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First products are using the latest OPC specification called OPC Unified Architecture (UA) v1.04. This interoperability standard enables new opportunities to increase the efficiency of and further automate production lines and systems. Reason enough to take a deep dive on the specification, its features and application scenarios. From OPC Classic over OPC UA… The first specification from the OPC Foundation released in 1996 and referred to as “OPC Classic” enabled secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and other industries. The group of client/server standards enabledRead More
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Guest blog from Sebastian Sachse When talking to industrial automation experts, it becomes obvious pretty fast that they have high hopes for OPC UA TSN. The hopes are based on concepts and technologies still under development. But this is about to change. The ability of OPC UA TSN to meet communication requirements from the field level up to the ERP level under real-world conditions has been proven by TSN network specialists. The way is paved for OPC UA TSN to become the enabler for Industrial IoT applications. Intensive field testingRead More
Industry 4.0 OPC UA over TSN
As the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Industry 4.0 are probably the most stressed topics of the last couple years we will skip the “there will be billions of connected devices…” part for this article. Smart factories and sophisticated automation require a complex combination of strategy, technology and flexibility addressing needs from the fieldbus level up to the enterprise level. The complexity and concerns regarding costs, future support, flexibility and maintenance prevent many companies from starting to implement new standards and technologies. However, with the marriage of theRead More
For industrial and automotive markets real-time communication is a crucial element for future proven systems. Therefore a new set of standards collectively referred to as time-sensitive networking standards (TSN) is created by the TSN task group. Those sub-standards are all part of the IEEE 802.1 working group and aim to solve diverse challenges of modern real-time communication over Ethernet. Companies can customise their setups through various combinations of those standards. In order to understand what can be achieved with TSN we will take a look at each single standard firstRead More
The Need For A New Standard The successful shift towards Industry 4.0 depends on a huge variety of prerequisites. Among the most critical technological challenges, which we will need to tackle in order to unlock the full potential of the industrial IoT in the future, are the communication and interoperability of machines. More specifically intelligent and interconnected production will need networks which can deliver real-time communication, scalability, security, accessibility as well as seamless connection of different layers of the automation pyramid model. In order to achieve the above and createRead More
Industry 4.0 Smart Factroy
The implementation of Industry 4.0 technology is vital for companies in order to stay competitive in the future. However for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) this task can be more than challenging. The introduction of connectivity features and automation technology into existing production lines, which is necessary for a successful transition into the next era of manufacturing requires huge investments and the acquisition of expertise in multiple disciplines. In order to start the transition into connected manufacturing it is crucial to investigate the potential for improvement within the existing productionRead More
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Industry 4.0 technology has a huge impact on the automation of machines and industrial equipment and will continue to influence industrial systems even stronger in the future. However it won’t trigger a reinvention of automation and interconnectivity. Having said that the evolution which will take place instead will create new production set-ups and options as well as business opportunities which we will need to approach with new concepts and descriptive models in order to keep up with future developments. So far the classic model of automation technology which classifies devicesRead More