Interesting Links


The AutomationML initiative is an open industrial consortium.
The purpose is the promotion and further development of AutomationML to standardise data exchange in the engineering process of production systems.

CiA CAN in Automation
The international users’ and manufacturers’ group for the Controller Area Network (CAN).
Control  Design

Industrial Automation Engineering & Factory Systems

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

Institution of Engineering and Technology, the largest professional engineering society in Europe.

ISA The International Society of Automation is a non-profit association of engineers, technicians and management engaged in industrial automation.

The Organization for Machine Automation and Control

OPC Foundation

OPC Foundation is responsible for the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries.


Open Source Community for Automation Technology

PLC Tutor site
Provides unbiased information on PLCs, not geared to any particular manufacturer.


Network organisation for the mechanical engineering industry in Germany and Europe.