I’m not in Germany this week, so I’m not attending the SPS Drives show. (Man, that would have put me over the top for Platinum Elite on Continental, but also put me over the top for divorce court, too, maybe.) I’m watching for Carl Henning’s “tweets” from the Profibus point of view. But meanwhile, Tom Burke, OPC Foundation president, sent a note about a collaboration effort between OPC Foundation and PLCOpen–the keepers of the IEC 61131 PLC programming standard.

In this case, the organizations and their members are demonstrating a mapping of the IEC 61131-3 programming model to OPC UA with five HMI and five control suppliers showing transparent data exchange using OPC UA in a boiler application.

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