OPC & OPC UA Interoperability
B-Scada’s Status Device Cloud IoT platform was used to provide the cloud-hosted software with visualization for real time and historical data, reporting, alarming, analytics, workflow and mobile device access for Hamilton Engineering
Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (BSR) will use Honeywell’s CPS technology which integrates Honeywell UOP’s deep process knowledge to improve refinery and plant performance at its naphtha complex.
The overall objective of the delivery is to provide a standardized and unified way of accessing operational data from different assets via enterprise systems - not only standardized on protocol, but also standardized on data semantics.
CIAT decided it was time to investigate 64-bit monitoring systems that aligned with their values for innovation and sustainability. This search ultimately led them to ICONICS.
By Alex Herbert, Kepware Technologies
Since implementing the IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX, Faurecia was able to decrease its transparency project from a complicated six-month scope to a functioning solution in just a couple of days.
FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems develops a wide variety of hardware and software solutions for vehicular/pedestrian traffic video detection and monitoring. Many of these systems rely on the open standard OPC UA to obtain information from the different subsystems.
Production of hydrogen and electricity at zero emissions, thanks to aluminum combustion.
The project called for between 1,000 and 1,500 well sites to come online in 2014, and beyond 6,000 by 2030, over an area of more than 4,500 km2.
The City of Enid, Oklahoma, uses Iconics software and OPC to manage its water production, distribution and reclamation system.
An unnamed manufacturer needed to gather comprehensive temperature and humidity data across facilities where vacuum furnaces operate to harden materials. An OPC server connected 10 sensors to the control system.
The Owens Design 300 mm wafer platform is designed for semiconductor metrology equipment applications and is linked to IT systems via OPC.
The Detector Control System (DCS), part of the LHS, uses more than 5000 CANopen nodes. The link between the Scada layer and CANopen is realized by means of OPC UA.
By Kepware Technologies
Repete implemented Kepware’s KEPServerEX communications platform to address the diverse protocol environments of its growing international customer base.
Molex plant floors consist of hundreds of different machines from a variety of vendors, with each speaking its own language or “protocol.” An OPC server connected them all.
Using Kepware’s KEPServerEX, Cascades now supports communications across all of its seventeen plants, seventeen paper machines, and nearly ninety converting lines with just one piece of software.
By Chad Sullivan, 5 Star measurement, et al
Five Star Measurement of Weatherford, Texas uses Software Toolbox's Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) Suite to remotely monitor and manage more than 700 wellheads as an initial stage that may eventually expand to 6,000 sites.
Since adopting KEPServerEX communications platform, the food production system integrator has been able to improve interoperability and reduce production facility downtime for its customers.
Process Automation provider uses KEPServerEX to instantly gather, view, and access data associated with industrial machinery on iPads and iPhones, turning any plant floor into a data-rich environment.
By Pat Reynolds
Campbell Soup connected Wonderware IntelaTrac from Invensys to its Enterprise Manufacturing Diagnostics from ZPI which connects to the PLCs in the plant via a KEPServerEX communications platform.
SIGIT Automation used KEPServerEX to view the energy production status in two wind farms. It provided a summary of the turbines in operation, those in maintenance and those in failure status, along with detailed data from each turbine.
Beef producer in Kansas uses KEPServerEX software to help confirm that its meat automatically moves from the warehouse to the retail location without human intervention.
NSC Teknoloji installed a DataHub OPC Tunneller and connected it to a power production company's OPC-enabled SCADA. Then, both were connected to a DataHub at the central office and special web pages were created to display the required data.
Upon installation of new controls, the system caused four separate pump stations to compete for water pumping rights at the same time. KEPServerEX solved the problem.
Kepware links PCs and PLCs to help manage the water supply for more than 2,700 acres in Walla Walla Valley, OR.
Automation.com, September 2012
By Marlee Rosen
Implementing secure remote maintenance monitoring and real-time diagnostics reporting can contribute to improved device performance and the reduction of maintenance cost.
InTech, June 2012
By Matthew Aho
Linamar in Guelph, Ontario, is a manufacturer of auto components, assemblies, and castings. Linamar deployed Kepware’s KEPServerEX 5.7 Manufacturing Suite with PLC and general OPC drivers that captured data from 99.7% of Linamar’s machinery controls.
Linamar deployed KEPServerEX Communications platform to gather data from sixty production machines controlled by six disparate systems.
Control, April 2012
By Dan Hebert
Dart Oil and Gas has 500 remote methane well sites in Kansas. Dart uses an OPC server to poll the flow computers and create a temporary database available for access, using OPC Systems.net and other tools provided by Open Automation Software.
Automated Buildings, February 2012
By Marlee Rosen, Rosen Associates
Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center uses products from Kepware to gather critical data for environmental education and management of its ‘green’ facility.
Automation World, December 2011
Dart Oil and Gas needed to make production data from its methane wells available to engineers in the field. Using OPC, they switched from a centralized system to a modern HIM/SCADA system that allowed Web-enable smartphone access.
Control, September 2011
By Dennis Brown, Dart Oil and Gas
Thanks to the web environment created by Open Automation Software products data can be pulled by a smart phone such as the iPhone, manipulated, and then pushed from the iPhone though the OPC Server to the test meters in the field.
Plant Services, August 2011
By Mike Bacidore, PlantServices
Gerdau Ameristeel, a mini-mill steel producer and steel recycler uses KepServerEX communication technology and OPC server to connect PLCs, ERP, Wonderware and an historian through firewalls.
By Dennis Brown, Dart Oil and Gas
Dart Oil and Gas exploited the flexibility of the OPC Systems library to create a unique plug and play solution containing: OPC Systems Trend, OPC WebControls, OPCDatabase and OPCExcel.
Automation World, December 2010
When project engineers at the giant Mukhaizna oil field experienced data flow problems with their OPC server, they turned to an optimized data integration tool known as OPC DataHub to streamline data flow.
Softing integrated pizza production information in SAP R/3 via a Siemens S7 OPC Server to enable automated fault logging with precise time information.
HMI provides a graphical interface for Alfa Laval's decanter centrifuges and other equipment.
Java-based solution puts real-time data from industrial processes into a mobile phone or other Android-based device, using the OPC DataHub from Cogent Real-Time Systems.
Control, June 2010
By Bruno Maurer
Two OPC DataHubs, one on the paper machine's sheet brake computer and another on the mill's utility server, are configured with an SSL tunneling connection that allows the DataHub on the utility server to get data from the DCS OPC server.
By Chuck Karwoski, CimQuest INGEAR
A medical device manufacturer used CimQuest INGEAR and the RSLinx server to communicate with numerous Allen Bradley PLCs deployed throughout the plant.
Transitions Optical has successfully applied off the shelf .NET technologies in manufacturing using programming tools from CimQuest INGEAR.