Simulink PLC Coder Adds Structured Text Generation for OMRON PLCs

  Simulink PLC Coder Adds Structured Text Generation for OMRON PLCs

 Industrial automation companies can now target OMRON PLCs using Model-Based

Business Wire

NATICK, Mass. -- June 25, 2013

MathWorks today announced that Simulink PLC Coder can now generate IEC 61131-3
Structured Text for OMRON programmable logic controllers (PLCs). This
advancement allows industrial automation engineering teams to adopt
Model-Based Design for manufacturing and power generation equipment controlled
by Omron PLCs, including OMRON’s new Sysmac Studio.

OMRON’s Sysmac Studio is a single software platform that configures, programs,
and monitors automation systems. Sysmac Studio supports the NJ-series machine
automation controller, enabling efficient machine control through a single
connection. Now, engineers using OMRON PLCs can automatically generate code
from Simulink for closed-loop and supervisory control applications. Automatic
code generation, an integral part of Model-Based Design, helps eliminate
errors associated with traditional hand coding and reduces overall development
and validation time.

“With Simulink PLC Coder support for Sysmac Studio, we see important
advantages for OMRON customers that have adopted Model-Based Design,” said
Yasutugu Namura, manager of Control Division, Business Development Department
No.2, OMRON. “Now, engineers can use Simulink PLC Coder to generate code from
Simulink models, speeding up the design process and enhancing performance on
machines controlled by OMRON PLCs.”

“We are excited to partner with OMRON to facilitate a streamlined development
process that allows engineers to develop advanced control algorithms using
Simulink that increase accuracy and optimize machine performance,” said Takumi
Tohyama, industrial automation and machinery industry marketing manager,
MathWorks Japan.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the
field of automation. Established in 1933, and headed by President Yoshihito
Yamada, OMRON has more than 35,000 employees in over 35 countries working to
provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including
industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, and healthcare.
The company has five regional head offices in Kyoto (Japan), Singapore (Asia
Pacific), Shanghai (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle
East), and Chicago (the Americas). For more information, visit OMRON's

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