POWERLINK, openSAFETY and OPC UA deliver features to meet the high demands of Industry 4.0.
Automation Studio supports OPC UA clients and servers directly on the controller, allowing vertical communication to SCADA, MES and ERP systems as well vendor-independent communication from PLC to PLC. With PLCopen-compliant OPC client function blocks, this communication can be easily implemented in the application software regardless of the hardware used. Through the support of OPC UA subscriptions, larger amounts of data can be transferred faster.
OPC UA is standardized in accordance with IEC 62541 and offers easy-to-use functions for vendor-independent data exchange. This makes it easy for software developers to engineer complex systems with high data communication demands. Implementing flexible and modular automation solutions more easily is the result.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc.
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