PLCopen aims to update Part 4 of the Motion Control specifications

Dec. 7, 2021

Since the launch of Part 4 of the Motion Control suite of specifications dealing with coordinated motion, PLCopen reports it has received feedback from robotics companies. This feedback has resulted in a corrigendum and the basis for Version 2.0 of the specification.

Siemens has since released its Simatic Robot Library. The library extends Part 4 with the knowledge from the community of robot suppliers, adding the configuration section as well as additional functionalities. From a networking perspective it is open and supports many different kinematic models.

Siemens offered its Robot Library to PLCopen to update the interface of Part 4, esp. on the controller side, making it easier to couple to robot controllers of the different robot suppliers.

PLCopen is looing for individuals to be part of this activity. Those interested should contact PLCopen.

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