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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation


The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

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IFR Report: Top Robotics Trends Heading into 2020

IFR Report: Top Robotics Trends Heading into 2020


From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react to changing requirements. The International Federation of Robotics shows top trends to innovate.

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VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies

VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies


The initiative "Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)" describes all joining technologies used for manufacturing processes such as riveting, welding, gluing and tightening. The scope of the specification was developed with the help of DIN 8580 and shows which joining processes can be classified under Industrial Joining Technologies (see figure).

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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

IFR Report: Top Robotics Trends Heading into 2020

From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react to changing requirements. The International Federation of Robotics shows top trends to innovate.

VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies

The initiative "Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)" describes all joining technologies used for manufacturing processes such as riveting, welding, gluing and tightening. The scope of the specification was developed with the help of DIN 8580 and shows which joining processes can be classified under Industrial Joining Technologies (see figure).

FieldComm Group version 1.2 of Field Device Integration standard including support for HTML5, JSON and OPC UA

Announced in conjunction with the availability of version 1.2 of the FDI specifications (IEC 62769), this release of the FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment (FDI-IDE) provides enhancements for field instrument software developers.

Dunkermotoren joins Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance acts as a partnership of industrial companies that pragmatically participate in the implementation of cross-vendor industry 4.0 solutions and services for manufacturing facilities and automated warehouses.

Skkynet software networks OPC A&E data in Turkish pipeline project

DataHub middleware from Skkynet was used by ABB to support redundant, secure networking of OPC A&E and real-time data on the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project in Turkey.

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

Machine Builders Unleashed: The Big Idea of Open Standard Control

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The foundations of the automation industry are being reshaped by the flood of ideas, software, and products driven by Industry 4.0 and digitalization of manufacturing and process industries. Machine builders many finally start to benefit from the leveraging of open standard control software.

The Digital Twin – Enabling Realtime Closed Loop Manufacturing Optimization

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The Digital Twin has become one of the most powerful concepts of Industry 4. 0. The implementation of model-based, real-time, closed-loop monitoring, control, and optimization of the entire manufacturing and production process, the Digital Twin concept is helping organizations achieve real-time integrated manufacturing.

PLCopen announces partnership with PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PLCopen joins with OMAC and the OPC Foundation at this event to show that the combined technologies and standards contribute even more to the industry. All three organizations have a focus to a different section of the production flow; however combine with their vision, standards, and activities.

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)

The group brings together global leaders from the process industries such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and DuPont, as well as system integrators, suppliers, integrated distributed control system (DCS) vendors, academia and other standards organizations

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