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To:                  Subscribers PLCopen Newsletter

Subject:           PLCopen® Newsletter July 2015

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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue July 2015

 

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1. Changes in PLCopen Board of Management

2. New PLCopen members

3. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications

4. PLCopen returns as PACK EXPO partner

5. PLCopen Coding Guidelines - Release for Comments published for your feedback

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1. Changes in PLCopen Board of Management

 

On June 12, 2015 PLCopen had a very successful annual General Meeting in Amsterdam.

During this meeting the members present voted on changes in the Board of Management.

 

Manfred Werner, who is a member of the PLCopen Board of Management on behalf of his company 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH, was elected as Treasurer.

 

Henning Sandfort needed to step down as a Board member due to recent changes in his position with Siemens.

 

We are glad to announce that Dirk Vielsäcker of Siemens joined the Board of Management as a new member. Dirk Vielsäcker is Director of Engineering & Control Product Management and based in Nuremberg, Germany.

 

We wish both of them a good start in their new role and a successful period with our Board of Management with positive effects.

 

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2. New PLCopen members

 

We are pleased to announce that Hangzhou Dianzi University in Hangzhou, China recently joined PLCopen as an educational member. Hangzhou Dianzi University is an institution of higher learning that offers multiple disciplines, including Mechanical Engineering, Automation, Software, and Electronics & Information. Professor YanYi who teaches at the Institute of Intelligent and Software Technology of this university is the Chairman of PLCopen China.

 

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3. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications

 

One of our members Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. has been awarded the PLCopen Motion Control certification for their products:

iQ-F Series FX5-40SSC-S Simple Motion Module, GX Works3, and

iQ-R Series RD77MS2/RD77MS4/RD77MS8/ RD7MS16 Simple Motion Module, GX Works3.

For more information check our website.

 

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4. PLCopen returns as PACK EXPO partner

 

Building on its success at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014, PLCopen has joined the PACK EXPO Partner Program as a Platinum Partner for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas Convention Center). This 20th-anniversary edition of PACK EXPO Las Vegas is the first to feature the co-location of Pharma EXPO, which show owner PMMI is producing in partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

 

PLCopen (Booth C-1347) will be one of over 30 associations exhibiting in the Partner Pavilion (Central Hall).

 

PACK EXPO is recognized annually as the largest and most comprehensive packaging trade show in North America, and the combination of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma Expo will present PLCopen members unparalleled access to the industry. PMMI anticipates 30,000 attendees will be on hand to walk the 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space and visit the show’s more than 2,000 exhibitors. With such a broad exhibitor base, the show presents an unmatched opportunity to explore a wide range of industries and ideas across 40 vertical markets.

In addition to the wealth of solutions dotting the show floor, PACK EXPO Las Vegas offers educational and networking offerings to meet the needs of today’s manufacturing professionals. Its signature Innovation Stage will occupy three stages on the PACK EXPO show floor (Booths C-1041, C-1045, C-1049) and a fourth in Pharma EXPO (Booth N-559). Each offers a full schedule of free, 30-minute sessions running concurrently throughout each day of the show. Pharma EXPO will also feature a world-class conference program curated by ISPE.

Additional customer-centric features include the Food Safety Summit Resource Center, organized and brought to PACK EXPO by the Food Safety Summit with co-sponsor GE, and the Center for Trends and Technology: Improving Production Through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program, provide seminars and opportunities for one-on-one conversations with leading subject matter experts.

 

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5. PLCopen Coding Guidelines - Release for Comments published for your feedback

 

In 2013 a working group was started to create guidelines on the software construction process with a focus on IEC 61131-3 and the PLCopen extensions. The goal of this new working group is to provide the definition of Rules, Coding Patterns and Guidance how to use them in industrial automation.

 

Although there are coding guidelines for many programming languages, these are nearly non-existent for the important area of industrial control, e.g. IEC 61131-3 and its PLCopen extensions. Nevertheless, the software in de industrial environments becomes more and more important, the software projects become larger and the costs of errors increase. Software nowadays absorbs half of the initial project costs and between 40 to 80% deals with maintenance over the life cycle costs of the software.

 

Large automation companies have their own rules but many mid-size companies or newcomers are very interested in a helping hand as provided by these PLCopen guidelines. The rules will be very useful to train users and can be a good basis for universities to help them teach IEC 6113-3 programming more efficiently.

 

As a first result of this PLCopen working group, the Release for Comments of the Coding Guidelines is now published. PLCopen invites all interested parties to give feedback on this document until October 23, 2015. The document can be downloaded from the website www.PLCopen.org.

 

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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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