SCHMIDT® OPC Data exchange via the de facto automation standard
In the field of automation, the data communication, using co-ordinated systems and the reference level, is becoming increasingly important. OPC defines a manufacturer-independent interface.
All parties participating in the communication must only support this interface. The OPC-capable components can be combined just like elements of a construction kit.
Example: Process visualization
OPC connects all production machines (with industry PC-based control [IPC]) of a production area to a process visualization. This achieves impressive outcomes:
Centralization of fault and operating messages
Unique message system for all machines
Individual user interface design