More flexibility with a new standard for data integration
We are the first supplier worldwide to use the OPC UA
interface standard for integration in our standard MES software. The connection
to production plants is carried out via the OPC-based communication component,
which is an integral part of the API service adapter of the iTAC.MES.Suite.
The integration of the updated OPC UA allows a more flexible communication via OPC as the direct and standardized data exchange between PLC (Programmable Logic Control) and MES systems enables platform-independent work.
The advantages for MES projects
Direct integration of the OPC interface into “embedded” systems and the MES system without platform-related limitations
Use of an efficient, standardized network protocol for data exchange between the systems
Configuration of PLC and OPC UA server is always consistent
The OPC UA server supplies complex data, events, commands and meta-information on the data in addition to the know data from OPC Data access
“While OPC was been based on Microsoft COM/DCOM technology before, we are the only MES supplier to use the latest standard of the OPC Unified Architecture”, comments Volker Burch, VP Advanced Technology at iTAC Software AG.
“This step removes the need for an additional process control system for machine data capture which in turn makes our solution even more flexible. The iTAC.MES.Suite has reached the most up-to-date technological level which we see as a real competitive advantage underlining the leading position of our standard software.“