CLPA surpasses 3,000 member milestone

Oct. 24, 2017
Double-digit year-on-year growth since 2015 has seen the number of installed CC-Link IE and CC-Link devices increase to more than 19 million in March 2017

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has announced that member companies have surpassed 3,000, having increased the global footprint of CC-Link IE and CC-Link to new heights.

According to the CLPA, it is helping to drive the digitalization of manufacturing that is central to the goals of IIoT and Industry 4.0. Double-digit year-on-year growth since 2015 has seen the number of installed devices increase from approximately 17 million in March 2016 to more than 19 million at the end of March 2017.

"The rate of new installations continues to grow at a double digit pace as more and more users come to appreciate the benefits of our technology," said Robert Miller, CLPA-Americas director. "The industry leadership of CC-Link IE has proved to be crucial, being the first industrial Ethernet technology to provide gigabit transmission rates with full determinism. Given the current move toward Industry 4.0 applications and the bandwidth required for their success, it’s not surprising that its user base is growing so quickly. CLPA has also been leading the way in industry cooperation with a ground-breaking PROFINET nteroperability standard developed with PI. We are following this with an initiative to also make CC-Link IE and OPC UA work together, as well as a security working group with industry-leading members. Combined, these advances are continuing attracting more and more support in the industry."

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