IEC 61131-8

IEC 61131-8: Guidelines for the application and implementation of programming languages (edition 3.0 - 2017)


This part of IEC 61131, which is a technical report, applies to the programming of programmable controller systems using the programming languages defined in IEC 61131-3. The scope of IEC 61131-3 is applicable to this part.

This document provides:

  • guidelines for the application of IEC 61131-3,
  • guidelines for the implementation of IEC 61131-3 languages for programmable controller systems,
  • programming and debugging tool (PADT) recommendations.

For further information IEC 61131-4 describes other aspects of the application of programmable controller systems, e.g. electromagnetic compatibility or functional safety.

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