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To:                   Subscribers PLCopen Newsletter

Subject:            PLCopen® Newsletter March 2016

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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue March 2016

 

1. PLCopen OPC-UA Client Function Blocks, Release for Comments for version 1.1, until April 8

2. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications

3. New PLCopen Conformity Level ST certification

4. PLCopen welcomes new members

5. Pre-announcement annual PLCopen General Meeting

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1. PLCopen OPC-UA Client Function Blocks, Release for Comments for version 1.1, until April 8

 

PLCopen together with the OPC Foundation worked on a new edition of the definition of a set of Function Blocks providing OPC-UA client functionality. With this functionality implemented on a controller it becomes possible to initiate a communication session to any other available OPC-UA Server. The controller can exchange complex data structures horizontally with other controllers independently from fieldbus system or vertically with other devices using an OPC-UA server call in an MES/ERP system in order to collect data or write new production orders to the cloud. It allows a production line to be independently active in combination with integrated OPC-UA Security features.

 

The original version 1.0 was published 2 years ago, and during several implementations it became clear that additional as well as different functionality was needed, especially concerning a better user interface and better usability. By specifying versions of the FBs that deal with a List feature, one can work much easier with sets of data like variables or nodes. Now one can create a list of variables coupled to the required functionality, where originally one had to use a function block for each functionality and variable. This provides more effective programs with a better overview.

 

This new edition is now published as Release for Comments. You are herewith invited to give your feedback till April 8, 2016 so we can make this version better suitable for your usage.

You can download this document PLCopen_OPCUA_ClientFunctionBlocks_RfC_V1 1 as .pdf.

 

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2. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications

 

Two of our members have been awarded the PLCopen Motion Control certification for their products:

 

Beckhoff Automation, based in Germany, for TwinCAT, version 3.1 (PLCopen Motion Control Part 1)

 

Mitsubishi Electric Europe, based in Germany, for iQ-R Series, RD77GF4/RD77GF8/RD77GF16, Simple Motion Module, GX Works3, (PLCopen Motion Control Part 1).

  

This brings the number of members with a PLCopen Motion Control certification on 31, and the total of certified products on 59.

 

For more information check our website.

 

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3. New PLCopen Conformity Level ST certification

 

From the start of PLCopen one of the activities was the certification of the IEC 61131-3 editors. Subject of testing and certification are software tools, which are implemented according to the standard IEC 61131-3 and additional requirements of PLCopen.

 

PLCopen is pleased to announce that one of our members recently successfully passed the tests performed by the test laboratory of iƒak in Germany, for the Certification of a system according to PLCopen Conformity Level for ST (Structured Text).

 

This member is:

 

Mitsubishi Electric Europe for their product MELSOFT GX Works3.

 

For more information visit our website.

 

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4. PLCopen welcomes new members

 

Three companies recently joined PLCopen as a member:

 

Delta Electronics based in Taiwan. With solid technology and experience in drives, motion, control, power quality, industrial networks, sensors and robot solutions, Delta offers high performance, and high reliability products and solutions that fulfil a wide range of industrial customer needs. Amongst many others, Delta manufactures motion controllers, PC based CNC/GMC with CANOpen & EtherCAT interfaces for motion applications, such as Packaging machines, Material handling, CNC machinery. They also provide information management systems such as SCADA & EMS to construct complete, integrated solutions for future smart manufacturing.

 

KINGSTAR headquartered in the USA and with offices in France and Germany. The company is a Microsoft Partner and gained Microsoft’s recognition as a leading partner in both North America and EMEA in 2009 - 2012.

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform is an open and standards-based, integrated platform that enables motion and vision control engineers to design, develop, and integrate motion and vision control applications with KINGSTAR’s Soft Motion library and software PLC.

KINGSTAR’s customer-centered philosophy combined with three decades of embedded software innovation and proven value of its RTX hard real-time software have enabled the company to build a global customer base of market-leading OEMs and end users in Industrial Automation, Medical Systems, Digital Media, Test & Measurement, Military & Aerospace, and other industries.

 

NEXCOM International based in Taiwan. Nexcom, founded in 1992, integrates its capabilities and operates six global businesses which are IoT Automation Solutions, Intelligent Digital Security, Internet of Things, Interactive Signage Platform, Mobile Computing Solutions, and Network and Communication Solutions. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in five major industrial countries. Under the IoT megatrend, NEXCOM expands its offerings with solutions in emerging applications including IoT, robot, connected cars, Industry 4.0, and industrial security. 

 

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5. Pre-announcement annual PLCopen General Meeting

 

We are planning the PLCopen General Meeting for this year on Tuesday May 31 in Amsterdam - The Netherlands. All PLCopen members can participate to this meeting. If you are interested please contact us for more details.

 

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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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