GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms' PACMotion™ Certified in Compliance with PLCopen for Motion Control Programming Standard
Integrated Motion and Machine Logic Solution Uses Open Programming Standards to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, DECEMBER 1, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise
Solutions, today announced that it has received certificates of compliance from PLCopen, the
independent organization that focuses on the harmonization of control programming around IEC
61131-2. PLCopen represents various industries and seeks to drive more efficiency in industrial
automation through creating specifications and implementations in engineering programming
language. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms fulfilled the requirements in PLCopen Compliance Procedure
for Motion Control Library V. 1.1 and PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Part 2 –
Extensions, Version 1.0.\
“It’s all about engineering efficiency,” said Paul Derstine, Motion Product Manager for GE Fanuc
Intelligent Platforms. “Customers will be able to use open standards-based programming
functionality. This will decrease any learning curve, and speed up the time to market for their new
products or projects.”
PACMotion allows the engineering communities who are already familiar with these IEC languages to
very quickly integrate motion control into their existing programs, and to develop new programs in the
quickest and most efficient way.
PACMotion uses GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform’s award winning Proficy Machine Edition, an integrated
programming environment for machine logic, motion, and HMI all in a single program. A single
programming environment allows developers to utilize common tag databases, common scripting,
and eliminate all synchronization logic between separate programs. Many new features, such a
motion function blocks, have been added to Proficy Machine Edition supporting PACMotion.
PACMotion serves the needs of high-speed machines with a high number of synchronized axes.
Industries needing this feature would include packaging, assembly, woodworking, and printing.
PACMotion is available immediately. For more information: www.gefanuc.com/pacmotion.
About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD
of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware,
software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, process automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc
Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of
GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.
About GE Enterprise Solutions
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions
using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system
protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise
Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies,
Security, Digital Energy, and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms.
Elli Holman, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms