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To:                  Subscribers PLCopen Newsletter

Subject:           PLCopen newsletter October 2011



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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue October 2011



1.      PLCopen dedicated Conference during IAS 2011, Shanghai - November 1-5

2.      Meet us at System Control Fair, Tokyo - November 16-18

3.      PLCopen at SPS/IPC/Drives, Nuremberg - November 22-24

4.      First PLCopen Motion Control version 2.0 certification for Omron



1. PLCopen dedicated Conference during IAS 2011, Shanghai – November 1-5


The Industrial Automation Show, IAS, is one of the main shows in Shanghai, China, for the industrial control market. It will take place from November 1-5 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.


Last year there were 519 exhibitors on 30,000 sqm attracting 102,900 registered visitors.

Check the IAS website for more information on this show.


PLCopen will have a booth in hall W1, # B 132.



During this event, on November 3, there will be a PLCopen dedicated conference (room W2-M2) which gives you an excellent overview of the status of the PLCopen activities as well as how PLCopen can help you to be more effective in your market.


The following program will be presented, covering the major themes:


13:00 - 13:30 : Introduction PLCopen and its activities

Presented by Eelco van der Wal, PLCopen


13:30 - 14:15 : Logic - Structuring, Decomposition and Reuse with IEC 61131-3

Presented by PLCopen China


14:15 - 15:00 : Motion - Hardware independence, Efficient application development and Multi-platform support with the PLCopen Motion Control functionality

Presented by 3S-Smart Software Solutions


15:00 - 15:45 : Safety – Creating efficiency in application development by integrating the safety requirements, complying with upcoming world-wide machine directives and laws

Presented by KW-Software


15:45 - 16:30 : Integrating OPC UA – From data to information: creating transparent and independent communication via coupling of the information models

Presented by OPC Foundation


16:30 - 17:00 : Questions and Answers - Plenary session, podium discussion


17:00 - wrap up : closing of the event.


There will be simultaneous translation into Chinese for the English presentations.


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2. Meet us at System Control Fair, Tokyo – November 16-18


The bi-annual System Control Fair takes place November 16-18 in Tokyo, Japan.

The SCF provides the latest information on controlling systems, equipment and software for industrial fields under this year’s theme "Creating Better Environment, Safety, and Security" with environment, safety, security and the art of manufacturing as keywords.


PLCopen Japan will again have a booth at this event.


For more information on the SCF, check their website.


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3. PLCopen at SPS/IPC/Drives, Nuremberg – November 22-24


PLCopen will have a booth at the coming SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg, Germany.

You will find us in Hall 7, booth number 291.


To find out the latest news on PLCopen activities, please join us at the Vendor Presentation at the Forum of ZVEI on Wednesday November 23, at 18:00 in Hall 8-504.


For more information on the SPS/IPC/Drives itself, check their website, or go to and register with the number 110152397 for your complimentary entry ticket..


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4. First PLCopen Motion Control version 2.0 certification for Omron


Omron Corporation, based in Japan, is the first of our members to be awarded the PLCopen Certificate for compliance with the new version 2.0 of the PLCopen Specification for Function Blocks for Motion Control.

The certification is for their product Machine Automation Controller, NJ-series Automation Software, Sysmac Studio.

This product also complies with Part 4 – Coordinated Motion – of the Motion Control specification, and thus makes Omron Corporation the second company with a Part 4 certification.


For details please check our website


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Kind regards,


Eelco van der Wal

Managing Director PLCopen


PO Box 3009

NL 4200 EA Gorinchem, the Netherlands

tel.: +31-183-660261

fax: +31-183-664821