New Products – April 2017

New Release of Cogent DataHub

OPC UA integration just got a lot easier. Cogent Real-Time Systems has issued a major new release of its Cogent DataHub® software to include OPC UA client and server support. Version 8.0 of the Cogent DataHub can now connect and integrate data for virtually any industrial system, ranging from legacy equipment to state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT systems.

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Matrikon Launches Flex OPC UA SDK

Matrikon announced the introduction of the Matrikon® FLEX OPC UA  SDK. This robust, fully scalable toolkit is the first solution of its kind to simplify the interconnection of industrial software systems, regardless of platform, operating system or size, and is ideal for applications where minimal memory and processing resources are common…

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Also, Matrikon will host a launch presentation at Hannover Messe for their new Flex OPC UA SDK.

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Toolkit for OPC UA Development in Embedded Systems

Softing Industrial today announced that it will be presenting at Hannover Messe a new OPC UA embedded toolkit for the development of OPC UA servers on embedded systems. Softing’s OPC UA embedded toolkit is based on the ANSI C standard and features a low memory footprint as well as minimal requirements for computing power. This makes it particularly suitable not just in firmware development for sensors and field devices but also for use in control or I/O systems with limited resources.

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Safe Line Automation with OPC UA

When automating flexible, modular production lines, equipping them with safety technology has traditionally been a costly and time-consuming process. The new Safe Line Automation concept from B&R combines OPC UA and openSAFETY technology to reduce this effort to a minimum. It provides a fully automated safety communication for modular production lines.

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OPC UA Enables Fast, Reliable Communication for Power Supplies

The Sitop PSU8600 power supply system and Sitop UPS1600 uninterruptible power supply from Siemens now support the open communication standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture). The open interface for horizontal and vertical communication is based on the client-server principle and enables the rapid, manufacturer-independent exchange of data between the Sitop power supplies and industrial PCs, automation devices, and third-party applications – with or without Profinet.

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