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June 2023

President’s Welcome – June 2023

    Welcome to this edition of OPC Connect.
    Still to this day people only think of OPC UA merely as a secure protocol to move information. It is so much more than that. It is a modeling language in cloud applications and digital twins. It is capable of file transport (since 2009). We have started three new joint working groups in June alone; two more will be started in July. There’s a lot more going on with OPC UA than meets the eye…

    OPC Day 2023 Recap & Recordings

      Last week the OPC Foundation hosted its annual OPC Day International. Watch the recordings and learn more about updates and initiatives regarding topics like technology, security, OPC UA for IT, Companion Specifications, and more.

      Compliance Corner – June 2023

        This month we report on updates regarding PubSub compliance testing, UAFX compliance testing, and MDIS compliance testing. During the recent OPC Day(s) 2023, two interesting presentations regarding certification were presented.

        Field Level Communications Corner – June 2023

          The existing concepts of UAFX with the focus on Controller-to-Controller (C2C) are being extended to also support the Controller-to-Device (C2D) use-cases including the various factory and process automation application areas, such as motion control, field instrumentation, and distributed I/O.

          Free Webinar on OPC UA Connectivity – July 3, 2023

            In the webinar you will learn how to collect data from Siemens SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs and integrate them into modern Industry 4.0 solutions via OPC UA. Two time slots are available for worldwide participation. Register today!

            Transforming Shop Floor Automation Using OPC UA

              Embracing digital transformation has become imperative for companies to follow processes, enhance efficiency, and drive innovation. This article covers two case studies on how companies from different industries, steel and oil & gas, started their digital journey from the ground up.

              Released: OMRON Controller with OPC UA as Standard

                In April of this year, OMRON released its NX502 automation controller, a new product in the NJ/NX series that has an OPC UA Server as a standard feature. The NX502 integrates control, information, and safety, helping speed up all processes from commissioning through to operation and maintenance.

                Takebishi DeviceGateway Clean Energy Visualization

                  Data generated in electricity production facilities is based on a wide variety of specifications and can come in many different formats depending on the controller, PLC model, or machine manufacturer from which it originates. The DeviceGateway by Takebishi can connect hundreds of different types of machinery to any cloud platform via OPC UA.

                  Matrikon – Product News Q2 2023

                    (1) Learn the top 6 benefits of OPC UA Reverse Connect, and how it is utilized by the Matrikon Data Broker with its FireBridge functionality. (2) Modbus users can now use Modbus Adapter for Matrikon Data Broker to enhance their Modbus infrastructure with advanced OPC UA-based functionality. (3) Finally, Matrikon is offering a DCOM Checkup Service to remotely inspect a customer’s OPC infrastructure and assess potential DCOM risks.