CiA (CAN in Automation) is a non-profit organization aiming at the promotion of the CAN protocol in the automation world. To this end, CiA members actively support the international standardization of CAN protocols and develop CiA specifications. CiA organizes joint marketing activities such as joint booths at fairs and exhibitions or training courses.
The IO-Link Consortium represents the interests of manufacturers promoting the first standardized IO technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for the communication with sensors and also actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material. So, IO-Link is no fieldbus but the further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection technology for sensors and actuators.
KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control. KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide standard for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and shutter control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, metering, as well as household appliances, audio and many more.
The KNX technology is also approved by the international standard ISO/IEC 14543, offers a software tool for commissioning (ETS) and supports all communication media (IP,RF,TP,PL). Proof of the success of the KNX Technology is its large community: + 400 KNX manufacturers, + 70,000 KNX partners, + 400 KNX training centers, + 130 KNX scientific partners, +40 KNX national groups.
ODVA (OpenDeviceNet Vendor Association) is an international association supporting network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™). These currently include the network adaptations of CIP—EtherNet/IP™, DeviceNet™, ControlNet™, EtherNet/ IP™ and CompoNet™—and major application extensions to CIP—CIP Safety™, CIP Sync™ and CIP Motion™. ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP Networks through tools, training and marketing activities.
The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) is a registered association aiming at promoting and coordinating the development of open source software for the machine and plant construction and the automation industry. OSADL particularly represents the interests of machine builders, manufacturers of automation hardware and software and providers of open source software service.
PLCopen is an organization in the field of industrial control. The goal is to set up standards in order to improve efficiency in application development and to decrease maintenance effort and cost of software. The PLCopen is a manufacturer and product independent association. One of the core activities of PLCopen is the development and implementation of the IEC 61131-3, the only global standard for industrial control programming.
Sercos III is an open, manufacturer-independent and freely available technology. The sercos principle has been put into practice since 1990 in the user organization “sercos international” which acts on a worldwide basis. It not only sees itself as a network for interested people and companies, but particularly as an active, efficient and open forum for dedicated experts, sponsors and other interested parties.
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