Powerlink is highest National Standard in China

In March 2012, the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) presented the specification of the Powerlink communication profile as the national standard GB/T 27960-2011. This makes Powerlink the only industrial Ethernet protocol to comply with the highest authorised standardisation level for communication technologies in China.

As a Chinese-recommended industrial standard, GB/T must meet several requirements. It must be fully open technology, widely used and standard technology in the world and not subject to any country or company. Powerlink's Open Source strategy contributed substantially to the required acceptance by local component manufacturers. There also needs to be a test and certification institution in China, which opened in 2011. Of the more than 80 member companies in various industries of the Ethernet Powerlink Association China, more than 15 already supply products with a Powerlink interface, and 30 more are under development.

Stefan Schönegger, Managing Director of the EPSG, points out an important aspect of this standardisation: "This turns Powerlink into an unique selling point and success factor in China for export-oriented manufacturers of production machinery and components. It shows that due to the path of pervasive openness we have been following, in many countries Powerlink is the only technology that can fulfil expectations". Schönegger is also convinced that this decision will have ground-breaking effects on the Chinese plant construction industry as well.

To find out more about the Powerlink communication profile, visit the website at www.ethernet-POWERLINK.org.

Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG)

Powerlink-Office
Kurfürstenstr. 112
10787 Berlin
GERMANY

+49 30 8508 8529

info@ethernet-powerlink.org

www.ethernet-powerlink.org

More from Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG)

LTI Motion's ServoOne servo drives now with POWERLINK interface

Posted 4 years ago

Performance boost with openPOWERLINK 2.3

Posted 4 years ago

Yaskawa integrates POWERLINK in DX200 robot controller

Posted 4 years ago

Industrial Ethernet now on Raspberry Pi2

Posted 5 years ago

Hannover Messe: Master redundancy implemented in POWERLINK stack

Posted 5 years ago

High-speed laser machines with POWERLINK and openSAFETY

Posted 5 years ago

Evaluation board from Hilscher with openSAFETY

Posted 6 years ago

SEPRO robots communicate via POWERLINK

Posted 6 years ago

High-speed weighing processes with POWERLINK

Posted 6 years ago

EPSG at the SPS IPC Drives 2013 - one network for all

Posted 7 years ago

POWERLINK stack achieves record 20,000 downloads

Posted 7 years ago

POWERLINK at Eleventh India Forum

Posted 7 years ago

Powerlink - the open standard for the plastics industry

Posted 7 years ago

Extended safe robotics from B&R uses openSAFETY

Posted 7 years ago

POWERLINK speeds up with Intel controller

Posted 7 years ago

COMAU Robots use POWERLINK

Posted 7 years ago

EPSG openSAFETY workgroup meeting at Danfoss

Posted 7 years ago

Posital POWERLINK encoders for cost-effective migration

Posted 7 years ago

POWERLINK and openSAFETY for construction machines

Posted 7 years ago

Sensors by SICK and POWERLINK to speed up register control

Posted 7 years ago

Powerlink and openSAFETY deliver power and data over slip ring

Posted 8 years ago

Powerlink enables robot to use hardware from three manufacturers

Posted 8 years ago

'Industrial Ethernet Facts' compares five real-time protocols

Posted 9 years ago

openSAFETY provides safety on all fieldbus systems

Posted 10 years ago

More news
1 day ago
New UK Managing Director for HARTING Ltd
HARTING Ltd, the German electrical and electronic connector technology company, will be under new management from January 2021
1 day ago
UK machine builder responds to face mask demand
When a UK specialist in automation and machine building was asked to manufacture face mask machinery to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to NSK linear guides for some swift movement
1 day ago
Felt seals designed to protect iglidur plain bearings
igus has introduced new felt seals designed to protect iglidur plain bearings from the adverse effects of operation in environments where sand, dirt and abrasive dust is present
4 days ago
Zero tolerance towards hose re-ending says BFPA
Nigel Thomason, British Fluid Power Association Distributor Chairman, condemned hose re-ending across industry as the UK’s fluid power trade association launched its ‘Choose Q for Quality’ campaign highlighting BFPA Approved Quality Members
4 days ago
New laser micrometer offers greater flexibility
Micro-Epsilon has extended its optoCONTROL 2520 series of optical laser micrometers with a new version offering double the measuring range of its existing version
4 days ago
Self-adhesive gaskets certified for hygiene applications
EMKA has introduced new self-adhesive gaskets that are approved to hygiene standard VDI 6022
5 days ago
Online igus trade show attracts thousands of engineers
Digital engineering support during a pandemic: thousands have visited the igus online trade exhibition
5 days ago
Robotics Innovation Award Nominees 2020
The finalists in the 16th Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation (IERA) showcases the latest skills robots have acquired to assist humans at work
5 days ago
Guide to choosing the right cable clamp
The integration of electrical and electronic systems into machines and panels always involves addressing wiring, and considering things like strain relief, accessibility, routing, and security. Essentra Components has published a new guide which might prove helpful in these cases
6 days ago
Discover maxon’s new online trade fair
MachineBuilding.net readers can visit the virtual maxon booth to discover the company’s latest products. In addition to the newly announced MiniMACS6 master controller, visitors will find high torque BLDC motors as well as flat motors for robotics and an update on the Mars rover