IoT Manufacturing Business Value

 

Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (Iot), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Smart Factory applications are fundamental for manufacturers to compete.  Implementation is simplified with PLCopen standards including OPC UA function blocks.   Theses open industry standards improve automation system device interoperability and simplify sensor to enterprise, cloud, and Internet communications.

This presentation was first delivered by Bill Lydon, Chairman – PLCopen North America at the OPC Foundation Information Revolution Conference held at Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. Bill Lydon is an experienced industrial, process control, and building automation professional with technology and business experience including product design, corporate experience, co-founder & president of a start-up company. Bill is an industry consultant, editor of Automation.com and editor International Society of Automation InTech magazine.

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IEC 61131 Basics

Learn about IEC 61131 and PLCopen functions which is implemented worldwide in virtually all industrial and process control devices and systems.

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OPC UA Function Blocks

PLCopen OPC UA Function Blocks Simplify Sensor to Enterprise, Cloud, & Internet Communications

The Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Smart Factory applications are growing and implementation is simplified with PLCopen OPC UA function blocks.   Open industry standards improve automation system device interoperability. These new PLCopen standards simplifying sensor to enterprise, cloud, and Internet communications with PLCopen web services function blocks based on the OPC UA standard.  Today there are many vendor centric unique data exchange protocols that do NOT offer interoperability to transport information between controllers, systems, enterprise, and the cloud.  The PLCopen OPC UA function standards are a universal, secure and reliable network communication method in IEC 61131-3 based systems.  This enables frictionless and out-of-the box information exchange based on computer industry standards.

* Resource Materials *

PLCopen Pack Expo 2014 FINAL Press Confernece
PLCopen – OPC UA Business Value
Press Release _PACKEXPO2014 – PLCopen_ Press Briefing
PLCopen OPC-UA Client FUNCTION BLOCKS Specification
PLCopen Motion Control and OMAC PackAL – a good combination
PLCopen Mapping of PackML State diagram_V7

For More Information Contact:  Bill Lydon   blydon@PLCopen-NA.org      Cell 414-704-5004

Controller to Controller
PLCopen OPC UA function blocks are also defined for direct machine to machine communications between multiple vendor controllers to coordinate automation that has never been available before in the industry. These are important functions to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, and Smart Factory applications to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity.  These new function blocks simplify the integration of production, process control, packaging, and other machines into new efficient system architectures.

History
PLCopen and the OPC Foundation joined forces in 2008 to combine their technologies to a platform and manufacturer-independent information and communication architecture. A combined working group was started, focused to the mix of OPC Unified Architecture (UA) and IEC 61131-3, which creates interesting options for the realization of automation structures. The objective of the combined technologies is to increase the efficiency of the engineering process and information exchange.

The IEC 61131-3 software model has been mapped by PLCopen to the OPC UA information model creating a PLCopen standard to communicate information.  The first phase of this was demonstrated at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany.

* Resource Materials *

PLCopen Pack Expo 2014 Press Analyst Briefing Nov-4-2014
PLCopen – OPC UA Busienss Value
Press Release _PACKEXPO2014 – PLCopen_ Press Briefing
PLCopen OPC-UA Client FUNCTION BLOCKS Specification
PLCopen Motion Control and OMAC PackAL – a good combination
PLCopen Mapping of PackML State diagram_V7

For More Information Contact:  Bill Lydon blydon@PLCopen-NA.org   Cell 414-704-5004