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.
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”.