Eelco van der Wal
Eelco van der Wal, managing director, PLCopen,
Using abstraction to reduce the machine integration efforts
Integrating a packaging machine can be a time-consuming process, but creating a higher abstraction level can help with specific functionalities and speed up the overall PLC and motion programming process. IEC 61131-3 standard and PLCopen Motion Control Function Blocks help.
Motion control standard simplifies machine design, improves machine effectiveness
Standardized motion control function blocks combined with a state diagram from PLCopen are helping to shift mechanical machine designs to more efficient and effective mechatronic (mechanical and electric) designs, helping machine builders and machine builder customers, end users.
Structuring with IEC 61131-3: 7 steps to success
The IEC 61131-3 standard includes powerful structuring tools and can help provide users an excellent way to break a control system down into manageable units for greater overall effectiveness.