PLCopen Presents at ISA Expo 2006 October 18, 2006

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Bill Lydon, Director PLCopen North America is making two technical presentations describing how control engineers can improve productivity using IEC 61131-3 programming software.

Bill Lydon, Director PLCopen North America is making two technical presentations describing how control engineers can improve productivity using IEC 61131-3 programming software at the annual ISA conference.

Both presentations discuss the advantages of using IEC 61131 software to improve the productivity of control engineers.

The two session are:

Leveraging IEC-61131 Programming Languages

This is part of the Process Automation Track and is session S304

Controls Programming Efficiency Improvement Using Structured Design

This is part of the Systems Integration Track session: S505

Bill Lydon, Managing Director, PLCopen North has a broad background in process and industrial controls. Bill started his career at Johnson Controls and subsequently he co-founded and ran an object oriented industrial control software company. In addition Bill was with RTP Corporation applying redundant process control systems in a range of applications including process control, power, and nuclear applications.

Currently Bill is Managing Director of PLCopen North America and in addition he is a process and industrial controls industry consultant. Bill has been a long time member of ISA and active as a presenter and reviewer of papers.

PLCopen is a non-profit industry organization dedicated to improving the programming efficiency and productivity of control engineers. This is accomplished by providing information, training, and fostering communications between users, vendors, educators and other people involved in control software. PLCopen has a wide range of member companies including ABB, Honeywell, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electric, Parker Automation, Phoenix Contact , Rockwell Automation, Schneider Automation, Siemens, Toshiba, and Yokogawa.

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