OPC & OPC UA Interoperability

Kepware helps Teel Plastics bring IoT to their operations
April 06, 2017

Kepware helps Teel Plastics bring IoT to their operations

Teel Plastics was inspired to find a solution that would allow operators to control all pieces electronically and reduce human error. They ultimately found that Kepware’s IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX provided the way to control all the essential components.

Hamilton Engineering chooses B-Scada to implement IoT capability
December 12, 2016

Hamilton Engineering chooses B-Scada to implement IoT capability

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

Honeywell's Connected Performance Services chosen to boost PetroVietnam performance
November 11, 2016

Honeywell's Connected Performance Services chosen to boost PetroVietnam performance

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.

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway
August 17, 2016

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway

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.

Building Automation and Embracing IoT - Case Study
June 21, 2016

Building Automation and Embracing IoT - Case Study

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.

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Faurecia Improves Parts Traceability with IoT Implementation
April 06, 2016

Faurecia Improves Parts Traceability with IoT Implementation

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.

Java-based Traffic Management System Uses OPC UA
March 22, 2016

Java-based Traffic Management System Uses OPC UA

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.

Progea supports Enerclean Project
November 23, 2015

Progea supports Enerclean Project

Production of hydrogen and electricity at zero emissions, thanks to aluminum combustion.

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Thousands of Well Sites Collect Data via OPC
September 21, 2015

Thousands of Well Sites Collect Data via OPC

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.

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Water Management Services use OPC UA
September 21, 2015

Water Management Services use OPC UA

The City of Enid, Oklahoma, uses Iconics software and OPC to manage its water production, distribution and reclamation system.

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September 21, 2015

OPC Solution for Web Services Minimizes Infrastructure Costs

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.

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How OPC aids integration
June 24, 2015

How OPC aids integration

Control Design
The Owens Design 300 mm wafer platform is designed for semiconductor metrology equipment applications and is linked to IT systems via OPC.

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OPC UA in the Large Hadron Collider
June 22, 2015

OPC UA in the Large Hadron Collider

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.

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Repete uses Kepware’s KEPServerEX to Accommodate Diverse Protocols
December 14, 2014

Repete uses Kepware’s KEPServerEX to Accommodate Diverse Protocols

By Kepware Technologies
Repete implemented Kepware’s KEPServerEX communications platform to address the diverse protocol environments of its growing international customer base.

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Kepware OPC server helps Molex handle many protocols
December 05, 2014

Kepware OPC server helps Molex handle many protocols

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.

October 27, 2014

Kepware connects 17 plants of Cascades Tissue Group

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.

Wellhead Operators Trim Operating Expenses with Automation Software
March 10, 2014

Wellhead Operators Trim Operating Expenses with Automation 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.

Repete replaces old OPC server with Kepware's KEPServerEX
March 05, 2014

Repete replaces old OPC server with Kepware's KEPServerEX

Since adopting KEPServerEX communications platform, the food production system integrator has been able to improve interoperability and reduce production facility downtime for its customers.

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iQuest Integrates KEPServerEX to Deliver Augmented Reality View of Plant Floor
October 04, 2013

iQuest Integrates KEPServerEX to Deliver Augmented Reality View of Plant Floor

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.

Campbell Soup’s cooking with real-time data
August 04, 2013

Campbell Soup’s cooking with real-time data

Packaging World
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.

Petroleum and Energy Company Improves Automated Data Flow Monitoring
June 17, 2013

Petroleum and Energy Company Improves Automated Data Flow Monitoring

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.

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Where's the Beef? Kepware finds it
June 11, 2013

Where's the Beef? Kepware finds it

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.

DataHub WebView Monitors 30,000 Data Points per Second over the Internet at Wind Farms in Turkey
March 18, 2013

DataHub WebView Monitors 30,000 Data Points per Second over the Internet at Wind Farms in Turkey

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.

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October 01, 2012

Kepware organizes water pumps in Orlando

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.

October 01, 2012

Kepware controls water supply for vineyards

Kepware links PCs and PLCs to help manage the water supply for more than 2,700 acres in Walla Walla Valley, OR.

September 19, 2012

M2M Remote Monitoring, Process Performance and Reliable Operations

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.

June 08, 2012

Advanced automation communication and interoperability platform

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.

May 07, 2012

Linamar uses Kepware software to automate auto parts line

Linamar deployed KEPServerEX Communications platform to gather data from sixty production machines controlled by six disparate systems.

April 21, 2012

Distributing Production Data

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.

February 12, 2012

Science Center Goes Green

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.

December 29, 2011

Natural Gas Production: Enabling In-the-Field Meter Data

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.

September 24, 2011

Flowmeters Phone Home

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.

August 18, 2011

Transparent cybersecurity

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.

Dart Oil and Gas accesses meter data from an iPhone
August 07, 2011

Dart Oil and Gas accesses meter data from an iPhone

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.

January 09, 2011

OPC Tools Optimize Oil Field Information

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.

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Softing Technology helps make Pizza
November 30, 2010

Softing Technology helps make Pizza

Softing integrated pizza production information in SAP R/3 via a Siemens S7 OPC Server to enable automated fault logging with precise time information.

Beijer supplies HMI to Alfa Laval
October 11, 2010

Beijer supplies HMI to Alfa Laval

HMI provides a graphical interface for Alfa Laval's decanter centrifuges and other equipment.

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Cogent Android Phones Gain Access to Live Process Data
September 14, 2010

Cogent Android Phones Gain Access to Live Process Data

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.

June 12, 2010

Network Tunnel Links Control and Vision

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.

April 21, 2010

Reducing manufacturing costs through .NET enabled device communications

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.

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