The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is expanding its Gateway to China programme to embrace all of Asia, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India and other growing economies in the region.
CC-Link is an open automation network technology and is one of the leading networks used throughout Asia. It allows field devices from various manufacturers to be mixed and matched within a control network so that users are not constrained to a single make of products. The CLPA is the organization of manufacturers and users of CC-Link technologies. It is responsible for the technical development of the network and promotes its adoption on a worldwide basis.
One of the CLPA’s most successful initiatives has been Gateway to China (“G2C”), which helps European automation companies increase their business in China by using CC-Link as an enabling technology. China’s economic growth over recent years is well documented, and its manufacturing sector is continuing to benefit from the strategy outlined in the government’s 12th Five Year Plan.
John Browett, General Manager of CLPA Europe says: “The success of the G2C programme has led to the decision to support European companies with increasing their business across all of Asia.”
CC-Link was developed in Japan, originally by automation giant Mitsubishi Electric, and became an open technology under the administration of the CLPA in 2000.
Independent market research from IHS confirms CC-Link as a leading technology for open automation networks across the Asian continent.
The CLPA is offering a significant package of benefits with real world value to help any company develop a CC-Link product, and then market it in Asia.