In April of this year, OMRON released its NX502 automation controller, a new product in the NJ/NX series that has an OPC UA Server as a standard feature. The NX502 integrates control, information, and safety, helping speed up all processes from commissioning through to operation and maintenance.
Data generated in electricity production facilities is based on a wide variety of specifications and can come in many different formats depending on the controller, PLC model, or machine manufacturer from which it originates. The DeviceGateway by Takebishi can connect hundreds of different types of machinery to any cloud platform via OPC UA.
(1) Learn the top 6 benefits of OPC UA Reverse Connect, and how it is utilized by the Matrikon Data Broker with its FireBridge functionality. (2) Modbus users can now use Modbus Adapter for Matrikon Data Broker to enhance their Modbus infrastructure with advanced OPC UA-based functionality. (3) Finally, Matrikon is offering a DCOM Checkup Service to remotely inspect a customer’s OPC infrastructure and assess potential DCOM risks.
Connecting production performance data collection systems and production plan management systems typically requires high initial cost for development plus ongoing renewal costs by highly trained individuals. Data linkage software “OPC Spider” solves these problems.
Amid the growing trend toward a decarbonized society to halt climate change, OMRON is taking on new challenges to achieve carbon neutrality by becoming the first manufacturer to declare its membership in EP100*¹, an international initiative to improve energy productivity. One of these activities is participation in the interoperability verification experiment of GAIA-X.
Product news from Matrikon this month include: Modbus Adapter for Matrikon Data Broker (Modbus MDBA) with OPC UA; Updates to Windows DCOM; and OPC UA data modeling with Matrikon Data Broker (MDB).
With the integration of OPC UA Reverse Connect into its dataFEED OPC Suite Extended V5.22, Softing enables secure communication between OPC UA components in OT and IT that are separated by firewalls or DMZs.
In this latest version, DxpSERVER has transformed from a general protocol communication driver towards a DX Platform (data communication platform) for the manufacturing industry. It enables a fast and efficient path to the Smart Factory.
The world is changing rapidly, and automakers are required to balance quality with product diversification. In response, manufacturing sites need to deploy production lines more frequently and earlier with quality traceability whilst maintaining conventional productivity. Via OPC UA, Omron is helping them to natively integrate with IT systems.