February 2017

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PLCopen Newsletter - Issue February 2017

1. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications
2. PLCopen welcomes new member
3. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 21st Annual Industry Forum

1. New PLCopen Motion Control certifications

We are glad to announce that three of our members have been awarded the PLCopen Motion Control Certificate:

  • ISAC S.r.l. for their product Ilium (PLCopen Motion Control Part 1);
  • Siemens AG for their products SIMATIC S7-1500 v02.00.01, and SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU v02.00.01 (PLCopen Motion Control Part 1)and
  • 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH for their product CODESYS SoftMotion CNC + Robotics (PLCopen Motion Control Part 4 - Coordinated Motion).

This brings the total number of certified companies to 34 and of certified products to 66.

For more information please check our website www.PLCopen.org.

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2. PLCopen welcomes new member 

PLCopen is very pleased to announce a new member:

  • XCMG European Research Center GmbH based in Germany. It is the first research center of the XCMG group outside China and is responsible for all innovations of XCMG in Europe.

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3. PLCopen sponsors ARC’s 21st Annual Industry Forum

The ARC Industry Forum is the “must attend” learning event of the year for industry executives and technology solution providers.

PLCopen is sponsoring ARC’s 21st Annual Industry Forum – ‘Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise’, which takes place from February 6-9, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Industrial companies are revisiting their own business processes and technology approaches as competitors and partners start to employ 'digitalized' business processes and exploit the increasing convergence between operational technology (OT), engineering technology (ET) and information technology (IT) on the plant floor. Trusted technology vendors are moving from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts to real IIoT products, solutions, and services. Companies are creating and implementing open source alternatives to traditional technology solutions. Governments around the world are supporting manufacturing growth initiatives. Emerging business models allow manufacturers to rethink, or even outsource, asset management. Intelligent connected products, along with network communications, software, and analytics now enable manufacturers to improve uptime and optimize operating performance. Other hot topics such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence power much of this transformation. The Digital Enterprise benefits from smarter products, new service and operating models, new production techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing.

How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? How will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains? Is cybersecurity a threat to digitalization and, if so, how can the risk be mitigated? How ‘smart’ are smart machines, and what benefit will these bring? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?

Join us at the 21st annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. 

For more information on the Forum program, please visit:  http://www.arcweb.com/events/arc-industry-forum-orlando/.

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