In November 2001, for example, the first specification of a status machine and of a library with a function block was passed on the basis of IEC 61131-3, in order to standardize the interface bAetween PLC logic and motion control architectures. A further example: in February 2006 the PLCopen organization adopted the first specification based on the safety standard IEC 61508 with defined user groups, data types and function modules as the basis of programmable safety controls. They are already regarded as quasi-standards for future safety solutions by control manufacturers.
Bosch Rexroth has been actively involved in the PLCopen technical committees for years which enables an early integration of the current PLCopen specifications into its products. Today, on the basis of PLCopen standards, Bosch Rexroth offers innovative and complete PLCopen-certified automation solutions which create important competitive advantages for machine manufacturers:
By using the PLCopen standards you can return to focussing on the essentials - your machine processes and their functionality. For information concerning the automation solutions of Bosch Rexroth please visit our .