What is OPC UA?
The OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is a machine-to-machine communication protocol commonly used in Industrial Automation. It is now gaining prominence amid the increasingly rapid adoption of IoT and Industry 4.0 for industrial applications such as FA robots and other industrial machinery. OPC UA is an international standard that is positioned as the de facto standard for the communication layer in Industry 4.0. OPC UA enables interoperation between different operating systems (OSes) or equipment from different vendors, providing a reliable means of platform-independent data exchange without compromising security.
Implementation of OPC UA Server with RTOS
OPC UA Server software in industrial equipment has traditionally run on a conventional OS like Linux or Windows. By using eSOL's RTOS platform, it is possible to build a real-time control system with OPC UA Server. This facilitates and speeds up the adoption of IoT practices in both new and existing systems, while also providing the real-time capabilities and safety performance required by industrial and infrastructure applications.
eSOL’s OPC UA solution provides
- Functional safety (IEC 61508) certified Real-Time OS
- Industrial ethernet master and slave stacks
- Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)
- Various industrial network protocols for IoT, device-to-device, and fieldbus
We enable your adoption of IoT practices on industrial equipment through a collaborative effort with various industrial network protocol partners.
Industrial network protocols supporting eSOL's RTOS
- OPC UA Server
- CC-Link IE TSN Master/Remote
- EtherCAT Master/Slave: acontis technologies GmbH, koenig-pa GmbH (KPA)
- EtherNet/IP Adapter: Softing
- PROFINET Device: Softing
Through a collaborative effort with vendors that provide the above protocols, we aim to provide one-stop services to our customers with the optimal system solution from eSOL. Combined with eSOL's RTOS platform, we provide functional safety and security for our customers’ industrial network products.
OPC UA Toolkit for eSOL from Another Ware Co., Ltd. is available for eSOL's eT-Kernel™ functional safety TRON-based Real-Time OS and eMCOS® scalable POSIX-based Real-Time OS.