Copalp achieves PLCopen Conformity Level ST Certification

  • July 19, 2011
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July 19, 2011 - From the start of PLCopen one of the activities was the certification of the IEC 61131-3 editors. Subject of testing and certification are software tools, which are implemented according to the standard IEC 61131-3 and additional requirements of PLCopen.

PLCopen announces hat the French company Copalp S.A. has successfully passed the tests performed by the test laboratory of iƒak in Germany, for the Certification of a system according to PLCopen Conformity Level ST (Structured Text). The Certification is for their product STRATON, version 8.2.

“This action shows that there is renewed interest in certification” says Eelco van der Wal, Managing Director of PLCopen. “And this reflects the still strong interest in IEC 61131-3, not only in the classical industrial controller markets, but also in new application areas”.

“For our company this is a clear step to show that we are serious in supporting IEC 61131-3 in our products in a harmonized way” adds Jerome Follut, CEO of Copalp. “As a world wide player in the software tool market, this is a positive signal to our existing and new clients.”


Founded in 2002, COPALP’s mission is to provide software tools and components for embedded systems in the field of industrial control for customers that are looking for robustness, extreme quality, long term relationship, compatibility insurance and full compliance to standards. Focussed on IEC 61131-3, COPALP’s technology is fully dedicated to machinery and controller manufacturers, to system integrators and to machine builders.

About PLCopen

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.

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