Pack Expo: Better software code for controls

Better control software is the goal, and PLCopen says it helps with control software standards that improve control engineering quality and productivity.


Chicago – Better control software is the goal. PLCopen is touting the benefits of using products from companies that are members of its organization, saying that “PLCopen member companies are committed to control software standards to improve control engineering quality and productivity.” PLCopen North America is among exhibitors at Pack Expo 2008 .
PLCopen says it helps member companies improve automation programming efficiency and productivity of control engineers. It says it is “the leading organization in the field of control programming software for industrial, and process automation, as well as motion control, providing the best solutions, benefits and information.”
Bill Lydon, director PLCopen North America, says that because the organization is focused on the IEC 61131-3 worldwide control software standard, companies that are members hard control software .
Results, Lydon says, include:
-Reduced programming time;
-Faster machine startups;
-Lower lifecycle costs in developing, testing, commissioning and using control software;
-Less development time; and
-Easier system integration, upgrades and modifications.
PLCopen lists its member companies and explains about available control software certifications.
Control Engineering offers additional information about PLCopen .
Read automation news at Pack Expo packaging news at Pack Expo.

– Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free.

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
A cool solution: Collaboration, chemistry leads to foundry coat product development; See the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists
Raising the standard: What's new with NFPA 70E; A global view of manufacturing; Maintenance data; Fit bearings properly
Sister act: Building on their father's legacy, a new generation moves Bales Metal Surface Solutions forward; Meet the 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security
Upgrading secondary control systems; Keeping enclosures conditioned; Diagnostics increase equipment uptime; Mechatronics simplifies machine design
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Building high availability into industrial computers; Of key metrics and myth busting; The truth about five common VFD myths

Annual Salary Survey

After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.

The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.