GE Fanuc Receives PLCopen Certificates of ComplianceDecember 8, 2008
The company's PACMotion integrated motion and machine logic product uses open programming standards to reduce total cost of ownership.
Charlottesville, VA -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced that it has received certificates of compliance from PLCopen, the independent organization that focuses on the harmonization of control programming around IEC 61131-2. PLCopen represents various industries and seeks to drive more efficiency in industrial automation through creating specifications and implementations in engineering programming language. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms fulfilled the requirements in PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Library 1.1 and PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Part 2—Extensions, 1.
"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 allows the engineering communities who are already familiar with these IEC languages to quickly integrate motion control into their existing programs and develop new programs in the quickest and most efficient way.
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 use common tag databases, common scripting, and eliminate all synchronization logic between separate programs. Many new features, such a motion function blocks, have been added to Proficy Machine Edition supporting PACMotion.
PACMotion serves the needs of high-speed machines, with a high number of synchronized axes. Industries needing this feature include packaging, assembly, woodworking, and printing. PACMotion is available immediately.
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise, and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products used in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, process automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare. and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions.
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