OMAC Users Group

The OMAC Users Group was formed in 1994 as an organization for companies to work together and:

* Collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies.
* Promote OMAC development among control technology providers and OMAC adoption among end users, OEMs, and system integrators.

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The companies Daimler, ABB, KUKA, Rockwell, Siemens, netAllied and Zühlke together with the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Magdeburg jointly define and standardize the Automation Markup Language (AutomationML™) as an intermediate format for the Digital Factory.

Our vision is, that:

AutomationMLâ„¢ will close the gaps between production design and shopfloor through interoperability between tools for all phases of the engineering process based on one lossless and scalable data format as open standard with high market acceptance.

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IEEE Control Systems Society

IEEE Control Systems Society, an international scientific, engineering, and professional organization that was founded in 1954 and is dedicated to the advancement of research, development, and practice in automation and control systems. The society and its members are involved in a number of activities, including publishing journals and a magazine, holding a number of conferences, and sponsoring committees in various areas of technical specialization and other member interest.

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The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance

The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) is a coalition of industrial end-user companies, technology suppliers, industry organizations, software developers, system integrators, and others interested in the advancement of wireless solutions for industry. Key aims of the group include:

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Open DeviceNet Vendor Association

ODVA is an international association comprising members from the world's leading automation companies. Collectively, ODVA and its members support network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™). These currently include DeviceNet™, EtherNet/IP™, and the major extensions to CIP — CIP Safety™, CIP Sync™, and CIP Motion™. ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP-based networks through tools, training and marketing activities.

In addition, ODVA offers conformance testing to help ensure that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems.

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ControlNet International

ControlNet International is an association comprised of vendors, distributors and users of factory automation solutions incorporating ControlNet™ networking technology. ControlNet technology provides real-time control over communication networks that deliver high-speed transport of both time-critical I/O and messaging data, including upload/download of programming and configuration data and peer-to-peer messaging on single or redundant physical media.

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Society for Industrial Archeology

The SIA is made up of over 1,800 members, world-wide, who have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting and documenting our industrial past and heritage. Whatever your profession or favorite pursuit, if you share our interest in the industrial past, we welcome you to join us.

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MESA - Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a not-for-profit organization of manufacturers and information system providers focused on leveraging technology in order to achieve business goals. Founded over ten years ago, the organization named a new board of directors in late 2003 and is rededicating itself to the unique needs of manufacturing end users.

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The Automation Federation

The Automation Federation is an umbrella organization under which associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions. It will coordinate the work of member organizations engaged in advancement of the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications.

The common objectives of the member organizations are to:

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National Association of Industrial Technology

The National Association of Industrial Technology is a professional association responsible for the promotion of industrial technology in business, industry, education, and government.

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