The suite of PLCopen Motion Control Specifications has been extended with the release of Part 5 and Part 6. The organization released version 2.0 of the basic specification, and also extended the suite of functionalities to new areas such as homing procedures and fluid power. The new specifications can be downloaded at www.plcopen.org.
Part 5 enables users to create their dedicated homing procedures by combining harmonized functionalities. The release of Part 6 adds fluid power as an application, making the PLCopen Motion Control easy to use in hydraulics. It also enables the merge in the software environments of electrical and hydraulic systems, providing a harmonized look and feel.