You're hearing it here first...another EPIC announcement

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 1, 2019 10:02:20 AM

We appreciate our loyal OptoBlog subscribers and want you to be the first to hear about important product news. So, we're excited to announce on February 4, 2019 that the groov EPIC system will include IEC 61131-3 programming options.

With these new programming options added to the existing flowchart and custom user-written options, you can program EPIC using a variety of languages you already may know, while taking advantage of the EPIC's extended capabilities for automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications. All IEC 61131-3 standard languages are supported by groov EPIC, including Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Ladder Diagram (LD).

groov EPIC adds IEC 61131-3 programming options

Adding IEC 61131-3-compliant programming options means you can:

  • Pick the best software tool for your application
  • Mix and match several software tools to build control and IIoT solutions in one unified platform
  • Leverage existing employee knowledge in IEC 61131-3 programming methods—even decades-old ladder logic

A free software upgrade is all it takes to start enjoying the new programming features of groov EPIC!

groov EPIC systemJust like all quarterly upgrades to groov EPIC, this update comes to you as a free software download. We listen to your feedback, implement your suggestions, and understand your requests for no hardware changes. 

Staying up-to-date with groov EPIC software means improved performance with no cost to maintain your hardware investment. The groov EPIC system can change with you as your application grows or changes.

Ready to tackle your application? Let groov EPIC do the work for you...and we'll keep listening.

If you already own a groov EPIC system, keep an eye on your email inbox. We'll be sending information about when the new version will be available, and how to perform the upgrade.

Keep calm, and groov on! -Opto 22


Topics: IEC 61131-3, groov EPIC

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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