On April 2, 2019 during the Hanover Fair, PLCopen held a successful kick-off meeting on benchmarking.
The 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard makes Object Oriented programming possible.
PLCopen North America, together with created a PLC Programming Preference Survey.
Industry 4.0, or Industrie 4.0, is a movement that has great impact on the world of industrial automation. It is about software. And so is PLCopen.
PLCopen is working on a document showing a PackML submodel example for the I4.0 Asset Administration Shell technologies.
The international standard IEC 61131-10 will be published in the beginning of 2019.
PLCopen signed an agreement  with the Open Process Automation Forum (“OPAF”) to cooperate in the development of relevant standards and specifications.
This document explains the advantages of Sequential Function Chart, SFC. The official release of version 1.0 is now available.
In February 2006 PLCopen published their Safety Specification Part 1 - Concepts and Function Blocks for Safety Functions, followed by user guidelines and additional parts. After so many years, an update was needed resulting now in Version 2.0 of this document.