The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has acquired an additional GB/T Chinese national standard, GB/T 33537.1 ∼.3-2017, which is related to industrial communications networks.
CC-Link IE is currently the only open gigabit Ethernet for automation in the Asian market, where it has seen use in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.
Accordint to CLPA, this new certification means that it will also be a major choice for companies participating in the “Made in China 2025” initiative. The certification was announced at a ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 19th, and was held in cooperation with the Instrumentation Technology & Economy Institute (ITEI). ITEI helped in the certification process by recommending CC-Link IE to the Chinese standardization committee as it had already received IEC 61158 and IEC 67184 certification.
“CC-Link IE has the functionality required for seamless manufacturing connections, from the production site through management layer. Moreover, cross-directional collaboration with other industrial networks is also in progress. CC-Link IE is expected to be a very effective solution for enhancing the Chinese manufacturing industry's competitiveness through 'Made in China 2025,'" said Ouyang Jinsong, the director of ITEI and a member of the "Intelligent Manufacturing" specialist working group of the Ministry of Science and Technology.