Multiple approvals enhance CC-Link’s global acceptability
CLPA held a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishment of achieving three key global standard certifications.
GB/Z is the second Chinese certification received by CC-Link technologies, following the GB/T (voluntary standards) approval of CC-Link, received in 2005. Browett again:
"CC-Link Safety has been certified ahead of all other types of industrial networks. The GB/Z-approval will further increase business in China for both users and suppliers of CC-Link and enhance our Gateway to China programme that supports European companies entering or already active in Chinese markets."
The JIS certification by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee is expected to further secure CC-Link's dominance in its original home market. It has been a de facto standard network in Japan (and throughout China and Asia) for many years and is the network of choice across many sectors. The approval from JIS is expected to strengthen this position.
1Gbit/s field level industrial Ethernet network 'CC-Link IE Field' was certified in May 2013 to meet the standard SEMI E54 by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the global semiconductor industry association. CCLink is already well accepted in this industry, and has also achieved a dominant position in the associated liquid crystal display manufacturing industry. The CLPA expects that the approval from SEMI will further stimulate the adoption of CCLink IE Field, not only in Japan, but on a global scale.
Browett concludes: "Standards and certifications are the lifeblood of globalised industries. They secure cross-border compatibility and interoperability and allow manufacturers, integrators and users to be confident that they can address international markets without being frozen out by minor technical difficulties.
About the CLPA
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international organisation with over 1,800 member companies worldwide. The partners’ common objective is promotion and technical development of the family of CC-Link open network technologies. Over 1,200 certified products are now available from over 260 manufacturers. CC-Link is the leading open industrial automation network technology in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the Americas. The European headquarters is in Germany, with offices throughout the continent. The key details for CLPA’s Gateway to China (G2C) can be found at the URL www.cc-link-g2c.com.
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