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Chairman of PLCopen PC1 Committee steps down

(PresseBox) (CA Zaltbommel, )
PLCopen had its Annual General Meeting on June 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. At this occasion Eelco van der Wal, the Managing Director of PLCopen (left), thanked the going Chairman of the PLCopen PC1 Committee Ralf Wohlschläger (right) for his long time commitment to the PC1.

Ralf Wohlschläger from Panasonic Electric Works Europe joined the PLCopen PC1 Promotional Committee in 1994. This committee is responsible for the promotional activities of the organization world wide. As of 1996 Ralf Wohlschläger was the Chairman of the PC1 committee. During these 17 years the job reaches of Mr. Wohlschläger with Panasonic Electric Works Europe were considerably extended, resulting in less and less time available for the PLCopen tasks. For this reason Ralf Wohlschläger decided to step down as chairman of the PC1.

Wohlschläger: "In the past 17 years PLCopen has been very successful. The IEC 61131-3 standard for Programming Languages and the PLCopen certifications are now widely accepted and implemented within the industry. The work for PLCopen and the interaction with other manufacturers in industrial automation has been very challenging. The PLCopen membership has also been very important for Panasonic. Already in 1995 we were one of the first companies using IEC 61131-3 programming systems in our control software. The cooperation with PLCopen helped us to further develop our systems up till today".

About Panasonic

The Panasonic corporation belongs to the worldwide largest companies of the electrical and electronic industry. Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG is the European headquarters of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. which has its head office in Japan. Our product range reaches from products of the electrical and automation control engineering, components for navigation and information systems up to electrical laminates, which are developed partly also in Europe and produced in our European production lines. Since approx. 25 years we market PLCs and sensor products in Europe

Contacts:
Rudolf-Diesel-Ring 2, 83607 Holzkirchen, Germany
www.panasonic-electric-works.com

PLCopen

PLCopen was founded in 1992 as an independent worldwide association for industrial suppliers and users. It is the leading association resolving topics related to industrial control programming. PLCopen creates concepts to reduce the costs of industrial automation. These cost savings are realized in areas such as engineering, training, operation and maintenance. Together with its members, PLCopen creates specifications to materialize these concepts.

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PLCopen, The Netherlands
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PLCopen North America
www.plcopen-na.org

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PLCopen Japan
www.plcopen-japan.jp

China
PLCopen China
www.plcopen.org.cn

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