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  • December 30, 2015

Brazil's WEG Industrial Electrical Systems on the NetBeans Platform

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

The entrepreneurial success of Werner Ricardo Voigt, Eggon João da Silva, and Geraldo Werninghaus began in Brazil in 1961, when they started Eletromotores Jaraguá. Later, the company created by an electrician, a manager, and a mechanic changed its name to Eletromotores WEG SA, the name composed of the initials of the three founders. Currently Latin America's largest electric motor manufacturer, as well as being one of the largest in the world, WEG specializes in command and protection, speed variation, industrial process automation, power generation and distribution, as well as industrial paints and varnishes. Production is concentrated in eight sites in Brazil, three in Argentina, two in Mexico, one in China, and one in Portugal.

Initially focused on manufacturing electric motors, WEG started to diversify during the 80's with the production of electronic components, industrial automation products, power and distribution transformers, liquid and powdered paints and insulating varnishes. Increasingly, the company has been consolidating itself not only as an electric motor manufacturer, but also as a supplier of complete industrial electrical systems.

In that light, the WEG Programming Suite (WPS) plays a central role. WPS is a software tool to support the WEG domain-specific programming language that is designed to meet the needs related to putting together user interface panels and machines created by WEG. WPS is created in Java on the NetBeans Platform, which out of the box provides its modularity, window system, and much more:

For more information, go here:

http://www.weg.net/br/Produtos-e-Servicos/Drives/CLPs-e-Controle-de-Processos/PLC300

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