CC-Link Receives Three Key Manufacturing Certifications


Jul 23, 2013

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) receives three major new certifications that will stimulate growth for the CC-Link open automation network in China, Japan and in international manufacturing of semiconductors, photovoltaic and flat panel displays.

The three new certifications are CC-Link Safety from the Chinese National Standard GB/Z 29496.1.2.3-2013CC-Link from the Japanese Industrial Standard TR B0031, and CC-Link IE Field from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) E54.23-0513.

Accrodign to John Wozniak, networking specialist, CC-Link Partner Association, these certifications have a potential pull through sales effect for North American manufacturers that offer components and systems compliant with the CC-Link open network.

Chineese industries such as automotive, semiconductor and liquid crystal display have been demanding improvements in safety. CC-Link IE Field Network with integrated safety can deliver safety shutdown of processes in response to an emergency signal from light curtains, safety gates, E-stops, etc. The SEMI certification assures manufacturers of semiconductors, photovoltaics, flat panel displays and related micro- and nano-electronics that CC-Link IE Field is compatible with standards-based manufacturing architectures and its many features have the capabilities to deliver improved operational performance.

Also, CC-Link has been a de facto standard network in Japan for some time. The certification in Japan assures suppliers and manufacturers in both Japanese domestic and export markets that CC-Link meets the important IEC 61158 international field bus standard.

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