White Paper: PLCopen Motion Control from B&R Automation

As industrial automation systems become increasingly complex, software development time and engineering expenses can exceed all other development hurtles. PLCopen offers standard, open motion control function blocks based on the IEC 61131 languages to create efficient, flexible code that is vendor- and product-independent.

Motion control is becoming increasingly complex in order to meet market demands for greater system throughput and improved output quality and precision. These objectives must be accomplished while decreasing overall machine costs. Conventional system designs must be replaced by innovative, high performance solutions.
 
Market demands, of course, start at the consumer level. In order to maintain and grow their consumer base, producers must continuously update their products, packaging, and process while reducing costs. In order to accomplish this, producers want machine builders to deliver smaller footprints, higher speeds, faster changeovers, reduced wastes, and improved reliability. Control suppliers must offer platforms capable of meeting these needs.

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