Simulink PLC Coder Adds Structured Text Generation for OMRON PLCs

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

Natick, Mass. - (25 Jun 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 website:

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