Aker BP will begin using state-of-the-art real time solutions based on standardized and open technology (OPC UA) for industrial communication in the coming year. The system will be installed on multiple on- and offshore installations and represents a significant step towards autonomous drilling operations.
Read this Case Study to learn how OPC UA enabled RFID readers use secure elements for protected communication. Balluff and Wibu-Systems teamed up as part of the German IUNO (IT Security in the Industrie 4.0) project to further secure Auto-ID (and OPC UA) enabled devices with help from Unified Automation.
The largest independent manufacturer of electric mirror adjusting actuators and electric power-folding mirror actuators had a problem: their PCs would crash when due to a buggy Excel plugin that monitored productivity metrics. The solution was to implement Cogent’s DataHub which speaks both OPC UA and Excel.
For over 40 years, a large fire equipment manufacturer has produced high quality water delivery solutions for clients worldwide. Their robotic picking line had become problematic with frequent breakdowns and slow response time to commands, negatively impacting production efficiency. That is, until OPC UA came along.
Namibia Breweries Ltd. (NBL) has a long history of success in a tough environment at their Windhoek, Namibia location. Keep reading to find out how they use off-the-shelf OPC UA solutions and their team’s intellectual know-how and creativity to empower their manufacturing success.
Back when the concept of Industrie 4.0 was in its infancy, the Joint Water and Wasterwater Authority, Vogtland was already using OPC UA and PLCopen to model its pumping stations. That was 5 years ago. Today, two new videos describing the companion spec are released.
MSC Cruises sought a modern monitoring and control system for its latest cruise ship, the MSC Meraviglia. Combined, approximately 450 fans, 820 sensors and 1,000 actuators are now controlled and monitored via ICONICS GENESIS64 software. Approximately 6,000 physical input/output (I/O) points and 15,000 communications I/O points are connected through the system.
What do Krüger A/S, water/wastewater treatment plants, Java, and Amazon Web Services have in common? OPC UA of course! Read this Application Story to learn how a dockerized OPC UA server uniquely scales itself per customer demand.
Did you know you can integrate web services data into an OPC UA server? Think of the possibilities. Now this data becomes available to OPC UA clients and therefore your control systems in your plant. Read the Case Study.
Machine tool builder exeron is convinced that OPC UA is the way forward. The specialist in electrical discharge machining (EDM) has started down that path by developing a communication solution based on the open IEC standard. The solution eliminates the proprietary interface between the HMI systems and CNC controllers of the company’s EDM line.