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PLCopen certifies PACMotion

1st Quarter 2009 News & events

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has received certificates of compliance from PLCopen, the independent organisation that focuses on the harmonisation of control programming around IEC 61131-2. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms fulfilled the requirements in PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Library V. 1.1 and PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Part 2 – Extensions, Version 1.0.

PLCopen represents various industries and seeks to drive more efficiency in industrial automation through creating specifications and implementations in engineering programming language.

“It’s all about engineering efficiency,” said Paul Derstine, motion product manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Customers will be able to use open standards-based programming functionality. This will decrease any learning curve, and speed up the time to market for their new products or projects.”

PACMotion uses GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform’s award winning Proficy Machine Edition, an integrated programming environment for machine logic, motion, and HMI all in a single program. A single programming environment allows developers to utilise common tag databases, common scripting, and eliminate synchronisation logic between separate programs. Many new features, such as motion function blocks, have been added to Proficy Machine Edition for PACMotion support.

GE Fanuc’s PACMotion and the PACSystems RX3i
GE Fanuc’s PACMotion and the PACSystems RX3i

The motion control software serves the needs of high-speed machines with a high number of synchronised axes. Industries needing this feature would include packaging, assembly, woodworking, and printing.

For more information contact Daniel Coetzee, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, +27 (0)31 583 3640, [email protected], www.gefanuc.com/pacmotion





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