OPC UA (short for Open Platform Communications United Architecture) is a data exchange protocol for industrial communication that consists of a server and client part. The server part may be located at a technical device that provides its machine-, process-, quality- and alarm-data to one or more clients. CNCnetPDM OPC UA Client and UA Device driver enable you to communicate with these devices, read, write and monitor selected items and output them to various targets. By using the CNCnetPDM OPC UA Server you can add OPC UA functionality to any supported device.
The CNCnetPDM Standard OPC UA Server enables you to add OPC UA Server functionality to any device connected to CNCnetPDM. It dynamically creates nodes and variables according to your device setup and allows connections from any OPC UA compliant client.
FIG. 1: CNCnet PDM OPC UA Server output
Add OPC UA Server features to any device supported by CNCnetPDM
Dynamically create nodes and variables based on setup of each device
Provide endpoints with anonymous or secured authentication for OPC UA clients
Add non-secure and secure communication channels
Support simultaneous subscription and real-time monitoring of variables from different devices
The CNCnetPDM Standard OPC UA Client allows you to connect to any OPC UA compliant server and read/write data from/to it. It also supports monitoring of real-time data and calling of methods provided by the server.
FIG. 2: Monitoring of multiple OPC UA nodes
Discover endpoints and supported authentication methods on local and remote OPC UA servers
Establish non-secure or secure communication channels
Browse the OPC UA server’s address space and read all properties of a selected node