PLCopen held its annual General Meeting in Amsterdam on June 9, where members on the representatives in the Board of Management.
Rene Simon of ifak (Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation) in Germany was re-elected as chairman for a 2-year term and Dirk Vielsäcker of Siemens was re-elected for another 2 years as a board member.
According to PLCopen, the special topic was the role of PLCopen in Industry 4.0, linked to the Administration Shell or “Verwaltungsschale” as defined in Industry 4.0. Festo's Michael Hoffmeister, who plays a role in the Industry 4.0 RAMI Model, presented on the subject. PLCopen then decided it will start a new working group focused on the PLCopen contribution to Industry 4.0.