Chairman of PLCopen PC1 Committee steps down
Ralf Wohlschläger from Panasonic Electric Works Europe joined the PLCopen PC1 Promotional Committee in 1994. This committee is responsible for the promotional activities of the organization world wide. As of 1996 Ralf Wohlschläger was the Chairman of the PC1 committee. During these 17 years the job reaches of Mr. Wohlschläger with Panasonic Electric Works Europe were considerably extended, resulting in less and less time available for the PLCopen tasks. For this reason Ralf Wohlschläger decided to step down as chairman of the PC1.
Wohlschläger: "In the past 17 years PLCopen has been very successful. The IEC 61131-3 standard for Programming Languages and the PLCopen certifications are now widely accepted and implemented within the industry. The work for PLCopen and the interaction with other manufacturers in industrial automation has been very challenging. The PLCopen membership has also been very important for Panasonic. Already in 1995 we were one of the first companies using IEC 61131-3 programming systems in our control software. The cooperation with PLCopen helped us to further develop our systems up till today”.
PLCopen was founded in 1992 as an independent worldwide association for industrial suppliers and users. It is the leading association resolving topics related to industrial control programming. PLCopen creates concepts to reduce the costs of industrial automation. These cost savings are realized in areas such as engineering, training, operation and maintenance. Together with its members, PLCopen creates specifications to materialize these concepts.
The Panasonic corporation belongs to the world-wide largest companies of the electrical and electronic industry. Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG is the European headquarters of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. which has its head office in Japan. Our product range reaches from products of the electrical and automation control engineering, components for navigation and information systems up to electrical laminates, which are developed partly also in Europe and produced in our European production lines. Since approx. 25 years we market PLCs and sensor products in Europe
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Teradyne announces Jürgen von Hollen as Universal Robots president
Mr. von Hollen was most recently the Executive President of the Engineering Solutions Division, which includes the Automation and Controls business...
OpenSky and TÜV Rheinland to join RSA SecurWorld partner program
The relationship will combine RSA's RSA Archer GRC Suite of business risk management solutions with and TÜV Rheinland’s and OpenSky's expertise...
Antaira partners with Simantec to expand to Brazil
Simantec Automation has expanded their branch offices in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, as an official distributor partner of Antaira, in order to...
Siemens to highlight IIoT applications at SPS IPC Drives 2016
Working together with customers from both the discrete manufacturing and process industry, Siemens is developing new solutions for plant and...
Inductive Automation announces six winners of 2016 Firebrand Awards
The Ignition Firebrand Awards recognize system integrators and industrial organizations that use the Ignition software platform to create...
Emerson's Unidrive 600M boosts sugar delivery at Thai plant
Mitr Phol Sugar Corp is the largest sugar producer in Thailand today, the biggest in Asia and the world’s fourth largest, producing 2 million...
Honeywell’ Users Conference to highlight digital transformation for industrial controls
Turning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts into reality for manufacturing enterprises will be a key topic at Honeywell Process...
Protecting Industrial Control Systems: An Integrated Approach
By RKNeal, Inc.
The purpose of this whitepaper is to present a novel cybersecurity framework for deplaying and managing cyberthreat management...
PLCOpen and OPC Foundation release new edition of PLCopen OPC-UA Client for IEC 61131-3
The original version 1.0 was published 2 years ago. With a better user interface and better usability, users can specify function blocks that deal...
Production Line Monitoring Utilizes Live PLC Data
By Chuck Karwoski, CimQuest INGEAR
LineView needed a software solution to connect its system to the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) found on...