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Opto 22’s groov EPIC System Adds IEC 61131-3 Programming Options

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A free software upgrade adds standard IEC 61131-3 programming methods, increasing options available to controls engineers for ease of use and versatility 

Temecula, CA - February 4, 2019 – Opto 22 announces the addition of international standard IEC 61131-3 programming options in its groov EPIC® edge programmable industrial controller. Adding these new programming options to the existing flowchart and custom user-written options in groov EPIC gives control engineers the ability to program using a variety of languages they already know, while taking advantage of the EPIC’s extended capabilities for automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications. All IEC 61131-3 standard languages are supported by groov EPIC, including Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Ladder Diagram (LD).

Adding the IEC 61131-3 option gives engineers several key advantages. First, they can pick the best software tool for their specific application. Second, they can mix and match several software tools to build control and IIoT solutions on one unified platform. And last, companies can continue to leverage existing employee knowledge in IEC 61131-3 programming methods, including decades-old ladder logic.

The PC-based CODESYS® Development System V3 is used to create and compile IEC 61131-3 programs for download to a pre-installed CODESYS Runtime running on groov EPIC. The CODESYS Development System is available at no charge from the CODESYS Store at https://store.codesys.com. The CODESYS Runtime on groov EPIC is enabled by a free software license available from Opto 22.

Control Solutions, Inc For more information on groov EPIC, visit: https://www.opto22.com/products/groov-epic-system

 












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