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Molex collaborates with logi.cals on open architecture IAS4.0 platform

Molex is collaborating with logi.cals to develop an engineering environment it says will help developers build industrial automation solutions.

The two companies will develop an open architecture for Molex’s IAS4.0 platform to help control engineers and application developers to more easily program industrial automation environments.

Riky Comini, director of industrial automation at Molex, commented, “Distributed control, real-time machine-to-machine (M2M) and connectivity to enterprise applications are driving a paradigm shift in the industrial automation world. By leveraging logi.cals software expertise, we have jointly developed the enhanced IAS4.0 solution offering safe and standard control in a distributed fashion along with engineering tools that create value for customers.”

Molex explains that its IAS 4.0 platform was created to help industrial devices communicate with each other in real-time over a variety of different networks using open protocols. Molex IAS 4.0 supports a range of systems and devices from microcontrollers and various OEM platforms to multi-core industrial PCs. The scalable solution provides safe and secure control logic, multilateral communications in real-time using open protocols, and can run on a sensor or a complex device, on the plant floor, edge or cloud.

“Industrial manufacturing production areas and assembly lines require flexible and scalable control and communication, and safety at a very high level. We are very pleased to collaborate with Molex in developing a software solution to simplify the programming environment not only for control engineers but also for embedded and enterprise application developers,” added Michael Plankensteiner, CEO, logi.cals.

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Charlotte Hathway

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