Good morning, good afternoon, good evening –wherever you are in the world! This is my warm welcome to the audience in a global community. I hope you had a good summer! Usually the world quiets down a bit from mid-July to the end of August as people take vacations, relax, and recuperate. For us, this year was quite different as trade shows were moved to the vacation time, and so we’ve been very busy.
The OPC Foundation (OPCF) and the FieldComm Group (FCG) are pleased to announce a collaboration to drive multi-vendor interoperability of instrumentation devices based on OPC UA FX (Field eXchange).
Miele is the world’s leading supplier of premium domestic appliances, as well as appliances for commercial use. In 2018 the company started their Industrie 4.0 journey. Today, 100% of Miele’s suppliers now provide OPC UA-compliant products with OPC UA interfaces in machines and controllers.
In addition to the OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group, new co-owners of the PA-DIM specification include ISA100 WCI, ODVA, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, NAMUR, VDMA, and ZVEI.
The Field Level Communications (FLC) Initiative has been busy: collaboration with FieldComm Group for instrumentation devices; archived webinars available to watch; controller-to-device (C2D) kickoff; OPC UA Safety technical paper published, and more.
Alarm data is critical to industrial operations to notify operators of problems or potential future problems, convey status of process sequences, support the optimization of operations, and predict maintenance needs. OPC UA does it all with its Alarms & Conditions.
On a recent podcast, Daymon Thompson, senior product manager at Beckhoff Automation, explores how OPC UA is changing the industrial landscape. Topics include OPC UA over MQTT, and OPC UA over UDP.
With the new edgeAggregator, Softing offers a flexible, container-based solution for managing complex system architectures in OT/IT integration all the way to edge and cloud applications, featuring OPC UA integration.
It is no secret that the success of industrial automation lies in interoperability and integration of devices, systems, and networks for achieving Industry 4.0 objectives. Utthunga describes their approach using OPC UA PubSub