CC-Link membership grows as interest in open networks increases
09 September 2013
The CC-Link Partners Association (CLPA) is reporting a boom in membership, with strong growth continuing throughout 2013.
Total membership is approaching the 2000 mark, making the CLPA one of the largest organisations of its type worldwide. At the same time, the network's installed base is close to 10 million devices.
However, for potential users of the technology some other numbers are also important. CC-Link boasts over 1200 products from more than 260 manufacturers, meaning that there is a wide choice of devices for all applications.
Often referred to as the Non-Stop Open Network, CC-Link is a globally established open network technology, which offers seamless architecture that reaches from enterprise IT connectivity to simple digital I/O on the shop floor. It can support equipment from many different manufacturers within a single system, consequently letting control systems integrators choose best-in-class products rather than confining them to one manufacturer.