CLPA Europe announced that energy management functions have been added to CC-Link, the open automation network technology, to create a combined energy and production management control system. The new CC-Link IE Energy capabilities allow managers to easily monitor energy consumption by individual machines or processes over the same networks they are already using for general control purposes. CC-Link is a high performance industrial open network technology that handles both control and information data at high speed, to provide efficient, integrated factory and process automation. It is available in a 10 Mbps fieldbus version or an industry leading 1Gbps industrial Ethernet version, CC-Link IE. Both versions offer full determinism and support the new energy management features.