The OPC Foundation ensures that OPC UA products have a certain level of reliability through certification testing. In order to support the Foundation in its mission, OMRON is committed to certifying for compliance all of its controllers with an OPC UA interface.
Secure data exchange between production and management levels is still something of a minefield. The following article addresses the aspects of secure cross-company communication by looking at an OPC UA-based solution from Softing.
ICONICS has announced an agreement with Takebishi Corporation to integrate the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server with its own OPC-based automation software solutions. The parties plan future collaboration, such as the integration of the configuration environment for the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server into the ICONICS Workbench and the ICONICS IoTWorX™ IoT software solution.
TwinCAT Scope is a high-performance software oscilloscope including a Scope Server for data recording. The Scope Server has a TwinCAT-specific and a standardized communication channel, which is realized as an OPC UA client.
Atlas Copco is dedicated to the seamless, optimal integration of compressed air systems into manufacturing plants. The Swedish company knows that the use of OPC UA communication technology is essential to achieving this goal.
The WAGO I/O System Field is equipped with an OPC UA server, allowing OPC UA clients to use standardized methods to access the widest range of device info (e.g., parameter data, status information, measured values, statistics, identification and diagnostic data), as well as containers, depending on user rights.
The TwinCAT OPC UA Server software from Beckhoff has been extended with the standardized GDS interfaces to support the Push Certificate Management model of the Global Discovery Server (GDS).
METTLER TOLEDO built the specifications for their simple static weighing and dynamic checkweighing scales ahead of time –to be ready when the Companion Specification is released in the near future.
Version 1.31 of Softing’s uaToolkit Embedded adds metadata and discovery announcements to OPC UA field devices which eliminates the need for preset information in the subscriber.
ICONICS has announced an agreement with Takebishi Corporation to integrate the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server with its own OPC-based automation software solutions. “ICONICS automation software is OPC-to-the-Core,” said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS.
B&R is among the first manufacturers to introduce controllers with OPC UA over TSN communication technology and Intel Apollo Lake I processors. The new X20 controllers are distinguished by significantly higher performance, additional RAM and integrated onboard flash memory.