Machine-To-Supervisory Communication Framework based on OPC Unified Architecture

Technical Abstract

The requirements on machine integration grew continuously over the last decades. Due to the variety of fieldbus standards and the complexity of a heterogeneous field device landscape this resulted in high implementation efforts for the application. This paper describes a conceptual framework for machine-to-supervisory communication done via protocol independent OPC UA objects integrating sercos and CIP based field device networks. It is based on an OPC UA server-client-network architecture via standard TCP/IP protocols. This approach allows interoperability between machine and supervisory systems and reduces the implementation time and costs.

Paper and presentation from the 2012 ODVA Industry Conference & 15th Annual Meeting

Pedro Reboredo, Research and Development, Bosch Rexroth AG