OPC UA Middleware Enables Highly Flexible Food Production

Weber Maschinenbau GmbH is the world market leader in the field of food slicer technology. In search for a standard which is able to connect machine building and IT, Weber discovered OPC UA. It contains all components which are required for software engineering within machine and plant engineering. Thanks to OPC UA it has been possible to fulfill all requirements and create a future-proof backbone for the machine software.

News from OPC Events

The OPC Foundation participated in a number of recent conferences and exhibitions including the ARC Forum Europe, E-World, and Embedded World.

Certification News

Certified products in this issue include ICONICS’ GENESIS64 SCADA, version 2.0 of Matrikon’s embedded OPC UA Server, Prosys’ Java SDK, and Unified Automation’s C++ SDK.

New Products

New products in this issue of OPC  Connect include updates to an OPC server, OPC training, OPC integration into business integration tools, and all-in-one OPC… Read More »New Products

Green paper producer gets even greener through data-driven initiative powered by Kepware

by Kepware Technologies

Having recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, Cascades was involved with recycling well before recycling was in style. Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, employs over 2,200 people within 17 manufacturing and converting facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Cascades owns and operates 17 paper machines, nearly 90 converting lines and eight integrated de-inking units. Using Kepware’s KEPServerEX, Cascades now supports communications across all of its 17 plants, 17 paper machines, and nearly 90 converting lines with just one piece of software. Engineered to support the OPC standard and over 150 different protocols, KEPServerEX allows Cascades to communicate with virtually any machine on its plant floor and access data without restrictions…