#3DSCADA for #AutomationStudio

The power of standardization. The acquisition of B&R Automation by ABB did not come as a surprise. B&R Automation Studio suite is following the OPC UA standard. This decision to implement the OPC communication protocol at the very lowest level of their PLC & HMI compenents surely played a part in their recent buy-out by the ABB Group. EATOPS has been following the same approach and complies with OPC Unified Architecture for the same practical reasons. An open-standard between the PLC and the HMI leads to a stronger architecture leaving the PLC is its role of 'process logic controller' taking care of the logic, and the HMI in its role of 'human machine interface'. The HMI remains a slave of the PLC which means that several HMI modules can inherit the alarm & sensor values directly from the PLC.

The #RIVOPS overview panels are fully compatible with the #AutomationStudio Suite. Some more #3DSCADA overview panels will come-out from EATOPS production line during the year following that same OPC implementation.

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Milestone -- Unified Architecture - OPC UA

RIVOPS supports OPC UA (unified architecture, OPC Stack 1.3.340) for both DataAccess (DA) and AlarmEvent (AE). The new standard is compliant with the ISA 18.2 requirements on dynamic alarm arouping, alarm acknowledgment, display of advisory messages and alarm shelving mecanisms. EATOPS develops its expertise in using the standard to anticipate the growing demand related to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things.

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