The project “Interoperable Interfaces for Intelligent Production” (II4IP) aims at the development of cross-industry OPC UA standards. Interfaces for machines and components in the form of “OPC UA for Machinery” are being created based on the currently available sector-specific OPC UA standards as well as those currently in development.
OPC Day International 2020, a virtual event held June 22-25, garnered thousands of registrants (3000+) and participants over its three days. The topics were varied and exciting including overviews of certain activities and deep dives into select areas. Watch the archived webcasts, download the slides, and read the complete Q&A session here.
Companion Specification certification is becoming more important and more common. Providing vendors with the capability to execute automated tests to verify compliance against a Companion Specification, and the opportunity to certify their products easily, increases the confidence in and demand for Companion Specifications.
This whitepaper is intended to provide guidelines and best practices for developing OPC UA based information models. It is not a formal specification, but recommends ways to create OPC UA information models that eventually lead to a better product.
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.
Users of OPC UA Companion Specifications benefit from easy integration and interoperability. As an early adopter of the OPC UA Companion Specification for Weighing, METTLER TOLEDO has gained experience developing clients that support fast, functional OPC UA communication and offers insight into this experience in a new white paper.
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.
Accessing various industrial data, especially OPC UA data sources, via RESTful web services has become increasingly necessary over the past decade. This guide explores how to easily connect RESTful web services and HTTP clients to OPC UA and related database data sources.
ICONICS, member of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, is very excited to announce its continuing partnership with Microsoft and the OPC Foundation and to offer its Suite as an Azure Marketplace Virtual Machine to quickly get an OPC-capable SCADA system up and running.
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 technological mapping between the Industrie 4.0 Asset Administration Shell and OPC UA opens up new possibilities for smart products and data-driven services in the usage phase. The already existing digital twin is now able to function as an OPC UA Server, which easily provides further product information, methods and basic OPC UA services.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work at the OPC Foundation continues unabated and with unwavering vigor. There are many big news items to be found in this issue of OPC Connect: from Google Cloud joining the Foundation, to OPC UA Motion, to the Foundation working with Ethernet-APL, to extensions of the OPC UA Compliance Test Tool. Please, read more, and enjoy!
The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Google Cloud as the latest addition to its 773 member community. The membership underscores Google Cloud’s commitment to openness and industry collaboration by using OPC UA to incorporate machine data into their data analytics and AI capabilities