PLCopen's XML kick off meeting `successful'

Seligenstadt, Germany - PLCopen held its first meeting of the TC6 - XML Technical Committee to consider the XML sources that were donated to the organisation by Schneider Electric during Hannover Fair last April. The XML sources are a set of definitions for converting graphical PLC languages to XML format.

07/29/2002


Seligenstadt, Germany - PLCopen held its first meeting of the TC6 - XML Technical Committee to consider the XML sources that were donated to the organisation by Schneider Electric during Hannover Fair last April. The XML sources are a set of definitions for converting graphical PLC languages to XML format.

logic information with optional explicit graphics. To reach this, additional proposals will be done by ABB, Beckhoff, Kirchner Soft, and Rockwell Automation."

PLCopen is interested in the XML sources because they provide a convenient way to transport code from one PLC language to another. Until now code portability has been difficult, and achieved in principle only with text languages.

Mr. van der Wal said the goal was to have the first draft available in November for the SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nurnberg. To accelerate the work, the committee will have a second meeting on 5 September in Düsseldorf and a third meeting on 16 Oct. in either Brussels or Paris.

SPS/IPC/Drives 2002 will be held in Nurnberg on 26-28 November 2002.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Michael Babb, editor, Control Engineering Europe
mbabb@reedbusiness.com





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