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OPC UA

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) has become a vital, vendor-independent communication protocol for industrial automation applications. Based on the client-server principle, it enables seamless communication from sensors and actuators up to enterprise systems or the cloud.

What is OPC UA?

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a machine-to-machine communication protocol for industrial automation developed by the OPC Foundation. Distinguishing characteristics are that it is based on a client server communication and focuses on communicating with industrial equipment and systems for data collection and control. Read how OPC UA is opening up completely new possibilities and fields of application for industrial automation and control networks.

OPC UA over TSN – integration and evaluation experiences

The need for edge computing means more connected devices that interact with the real-world based on the data …

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OPC UA Publisher/Subscriber offers an elegant solution for achieving interoperability between control systems.

Secure and flexible IT/OT integration based on OPC UA

Middleware offers possibility of seamless and secure data transfer based on OPC UA. Data transfer plays an especially important …

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Use Cases for a CIP Companion Specification for OPC UA

An OPC UA companion specification for CIP to OPC UA Gateways is based on assumptions that the cloud …

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EtherNet/IP field device connected to FDT Host.

Mapping EtherNet/IP CIP object to OPC UA model

Exposing EtherNet/IP object via OPC UA Information model provides new technology for EtherNet/IP devices in the process automation. …

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Access to the data in the SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC controller via the standards OPC UA and MQTT.

Using OPC UA and MQTT to access CNC controller data

Use of a gateway along with OPC UA and MQTT, can provide access to S7 controller machine tool …

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OPC UA over TSN: Frequently Asked Questions

The automation community is continuing to champion the introduction of OPC UA (Unified Architecture) over Time Sensitive Networks …

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Smart devices leverage PROFINET and OPC UA

Smart devices provide operators not only with I/O data but also with a wealth of information about industrial …

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PackML and OPC UA create a connectivity framework for machine and automation controls.

PackML with OPC UA solution for machine integration

The combination of PackML and OPC UA can be used to solve strategic and machine integration issues facing …

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60 Second Video

What is OPC UA?

Quick introduction to OPC UA and how OPC UA is opening up completely new possibilities and fields of application for industrial automation and control networks.

Understanding OPC UA

Tech Talk

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a machine to machine communication protocol for industrial automation developed by the OPC Foundation. What is it and how does it work in automation solutions?

Tech-Intro

OPC UA Concepts

This technical introductory presentation to OPC UA by Uwe Steinkrauss at Unified Automation is part of a series consisting of five parts, and is a way to learn more about OPC UA technology solutions.