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PLCopen starts
new working group
on Industry 4.0


Official Release
Safe Motion v1.0

Official release
Creating PLCopen
Compliant Libraries










Press Releases


November 2017 PLCopen starts new working group on PLCopen Functionalities in Industry 4.0

25 years PLCopen

July 2017 PLCopen General Meeting 2017
October 2016 Creating PLCopen compliant Libraries, Release  for Comments

Safe Motion as a system independent solution, Release for Comments

PLCopen OPC-UA CLient for IEC 61131-3, version 1.1 released

June 2016 Changes in PLCopen Board of Management
April 2016 PLCopen Coding Guidelines version 1.0 released
March 2016 PLCopen OPC-UA Function Blocks for IEC 61131-3, Release for Comments for version 1.1
November 2015 PLCopen Software Construction Guidelines

PLCopen OPC-UA Function Blocks for IEC 61131-3, 2nd edition

PLCopen XML as IEC 61131-10

PLCopen Motion Control: new certifications

August 2015 PLCopen supports Processing & Packaging event PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015
July 2015 PLCopen Coding Guidelines - Release for Comments published for your feedback
June 2015 Changes in PLCopen Board of Management
November 2014 Status PLCopen Software Construction Guidelines

New Activity: PLCopen Safe Motion

PLCopen XML enters a new phas as IEC 61131-10

PLCopen Motion Control - New Certificates

October 2014 PLCopen Internet of Things Function Blocks Standards
PACK EXPO International 2014
April 2014 Joined PLCopen and OPC Foundation technical working group releases next step in transparent communication: "OPC-UA Client Function Blocks for IEC 61131-3"


November 2013 PLCopen teams with China Automation Media for extensive data report on the PLC market in China in English language

PLCopen Motion Control: new certificates

PLCopen TC5 Safety is working on Part 3 and 4

September 2013 PLCopen is now a registered trademark: PLCopen®

PLCopen opens office in Korea

PLCopen's new initiative: Coding Conventions

April 2013 PLCopen starts new initiative on Coding Guidelines

PLCopen Safety Part 4 Application Specific FBs for Presses soon to be released

February 2013 The third edition of IEC 61131-3 is approved as International Standard

PLCopen updates the User Guidelines for Motion Control

December 2012 PLCopen Safety Part 4 now available as Release for Comments
November 2012 PLCopen updates the User Guidelines for Motion Control

PLCopen releases Safety Functionality for Presses

PLCopen  Motion Control New Certification

October 2012 New PLCopen Motion Control certification
September 2012 Changes in PLCopen Board of Management

New Managing Director for PLCopen Japan

April 2012 PLCopen TC5 Safety releases extensions to the basic Safety specification

New activity: Engineering of Distributed Systems

November 2011 Kick-off meeting for PLCopen and OPC Foundation on Manufacturing Execution System (MES) connectivity

PLCopen Kommuniation über OPC UA

November 2011 PLCopen releases Part 5 and Part 6 of the Motion Control specification

PLCopen gibt Teil 5 und 6 der Motion Control Spezifikation frei
November 2011 Strong support for PLCopen XML specification

Starke Unterstützung der PLCopen XML Spezifikation
November 2011 PLCopen Motion Control: new certifications
July 2011 PLCopen Conformity Level ST Certification for Copalp
March 2011 PLCopen Function Blocks for Motion Control: Version 2.0 released
December 2010 PLCopen and AutomationML signed Memorandum of Understanding
November 2010 PLCopen Safe Software Certification for Leuze electronic
August 2010 Chairman of PLCopen PC1 Committee steps down

Verabschiedung als Chairman des PLCopen PC1 Komitee

June 2010 PLCopen Function Blocks for Motion Control released for comments as version 1.99

PLCopen Funktionsbausteine für Motion Control freigegeben für Kommentare als Version 1.99

May 2010 PLCopen extends the basic specification of Motion Control
March 2010 PLCopen and OPC Foundation release OPC UA specification
January 2010 PLCopen Motion Control and Safe Software new certifications