Eelco van der Wal
Eelco van der Wal, managing director, PLCopen
PLCopen helps increase efficiency, reusability and portability and gives programmers flexibility when working with IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61131-10.
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.
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.
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.