At Hannover Fair 2023, the companies HARTING, Siemens, SAP and Microsoft are jointly demonstrating the value of interoperability leveraging IEC standards in several phases of a product’s lifecycle.
The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) and the OPC Foundation have worked closely in several open-source reference implementation projects on GitHub and have agreed to collaborate even closer to accelerate the development and adoption of digital twin-enabling technologies.
The MAP Gateway system is standardized with OPC UA. It aggregates all asset data from solar plants, standardizes it and interprets it semantically using AI algorithms. Diverse pieces of equipment are assembled in Scatec’s solar fields. OPC UA creates compatibility between them.
The industrial metaverse is a concept which is getting a lot of media attention right now. But what is it and how can it be… Read More »Building the Industrial Metaverse with Open Interoperability Standards
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At this year’s Smart Factory and Automation exhibition in Seoul, the OPC Foundation showcased its new multivendor UAFX-based C2C interoperability demonstration. Also, the Foundation is working with TIACC on a TSN test specification working group to further development of an interoperable ecosystem of TSN-compliant devices.
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.
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 addition, the current version V5.25 offers the “File Read” function which allows access to process data available via XML files.
You have made significant investments in your industrial control systems to leverage the many benefits of OPC technology over the years. Rip and replace to evolve with technology is not a good or economical option for running systems, but over time you need to move to OPC UA for the benefits of security, resilience, single common infrastructure, expanded functionality and more.
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.
Cloud computing has become increasingly popular in various industries in recent years due to its scalability, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility. However, migrating legacy systems to the cloud can be challenging, especially when dealing with different service providers and their proprietary interfaces. One solution to this problem is using OPC UA as a cloud-neutral communication protocol.