Dynamic market changes make it necessary to solve automation tasks according to Industrie 4.0 approaches. The objective is always to produce more efficiently and intelligently. Uniform protocols, rules, and standards for communication are required to intelligently link machines and system components.
The OPC Unified Architecture Standard, OPC UA, is being adopted more widely across the market as the new market standard and provides the basis for open and standardized communication in the digital future. OPC UA is an integral component of PLCnext Technology, which makes it compatible for integration into third-party systems in the long term.