn more on PLCopen.

 

On our website there are new updates of PLCopen presentations available for public use. They will give you an overview on all PLCopen activities, an introduction in IEC 61131-3, PLCopen Motion Control and PLCopen OPC UA.

There is no copyright on these presentations so you can adopt them to your own needs, provided that you refer to PLCopen in your own presentation.

 

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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

www.PLCopen.org

 

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