OPC UA - A Unified Communication Protocol for Communication Between Machines
System Components Speak the Same Language with OPC UA
When it comes to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT ), the core topic is networking and communication between machine elements (machine-to-machine, aka M2M). The OPC UA standard offers a simple way to exchange data and information between machines, independent of platform and manufacturer. In addition to the pure transport of data, OPC UA also defines machine-readable semantic descriptions of the transported information. This makes OPC UA particularly easy to integrate and operate. OPC UA thus offers the best prerequisites for the digitization of industrial environments and is therefore gaining in popularity and importance in industry.
In the area of machine vision, OPC UA also enables simple plug-and-play integration of vision components to flexibly direct them and obtain the required information from them. For example, think of a control station that sets the camera configuration and the complete recipe for image analysis in the vision system and receives notification of the results from the vision system. The integration of a vision component for such a scenario can be easily enabled with OPC UA without any programming effort and without any adaptations of the environment to manufacturer-specific conditions.
Four Questions about OPC UA for the Expert
Our expert Dr. Ralf Lay provides information on some questions related to the importance of OPC UA at Basler.
More Powerful Vision Systems with OPC UA
In our concept study, we show you how easy it can be to connect your vision system with other components.
We have created a tool for the pylon Camera Software Suite that can make integrating components a breeze.
Vision Systems in the Context of Industry 4.0
Our White Paper describes the smart factory setup of Industry 4.0 in comparison to the classic factory setup of today. It shows several advantages of the smart setup due to new technologies and requirements for the vision system of the future.
What Role Does Computer Vision Play in Industry 4.0?
The intelligent networking of systems turns a factory into a smart factory. What is the significance of computer vision in a smart factory of industry 4.0? In our Vision Campus article, we explain what makes a factory intelligent.
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