Beckhoff Automation has announced greater integration of OPC UA communication technology into TwinCAT Scope software. In the context of Industrie 4.0 and big data applications, machine data acquisition via OPC UA and analytics tools are becoming increasingly important. TwinCAT Scope software provides optimum support for integrated data acquisition across heterogeneous system environments.
Asset Performance Monitor is B&R’s first cloud application based on ABB Ability. By giving OEMs a reliable overview of all their machines in the field, it allows them to identify potential improvements, take service operations to the next level and unlock new business models and revenue streams. OPC UA guarantees the secure data transfer from the machine to the cloud.
The latest release of Cogent DataHub adds support for the MQTT standard. The DataHub gateway can now connect your operations data gathered from OPC UA devices to MQTT-enabled systems. This helps with the integration of edge devices across a wide variety of industries around the world.
Integration Objects announced the release of its OPC UA Server for Databases. It allows for simultaneous connections to multiple databases such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Wonderware Historian, etc.
Softing Industrial’s new product dataFEED Secure Integration Server enables the highly secure and efficient integration of data from automation networks into innovative IoT solutions. It is suitable for use in edge architectures as well as in cloud applications. dataFEED Secure Integration Server is now commercially available.
Softing builds ControlLogix in-chassis modules as an Encompass Partner with Rockwell Automation. The Softing OPC UA in-chassis server module provides features over conventionally running a stand-alone dedicated OPC server.
Matrikon has released a series of e-books and webinars covering such topics as “How to use OPC UA Information Modeling to Maximize the Value of Your IioT/I4.0 Products” and “OPC UA vs. Classic OPC – Why Switch and How to Get Started”.
With the new OPC UA .NET Standard Development Toolkit, Softing Industrial presents an additional powerful tool for developing OPC UA Servers and Clients. Its advantages include integrated security functions and cloud support.
The OPC standards have made a significant impact to industrial software interoperability over the last 23 years, and the adoption of OPC UA continues to accelerate. To address these growing needs, the latest version of Software Toolbox’s OPC Data Client development toolkit for OPC clients focuses on the productivity and application time to market for any active developer of custom OPC Client software applications.
The Softing gateway dataFEED uaGate MB is commercially available now. The new product enables the straightforward and secure integration of process- and machine data coming from Modbus PLCs with IoT- and Industry 4.0 solutions.
Since it has been approved for Industrie 4.0, OPC UA has emerged as the protocol of choice for on-premise industrial data, and it seems a logical choice for many IIoT applications as well. Cogent uses their DataHub Transfer Protocol to tunnel it between off-premise endpoints.
KEPServerEX version 6.4 includes new data collection capabilities, improved data access, and seamless integration with both traditional and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems, enabling users to easily manage and monitor their plant floor.