A primary challenge of Industrie 4.0 and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) across industries is the secure, standardized exchange of data and information between devices, machines, and services. OPC UA is a globally accepted communication standard for secure and reliable communication – independent of device manufacturers and their platforms. As an early adopter of OPC UA technology, the powerful application possibilities of the standard are well reflected in the Beckhoff product portfolio.
In this webinar, Sven Goldstein, Global Product Manager – TwinCAT and Daymon Thompson, Product Manager USA – TwinCAT, demonstrate how OPC UA can help leverage Beckhoff software tools with 3rd party devices for a wide range of applications such as HMI, data tracing via scope, controller to controller communications and IoT connectivity. In a live demo, variable values from a Rockwell PLC are read out via OPC UA and further processed by the powerful tools available in TwinCAT PC-based control software.