OPC UA – Data Exchange Standard for Industry 4.0
- Industry 4.0 requires consistent, standardized communication
- OPC UA is the platform-neutral data exchange standard for direct vertical transmission of process, status and diagnostics functions
- Structured data even without programming
- OPC UA simplifies Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication
- Simple incorporation into Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks
Data connected from sensors and actuators via AS-Interface (AS-i) are not only indispensable for the controller. Higher levels, such as diagnostics programs, remote maintenance servers, visualization systems and cloud-based applications require reliable data from the lowest field level. This means it makes sense to transfer "raw", i.e. unprocessed data from the machine.
OPC UA offers you the following advantages:
- Universal data exchange across all automation levels
- Networking of machine parts or entire plants is possible
- Your data in any number of systems, i.e. in a smartphone or the cloud
- Simple connection to common ERP and cloud solutions such as SAP and Microsoft Azure
With OPC UA data are easily available where they are needed and processed.