Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the CLPA ?

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an international organisation with over 2,100 member companies worldwide. The partners’ common objective is promotion and technical development of the family of CC-Link open network technologies. Over 1,300 certified products are now available from over 280 manufacturers. CC-Link is the leading industrial fieldbus in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the Americas. The European headquarters is in Germany, with offices throughout the continent.

What is CC-Link ?

CC-Link, The Non-Stop Open Network ™, is the leading open fieldbus and industrial Ethernet technology in Asia. CC-Link offers a comprehensive open network architecture that reaches from enterprise IT connectivity to simple digital I/O on the shop floor. It is also the only open gigabit Ethernet technology for automation today, linking both controller and field devices throughout a plant.

How many members are there ?

There is a global installed base of almost 9,000,000 CC-Link nodes, more than 1300 products from over 280 manufacturers and over 1600 partner companies worldwide.

How do I develop a CC-Link enabled product ?

There are several ways to implement CC-Link technology in your products, but first step is to call us, we can then advise you on every step of the process and help develop both hardware and software elements of your product.

What support will I receive in Europe ?

There are technical development teams based in Europe that can assist with many aspects of developing your product, both dedicated CC-Link professionals and support partners from a range of automation disciplines.

What support will I receive in China ?

We have over 20 locations in China ready to offer local support. Our Gateway to China (G2C) programme helps you develop a product and then market it in China.

How do I use the virtual booth ?

Simply click on the logos on the stand and you will zoom into that section of the stand, you can then see products, read overviews, watch movies and download literature from the live virtual exhibition visitor interface.