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.
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.