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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ PACMotion™ Certified in Compliance with PLCopen for Motion Control Programming Standard

Integrated Motion and Machine Logic Solution Uses Open Programming Standards to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

Charlottesville, VA, December 1, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced that it has received certificates of compliance from PLCopen, the independent organization that focuses on the harmonization of control programming around IEC 61131-2. PLCopen represents various industries and seeks to drive more efficiency in industrial automation through creating specifications and implementations in engineering programming language. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms fulfilled the requirements in PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Library V. 1.1 and PLCopen Compliance Procedure for Motion Control Part 2 – Extensions, Version 1.0.

“It’s all about engineering efficiency,” said Paul Derstine, Motion Product Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Customers will be able to use open standards-based programming functionality. This will decrease any learning curve, and speed up the time to market for their new products or projects.”

PACMotion allows the engineering communities who are already familiar with these IEC languages to very quickly integrate motion control into their existing programs, and to develop new programs in the quickest and most efficient way.

PACMotion uses GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform’s award winning Proficy Machine Edition, an integrated programming environment for machine logic, motion, and HMI all in a single program. A single programming environment allows developers to utilize common tag databases, common scripting, and eliminate all synchronization logic between separate programs. Many new features, such a motion function blocks, have been added to Proficy Machine Edition supporting PACMotion.

PACMotion serves the needs of high-speed machines with a high number of synchronized axes. Industries needing this feature would include packaging, assembly, woodworking, and printing. PACMotion is available immediately. For more information: www.gefanuc.com/pacmotion.

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About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, process automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.gefanuc.com.

For more information contact:
Elli Holman
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Public Relations Manager
t: +1 508 698 7456
m: +1 508 298 8306
e: elli.holman@gefanuc.com
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