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.IoT-Manufacturing-Busienss-Value-PLCopen-Website