Structure and activities of CLPA

CLPA was established in November 2000. Ever since, the Board of directors, Marketing Task Force and Technical Task Force have joined forces to help vendors to develop compatible products and the users to build up FA systems.

The Board of Directors consisting of five firms operates CLPA and decides on major association issues. Their focus is on increasing the number of CLPA members, enhancing the world recognition and expanding the use of CC-Link. This is achieved through:

  • Marketing Task Force
    Energetically exhibit at various trade shows and conferences, conduct educational and development seminars, plan and implement advertising programs including enhancement of the home page. Focuses on management of related technology and coordinates provision of information to members and outside standard-setting organizations.

  • Technical Task Force
    Initiate and develop new specifications including the safety network “CC-Link Safety” and the integrated network “CC-Link IE” that is attracting world attention. Produce needed technical materials such as “Cable Installation Guide”. Evaluate and develop new specifications for conformance testing. Engage in various technical issues. These activities have produced remarkable achievements.

Membership of CLPA
Members can develop business opportunities by receiving services and support for developing compatible products. They are entitled to the most up-to-date technological information and CC-Link specifications at no charge. In addition, support is available for the conformance testing essential to establishing reliability in operation, and through developing compatible products.