The international standard IEC 61499 deals with the function modules for industrial control systems. Your specification defines a generic model for distributed control systems and represents an object-oriented further development of the IEC 61131. Its cyclic execution model is replaced by a result-oriented model.
For its users the IEC 61499 represents the next generation in the programming of industrial control systems, as the architecture in accordance with IEC 61499 allows a truly distributed automation design. In this respect, the intelligence can be designed to be decentralised from the start, embedded in software components and freely distributed to networked devices/control hardware.
That translates to a significant advance with respect to today's common distributed automation with its field bus connection to remote I/Os or its information exchange between individual control systems.
Our programming environment for programmable logic control systems, the PLC software OpenPCS 2015, complies completely with the requirements of IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499. OpenPCS 2015 opens up all the possibilities of high-end control systems to you and satisfies even the highest requirements on flexibility and modularity.
The OpenPCS-2015 firmware is programmed in ANSI-C. That simplifies the first step towards IEC 61499 on your control system: the adaptation of the firmware to your operating system, your hardware platform and your requirements.
We take on these tasks in the scope of the adaptation workshop – in cooperation with your experts.
Tailored to your requirements and framework conditions, we explain the architecture of the OpenPCS programming system and the SmartPLC runtime system to you. Together with you we develop a suggestion for how to proceed, comprising a technical concept and a schedule.
We recommend our 2-day IEC 61499 workshop as intensive training for your engineers. Our instructors have a wealth of qualified expert knowledge in the fields of industrial and process automation; they communicate the properties and concepts of the IEC 61131-3 standard and the PLC programming of modular systems.