Although PLCopen normally deals with the software environments, it was the best choice to define a benchmarking tool for measuring the performance of the different CPU architectures.
PLCopen is working on updates of their Safety specifications. This includes Part 1, 2 and 4.
On June 7, PLCopen had a very successful annual General Meeting in Amsterdam. Part of the meeting related to changes in the Board of Management.
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 Automation.com 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.